Several locations around Lakes Entrance provided good fishing during the holidays and this will hopefully continue in February.
Tourists fishing Lakes Entrance over Christmas were rewarded with catches of trevally, bream and leatherjackets. Most of the fish were caught from the town jetties and around Bullock Island.
Bullock Island has also seen many crabs being landed in the main lake up towards Metung. Several 600g King George whiting to 40cm were caught. Prawns and pipis have been the preferred baits.
Soft plastic fishers have been landing big flathead when drifting around the sand flats. Prawns should arrive around Bullock Island in February, so get a light and a net and you should score a free feed. A new moon is the best time to try.
Fishing outside has been very good when boats are able to get out. Lots of mako sharks have been boated with most specimens around 0.9-1.7m. One shark of nearly 2m took a berley pot that was being pulled up.
Snapper have been small for this time of year but there are still fish on offer. Anglers who have drifted for fish have been rewarded with catches of flathead and a few gummies close to shore.
Salmon are being caught off the beach at daybreak along with a few tailor. The fish have found it hard to resist blue surf poppers and bluebait. Some yellowtail kingfish were also caught despite not being common fish for this area.
VFM’s Wes Brew fished Lake Tyers with soft plastics recently and scored several flathead and the odd bream.
Up towards the Trident Arm there has been a good run of large flathead to 90cm and 5kg. Plenty of large tailor have been caught here with several fish to a metre long.
Anglers fishing from the banks near the No. 2 boat ramp are landing luderick and leatherjackets.Reads: 500