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16th September, 2021

Lakes Entrance The Floating Dragon is the best spot for whiting, taking pipis, mussels and worm. Trevally are around the old paddle boat shed, with the best bait being prawn. Under the Highway bridge is also landing whiting using the usual baits. Offshore at 6 Mile Reef, pinkies, morwong and leather jacket are being caught. The water temperature is at 13.3° and rising.
Lake Tyers The best spots for bream at the moment are Long Point Track, then heading up to the top end of Nowa Nowa Arm both with prawn being the preferred bait.
Mitchell River Unfortunately, the river is still dirty but give from the Grassy Banks to the river mouth a go for bream, biting on prawn and spider crab.
Tambo River Bream can be found from the power lines, onto the Lucerne Paddock, around the Bluehole and up to the Log hole, with shrimp, prawn and soft plastics.
Nicholson Best spots for bream are the Two Bridges, Car Bodies, Strait Six and up to the Junction. The favoured baits being prawn, drifting prawn, shrimp and soft plastics.

Whiting are active around Shaving Point, and Fraser Island, taking pipis, mussel and worm.

Paynesville Mullet can be found in the Strait, on worm and pipis. Some bream can be found around the town jetties with shrimp and prawn. Give Newlands Arm and Sperm Whale Head a try as well.
Holland's Landing

The Strait and Hollands Landing are producing bream and flathead, best baits being worm, soft shell and prawn. Tom’s Creek is also worth a look.

Marlo The system has the odd bream about. The surf beach is landing salmon and tailor with pilchards and poppers. If you can get offshore, they are bringing in quite a mixed bag.
Bemm River You can find bream in the lake, taking sand worm and local prawn. The river is still on the dirty side.
Tamboon Inlet The top end of Furnell Landing then heading upriver is showing good results for bream, on cut crab, prawn and shrimp. Surf beach for salmon taking pilchards and poppers.
Mallacoota Genoa River and the Top Lake are landing bream using vibes and prawn. Davis Creek and the Entrance for salmon and tailor on pilchards and poppers.
Omeo High Country Good trout are about with best results using floating worm and lures. Anglers Rest and Bundara River are the spots to try.



























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