Most of the Gippsland estuaries have started slowing down over the past month or so as the water starts to cool down. Bream, flathead and most other species
are still being caught but not in the numbers compared to the warmer months of the year. This time of year however can be good for quality size bream,
with some of the larger fish feeding up before the winter pre-spawn.
Staff member Dylan has been paddling around some of the eastern estuaries recently, where some nice flathead and bream have been caught. Most of the larger
flathead have been sitting on the flats late in the afternoons with some sun to warm the water, while a lot of bream have been caught fishing shallow
drop offs and ledges with small hardbodies.
Customer Brett fished out in the Gippsland lakes recently in search of some bream, with a few nice school fish around and eating the lures. Most of the
fish were hovering either side of 30cm, and were hitting small hardbodies like Daiwa Double Clutch 60's with gusto. Slightly warmer water temperatures
have had these fish feeding right up along bankside structure still.