While the metro rivers might not be much to look at when they are flowing dirty and brown, the bream fishing can be excellent. A lot of the rain that falls around the suburbs ends up in the main rivers and then into the bay, and with the rain comes the food. Lots of small invertebrates end up washed in from the banks and the bream use this to their advantage - a free feed. Knowing that these fish will be actively pursuing food, they can be tempted into eating both baits and lures at the time of year. The Yarra itself has been producing some quality fish, along with both the Werribee and Patterson Rivers.
Customer Ryan has been fishing the docks area of the Yarra with lures and has caught some nice fish. Many of Ryan's fish have been in the high 30cm size
range which are nice fish. Ryan has also found that various styles of lures have been working, such as small 'creature' style soft plastics, along
with crab patterns and small vibes.
In the 'Patto' the fish have been feeding fairly actively, and customer David has been doing well on them. Fishing the structure and also some of the open
sand flats, David has caught fish to just under 40cm. Shallow running hardbodies have been good, along with the ever faithful 'Zman' style single tale