Boaties bag out on KGs in clear water
King George whiting enthusiasts have been achieving bag limits of the popular table fish in King George Sound and nearby waters.
The Geordies have mostly been in the 30cm to 40cm range and are being found in the clearer inshore waters.
Squid are also about in fairly good numbers in these parts, together with sand whiting, herring and skippy.
The crews, who ventured to the 65m to 85m depths in search of prized reef fish, did well on dhufish, pink snapper, breaksea cod, and queen snapper.
Schools of samson fish were also encountered along with yellowtail kingfish and a few sharks.
Beach fishing has been rewarding along the coastal areas east of town where skippy to a kilo have been caught near the gutters and reef holes and plenty of herring around.
Nanarup has been producing big tarwhine at times, while tailor are a chance there early morning and around dusk.
Sand Patch has salmon turning and there are still 3kg to 6kg models being caught from the beach at Salmon Holes.
The King and Kalgan rivers are still very tannin and, as a result, fishing for black bream has been rather challenging.
Try baits and soft plastics in these murky waters. The systems east of town are not as discoloured but water levels are quite low.
There are still plenty trying for mulloway in the Kalgan; however, things seemed to have gone quiet on this front after a couple weeks of good action.
Rose Mourant shows off an excellent King George whiting.