The river is starting to clear up, and the fishing is getting much better throughout the system.
Good size bream and perch are being caught around the bridge pylons and sand flats adjacent, using "walk the dog" style surface lures such as Strada dancer-70 and lucky craft Sammy 65's
Moving further down stream, good plate size flathead are being caught around the mouth of Ryans creek on both soft plastics and bait. Prawns, worms and mullet fillet are all working well. For the lure flickers. The Squidgies range, particularly in the 80mm fish 'silver fox' is working very well!
The fish here are also spread out, with good numbers of bream being caught up stream around the highway bridge using Daiwa baby vibes and FG blades.
The oyster racks are fishing well on surface using the sugarpen 70f. Soft plastics such as Squidgie bloodworm wrigglers are also working equally well.
Flathead are being caught up around the four ways on soft plastics. Gulp! Swimming mullet 'pumpkinseed' in particular. Bait such as live poddies or mullet fillet is working well throughout the system drifting for flathead.
Whiting are still being caught down the front. Beach worms are going well at the moment. Surface lures are also working well over the flats.
Rocks and Beaches
Salmon and Tailor are hanging around in good numbers and size. Pilchards and gang hooks for the bait fishermen, spinning with metal slices for the lure flickers.
Congo beach is fishing very well for whiting using beach worms. Some good bream are also hanging around
Drummer have been getting around both up and down the coast, off the rocks. With the best bait being peeled prawns and crabs.
The following freshwater report is supplied by Josh Lambert from Tackle World Goulburn.
All good reports this week. Kevin O'Neil reported 7 yellas trolling hard bodies up Sandy Creek and 1 Catfish just off Banyande Bay. Dean Bryant got a cod opposite Websters on a yabbie. If your heading up there this weekend I would be getting out the big guns in search of the monster cod. Trolling 2.5oz spinnerbaits will get down into the structure. If you’re off the bank live yabbies & worms are a great option. -Thanks to Guy & Kerrie Picker from Grabine Shop for part of this weeks Report.
Craig Cumberland got into a nice trout hitting the 50cm mark on worms fishing off the rock wall. Jarrod Stacey is still getting a few good bass in the tower area over the weed beds manly on lures. With the cooler weather and water temps falling target the trout using Power bait and worms on the bottom. If Bass is your flavor Jackson trout tunes are a must.
It didn't take long Troy called in Saturday morning picked up a combo and headed to the ponds armed with some Squidgy Red wrigglers and landed two very nice Redfin within minutes. Most of the river is still fishing very well, would recommend using any small lures with a little bit of red on them for the best results.