Autumn is here, and with March comes both a long weekend and the Easter school holidays. This should see a lot of people return to Lakes Entrance for some good fishing and prawning.
A few nice flathead and school whiting have been caught from Kalimna Jetty, along with the odd King George whiting as well. Local prawns have been good bait for these species.
The rockwall has seen a few large bream caught on the incoming tide, with crabs the best bait. Float them unweighted to get the best results. George, Ivan and Bill caught fish to 40cm using Gulp Peeler Crabs, too.
The prawns should turn up as we head into the new moon, so get your lights and nets ready.
The town jetties are seeing a lot of mullet and trevally caught on pipis and whitebait.
Bullock Island should see tailor and salmon come in on the run-in tide. Metal lures are the best way to tempt them.
Some nice leatherjackets are on the bite as well, with some fish weighing up to 900g. Local squid is the best bait for the ‘jackets.
The footbridge has seen some large flathead caught on soft plastics at daybreak.
Outside, the fishing has been OK, but anglers have had to look far and wide to find success. Some boats have travelled up to 30km to track down the snapper. Gummy sharks are still coming to the party down to the west, especially early in the morning, but you need to berley up to bring them around. There are a few kingfish around as well, with metal jigs the way to go for these hard-fighting species.
In Lake Tyers, a few prawns turned up in February around the Glasshouse. Most fish are moving down the arms to the bottom lake, mainly due to the colour of the water, which is very green and dirty. Trevally, flathead and tailor are all plentiful around Mud Island, but you’ll need to walk around until you find them. Many anglers are fishing from the Waterwheel Tavern around to the No. 2 Boat Ramp, and are having great success using local prawns as bait.Reads: 642