Fishing | A little rain turns Yerribi golden

Spring has definitely sprung, and fishing locally has been good.

Yerribi has proven – yet again – that it’s a great fishery after rain.

Fishing the inflowing stormwater has paid off for both lure and bait anglers catching goldens; all it took was that rain a few weeks ago and it’s been fishing well ever since.

Golden perch

Golden perch

Googong has also fired up after the storm; the past few weeks it’s been consistently producing large reddies and cracking goldens.

The word on the water is the fish are shallow.

Talking about shallow goldens, many anglers fishing the Burley Bash in Lake Burley Griffin report seeing fish in less than two metres of water, and site casting at them.

Some hooked up on other lines spooked the fish; bear this in mind when approaching your next casting location.

Walk slow and steady to prevent spooking what could be a fish of a lifetime. 

On the coast, whiting have taken centre stage with some solid fish caught over the last week.

Surface action has been hot and responsible for the majority of fish, but soft plastic, beach worms, pippies and nippers have all worked too.

Snapper fishing has been extremely good on the south coast and some of the best techniques have involved anchoring up, running a thick berley trail, fishing all water columns with floating baits, bottom bashing and flicking lures and plastics throughout the water.

This method had paid off for many anglers. This is also a great way to catch an array of species including mowong and kingfish.