Lake Tyers on fire

Lakes Tyers continues to be a hotspot with many anglers, with the Easter weekend providing some excellent weather and fishing the those on the lake. The lake has been producing large tailor and some excellent bream, with some very good flathead fishing on offer also. Anglers fished the lake’s flats and shallow sandy margins are being rewarded with some very nice bream, many of which are around 40cm. Customer Paul managed fish around the 40cm fishing shallow running hardbodies over the flats over the weekend.

The large flathead are the main drawcard for anglers fishing the main lake basin and inlets. Fishing with larger lures is the main technique in attracting the larger flathead out of ambush. Swimbaits, glidebaits and large soft plastics are the main lure choices that flathead-savvy anglers have tied on. Fish well into the 90cm mark have been caught around the shallow flats and hunting ledges, with that benchmark 1m fish lurking somewhere in the lake’s confines.

Customer Dan fishes the lake regularly and catches his fair share of fish. Dan has caught plenty of solid flathead on swimbaits and soft plastics but has recently trialed some large surface lures and crawlers – with good results. Dan has been fishing surface lures in the 100mm to 170mm size range and slowly working them over any likely ambush points in the shallows, with some of the large fish really belting the offerings. Dan’s latest session on the lake using this method produced 4 fish between 75 and 90cm in one morning. It pays to experiment sometimes!