Greg James
Fishing Reports and Hotspots



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Reports:

THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE! SEE YOU AT THE ADELAIDE BOAT SHOW JUNE 28-30! 1. Metro: mullet can be caught from the Port River & Barker Is inlet, KG whiting from the Silt Grounds, West Beach & Semaphore Reef. Gar & squid are at Brighton, Seacliff & Grange. 2. Yorke Pen: snapper from The Pines & Pt Hughes, KG whiting at Pt Pirie & Edithburgh, tommies from Stenhouse Bay & Edithburgh jetties. 3. South East: Green Point & Cape Northumberland have snapper & squid, salmon from Carpenter's Rocks & Beachport, KG whiting, squid & sweep at Robe. 4. West Coast: squid & blueys from Pt Augusta & Whyalla, snapper at Cowell, yellowfin whiting from Tumby & Arno Bays, gar & mullet from Acraman Creek. 5. Kangaroo Is: squid & tommies from Kingscote, KG whiting & snapper at American River. 6. South Coast: mullet & salmon trout from Goolwa channel, mulloway at Salt Creek, squid & ruffs from Victor, KG whiting at Normanville.

MAY 2019



METRO WATERS GREG'S POPULAR WEEKLY RADIO FISHING SEGMENT IS BACK! 10.20am ABC ADELAIDE (891) every Friday morning - freecall 1300222891 or sms 0467922891! KG whiting catches have been steady with the good tides & nice weather in play, with crews fishing off The Broadway, Brighton, Seacliff & West Beach all doing ok. Squid & tommy ruffs have been the other main Metro reports along the coast, with a few gar & snook also coming in from Semaphore, Grange, Nth Haven & the AAMI grounds. Boat crews fishing St Kilda's Silt Grounds have caught KG whiting on the outgoing afternoon tides on baits of cockle & soft squid. Snapper are less consistent as fish up to 4 kilos have been caught from Outer Harbour & Long Spit on the northern Metro coast - & larger fish to 6 kilos coming in from Pt Noarlunga & Pt Stanvac, Bigger fish have been reported at Moana & off Aldinga. Salmon trout & mullet can be caught at Triggs Beach & then way north from The Pat, the Port River & the Barker Island cool water inlets. Hallett Cove & Seacliff have squid & garfish. Tight Lines!

SOUTH COAST/RIVERLAND 1. Goolwa and fresh water: redfin have been caught at Murray Bridge, Tailem Bend and up at Swan Reach, while callop have come from Berri and Blanchetown. Yabbie catches have slowed considerably. Mulloway have been landed at the river mouth and Upper Coorong, with mullet and salmon trout at the Mundoo channel and Sugars Beach. 2. Victor Harbor: tommies have come into action at The Bluff and inside Encounter Bay, with squid also about when the water clears. KG whiting, flathead and squid have been the reports from boats. Some large tuna were reported off The Pages before last week's rough weather. 3. Waitpinga-Cape Jervis: large tommies have been caught at night from the jetty at Cape Jervis, but take a thermos in this cold weather! Salmon around the 2 kilo mark have been caught from the shore at Waitpinga and Parson's beaches. Boat crews fishing out from Cape Jervis have reported KG whiting, squid and snapper. 4. Rapid Bay-Wirrina: tommies and squid have come from the jetties at Rapid Bay and Second Valley, along with salmon trout and squid off the Wirrina breakwater. Boat crews fishing Normanville and Lady Bay have caught KG whiting, garfish, tommy ruffs and squid. Snapper reports have come from drops further north at Myponga and Seaford. Tight Lines!

SOUTH EAST SEE YOU AT THE ADELAIDE BOAT SHOW JUNE 28-30! Salmon to 2 kilos have been caught from shore-based anglers at The Granites & 42 Mile Crossing, while mullet are in the lakes at Meningie & Policeman's Point. Several Coorong beaches adjacent to Salt Creek have salmon, mullet & mulloway after dark, with fish strips & fresh pilcards working well as bait. The Kingston jetty has squid, tommies & salmon trout, while boat crews here are catching KG whiting, snapper, sweep & squid. Boatswain's Point & Robe have gar, mullet, squid & KG whiting with Little Dip & Nora Creina Bay producing gar, mullet (Stinky Beach), salmon trout (the Salmon Hole) & mulloway south at Lurline Point. The main reports for tuna are coming from well offshore at Cape Northumberland, with fish up to 30 kilos being taken jigging on a mix of baits & lures. Beachport & Carpenter's Rocks have snapper, KG whiting, mullet & garfish. The jetty at Port MacDonnell has squid, flathead, mullet & garfish.

YORKE PENINSULA Wallaroo: A few gar and snook have been caught north of Point Riley, along with salmon trout and tommy ruffs. Salmon trout are also schooling at Bird Island and there have been KG whiting to 37cm caught at the Ballast grounds. The jetty has tommies and the odd squid in the early evenings. Port Hughes - Moonta Bay: Tommies and squid have been caught from Moonta Bay and Port Hughes jetty by hardy anglers braving the early morning cold weather after the winds abated late last week. Gar and KG whiting have come from West Light and salmon from Cape Elizabeth. Point Turton: The jetty has small, pesky leather jackets and tommy ruffs with a steady berley trail working well. Boat crews have reported snapper from Corny Point, flathead and garfish from Port Rickaby and Hardwicke Bay. Marion Bay - Stenhouse Bay: A big thanks to YP Country Times reader John who this week sent me his photo of tommies and a leather jacket he caught on light gear at the Stenhouse Bay jetty. Local surf beaches have mullet and salmon trout while boat crews who braved the south westerlies caught flathead, snapper and red nannys. Edithburgh: Squid have been caught from the broken, rocky grounds around Coobowie and Klein's Point, while KG whiting have come from the sand patches north of Troubridge Island. The jetty has a few nice tommies and squid. Stansbury - Port Vincent: Boat crews chased KG whiting at The Hut and out from Port Vincent, while snook and garfish came from waters east of the oyster leases and spit. The jetty has been quiet. Pine Point - Ardrossan: A few squid can be caught out from Black Point and the grounds north of Billy Goat Flat, while small snapper and tommy ruffs were the other main reports. North of Ardrossan are salmon trout and mullet from Port Clinton. Try the jetty for mullet and night-time tommies. Tight Lines!

MAY SEAFOOD RECIPE Char-grilled squid with a Thai dressing.Ingredients: 2 cleaned squid hoods, 4 chopped chillies, 4 garlic cloves, fish sauce, 2-3 limes (juice), 1 small piece of grated ginger. Preparation: open and score squid & place on a hot griddle for 1 min each side. Mix other ingredients to make the sauce & drizzle over the grilled squid. Serve with lime wedges and a glass of dry white wine. Bon Appetit!

EYRE PENINSULA + SPENCER GULF ADELAIDE BOAT SHOW JUNE 28-30! The GPS marks for the snapper spawning spatial closure at Point Lowly (Whyalla) are: 137 48.300E x 31 01.000S. This area is closed to snapper fishing until midday Dec 15, 2019 - check www.pirsa.sa.gov.au for full details. Squid, garfish & tommies are off the blueline at Blanche Harbour & down to Point Lowly, while some decent blue crabs have been caught from Cockle Spit & Port Patterson. Whyalla has a few snapper in the grounds south of Murninnie Point & Cowled's Landing & the false entrance to Franklin Harbour has snook, KG whiting & flathead. KG whiting, medium snapper & squid are at Arno Bay & Port Neill, with fishing the outgoing tides being the optimum fishing time. Port Lincoln has KG whiting in Proper Bay, mullet, squid & gar from the local wharf & jetties & snapper from Buffalo reef. Coffin & Venus Bays have flathead, kingies in the main channel, gar & tommy ruffas. Streaky & Smoky Bays has blueys, gar, medium KG whiting & squid. The Far West Coast beaches have mulloway at the Dog Fence & Fowler's Bay & sweep & tommys at Point Sinclair. Tight Lines!