Salmon a hit-or-miss bet

Albany Extra - - Fish ‘n’ Tips - Joachim Az­zopardi

Salmon con­tinue to turn up along the beaches but the pop­u­lar sport­fish have been favour­ing some spots more than oth­ers.

Surf fish­ers caught and re­leased two to three-dozen salmon at Sand Patch dur­ing a ses­sion last week.

There were dozens of fish caught at Shel­leys and Bron­holm and con­sis­tent catches at Salmon Holes.

Bluff Creek and Cheynes Beach have been a lit­tle hit-ormiss, while Na­narup only fished a lit­tle bet­ter for the 3kg7kg fish com­pared with pre­vi­ous weeks.

Bag­ging a feed of her­ring re­quires min­i­mal ef­fort and there are still some big skippy at the less accessible spots.

The boats that have been trolling bibbed min­nows off the head­lands have been com­ing across plenty of salmon and, at times, small south­ern bluefin tuna.

King Ge­orge whit­ing catches have been im­prov­ing in King Ge­orge Sound, as well as Cosy Cor­ner and Two Peo­ples Bay.

Squid have been found in big­ger sizes and bet­ter num­bers in depths rang­ing be­tween 12m and 20m. Her­ring are re­spond­ing well to berley in­shore and there are plump sand whit­ing around also.

Crews who ven­tured to the shelf did very well on big red snap­per, as well as ha­puka.

The co­ral pro­duced rea­son­able catches of pink and queen snap­per, break­sea cod and sam­son fish.

Find­ing big­ger black bream in the King and Kal­gan rivers re­quires some ef­fort.

Pic­ture: south­coast­fish­ing\In­sta­gram

Seth Leo caught this mul­loway re­cently.

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