Jetties a safe bet
  |  First Published: September 2005

Spring is here at last, and I am quite pleased to say goodbye to winter.

Local hotspots during August and early September were town jetties, with bream, trevally, mullet and luderick being caught most days. Afternoon was the preferred time to fish these spots.

Western jetty saw whiting being caught, mainly on small pieces of prawn.

In early August there were heaps of salmon at the beaches around Lakes Entrance. Metal lures such as Lazers produced excellent results and early morning was the best time.

Although the outside fishing around the area has been patchy, there have been reports of a lot of small pinkie snapper being caught, and also a lot being thrown back. Local, Lino Lay from Ocean Dragon Chinese Restaurant, had some excellent trips outside, catching many small snapper. The best baits were pilchard and squid. For more information, call Paul on 0427 357 755.

The bottom end of Lake Tyers is slow as most fish are moving up the lake system. Some of the better spots are up the Nowa Nowa arm, although a boat is recommended because bank access is hard.

Some very good luderick and big flathead have been caught and Cherry Tree has been a good spot for bream on local prawns. I also recommend trying a few Squidgies to catch these bream; the black and gold Squidgy Fish is one of my favourites. For more information, call Peter on 0428 565 003

For up-to-date information on the Lakes Entrance area, call Nic at East End Bait Tackle on (03) 5155 1593.

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