The whiting numbers along the beaches in the gulf are increasing and with the warmer weather, it is most pleasant, early in the morning, to head down and watch the sun rise while catching a fish.

Prawns continue to be the best bait option for this, while poppers in the Jackson range are unbelievably good fun on light gear.

Spangled emperor around the west side are feisty and competitive in the evenings and right on dusk.

Get yourself into these fish on poppers or stick baits and you will not go back to bait, it is great fun and just keep enough for fresh dinner and return the rest for another day.

Learmonth has had some super-sized squid lately, just be extra careful when fishing there with kids.

The school holidays are coming up and this is a great place to get in to squid, whiting, trevally, queenfish and other species.

The beach is lovely for a swim too, or drive a little further along the shore with some polarised sunglasses to spot and fish schools of whiting.

There have been blue swimmer crabs in close to shore as well and many crews have been reported to be doing well with them on an evening with a scoop.

Reef fishing has been sensational with the great weather we have had recently and the fish bins have been overflowing.

Make sure you make the most of your catch and try to use all of the fish you catch including the wings, head and frame.