Lake rises with high hopes
  |  First Published: April 2014

The lake level is rising and the fishing continues to astound us with some of the best starts to the season that we have experienced in our time in Bemm River.

While the water remains warm the flatties are still on the bite. The surf is also producing and will only get better as the warm water continues to pass through.

We have seen a major shift to lure fishing in the last 12 months. This is probably due to an abundance of fish and anglers have altered their thoughts on live bait and taught themselves how to fish with vibes and soft plastics.

The lead up to this year’s winter bream fishing is showing signs of probably some of the best winter fishing we will see. The river continues to fish well with quality perch, bream and the odd flathead.

Bank fishing from Dollys Garden has been great for anglers without a boat. Early mornings and late afternoons has seen the fishing platform at the main jetty producing quality bream and flathead.

A great family fun pastime is trolling or spinning with lures in the channel and picking up some rather large trevally, which on light gear will give you a great workout. The die-hard anglers who still enjoy bait fishing are still being well rewarded.

Bruce Amor, from Hoppers Crossing visited recently. Bruce has been fishing Bemm River for the past 45 years, but this year he caught four of the biggest bream he has experienced in Bemm River.

Another Hobie fishing competition was held recently. All entrants caught and released quality bream during this time.

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