Lakes Entrance: Town jetties have trevally taking blue bait. The islands and Barrier Landing for whiting. For “early birds” pinkies at the footbridge around 5.30am taking pilchards. The surf for salmon on pilchards, poppers and lures. Off shore on the shelf for blue eye and harpuka on squid and slimy mackerel. Close to the beach for gummies, flathead and snapper.
Lake Tyers: The whole lake system is producing bream, flathead and tailor with best results using prawn and pilchards for bream, soft plastic for flathead and metal lures for tailor. Salmon on the surf taking pilchard, poppers and lures.
Mitchell River: The highway bridge and the back waters for perch taking greenish colour and clear soft plastics. Bream are about Eagle Point Bay to Shadoof Lodge, best results using spider crab, prawn and diving hard bodied lures.
Tambo River: From Burn’s Flat and up to the Cliff’s using live or fresh prawn. Best results are late afternoon and leading into dusk for bream.
Nicholson: Best spots for bream are from the reeds, the car bodies and up to the straight six. Best baits are prawn, shrimp and worm. There may be some flathead and mullet as well.
Metung: Plenty of skipjack in the Shaving Point area and into Lake King with best results using silver lures.
Paynesville: Fishing is a tad quiet as the water is a bit murky with weed, but the surf is producing good flathead, salmon and gummy shark. Best results using pilchard, popper and squid.
Hollands Landing: Fishing is a bit slow but try Lake Wellington at the mouth of the Latrobe River, Barnett Bay area and Bull Bay heading towards Plover Point. Try fishing just before dusk and around structures at night. Bream are taking prawn and cut crab.
Marlo: Off shore for gummies, squid and kingfish. The surf beach is producing salmon, tailor and flathead on pilchard and poppers. Bream are a bit patchy but are taking frozen prawn and worm.
Bemm River: The lake is still closed. The surf has salmon taking blue bait, pilchards and poppers. Bream are out and about taking frozen prawn.
Tamboon Inlet: Shallow Banks are still producing Flathead biting on soft plastics and prawn. Try Furnell Landing for Bream and Peach Tree Creek using prawn and worm.
Mallacoota: Fishing has slowed down but Flathead are in both lakes chasing lures. Bream at Gipsy Point, preferred bait of choice being yabbies. Surf for Salmon on pilchards and poppers. Offshore for “Gummies” and Flathead.
Omeo High Country: Fishing is a bit hard but Mitta Mitta is about the best spot. Swifts Creek Fishing Club have a competition this weekend for best caught Carp and Eel.
Fishing report brought to you courtesy of the Lakes Entrance Visitor Information Centre.