Salmon on the go
  |  First Published: July 2011

All surf beaches are fishing well with Woolamai and Williamsons being the stand out beaches.

Whitebait, bluebait and squid strips have been the best baits with salmon from 500g-2kg being taken.

The best fishing times have been fishing the last couple of hours on a rising tide to the first hour or so of the run off.

I decided to give the surf beaches a go because I had some good reports come in.

The fishing conditions were not good; big waves, stirred up water and side wash to contend with.

I still ended up with six fish up to 2kg which was pretty good considering the conditions and most people on the beach ended up with fish.

San Remo Area

Below the Bridge there are still a few tiger flathead off the Glasshouse at Kilcunda in 40m of water and some good schools of salmon to 2.5kg moving through the area.

Just watch for birds working and troll around the edges of the school.

Above the Bridge the cold water has slowed down the fishing in the bay, but there are still a few good quality whiting about.

Dickies Bay, the Bass River mouth and Tortoise Head Bank are still producing a few fish whereas further up the bay around Elisabeth Island and The Corals there are a lot of undersize gummies to contend with.

There is the odd good gummy coming out of the same area in the 6-10kg range.

Flinders/Somers Area

There is still the odd whiting off Somers and Cat Bay and there are plenty of snook on the reefy weedy areas in the 6-10m mark.

If you troll with a lead line or paravane there are some good ones about at over 1m in length.

They look good but as a table fish they are just average to eat.

Some of my fishing mates from the Snapper Point Angling Club have just returned from Portland and had no trouble bagging out on bluefin every day.

The fish were all in the 10-20kg range and the good news was that the fish have moved in to the 50-70m line.

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