The holiday crowds are starting to build along the eastern coast of the state in places like Lakes Entrance. Staff member Dylan fished with some mates down around lake on Monday. The plan was to catch a feed of prawns during the night then work the flats chasing flathead and maybe the odd bream during the day.
With the amount of people around the shallow flats were fickle, with fish still about but a lot of people weren't catching due to sitting in one spot for
too long. Remembering that these areas are a dynamic environment and always changing and using a mobile approach can mean the difference between no
fish or a bag of fish. Many of the smaller channels and gutters held schools of silver trevally along with dusky flathead to 57cm, with larger fish
up to 80cm sighted. Soft plastics accounted for a couple, but with slightly milky coloured water hardbodied minnows really did the job when crashed
into the mud and sand bottom. Lure like Jackall squirrels, Daiwa double clutches and Zerek tango shads all worked well, with high UV colours the absolute
While not a red hot session, the guys managed a decent catch of prawns around Lakes Entrance at night. The prawns weren't really running as such, but they
were around in large enough numbers to be caught. A good quality headlamp and prawn light were essential in picking up on the prawns as they sat around
patches of weed and rock, and a decent length net handle also helped heaps in collecting the prawns from the slightly deeper water.
Jinsu Park also caught a chunky sea mullet from Lake Tyers on a Zman soft plastic which gave a good account for itself.