Quality fare not too far from ramps
Reef fishing enthusiasts did not have to travel too far to pick up feeds of quality table fish last week.
Dhufish, breaksea cod and pink snapper were found in depths starting at 40m in waters out from the local boat ramps as well as east and west of town.
Big schools of 2-3kg skippy have been encountered in a range of depths and areas.
The shelf has been providing good catches of red snapper and hapuka for some, while others have struggled either with the currents or locating the fish.
King George whiting have been caught in bigger numbers in the deeper inshore waters.
Squid catches are improving along the seagrass meadows and skippy and herring numbers have been increasing within King George Sound and both harbours.
Surf fishers have continued to do well on salmon along local beaches, as well as those near Bremer Bay and Cheynes Beach and around Denmark.
Spots to try include the beach at Salmon Holes, Bluff Creek, Cheynes Beach and Parrys.
Herring have thinned out a touch along the beaches, but skippy continue to improve, especially east of Cheynes.
Rock fishers reported there were plenty of sharks caught at the platforms near West Cape Howe.
Black bream fanatics recommend neutral-coloured bibbed minnows and soft plastics in the middle and upper reaches of the King and Kalgan rivers.
Bill Fricker caught these two dhufish recently at Rock Dunder off Albany.