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Spring arrives with a clear and strong entrance
  |  First Published: September 2013



Spring has arrived and at the time of writing the entrance remains open and quite large.

During the past few weeks the luderick have made an appearance at Dollys Garden in addition to golden eye mullet with pickled sandworm being the popular bait.

Other hot spots have been Siberia and the Mahoganys with good bream being landed. Some anglers have reported successful fishing using pipis.

The channel has been a bit quiet with salmon and tailor but the luderick are certainly prominent in places.

A couple of young anglers, Aaron and Tyler Smith, of Cranbourne visited Bemm River recently with their grandparents and had a busy afternoon near the Blowhole catching luderick.

The boys also hooked a couple of tailor in the channel following the 300mm of winter rains.

The waterway appears extremely healthy and there is no doubt the spring and summer seasons will be productive for fishing and many fish will be preparing for their journey up the river for their annual spawning.

The surf has been a bit quiet lately which is expected, especially after king tides during the past month.

The new pickled sandworm has certainly been an exciting new feature for the bait anglers with fish being enticed easily.

After spending some time on the water ourselves, we have observed some huge patches of weed growing on the bottom of the lake. This is an indication of a healthy lake system, which will attract numerous species of fish.

Be vigilant if you are travelling around the lake in low water. If your boat tends to slow, check this weed hasn’t wrapped around your propeller and blocked your water pump, as it can be a long row home.

Flathead are still being caught being in smaller numbers, but proving that these fish are obviously going to be present during our spring and summer period and have no doubt that they could be as dominant as they have been in the past.

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