Waters set to clear
  |  First Published: April 2008

The hot topic of conversation at the moment is all about the ugly green water spread throughout the lake system. However, the entrance isn’t too bad as it still has a good flow of water.

Over the next few months should see the water clear up with the colder weather coming on. The fishing around Kalimna through to Nyerimilang is still seeing large flathead caught on soft plastics. Fish-type plastics have been best. For bait guys, white bait and prawn are doing the job.

There has been a few good bream (35-40cm) caught in the same area. The local jetties are also seeing bream, trevally, luderick and mullet with the odd salmon being caught late in the day, with pipi and prawns the main baits.

The entrance to the north arm saw a gummy caught on a large pilchard bait - a rare fish for this area.

Offshore is worth the trip out at the moment, with snapper to 3-4kg, and the occasional monster being caught. Large squid is the best bait, and 6 and 10 Mile reefs a great place to try.

Closer to the beach has seen gummies caught in 10m of water. Mackerel have been the bait to use, which can be caught on the way out using a bait jig.

The bar has claimed another boat, so be careful and only attempt a crossing in very good conditions.

Our beaches had a very good run with the salmon during early to mid Feb. There were up to 50-60 people each morning hitting the beaches with most catching a feed. A few gummies were caught around the full moon, with small whole squid as the preferred bait.

Lake Tyers has seen many people fish from the Waterwheel Tavern around to the number two boat ramp, with bream flathead, trevally and the odd tailor still on the go.

The Glasshouse and up to the Trident Arm is still seeing a few bream and large flathead caught around the edges. White bait is the best to tempt the flathead and prawns for the bream.

The three main arms are still in the grips of the green algae, making it hard to find fish. Best bet is to try your luck in the bottom end of the lake system. Try around the power lines, drift around for flathead and spin with some plastic lures.

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