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Port Lincoln Fishing Report   Thursday 25th February 2021

Results from the last week of fishing have been a bit all over the place with the tides slow and then the return of strong winds over the weekend. Still there were fish caught and if you know what you are doing you shouldn’t have a problem finding some fish.

Here’s what has been caught.

Coffin Bay

In the bays Salmon Trout are by far the most numerous fish to catch with plenty around in the bays. There are also Tommies, Garfish, Snook and the odd Whiting around as well, there may be some Flathead lurking around to with bigger afternoon tides starting now.

Farm Beach Whiting reports have been fairly good and most areas have fish to some degree but the best reports we have received have been on the deeper water grounds where you can also hook onto some Gummy Sharks. There is plenty of Garfish, a few Salmon Trout, Tommies and also Snook.

Offshore before the weekend there were reports of Tuna mostly at the Hummocks and Rocky Island but they can show up at plenty of other areas as well. Kingfish, Samson fish, Sharks, Nannygai and Blue Morwong can also be expected.

Land based fishers have been finding a few Salmon at Convention Beach and Mount Drummond with few reports from elsewhere. Off the rocks and beaches at Frenchman’s, Coles Point and the National Park a mixture of Whiting, Garfish,Tommies, Snook, Sweep, Leather Jackets and the odd Flathead can be caught.

Port Lincoln

Off the jetties Squid have been targets late in the day and early mornings. There are also a few whiting, tommies, garfish and snook. Kingfish have been around in small numbers and been hard to catch. Garfish catches have been ok off the rocks at Murrays point, the North Shore and much better in the national park where there have been thumpers caught there. Yellowfin whiting have been improving at Louth bay for the lure casters with bigger afternoon tides and when the wind goes it will be pretty good fishing there. In the bays you certainly get a feed of fish at the moment but still no real outstanding reports.

Whiting, garfish, salmon, snook and squid all seem to be widespread and all are worth targeting. Blue crabs are on the move and some decent numbers have been reported. The Proper sounds like the best spot but the crabs are in other areas to. Further down the coast whiting are best at Thistle Island but have been showing up at a few other spot’s like Taylors and Mac Laren’s but have been patchy. There’s also squid, snook and garfish down that way in pretty good numbers. Offshore there are nannygai, blue morwong, sharks, kingfish and Samson fish and tuna reports have been lean down south.

Tumby bay

Off the jetty there have been Kingfish to 80cm but have been hard to hook. There’s also Garfish, Tommies, Snook and squid. Yellowfin Whiting have been in fairly good numbers on the beaches around Tumby Bay and most fishers have been finding a few them. Small Flathead have been showing up on few beaches South of Tumby and it won’t be far away before they are here in decent numbers.

The boat fishers in close have been finding plenty of Garfish along with Squid, Snook and a few nice Whiting. The Group is pretty good for Whiting and not many are missing out there, there is also Snook, Squid, Trevally and Garfish as well.

Port Neill and Arno Bay

Off the jetties there’s a mix of Garfish, Tommies, Squid and Snook. The beaches in the area have a few Flathead and plenty of Yellowfin Whiting. Boat fishers are finding Whiting, Snook, Garfish and Squid. When the wind dies down here there should be some excellent fishing.

This week’s photos are courtesy of:

Nick Pratt, Josh Patterson & Shaun Gudzenvos: A great session on the Samson fish recently.

Looks like the South Easterly’s are here to stay for a while and the mornings look to be the best time to head out before it blows up in the afternoon!

TW Port Lincoln Team