Fishing Report 5th April

Fishing Report 5th April

Land based: People wading the flats after dark have been getting into a few good prawns still and spearing some nice size cobbler. Anglers fishing the rock walls and jetty’s around the Mandurah channel are finding nice sized yellowfin whiting along with small sand whiting, herring, salmon trout, occasional flathead and flounder, medium sized tailor and some big skippy. In the Dawesville cut of the jetty’s anglers are catching herring, whiting and some skippy. Ive heard a couple of reports of small schools of salmon cruising the ocean end of the cut to. Off the estuary ends there has still been some god tailor taken after dark.

Best baits:  worms or coral prawns, mulies.

Beaches. Theres been a few good tailor caught along the golden bay stretch, with some medium sized mulloway and school sharks. People fishing the southern stretch have found some nice sized tailor, school sharks and occasional mulloway from Tims Thicket to Preston. I have been hearing reports of salmon starting to show up along the white hills stretch.

  • Best baits: mulies and mullet fillets

Crabs: Boat-based crabbers have found best results drop netting in the deeper sections in the peel inlet.  Land-based scoopers are reporting that just on dark or dawn is still the best bet for a feed. People drop netting the jetties and canals around Mandurah are getting a few sized ones in amongst the smaller crabs.

Boats: Dhufish, snapper, breaksea cod and some nice sized baldchin groper are being caught out of 30-60 meters of water. People anchoring on the James service and burleying are finding some medium sized dhufish and big snapper.  Some very good size tailor and salmon trout have been caught trolling and casting in the estuary.

Best baits: squid, mullet, octopus and smiling jacks slow trolled for the tailor.

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