December's weather was not so good and we cancelled alot of charters, but in between we had another good run on the Snapper off Glenelg and Outer harbour, so good that I found myself fighting a 13.5kgs fish and all the customers took home 2-3 fish each up to 8kgs with one other a shade under 10kgs.
Garfish are about in good numbers just over the blue line and out to a kilometre or two and all the reefy areas around Kemps, Somerton and Seacliff with the incoming tides are more productive.
Whiting are still scarce with a few fish on the Grange Tyre Reef if you can get past the Mackeral and the area's south of the Glenelg Tyre Reef and west of the Brighton Jetty.
Salmon trout 30-40cm have been visiting the blocks off Glenelg and the Adelaide shores marina daily but the visits have been erratic. Watch for the birds and motor/troll around the school with 75mm chrome lures set aprox. 10m out and travelling around 8-9kph for best results.
Squid are easy one day, hard the next, but if you were targeting them specifically, drift around the Seacliff, Hallett Cove, Brighton area's with a burley bag of fish frames suspended just below the surface and work the burley out as you drift to atract them. Cast your Squid lure into the burley trail until success and then motor upsteam and anchor or continue to drift over the area again.
Early mornings have been the best time.
Snapper have been on the Grange Tyre Reef, John Robb and the Norma but there is lots of small fish around the 32-34cm mark. The Stanvac Barges has had some big fish visits, but you just have to be lucky enough to be there when they are (1 week a month). The spots wide of Glenelg have had fish 4-6kgs on and off.
Tapleys shoal turned it on for a few in the know last week with near bag limit catches of Snapper and then Whiting in the 50ft area's. One crew was pulling in 8kgs fish before a white pointer bit a few in halve for them.
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