South West anglers reap big rewards | Photos

The past few weeks has seen a mixture of both Southern and Northern species landed as the water temperature continues to be quite warm.

Reports of both Spanish mackerel and blue fin tuna have been coming in along with stories of fish being taken once hooked by these large predators.

The Demersal action has been fishing well when the conditions have been favourable with several good fish being caught both out wide and in close to shore.

There have also been awesome land based captures of dhufish for those keen enough to spend the time and make the effort on these cold winter nights.

Fishing off the beaches around Busselton has seen some great size pink snapper caught when the conditions are right.

Bream action in the Blackwood River has picked up with dark coloured hard body lures doing the trick along with bent minnow surface lures, bream at the river mouth have also had a spike in activity chasing RMG scorpions and Zman soft plastics in motor oil colour.

Bream action in the Blackwood River has picked up... while bream at the River Mouth have also had a spike in activity.

Roz Cummings

King George whiting are beginning to run along the coast with fish being caught at Gnarabup on prawns, worms and especially lures, using poppers is challenging but the whiting aren’t afraid of eating them if around.

Skippy are definitely boosting the catches being caught off rocks in bombies and holes.

Perfect bait for Skippy are prawns, mullies and herring, while on the lure side of things, three to five inch nuclear chicken Gulp and Zman bloodworm grubs.

Cray season is soon to end, but there are still lots out there if you know where to look.

Two local divers in the know bagged out on the weekend and had a feast. 

If you are craving some crayfish, come in and get some tuna heads for only $7, the perfect bait for crays that will last longer than flesh.

Have you taken a great catch recently? Share your photos with us by sending them to downsouthcamping@westnet.com.au (include the name of the angler and details of the catch if you can). 

No matter what the size of the fish, or the age of the person who caught it, we would love to see what you are catching around the Cape to Cape region.