Greg James
Fishing Reports and Hotspots

 


Reports:





THE WEEK'S FISHING SNAPSHOT:

  1. METRO: Salmon trout & tommies from Pt Noarlunga, Brighton & Grange jetties., snook in the St Kilda channel., bream & mullet inside the Port River.
  2. FLEURIEU/RIVERLAND/FRESHWATER: Tommies from Rapid Bay, Cape Jervis, The Bluff & Normanville jetties. Salmon to 1 kilo from Waitpinga, Morgan's & Sugar beaches. Callop from Swan Reach & Karaptko. Redfin in the Beetaloo res.
  3. YORKE PEN: KG whiting from Wardang Is, Point Turton & Edithburgh., tommies from Wallaroo & Ardrossan jetties. Salmon trout at Daly Heads.
  4. SOUTH EAST/COORONG: Salmon again to 1 kilo from 32 Mile Crossing, The Granites & Little Dip., mulloway at Lurline Point & Glenelg River. KG whiting at Beachport & Port Mac.
  5. SPENCER GULF/WEST COAST: Salmon from Elliston, Talia & Point Brown., KG whiting from Smoky Bay, Coffin Bay, Arno Bay & Pt Pirie.
  6. KANGAROO ISLAND: Snook, nice tommies, KG whiting & squid from Antechamber, Vivonne & Emu Bays.



AUG 13 - 23, 2022



STORIES OF US - AUSTRALIAN MILITARY HISTORY THIS WEEK What happened on August 18, 1966 should be part of every Australian's life of knowledge & journey - the absolutely riveting story of The Battle of Long Tan during the Vietnam War. Read the proudest of stories - D Company, 6RAR - here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Long_Tan LEST WE FORGET.

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METRO WATERS The early signs for wind abatement next week are (finally) promising! KG whiting to 35cm can be found in close along local blue-lines at Nth Haven, St Kilda, West Beach & Brighton. Squid are about from Semaphore, Brighton, West Beach & Goannas plus flathead, tommies & garfish as the waters calm back & clear. Red-beak garfish are also coming on to the bite in increasing numbers at Brighton, Marino, Seacliff & West Beach & there are some nice tommies & squid in amongst these schools - check out my Youtube vid on cleaning these great fish! There are steady reports of mullet in the Port River for those wanting to shelter from the cold south easterlies, plus the odd salmon trout & bream over near the Port River main bridge & Barker Island inlet. Boat crews also caught salmon trout just under 1 kilo at the back of the small swells off Christies Beach Horseshoe Reef & O'Sullivan's Beach breakwater.

FLEURIEU/UPPER COORONG/RIVERLAND/FRESHWATERThat nice run of salmon trout and mullet I mentioned here last week from the sands of Waitpinga beach continued as shore-based anglers used the deepening gutters to enjoy picking up a feed with their mates for most of Sunday and Monday. The odd mullet is over at Fisheries beach and these good fishing conditions improved as the week progressed. Mulloway and 1 kilo salmon were targeted by shore-based anglers from Middleton and eastwards all the way to Salt Creek last week, but there is a fair bit of seaweed in the water making conditions difficult at times. Some very big carp are off the back of the Goolwa Sailing Club beach/lawn if you are chasing bait for the upcoming rock lobster season (a PIRSA licence is required). Tommies and squid are in the clearer waters of Rapid Bay and Cape Jervis for both jetty-based and boat crews, with KG whiting at Wirrina, Second Valley and Myponga Beach. Jetty-based fishers tried the Pt Noarlunga and Second Valley jetties last week for a few squid and tommy ruffs after dusk. The velvet crab season should start showing signs of improvement in coming weeks at Spring finally gets underway, so it would be a good idea to check the state of your crabnets in the next few days.

LOWER COORONG/SOUTH EAST Lovely big red-beak winter garfish, nithe ruffs & medium-sized squid are in the calm waters of Nora Creina Bay, Poorman's (low swell) & South End. Beachport also has gar & tommies just between the jetty & Lake George drain outlet. Fishing from the shore in the cool shade of the Tea Tree at Lake George has some nice yellow-eye mullet on the high tides. Gar are also at Nene Valley & Port MacDonnell while way down at the Glenelg River border there are mulloway & bream in the shallows after dusk (along with a good, healthy supply of mozzies!). KG whiting reports are from Beachport, Robe & Kingston (off the western side of the Margaret Brock reef). Shore-based surf casting has mulloway, salmon to 1 kilo & plump mullet from The Granites, Lurline Point & Little Dip Salmon Hole.

YORKE PENINSULA Port Broughton: Those persistent south westerlies were still cracking in when I checked in here on Saturday with the boat ramp empty and only a couple of jetty fishers in evidence. KG whiting, squid and garfish offshore and mullet in the channel are the main reports. Wallaroo: KG whiting, gar and squid are off Point Riley and the Ballast grounds, while jetty-based fishing has squid and tommy ruffs after dark. I did receive an unconfirmed report of yellowfin whiting from Tickera during the week. Moonta Bay/Port Hughes: KG whiting are in the Steamer channel and over at Cape Elizabeth. Late afternoon garfish are in the bay and squid are also off both jetties at the moment. Point Turton: Tide movement improved during the week and so did the fishing as whiting, squid and flathead have been caught in Hardwicke Bay and garfish from Mindlacowie. The jetty has salmon trout and tommy ruffs. Marion and Stenhouse Bays: Jetty-based fishing has been cold and strenuous as those blustery south westerlies blew in for most of the week, at least until late Sunday. A few tommies have been the only reports. Shore-based fishers chased mullet from Gym beach and the Dust Bowl. Edithburgh: Tapley Shoals should hold some nice KG whiting in coming days with gar in the more sheltered waters out from Coobowie and Klein's Point. The jetty has a steady run happening with squid and tommies. Black Point/Ardrossan: Long Spit anglers are champing at the bit for a run out this week as the winds drop and the whiting bite well. Red-beak garfish and squid are south of Black Point, while the town jetty at Ardrossan is worth a try for night-time mulloway and tommy ruffs.

KANGAROO ISLAND KG whiting, garfish, squid & big snook are in the mixed catch-bags from Emu Bay, Cape Cassini & around at Kingscote. Jetty-based fishing has tommies, squid & mullet in the late afternoon tides at Kingscote, with American River & Antechamber Bay boat crews also finding some nice flathead along local blue-lines & rocky reefs in about 4-5 metres depth.

AUGUST SEAFOOD RECIPE: Mussels with a tomato vinaigrette. Ingredients: 2kgs black mussels cleaned, half-cup dry white wine, 1 red onion, 2 crushed garlic cloves, lemon juice, white wine vinegar, half-cup olive oil, 5-6 chopped red tomatoes, 4 sliced green onions, coriander. Preparation: heat oil, tomatoes, onions, garlic in a pan, add juice, vinegar. Heat mussels and white wine and combine with vinaigrette. Serve with some baguettes and the remaining wine. Buen Provecho! Spanish for Bon Appetit.

SPENCER GULF/WEST COAST Scattered showers in recent days have brought much-welcome rain to the West Coast as Dashwood channel & Smoky Bay grounds produce KG whiting to 38cm, plus squid & garfish in closer to shore around Nadia Landing. Some really nice salmon to 3 kilos are at most of the West Coast beaches inc. Talia, Camel, Sheringa & Lock's Well, while the jetties at Streaky & Elliston/Venus Bay have tommies, squid & even legal KG whiting to 33cm. Boat crews fishing Longnose Point have welcomed big red-beak garfish, squid, flathead & KG whiting, while offshore at Waldegrave Is there are catches of sweep, red nanny & kingfish. Tumby & Arno Bay jetties have tommies & squid, with good catches of whiting from here all the way up to Cowell & Whyalla. Garfish are also in the mix just north of Point Lowly & the Pt Augusta shacks. Flathead & large salmon are at Almonta beach, while smaller flatties are inside Franklin Harbour at Cowell. Far West Coast surf-based fishing has salmon. snook, legal mulloway & large mullet at Nadia Landing, Fowler's Bay & Cactus surf beaches. Tight Lines!