If you wanted to go and catch some salmon then the time is now, the beaches are going nuts. Most of the beaches have been producing as good as each other, and you'd pretty hard pressed to find a beach that isn't holding good numbers of fish at one stage or the other. If the fishing is a bit slow then a good berley mix will really help bring them out. Days with northerly winds have helped in flattening the swell off a bit and creating calm 'pockets' for the fish to hold in, and they also help aid your casts and hold the line straight.
Customer Mark and his boys Samuel and Harrison fished Venus bay over the weekend to land some ripper salmon. Mark recently came in to the store to retro
fit all of his metal lures with flash-assist hooks to help in keeping the big fish on, and grab a top up of surf poppers and 'bungee grubs'. Mark reports
that excellent numbers of fish are holding on all of the beaches at Venus bay, with both of his boys catching their 'PB' fish. The most productive
method for the guys was keeping a good berley trail unbroken and fishing pilchard and surf popper mixes. The hot colour popper on the day was the red.
Customer Shaun came in and reported that Gunnamatta has been fishing well for him. Shaun's last session saw him land a couple of nice fish on the incoming
tide. Shaun was fishing with paternoster rigs baited with bluebait, and a yellow surf popper. While red and blue are the norm with surf poppers, sometimes
the yellow can be dynamite.
Thea beaches around Kilcunda and Williamsons have been fishing well also for bait and lure anglers. Customer Luke fished Kilcunda during an afternoon session
with the lures and spin rod and he ended up bagging 7 nice fish. Luke was spinning small metal lures in a pilchard profile, which the salmon were nailing.
If you don't spin for the salmon on the beach you really should! The advantage of packing just a lighter weight spin rod from 8ft - 11ft and some lures
is that you will cover more water with the possibility of crossing paths with a school of fish.