The winter months can bring plenty of variety for fisherfolk around Lakes Entrance, incuding some species that often sneak under the angling radar. In particular, June is one of better months for people who like to chase luderick. The best place is the rocks from the North Arm wall through to the Kalimna Jetty.
At this time of year some leatherjackets should also find their way into anglers’ creels. These fish are fun to catch and good to eat. Squid is the best bait.
Under the North Arm Bridge is a good place to catch a few bream and trevally. Local prawns are a great bait for these species but peel them before use.
The Post Office Jetty has seen a few late season mullet and school whiting biting late in the day on baits of pipis. The Warm Holes has seen some bream and flathead caught, mostly around 1-1.5 kg.
If you have a boat head up the North Arm and fish the snags for some large bream that come on the bite when the weather gets colder. Early morning is the best time and the best way to catch them is with hard-bodied lures or worm-type plastics.
Lake Tyers is still the place for people who like chasing the very large tailor that are on the go at the moment. The bottom end of the lake is best and you can catch them on just about anything from bait to metal lures and soft plastics.
In the Nowa Nowa Arm there are some good bream being landed while at Mill Point there are some nice snapper being caught late in the day. The Blackfellows Arm has seen some flathead and bream caught high up the arm early in the morning. This time of year may also see some leatherjackets come on the bite from the pub around to the Number 2 Boat Ramp.Reads: 706