March on the NSW South Coast is synonymous with stable weather, warm water and plenty of fishing options. In fact, the biggest problem anglers have is deciding what to target, with most species on the bite. After a summer in the estuaries dominated by flathead and whiting, bream are on the move in many systems.
They’re responding to a range of techniques, with surface lures getting great results over the flats, and soft plastics nabbing fish in the deeper water. Don’t discount good old fashioned bait, either. Bait fishing for bream in autumn can be dynamite. Striped tuna cubes, peeled prawns and worms are just a few baits that bream relish. Flathead are still around in numbers. The recent flathead competition at Narooma produced lots of lizards, although the size was reportedly down on previous years, with plenty about the 40-centimetre mark and not as many genuine “crocs”.
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