The Gippsland lakes are still fishing well for estuary species such as bream, mullet and flathead. The lakes around Paynesville and Metung has been good along with the Nicholson, Tambo and Mitchell rivers. Bream are being caught on baits such as chicken gut, prawn and glassies, while the flatties are loving glassies at the moment. Customer Colin fished from the banks of the Tambo river just recently with his kids where they caught a heaps of nice bream. Using bait of prawn the guys got into a heap of fish and had a heap of fun.  Customer Thao also fished the lakes near Metung recently to get a few schooled up bream, and some nice table sized flatties from the area also. Plastics and vibes were the best types of lures for him.


After a good flush, most of the rivers that feed the Gippsland Lakes are fishing well for bream. The trick is locating the fish at this time of year, as they tend to school up a bit more and congregate - which can sometimes be bad and good. Normally river entrances are a good area to target these fish, where there is more clean, salty water pushing in.

Customer Michael did a spot of bait fishing from the banks of the Tambo river last week where he reported that the fish were about and hungry enough. He found that baits of local crab and shrimp were the most productive, landing fish to just shy of 40cm on these baits. Michael found that the area around the boat ramp was also a good place to start.