Around Lakes Entrance the days are colder and shorter which means there’s less time to fish. Nevertheless June saw a few luderick come back on the bite in the Cunningham Arm.
Most of the luderick were caught in the afternoon on local weed. Some good-sized bream and trevally have been landed from the Eastern Jetty, while under the North Arm Bridge there have been bream for those who like to chase them with lures. There are many crabs on the chew as well!
From the footbridge down to the entrance there have been flounder caught in the shallow water, along with some flathead that have been landed of the rocks around Kalimna Jetty.
Outside the fishing has come good with many 30–40 cm snapper being caught. The best spot has been the Ten Mile Reef. Out the back of this reef there have also been good captures of gummy sharks to 1m in length. Best bait for these gummies is local squid.
Squid are in abundance down towards The Pines. In fact it has been hard to catch a fish in this area because of the squid eating your bait on its way to the bottom! So, if you are going outside take a few squid jigs as they will come in very handy for securing a feed of calamari.
Lake Tyers is still firing along as it has been for some time now. At this time of year the bream start moving up the arms. Good bream, along with the odd flathead, can be caught around Cherry Tree, Burnt Bridge, Crystal Bay and Pile Bay up the Toorloo Arm. Blackfellows Arm is also a good place to try early in the morning or late in the day. Local prawns are the best baits to use, but peel them before use.Reads: 1216