Bream out and about: best yet to come in surf
  |  First Published: November 2012

The spring has sprung and with the warm fine weather anglers are out and about checking their favourite spots to see if the bream have started their spawning run.

By all reports they are already up the rivers and streams and have moved into the backwaters and lakes looking for a good breading area. The surf beaches look good, with most having deep gutters running along most of them. Schools of Australian salmon and tailor are nearly always moving along our coastline giving anglers plenty of action.

Off shore at this stage is a bit unknown as anglers have has very limited time to access off shore fishing, but as the weather warms up so will the water temperature rise, making our area of Bass Strait again turn into a fishing paradise.

With the bream up the rivers the fishing platforms along the Snowy River are an ideal spots for anglers to fish from, very easy access and are in ideal spots. Anglers have reported getting good bags of bream using frozen prawn and pipis. Golden eye mullet and luderick are also throughout the system, mingling with the bream and swimming up the rivers, giving anglers a couple of other species to catch from the platforms.

Best results for mullet and luderick is using sandworm or Dynabait. The same can be said for the Brodribb River schools of bream, mullet and luderick have also moved all the way up into Lake Curlip. Although estuary perch are also in good numbers they’re mainly hang around structures like snags, bridges and jetties.

Best results have been from using hardbodied or soft plastic lures. Flathead can be found along the sand flats from the Marlo jetty all the way to Frenchs Narrows. Salmon and tailor are giving anglers plenty of sport smashing lures; best area is down towards the Snowy River entrance.

Although there have been very poor conditions to fish the surf beaches, anglers have been out perusing the state of beaches and the channels that run along them. All reports are excellent for the feature season to come. The wind has subsided and anglers have reported getting good hauls of salmon at Point Ricardo spinning with metal lures.

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