It’s been a long start to the season due to the presence of that slimy weed the 90 Mile Beach is famous for, but the good news is it has disappeared and December produced some great fishing as expected. With any luck, the weed holds off throughout January as well.
I was starting to wonder whether that weed was ever going to disappear, as it didn’t seem to matter whether westerly winds or easterly winds were causing it. It just seemed to be there. However, recently the water has cleared up beautifully and is clean and easy to fish.
The evening fishing has been great and the gummies have come on strong and there are plenty of gummies around 1m in length getting caught along the whole 90 Mile and it’s hard to pick a better beach as there’s been just as much gummies caught at one beach as the next.
The flathead on the other hand have definitely been going better from Seaspray down to McLoughlins. Anytime of the day is fishing well for flatties but surf poppers and white grubs are producing heaps of the flathead and the bait anglers are doing well on blue bait.
The land-based anglers have been doing very well since the weed has gone and there have been some absolutely massive sharks caught, including big schoolies and massive bronze whalers up to 9ft in length. Anglers are paddling their large baits such as whole salmon, bonito and squid out past the breakers to catch these fish.
Over the next month, the water should get very warm and we will see a greater influx of large sharks available for land-based game anglers.
• For more information, contact Will at Allways Angling in Traralgon on 5174 8544. You will get expert advice and great deals on fishing bait and tackle. Tune into Rex Hunt and Lee Rayner’s Off the Hook on 1242 to hear Will’s report on what’s going on in Gippsland!Reads: 459