It's been a pretty good start to February with some nice fish showing up throughout the river. The river mouth area has had plenty of Flathead taking soft plastics such as the Berkley Gulp Nemesis. The dog beach and frying pan have had Whiting taking small translucent surface lures, live worms and yabbies. Golden Trevally and GTs have been caught in the Woods Bays and the coast guard area. For the keen lure anglers throw small prawn imitation plastics, Ecogear Dragon Maggots, Berkley Power bait Minnows and Keitech Easy Shiners.
There's also been some pup Jacks caught throughout the river! Staff member Max was fishing the river and landed 8 Jacks in one session on surface. Try behind the back of the sound and up in between the lakes.
The weather hasn't been too spectacular for the offshore anglers with persistent winds, however for those getting out have been getting the rewards. Mark Bisman (image) caught a HUGE 36.4kg Spanish Mack at Sunshine Reef on a pilchard floater! Ed got out the other day and boated a nice spaniard along with Tuskfish and other mixed reefies.
Lake Macdonald has been a little quiet for the edge bite however it's still worth throwing surface early mornings and late afternoons for a Bass or Toga. Out at Borumba, the toga have been taking spinnerbaits, surface lures such as the Cultiva Zip N Ziggy's, and suspenders such as the Nories Laydown Minnow.
The Hooked On Team