South Coast (Esperance & Great Southern) Fishing Report

May 30, 2017
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Boats

King George whiting are about the sound and both harbours in reasonable numbers, but finding the 30cm to 40cm fish requires some effort. Juvenile and mature salmon are also through the inshore parts as are herring, sand whiting and flathead. Bonito and small southern bluefin tuna have been caught on trolled bibbed minnows near the headlands. The boats that worked the 65m to 90m depths picked up fair catches of pink, red and queen snapper. Some fishers also caught breaksea cod and dhufish while others tested their gear and strength on samson fish. Blue eye trevalla and small hapuka were brought up from the deeper waters.

Shore based

Salmon have continued to appear along the beaches in better numbers. Pat Allan hooked four salmon in four casts during an entertaining session at Salmon Holes Beach about noon last Friday. Only one of Pat’s salmon managed to throw the hooks. Good salmon sessions were also experienced at Shelleys, Bornholm, Mutton Bird, Nanarup, Cheynes Beach and Bluff Creek. Herring are still about in good numbers and there have been some nice skippy around the kilo mark caught at Nanarup and Bluff. The lower reaches of the King and Kalgan rivers are providing better catches of black bream than the upper parts.

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Fish Species currently being caught at South Coast (Esperance & Great Southern) around May 30, 2017

Australian Bonito Australian Salmon Dhufish Giant Herring King George Whiting Pink Snapper Queen Snapper Red Snapper Samson fish Silver Trevally Southern Bluefin Tuna

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