As we proceed through the autumn period the lake level is slowly rising and would probably be classed as half full.
This makes it great for boats of all sizes to be able to venture around the favourite spots without the possibility of running aground.
Flathead are still dominant and are now right through the lake system and channel area especially on the warm sunny autumn days. Bream quality is quite amazing with most anglers now only targeting fish over 30cm. This year has seen Bemm River have an incredible variety of baits used all with great success, including prawn (frozen or fresh), cut pilchard, pickled sandworm (which is quite new, unique and working very well), glassies and bluebait, in addition to soft plastics and hardbodied lures.
There has been continual talk by regular anglers that this is the best season of fishing that they can recall. River fishing is still producing good bream, perch and the odd flathead again on varieties of baits in early mornings or late afternoons. Other species of fish that have been caught in the past month include yellowfin bream, luderick, trevally, and tailor.
The prawning season is slowly coming to an end but pick the right moon and a calm night you will still be able to put some on the hook and some on your plate.
The ocean beaches have really started to produce with some exciting catches of salmon up to and exceeding 3kgs, lure fishing, pilchards and poppers preferred baits.
There is also the odd tailor being landed on the surf. Land-based anglers are being rewarded with a variety of bream and flathead off the Fishing Platform, the Fingerling Jetty and also Luderick Point.
Of late, anglers have reported excellent catches of bream and flathead off the sandy point near the reeds at the mouth of the river. This has been evident with the number of boats seen congregating in that area during the early morning and late afternoons.
East Gippsland Shire Council are looking to upgrade on our current jetty, and details can be found on:www.eastgippsland.vic.gov.au, just look for the Draft Bemm River Foreshore Management Plan
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