Angler’s excited as water warms
  |  First Published: November 2011

There is no doubt that when the weather warms up the anglers and the fish sure do get excited.

At the time of writing the entrance is still open, almost seven months now, and appears that it may stay open for some time.

The Australian salmon are still in abundance in the channel, with one recently caught and weighing in at 8lb, taken by Corey Rose.

The salmon can be caught by trolling, flicking lures or soft plastics depending on what type of gear you prefer to use. They just love the incoming tide when they seem to be more active.

The whiting are starting to move around the entrance to the channel on the sand beds, bait preferred sandworm and Bass yabbies.

John and Allison McKane, from Pakenham visited last month and whilst soaking up the sun at Dolly’s Garden, John hooked a 1.3kg bream, which he released.

John caught this fish on an unweighted prawn. Whilst I was at the jetty a couple of weeks ago some anglers came in with a beautiful bag of perch.

They informed me that they caught them on the weed beds near the entrance to Swan Lake.

Typically spring brings unpredictable weather and this year is no exception.

After an extremely wet winter, spring arrived delivering the wind, wind and more wind.

This did not deter some of the anglers who snuck up the river, found a nice sheltered spot and proceeded to bag out on bream which they caught on sandworm and prawn all around the 38-40cm mark.

There have not been any reports of the surf but given the amount of salmon and tailor in the channel, I can only imagine they would be prominent right along out coastal area.

For on the spot and up to date fishing reports check out Robyn’s website and make your bookings now at www.bemmaccommodation.com.au , phone: (03) 5158 4233 /Mob. 0427 584233 and email: --e-mail address hidden-- .

Corey Rose, of Melbourne with his 8lb Australian salmon.

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