Greg James
Fishing Reports and Hotspots

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AT A GLANCE: METRO - KG whiting @ West Beach, Nth Haven (8m depth), Brighton, Marino & Hallett Cove. Snapper @ Aldinga & Seaford. Squid & ruffas @ Brighton, Seacliff & Marino Rocks. YORKES - KG whiting @ Balgowan & Pt Hughes. Squid @ Wallaroo, Tickera, Corny Point. Snapper @ Tapley Shoals, Marion Reef/Troubridge Light. WEST COAST - Big salmon @ Elliston surf beaches, Point Brown & Claire Bay. Garfish @ Bairds Bay & Acraman Creek. KG whiting @ Tumby & Arno Bays, Cowell & Whyalla. SOUTH COAST - mulloway @ Upper Coorong. Salmon @ Waits, Parsons, Morgans & River Mouth. SOUTH EAST/COORONG - flathead, sweep & big kg whiting @ Kingston down to Beachport. Salmon @ The Granites & Salt Creek

JULY 2017

METRO WATERS ADELAIDE BOAT SHOW - June 30-July 2. SEE YOU THERE! The wind forecast for metro waters in the upcoming weekend is looking good with the strength being 10 knots & generally from a northerly direction - which means cold & dry, but I reckon we might have a little low cloud cover as well. Metro tides are anything around 1m to 1.5m, which is great for kg whiting, squid, ruffstas & snapper. KG whiting reports have been good along the metro coast with boat crews ocasionally catching fish close in-shore, & then finding various schools out in waters deeper than 10 metres. The better spots are out off Nth Haven, St Kilda & West Beach/AAMI/Bower Road, with red mullet, squid & ruffas all being about, especially if you are using a good berley trail. Squid are at quite a few metro locations, but especially Hallett Cove, Brighton, Seacliff & Marino Rocks. Tommies can be caught from the Brighton jetty in the late afternnons, again a good berley trail seems to keep them interested. Snapper catches are very slow, with a few ruggers only being caught at the Norma & Star wrecks - a couple of bigger boats went up to Long Spit from a St Kilda launch last week & managed a few keepers. Local winds for the long weekend are looking good with variable up to 15knots, depending on where you like to go fishing. A few snapper are in the waters off Port Stanvac, so I would brave the early morning cold & fish The Pipes, using plenty of berley & big, mushy squid heads as preferred bait of choice! I also picked up a late report this week of blueys still crawling out off St Kilda & Port Gawler, so it would be worth taking the crab-nets if fishing in those waters. Tight Lines!

YORKE PENINSULA The KG whiting spatial closure for May 2017 is over & fishing for these fish is now ok, but please remember the size, bag, boat & possession limits! KG whiting reports are good for Balgowan, Port Vic (inshore drops), Chinamen's Well & north of Point Turton at The Bankes. Klein's Point has salmon trout, mullet & tommies. Check out my column in the Yorke Peninsula Country Times ( each & every week for full YP fishing details! Tight Lines!

SOUTH EAST The upper sections of the beautiful Coorong Coast have some nice salmon, mullet & mulloway in the surf from south of the river mouth to the 32 Mile Crossing & then on to Salt Creek & I expect these fish should continue to school & migrate well into Winter. Good catches of kg whiting & snapper have come from Carpenter's Rocks & Beachport, while sweep, mullet & flathead have ben caught at Robe & Kingston. South East jetty fishing has tommies, squid & mullet from Kingston to Beachport, while the Port Mac jetty has a mix of fish, including sweep, kg whiting, mullet & salmon trout. Big boats working off-shore from here (Port Mac) have reported tuna at the 20 Mile shelf & these fish are running right down past the Glenelg River at Nelson. The Glenelg river itself has bream, mullet & flathead. I would also check out Tea Tree Crossing for some Winter salmon action if you have the time off work! Tight Lines!

SOUTH COAST Please remember the Goolwa Cockle/Pipi season was closed on June 1, 2017! Goolwa - Coorong: Mullet and salmon trout have been caught from Middleton, Goolwa and inside the river mouth, plus there are Mulloway are in the surf but the bigger fish have been caught further south along the Coorong towards Salt Creek and Policeman's Point. Victor Harbor - Encounter Bay: Salmon trout, mullet and squid have been the main local catches, especially from Port Elliott, Chiton Rocks and The Bluff. Boat crews have reported rugger snapper, kg whiting, squid and tommy ruffs. Garfish can also be caught inshore from Encounter Bay. Waitpinga - Cape Jervis: Salmon ranging from trouts to fish upwards of 2 kilograms have been caught at Waitpinga, with smaller fish at Parson's and Morgan's Beach. Backstairs Passage has sweep, snapper, kg whiting and snook, while squid are in-shore at Cape Jervis. Rapid Bay - Aldinga: Big squid and tommies have been caught just west of the old jetty at Rapid Head, along with salmon trout and mullet at Myponga and Silver Sands Beach. Squid are in close again at Wirrina and Normanville, while flathead and kg whiting can be caught from Sellicks and Aldinga. Tight Lines!

EYRE PENINSULA AND WEST COAST The frosty, winter conditions (but no rainfall) really whacked in during the first weeks of June. Please remember to take warm gear/clothing & check weather predictions regularly, as the sea and coastal conditions can & do change without warning. Shore-based fishing around the beaches at Venus Bay & Elliston has kicked off with fish up to 2 kilos being landed at Sheringa, Lock's Well & Greenly Beaches. Further over on the Far West Coast there is slightly larger salmon at 3 kilos, snook, big ruffs, mullet & a few late migrating mulloway at Point Sinclair, Fowler's Bay & Claire Bay beaches. The Dog Fence fishing beaches have had good fishing conditions with offshore breezes, but the fish seem a tad further east. Nyut's & Davenport Creek have mullet, salmon trout & garfish in shallow, while the jetty at Ceduna has gar, squid & flathead. Streaky Bay fishing is good for kg whiting, snapper (Dashwood channel), red nannys & garfish, while for salmon fishing I would check Back Beach, Point Brown & Acraman Creek/Haslam. The waters south of Point Longnose/Coffin Bay have garfish, ruffs, kg whiting, salmon trout & flathead - with late afternoon incoming tides being the better time to fish & Proper Bay, Sleaford & Louth Bay the pick of locations - please remember to check the latest sanctuary/no take zones in regard to local Marine Parks! The islands off Tumby have sweep, red nannys, trevalley & snapper for the boats making the run. Arno Bay jetty fishing has ruffs, mullet, gar & squid while north to Cowell we have snook, kg whiting, salmon trout & flathead. Whyalla fishing has decreasing trumpeters (thank bloody goodness), snapper, gar & kg whiting out from the mangroves & over at Black Point. Kingies are off Point Lowly & the rip. Blanche Harbour has garfish & smallish kg whiting, while fishing at Port Germein & Port Pirie has a mix of kg whiting, garfish, flathead & rugger snapper. Tight Lines!