Spring has sprung and luderick are now being caught in good numbers from the town jetties in Lakes Entrance. There are many fish being caught between 30–40 cm. Most anglers are out bagging each time they fish.
There have been some very large bream caught too. Late afternoon is the best time to catch this species. Ernie Lake caught the best bream I have heard of for a long time, with a cracking fish that measured 52cm. Most fish caught at the moment are of a good size, and the fishing is the best it has been for a long time.
Bream are starting to move up the North Arm and will start to spawn during late September/October.
Middle to late August saw many small pinkie snapper turn up on the two main offshore reefs out from lakes Entrance. The areas down to the west have been fishing slowly, mainly due to the dirty water that is still hanging around. Out and around the 10 Mile Reef there have been a lot of gummy sharks caught on baits of local squid. By lunchtime, most boats have been catching all they need for a nice fish dinner.
Other anglers have been trolling metal lures out the back of the bar and down to the bluff. This has been a successful method for catching a few tailor and salmon.
As a result of the floods, Lake Tyers has had a good clean out and the entrance is open. This has seen the bream come on the bite, with most of the fish starting to head back up the three arms. The fish are good-sized, with many around 30–40 cm. Local prawn and shrimp are the pick of the baits.Reads: 569