Dirty wa­ter a chal­lenge

Albany Extra - - Fish 'N' Tips - Joachim Az­zopardi

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.

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