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Port Lincoln Fishing Report – Wednesday 11th September 2019

The weather is getting better this week and it is starting to warm up nicely. Fishing reports are still fairly slow but there is some good fishing out there for those not watching the football or netball.

Here’s what has been biting.


No reports from here this week.

Coffin Bay

There’s more Whiting starting to show up in the bays and a few quotas have been reported from those fishing some of rock areas. Salmon Trout are very numerous and fairly easy to find. The full moon is coming up and it could be the last chance to try for Snapper if the ban comes in next month and there is always the chance to get a Gummy Shark.

Farm Beach has been a bit up and down, some have struggled to find fish others have had no worries and got quotas of Whiting in no time. Whiting have been caught from many areas over there. Squid, Snook, Tommies and Garfish have also been caught. Kayakers camping in the park near the Pool and Morgan’s Landing have been drifting soft plastics in some of shallow sand areas and catching some nice Flathead and a few Whiting as well.

Offshore there have been no reports but on the calmer days it would certainly be worth a trip offshore for the usual reef species. Land based fishers have been getting nice Whiting from the shore around Frenchman’s and the odd Flathead. Salmon fishing in the area is pretty good, all areas have been reported to have Salmon with Greenly Beach and Convention Beach being reported to have the best sized fish to 4kg.

Port Lincoln

It’s still fairly quiet although there appears to be a few more fish starting to show up. Squid from the jetties are fairly reliable with the Kirton Point jetty being the best. There are a few Whiting in Spalding Cove and a few around Boston Island but not in big numbers. Squid, Snook and a few Garfish have also been found scattered around the bays.

Down the Passage Whiting are hit and miss, Carcase Rocks and McLarens Point seem to be the best areas. Thistle Island also has some Whiting and big Squid. Offshore no reports have come in but as the same with Coffin Bay as soon the weather allows it, it should be good for all the reef species.

Salmon fishers are going pretty well down along the south coast with Salmon to be found from Wanna to the Salmon Hole. There have been Salmon reported to 4kg being caught. Millers Hole also has been a good area when the wind is down.

Tumby Bay

Very few reports from this area due to the average weather over the weekend keeping most onshore. When you can get out the Group its pretty good fishing for Whiting and many areas have fish, Snapper can also be found and also out at Buffalo Reef. The jetty is pretty good for Squid and Tommies.

Port Neil and Arno Bay

No reports this week.


Still plenty of Yellowfin Whiting around in the harbour and they are taking surface lures with ease. Outside the Harbour King George Whiting are biting and some good fish to well over 40cm have been biting¸ Squid are going well there to.                 

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TW Port Lincoln Team