This week’s fishing report, brought to you by the team at Tackle World Adelaide Metro.
Thursday - 28th of May, 2020
Salmon have been caught off the beach at Southport and Port Noarlunga. The larger fish (up to 3kg) were caught mostly on pilchards, whilst smaller fish around 1kg also fell to pilchards and 40g metal lures.
Salmon Trout continue to provide lure anglers a ton of fun in the Port River and West Lakes. The Port River has better numbers, West Lakes has better size.
School Mulloway were caught in the Onkaparinga River in recent weeks. Gold hard body lures and jerkshad style soft plastics have accounted for Mulloway up to 80cm.
Big Bream also came from the Onkaparinga River and West Lakes. Some nice fish between 35cm - 40cm were caught on the Daiwa Double Clutch 75sp in Blue Smelt and Ghost Ayu.
The Port Noarlunga Jetty is a great place to go for big Garfish right now. Some anglers have managed up to 20 per session with the odd Salmon Trout, Tommie and Mullet mixed in.
King George Whiting reports were relatively quiet, although some were caught in 8m+ near Aldinga and Hallet Cove.
Fishing for King George was much better on the peninsula. Some cracking reports came from the area around Point Turton and Point Souttar with fish up to 50cm caught. Other exceptional reports came from Stansbury, Wallaroo, and Port Victoria.
Squid were caught at Stansbury, Wool Bay and Edithburgh. The reliable Yo-Zuri Aurie Q HS 3.5 was the top jig for a few customers who recently made the trip over. Other Squid reports came from the jetties at Moonta and Port Hughes.
Salmon have well and truly settled in at the beaches on the foot. Browns Beach in particular has been a standout with both the lagoon and the second beach producing Salmon up to 3kg. Other Salmon reports came from Berry Bay and Daly Head.
Tommies were caught at night at Moonta, Port Hughes and Wallaroo when the water hasn’t been too dirty.
Edithburgh and Wool Bay have some big late season Garfish.
Eyre Peninsula & West Coast
Salmon schools continue to be spotted in the Lincoln National Park. Most fish were caught at Wanna Beach and Sleaford. Other Salmon reports came from Locks Well and Baird Bay.
King George Whiting of mixed sizes fired up at Coffin Bay and Farm Beach. Other King George reports came from Baird Bay.
Big schools of Yellowfin Whiting were spotted at Port Lincoln and Cowell. Some locals have tempted a few into eating surface lures. The Jackson Ebi Panic and the new Fish Craft Snoop Pop are 2 essential lures for topwater Yellowfin.
Squid were caught at Port Lincoln, Arno Bay and Tumby Bay. Both jetties and inshore grounds were reliable.
Flathead are on offer for lure casters with North Shields, Tumby Bay and the Lincoln National Park producing some cracking fish up to 70cm.
Blue Groper and School Sharks were hooked from the ledges between Elliston and Streaky Bay.
Fleurieu Peninsula & Kangaroo Island
Waitpinga Salmon action picked up over the past few weeks. Most days were productive as a lot of fish from 1kg – 2kg were caught on a range of metal lures and pilchards.
Salmon schools also visited Morgan’s Beach in the past week or so. Other Salmon action came from the beaches on the south coast of Kangaroo Island.
Nice King George Whiting were caught land based at the Kingscote Jetty. On the mainland, Wirrina Cove and Lady Bay yielded reasonable catches of Whiting.
Big Squid were caught at the Kingscote Jetty as well. While the fares to Kangaroo Island are below average, now’s a great time to plan a trip over and wet a line in this incredible fishery. Other Squid reports came from Rapid Bay.
Mulloway are still possible from Goolwa Beach. Majority of the catch is undersized Mulloway; however, a handful of legal sized fish were caught.
Big Tommies were caught late in the afternoon and at night at Cape Jervis and Second Valley.
Windows of favourable weather have allowed some crews to head out wide for Barrel Tuna at Port MacDonnell. Most fish caught ranged from 60kg - 90kg although a few 120kg fish were reported.
Closer to shore, school Tuna from 10kg – 20kg were caught in water as shallow as 20m. Port MacDonnell and Beachport held schools although Port MacDonnell was more reliable.
Offshore fishing at Port MacDonnell was good with nice Gummy Sharks and School Sharks up to 20kg caught in water as shallow as 10m. Some large Nannygai and Morwong were also caught whilst bottom bashing in 30m - 60m.
Salmon were caught all along the South East. Bulk of the reports came from Salt Creek, Beachport and Carpenter Rocks.
Big Garfish continue to be caught at Livingstons.
Fishing in the Glenelg River was quite good with reports of 40cm Bream and Estuary Perch coming from the SA section of the river.
The Murray has fished exceptionally well for Murray Cod. Cadell, Overland Corner, Bowhill and Nildottie all produced Murray Cod of mixed sizes in recent weeks. Team Member Matt recently caught a whopper 130cm Murray Cod on a JD Eddy 140mm Crash Python. Photo is on our Facebook and Instagram Pages.
The River is also teeming with Callop. They seem to be everywhere with reports coming from as low as Mannum right up to Renmark. The best reports have come from Swan Reach and Walker Flat.
The water clarity in the River Murray is excellent, hence the volume of recent fish captures. It’s not expected to last much longer though, so it’s worth making the most of the hot bite as soon as you can.
If the River is not an option for you, the Warren and Bundaleer Reservoirs are. If you can travel, the Bundaleer has fished incredibly well as Murray Cod to 65cm, Callop to 45cm and Silver Perch to 45cm were caught from kayak and the bank in recent weeks. Anglers fishing the Warren also reported small Cod and nice Callop recently too.