The river around the bay have been fishing well for bream and mullet over the week. Conditions in the rivers have cleared up somewhat compared to what
they were earlier in the week, and subsequently the bream should become a touch more fickle, but they can still be caught. The mullet have been responding
very well to fine mist berley if you're fishing Patterson river or Mordialloc creek, and a little bit of surface chop will definitely help as well.
Customer Ryan has been fishing the Maribyrnong river during the week where he has landed some nice bream up to 35cm. Ryan has been finding the most productive
method for him is very slowly 'grubbing' a small soft plastic along the bottom. Scent has helped turning small bites and knocks into solid hook up
on shy fish also.
In the Patto customer Jake has been catching some excellent bream on lures. Jake has been fishing a mixture of lures and recently tried out some Yakamito
sinking stickbaits with great success. Jake managed some quality fish on the 2 different colours that he used with most fish eating the lure
as it fell slowly towards the bottom. Fishing these stickbaits on a tight line will ensure that any subtle bites are detected as soon as the fish knock
Small freshwater yabbies have accounted for good numbers of fish from the Patto recently, especially when fished with as little sinker weight as
possible. For a lure to imitate small yabbies the Megabass bottle shrimp have been very effective when fished on 1/32oz beat roller jigheads.