Reef species firing when swell drops
Pink snapper, dhufish, queen snapper and breaksea cod have been caught in 60m to 90m depths when the weather has permitted.
Red snapper are being found in fairly big schools at the edge of the shelf while samson fish to 30kg are in various depths and areas.
Determined deep droppers who worked 250m-plus depths got onto hapuka as well as a few grey-banded cod and blue eye trevalla.
King George whiting enthusiasts have been doing well on fish mostly between 35cm to 45cm in the sound, near the islands, off Caseys, Goode Beach and Limestone Head.
Squid are about in fair numbers in these areas and a consistent stream of berley should get herring and skippy around. Juvenile pink snapper have been hard to get past in some of the inshore areas.
Surf fishers have generally been doing better on salmon, skippy and herring along the beaches east of town. Cheynes Beach and Bluff Creek still have salmon in the gutters and channels.
Tourist Rock and the stones towards Bremer Bay have been producing a few pink snapper, samson fish and queen snapper.
Rock platforms near West Cape Howe would also be worth trying for all three species.
Black bream are being caught in very good numbers in the King and Kalgan rivers, however most have been small.
Mulloway seem to have moved out of the Kalgan after a couple of weeks of good action.
Fishing at Sandpatch during a spell of rough weather.