Salmon still worth a try

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

Salmon are still ap­pear­ing along the south coast in num­bers.

Surf fish­ers at Salmon Holes on Fri­day were catch­ing 4-6kg salmon one af­ter the other on lures from a school that turned up, and stayed, just within cast­ing dis­tance for a few hours.

More salmon were caught at Shel­ley Beach dur­ing the week and there have been some nice fish picked up at Lime­stones.

Skippy be­tween 20cm and 40cm have been on the bite at Bluff Creek, which is also pro­duc­ing plenty of her­ring.

A nice mix of bread and but­ter species in­clud­ing sand whit­ing, ju­ve­nile salmon, her­ring, skippy and tar­whine can be caught at Nor­mans and Lit­tle Beach.

King Ge­orge whit­ing do not seem to be mind­ing the murky wa­ter through the in­shore parts.

Some of the bet­ter Ge­ordie catches this past week came from the dis­coloured wa­ter near Gull Rock, Michael­mas and Break­sea is­lands, Goode Beach and French­mans.

Squid are be­ing caught in bet­ter num­bers in ar­eas that fea­ture clearer wa­ter. Schools of ju­ve­nile salmon have been hang­ing around the en­trance of Oys­ter Har­bour.

The lower reaches of the King and Kal­gan rivers are pro­duc­ing bet­ter catches of black bream af­ter the re­cent in­flux of fresh­wa­ter.

Few peo­ple have tried for bream in the sys­tems east and west of town, some of which have opened to the ocean.

Reef fish­ing has been pro­duc­tive along the 60-80m depths when the weather has al­lowed the boats to head out.

Ryan Mun­day with a squid caught in Al­bany.

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