While there are still some crowds around the Gippsland lakes region, the fishing has been very good - especially if you can find a bit of quieter water. The whole region from Sale through Lakes Entrance and out towards Mallacoota near the NSW border has plenty on offer. Flathead, King George and sand whiting, luderick, bream, silver trevally, tailor, pinkies, salmon and prawns are all on offer at present if you're still out towards Lakes Entrance or thinking of heading down that way.
The beaches have been producing salmon and tailor around first and last light, with Eastern beach getting runs of fish to just over a kilo. The prawns
have also been around in good numbers if you can find a quiet cove or bay to work, and we're currently just around the new moon so they should be easier
to find. Cunninghame arm, North arm, Tambo bay and around Metung have all been good.
Customer Jordan has found lots of variety in his catch lately out towards Mallacoota. Jordan has been lure fishing with mostly 'crankbait' style hardbodies
and surface pencils working the best, due to the large number of small 'school' sized king prawns in the estuaries. The sand whiting in particular
have been really fixating on the surface lures when worked correctly, and most hits have turned into solid hookups after a few small modifications
to terminal hardware. Big tailor to 60cm have also been blasting the surface offerings, along with deeper crankbaits worked through blue pockets and