Waiting for warm water
  |  First Published: October 2007

Now is the time when gamefishers start to anticipate the coming season. Make sure that all your fishing gear, boat, trailer, rods, reels are ready to go for an awesome month of fishing. Once that warm water starts moving out on the shelf, the fish will be with it.

Yellowfin tuna are the first to put in an appearance so you need to be ready with all your equipment in order, as good fishing won’t be far away.

Beach fishing at this time of year means plenty of salmon of good size. The average fish is around a kilo. Yellowfin bream and whiting won’t be on the bite until the water warms a little more.

The inshore reefs have been producing some good snapper but this season has been a little disappointing compared with the past seasons. More time and effort is needed to catch the fish.

Flathead fishing has been a bit slow but sand flathead and tiger flathead will really start biting as that water warms.

Fishing in the rivers has improved with black bream, dusky flathead and yellowfin bream starting to bite well. There has also been some good fishing at Wonboyn with flathead starting to come on the bite.

Soft plastics have been catching plenty of fish. The rain over the cooler months has made a good entrance that should make for a good year for jewfish.

Fishing in the lake during Spring can be great for jewies with the best fish for the season usually caught at this time of year. The same can be said for the Kiah River in Twofold Bay.

All the rivers and creeks are still flowing so we just need the odd shower to keep them in good condition.

Bass have had great conditions for spawning and with the rivers moving, they will be able to get back to their Summer haunts.

Some good blackfish are also about with fish caught in the rivers and around the rocky headlands inside Twofold Bay.

All in all, Spring is a great time with the warming water and longer days the key to get things fired up.

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