Fishing: Anglers rewarded throughout patchy weather

NICE CATCH: Henry Bone with a nice blue morwong caught last week.

CONDITIONS over the last week or so have been a bit dodgy, but the moments of good weather we did have were taken advantage of by plenty of anglers.

The offshore scene has been fairly consistent again this week, with some nice catches of snapper, gummy sharks and other bottom fish reported from the 60-100 metre marks.

There have not been any tuna reports to my knowledge, but the numbers of fish caught at Portland and Port Fairy, along with Victor Harbor and Kangaroo Island over the past couple of weeks are very encouraging for those hoping to snag a couple over the Easter break.

The bottom bouncing around Cape Jaffa and Robe has been great in the lead up to their Easter competition.

Henry Bone has been landing some nice blue morwong with his father lately and even managed a few big salmon on the way home.

The surf fishing has been on fire right across the Limestone Coast.

David Moulden and Aron Coleman fished the Victorian side of the Glenelg River mouth on Friday evening for a nice mixed bag of gummy shark, mulloway and elephant fish.

Moulden decided to head back down on Saturday afternoon in between Piccininni and Green Point and managed to snag his new personal best mulloway, an absolute beast at 145cm and 57 pounds.

To make it even more special, Moulden was on his own and even with a couple of guys who know what they are doing, the landing of a fish that size can be a hard task.

Salmon fishing has been excellent again, with Cape Banks, Canunda’s beaches and the Beachport salmon hole all producing some nice fish around 1.5kg.

There were some good reports of shark and mulloway from the Coorong by those who made the journey.

Bronzies and schoolies made up the majority of fish caught, but a few nice gummy shark were landed also.

Snapper fishos have continued catching some excellent fish after the big stir.

Tom Pohlner and Mark Allen managed half a dozen nice fish on Saturday afternoon to 67cm and several smaller fish mixed in as well.

There have been good numbers caught right along the coast, from Carpenter Rocks through to Green Point.

Most kelp beds and broken gravelly bottom areas will hold snapper, so moving around until you locate them is often the best bet.

There have been a few whiting caught in the same areas and fish to 55cm will tricke most anglers into thinking they have got a nice snapper hooked.

However, it is a very welcome surprise when a big whiting comes up.

The Port MacDonnell jetty has continued producing tommy ruff and both the numbers and size has been excellent.

Gents on small hooks under a burley float has been the most reliable method.

The squid numbers have been great, with most anglers managing four or five in an evening session.

Smaller jigs (2.5-3) have been the standout, since the squid have not been huge.

Glow jigs have been working well, so keep a couple of them handy.

Whiting numbers inside the breakwater have been great yet again, with plenty of anglers managing to land their 10 fish with not too much trouble.

The Glenelg River has fished extremely well again, with the bream and perch fishing being the standout.

Hayden Sneath and Greer Bechet managed several nice bream on Saturday night up above the Princess Margaret Rose Caves, with some of their fish being over 40cm in length and 1kg.

Michael Gordon managed four mulloway in the estuary to 70cm on a mixture of live and dead baits, along with a few reasonable bream.

The upper reaches have fished well for estuary perch, with a mixture of surface lures and soft plastics doing the job nicely.

Saku snoop dogg lures are the go-to top water lure, while a three-inch minnow style plastic is getting the job done underwater.

The weather forecast for the Easter break does not look to be too bad at all for fishos.

The full moon right in the middle should hopefully stir up a few fish for us.

The crew at Spot On Mount Gambier wishes everyone a safe and happy Easter break and we hope you manage to wet a line somewhere.

Until next week, safe fishing.