Dirty water a challenge
Opportunities to wet a line have been limited for shorebased and offshore fishers because of the big swells and strong winds.
A few intrepid fishers who have set out to search for salmon have managed to find schools of fish.
Spots where the salmon were found in the past week included Salmon Holes, Little Beach, Goode Beach, Frenchmans, Shelleys and Cosy Corner.
Bigger schools have been regularly appearing along Bremer Bay, while Bluff Creek and Cheyne Beach have also had some decent size schools.
One fisher who visited the somewhat protected reef and rock areas near Denmark could not believe the number of tarwhine around.
Some Denmark locals have labelled the abundance of tarwhine around the local beaches as the silver plague.
King George Sound and both harbours are rather discoloured following the recent rain and consequently the King George whiting require some searching in these waters.
Squid catches have been better in the cleaner waters off Goode Beach and near Gull Rock.
Very few made it out to the coral this past week, but expect the usual mix of reef fish including red, pink and queen snapper and breaksea cod to be in fair numbers.
The rivers that are yet to open to the ocean are very tannin-coloured, but are still fishing reasonably well for black bream on baits and brightly coloured soft plastics.
Mulloway have been very quiet for the past three or four weeks.
A bumper 42kg samson fish caught off the stones near Albany by @dixonbrothersfishing/Instagram.