A tough week for getting conditons right to fish the right tides. Landbased, good whiting to 35cm around the weedbed to the left of the jetty and in Stevies Gutter. First pinkies reports coming from Stevies Gutter with fish to 35cm suprising a whiting angler. Estuary Perch still scattered around the Inlet with good fish to 40cm being taken at the Snags and also at the mouth to Screw creek.
Schools of salmon are following the dirty water back into the Inlet. Spinning metal lures at the entrance is producing fish to 1.5 kg. Trevally in the main channel at Mahers Landing taking white-bait and pilchard fillets. Whiting are being taken at Flatrocks with some good sized trevally. Continual fresh water flowing down the Tarwin River has flushed the Estuary Perch out into the Inlet and it has been tough to locate them.
Getting the most out of your Pipis. Pipis are the most versatile bait for estuary and beach fishing. They are a soft bait with a strong scent. But pipis have become the most expensive bait. And many small mouthed fish have no trouble at all in stealing this bait.
After a big low and a good blow, the run of Australian Salmon will follow the colder water close to shore along the beaches from Kilcunda to Venus Bay. So it’s time to dust of the cobwebs of your surf fishing gear and get ready for the time of your life battling 2kg plus fish. The premium time to fish is two hours either side of the tide. Expect a lull around the peak in the tide.
The tributaries of Anderson Inlet are getting a good flush out as we get an early taste of the Winter to come. The rain in the week sees the Tarwin River, Pound Creek, Cherry Tree Creek and Screw Creek flowing into the estuary. So where do the Estuary go during winter time and what are they feeding on???