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Fishing Report

This week’s fishing report, brought to you by the team at Tackle World Adelaide Metro.

Thursday - 15th of October, 2020

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Metro

The water clarity has improved over the past few days locally and Squid have turned up in big numbers. Land based anglers are catching Squid at the Outer Harbor Break Wall, Port Noarlunga Jetty and Marino Rocks. The Duel Finplus Rungun is the hot squid jig for many skilled Squid anglers.

Squid were caught in good numbers by boat and kayak at Grange, Brighton, and Seacliff.

Blue Swimmer Crabs are thick, and size is starting to improve; more male crabs are starting to turn up as well. Plenty were caught at Grange Jetty, Semaphore Jetty, Henley Jetty and Glenelg Jetty.

Plenty of Blue Swimmer Crabs were caught by raking at Thompson’s Beach and Port Gawler.

King George Whiting continue to be caught at St Kilda and Outer Harbor. Grange Tyre Reef also produced King George Whiting recently with a few crews managing to take home their limit.

Garfish have started to run locally with boaties at North Haven and Marino reporting a few decent catches. Garfish were also caught land based at the Port Noarlunga Jetty.

Yellowfin Whiting have fired up due to the recent spell of warm weather. Many were caught on surface lures at Thompson’s Beach and Port Parham. They should turn up around Tennyson Beach and Semaphore Park any day now.

Mulloway up to 50lb were caught in the Port River recently on live bait.

Whispers of Kingfish in the Port River continue to trickle through.

Yorke Peninsula

Squid were thick again around the Yorke Peninsula. They were caught land based at the Moonta Bay Jetty, Port Vincent, Wool Bay Jetty, Point Turton Jetty, Ardrossan Jetty and Point Riley. Squid were caught by boat at Port Broughton, Point Turton, Stansbury and Point Riley.

The size and numbers of Blue Swimmer Crabs continue to improve on Yorke Peninsula. Wallaroo Jetty, Ardrossan Jetty and Port Broughton Jetty were the best land based netting locations in recent weeks. Rakers did well at Stansbury and Ardrossan.

King George Whiting keep biting well at Port Victoria, Port Hughes, and Point Turton. Other Whiting reports came from Coobowie and Edithburgh.

Garfish continue to show up in good schools at The Gap, Cape Elizabeth, and Point Riley. Garfish were also caught by boat at Wallaroo and Coobowie.

Yellowfin Whiting schools are becoming more eager to take lures and baits along the St Vincent Gulf flats as summer approaches. Good catches were reported at Tiddy Widdy Beach, Ardrossan, and Port Julia.

Edithburgh Jetty, Marion Bay Jetty and Stenhouse Bay Jetty have Tommies after dark.

Eyre Peninsula & West Coast

King George Whiting fired at Arno Bay and Whyalla. Some big EP Whiting were caught at Smoky Bay and the Sir Joseph Banks Group.

Squid were caught at Whyalla, both on the new Jetty and in the boat towards Point Lowly. Port Lincoln also reported some nice Squid from the various land-based spots around the town.

Salmon are still around at Locks Well and Talia Beach. Dog Fence Beach and Scotts beach also have schools moving through with some big Bronze Whaler Sharks not too far behind.

Kingfish are being caught at Port Augusta. Down rigging live Squid has been the go-to method although a few Kings were caught on stickbaits.

Mulloway reports from Dog Fence Beach remain constant with plenty of 20lb – 35lb fish hitting the sand.

Fleurieu Peninsula & Kangaroo Island

The Cape Jervis Jetty is reportedly closed due to repairs. Despite the news, Second Valley Jetty and Rapid Bay Jetty are firing.

Tommies have been thick after dark at Second Valley and Rapid Bay with some anglers managing to catch them on small Berkley Gulp 3"Minnow soft plastics. Bait fishing with live gents under a float however is a more reliable technique. The Screwpile Jetty on Granite Island also has Tommies at night.

Squid were thick too at Rapid Bay and Second Valley with some anglers reaching their bag limit from the jetties. Wirrina was also firing with both boat and break wall anglers catching their share of Squid.

Wirrina also yielded some nice King George Whiting. King George were also caught in deep water off Victor Harbor, along with a few nice Nannygai.

South-East

Mulloway continue to be caught at Salt Creek. The beach has a fair amount of weed above 42 Mile Crossing which has made fishing difficult; however, the rewards are there for those who persist.

Gummy Sharks are firing at Salt Creek with a few anglers reporting some whoppers up to 6ft around 42 Mile Crossing, although average size has been 3ft – 4ft.

Garfish were in good numbers at Livingstons and Port MacDonnell with plenty caught land based. Big Mullet and Tommies were regular by-catch.

Big King George Whiting were caught at Port MacDonnell with some caught land based from the Break Wall. Whiting were also caught at Robe.

Freshwater

The Warren Reservoir keeps fishing better each week as we progress through spring. Redfin are the most common catch with plenty having a go at mid-size crank baits intended for Murray Cod and Callop. Both Murray Cod and Callop were caught recently with lures by kayak.

Callop catches are getting better in the Murray River as well. Cadell has been reported frequently, along with Swan Reach and Morgan.

Big Carp are being caught in the Torrens River. On those warm days they can often be seen on the surface in some locations, this is great opportunity to hook one on fly!