Surf’s up for salmon feed
Surf fishers still have a pretty good chance of picking up a salmon along the coast.
Among the spots to feature catches of 3-7kg fish this past week were Bluff Creek, Cheyne Beach, Nanarup, Mutton Bird, Salmon Holes and Shelley Beach. Late afternoons, when the tide was in, seemed to produce better numbers than mornings.
Herring are plentiful right along the coast, while tailor are a chance early morning and evening at Nanarup.
A few gummy sharks have also been picked up recently.
Small southern bluefin tuna have been caught from the rock platforms near West Cape Howe and Cheyne Beach.
Jacob Crispe landed a queen snapper and a big fox fish from the stones near Lowlands last week. King George whiting enthusiasts achieved their better catches around the inshore areas that featured cleaner water.
Squid are quite big at the moment and a little berley every so often should bring herring and skippy around.
Reef fish including snapper, dhufish and breaksea cod have been hard work along the coral in 50-80m of water.
Samson fish are about in big numbers in some depths and areas, while hapuka continue to be found in dense schools wide of the edge of the shelf.
A 1.2m mulloway was caught in the Kalgan one evening last week. Hard-bodied and soft plastic lures are starting to produce better black bream catches in both local systems.
Anglers try their luck at Cosy Corner.