Surf Salmon

Winter time means beach fishing for aussie salmon. And sometimes the weather during Winter doesn’t provide many other options. A northerly wind in Winter gives most beaches a nice offshore push and provides some casting distance along most local beaches. With the midst of Winter amongst us, most beaches are providing some good numbers of fish. The real highlight areas have been Kilcunda, Inverloch and Venus Bay, while further along from Lakes Entrance the surrounding beaches have been fishing well.

Customer Colin ventured up the coast a bit recently and got into some nice bream and salmon from the beach. Colin fished from the beaches in the Merimbula and Pambula areas and found salmon aplenty, with a fair number falling to bait/plastic combos fished on paternoster rigs. Bluebait on the top hook and a buoyant ‘crabproof’ plastic on the bottom dropper provided an almost endless amount of beach buckles for Colin.

Staff member Don fished the beaches around Lakes Entrance over the past fortnight and found plenty of salmon about. Don caught salmon on both bait and lure, with a solid berley trail really helping the school stick around to be caught. Double headers on the Paternoster rig were not unusual, with a bluebait and hardbody combo providing to be deadly.