Big skippy take a shine to white­bait

Albany Extra - - Sport - Joachim Az­zopardi

Big skippy have turned up close to shore in big num­bers as the 1kg-2kg fish tend to do dur­ing late win­ter each year.

Surf fish­ers who worked the deep gut­ters and sand holes along the Bluff Creek to Cheynes Beach stretch have been do­ing well on the big­ger skippy.

White­bait or blue­bait threaded on a small set of gangs and a con­sis­tent stream of berley have been ef­fec­tive in catch­ing the skippy.

Salmon are be­ing found in their ones and twos at Salmon Holes and the beaches east of there.

Her­ring and tar­whine are com­mon along the coast but tai­lor have been hard to come by.

The ma­rina has been pro­duc­ing plenty of leather­jacket but squid have been scarce for a few weeks.

King George whit­ing en­thu­si­asts man­aged to score good fish near Gull Rock, Caseys, Michael­mas, Goode Beach, French­man Bay and Lime­stone. Sand whit­ing are in good num­bers in these parts, while squid are in the clearer wa­ters.

Reef fish­ing en­thu­si­asts should have lit­tle trou­ble pick­ing up a feed of ta­ble fish along the co­ral.

In the rivers and in­lets, baits and soft plas­tic lures usu­ally work bet­ter on black bream in the murky wa­ter.

It is no se­cret that mul­loway are run­ning in the Kal­gan River, with dozens of an­glers try­ing for the prized species at their favourite mul­loway holes this past week.

Wil­son In­let was sched­uled to be opened yes­ter­day.

Steve Walker caught this dhu­fish at Rock Dun­der.

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