Conditions ideal for a feed
If you have not had a fresh feed of calamari lately, then get set up and out there.
The squid have been on, especially in areas around the marina for those with a small vessel who wish to go out on a calm afternoon.
But be prepared to see many other things on your venture.
We headed out recently and on the way saw dolphins before departing the marina, then came across whales just outside the marina and passed a few turtles.
Bait schools were hanging in the areas of about 9m in depth with birds working on them, and there were schools of fish showing up on the sounder.
It certainly is alive with options and a great way to see various sea life only minutes from home.
Manta rays start showing up along the gulf soon and with glassy afternoons, it is no wonder you can find a heap of crew out and about on the water in the afternoons at this time of year.
For those limited to fishing the shoreline, the squid and whiting have been showing up along the gulf side, particularly near Learmonth Jetty.
Again, be on the lookout for other species, including various types of trevally.
Whales have been active, as usual at this time of year, and make for good entertainment when fishing from the shore, both on the gulf and west side as they frollick on the surface.
The weather has been awesome for camping along the coastline and many locals have been getting out to enjoy their backyard.
The west side has been productive for people wishing to camp for the weekend and just catch enough for the time spent at the location.
Spangled emperor and queenfish have been plentiful, with the spanglies being more responsive after dark.
Queenfish have been taking well to small metal lures, stick baits and poppers, while some anglers have managed to catch fresh hardyheads, which are always a winner.
The tip of the cape has been working well for queenfish too.
Local youngster Jake McClelland was driving along the beach with his family when they decided to stop and chat with some others fishing.
Jake was passed the rod and landed a juvenile golden trevally, which is pictured this week.
The distinctive bands and golden colours, along with the thick rubbery lips, make this species easy to identify.
Jake McClelland with a juvenile golden trevally.