Swap footy for fishing
  |  First Published: October 2007

Spring has arrived, football season is over, so people can get back to fishing and enjoying the great outdoors. With the weather starting to warm up, there should be some nice whiting turning up around the lakes system. The Reeves Channel and over at the barrier are good spots to try, and pipi is the best bait.

Luderick should start to appear near the rocks around Kalimna during October and November, while trevally and mullet, plus the odd bream, can be caught off the main pier late in the day.

Up in the North Arm we are starting to see some bream and mullet caught in the first big bay, while some good-sized flathead are appearing close to the edges. These are great fun to target using soft plastics.Offshore, fishing is very good for pinkie snapper and bagging out is not hard, with fish just jumping onto your hook. Early October and November should see some nice gummies turn up down towards The Pines.

The beach fishing has also been good early in the morning, with red poppers being used to pull salmon from Eastern Beach. Another option for salmon is to head down to Lake Tyers and try the entrance, because it is still open.

Lake Tyers is still firing along, with fish up most of the arms. Nowa Nowa Arm is the best for a few bream on soft plastics, especially the worm types. There have been some nice flathead caught up in Trident Arm, with local prawns and soft plastics doing the job here. Early morning until lunch is the best time to fish.

Blackfellows Arm is seeing many tailor and the odd flathead being boated. In Toorloo Arm from Mill Point up to the Brunt Bridge there are flathead, as well as bream in the snags. From Brunt Bridge to Cherry Tree there have some bream and flathead caught late in the day.

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