Big skippy take a shine to whitebait
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.