Spring 2011 has been late arriving and with that normal fishing patterns have been different.
The FLATHEAD like the weather and the water a little warmer but can still be taken in the shallower areas where they will be soaking up the warmth from the sun. As soon as the water temperature rises a couple of degrees the FLATHEAD will become much more aggressive and will begin to attack the soft plastics and lures.
There have been some nice BREAM around the oyster leases in the lower end of Wallis Lake. These fish will take most fresh baits and should be fished with the least weight on the line as the conditions will allow. Also have the drag set tight as, once hooked, these fish will head to the first oyster rack they can find.
The BLACK FISH (LUDERICK) are around in large schools but they keep moving around the Lake. Once located, they have been biting freely with some very nice fish being taken. There is a better than normal supply of Green Weed around this year which is a great advantage. Breckenridge Channel has become the home of a large school of SILVER TREVALLY. Once encountered, you can depend on some hard and fast action.
As the temperature rises, the popular WHITING are rapidly increasing in numbers. We now have a constant supply of live beach worms at the Boatshed so catching a nice feed of Whiting will not be a problem. These fish are also great fun caught on poppers or small soft plastics, also available for sale at Blue Peter Boatshed. Most of the islands in WALLIS LAKE have beach areas around them and these are ideal spots for relaxing family picnics. These shallow spots are a great place to throw a line out and catch some WHITING.
Our BLUE PETER boats are well equipped family sized boats and we supply a comprehensive map of WALLIS LAKE, fishing gear hire, if required, and will have the latest fishing information available for you
With the water temperature at 22 to 24 degrees the FLATHEAD have really become active. After a slow start to the season they are now taking plastics and lures readily. For those not yet converted to fishing with plastics, a piece of Mullet Fillet or Pilchard drifted along the channels will get you a nice feed of Flatties.
WHITING are around in big numbers this year and are mostly being taken with live worms, which we have for sale on a continuous basis. Surface poppers used in the shallows are also a fun way to catch these great little fighters.
The big BREAM are proving hard to catch. The crystal clear warm water, along with the extra boat traffic has the bigger BREAM hiding in the oyster leases or in the deeper water. Fishing into the leases between the racks will be the most productive way to catch yourself a bigger fish.
Wallis Lake is full of BLACK FISH (LUDERICK) at the moment and are being caught in big numbers by those targeting them. This is rather strange given the high water temperature as they are normally a winter fish.
BLUE SWIMMER and MUD CRABS are plentiful and will only increase in the coming weeks.
The school JEWIES seem to have left the Lake and are being taken quite regularly off the beaches using pilchards or live worms as bait. Big 20 kg plus JEWIES are also about but are mostly caught along the breakwall using live mullet or large soft plastics.
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Spring is now with us and with that the fishing patterns have normally fairly sluggish in early Spring and are mostly caught on bait. However, with warmer water they are much more active and are being taken regularly on plastics and hard bodied lures. Plenty of spare plastic lures are recommended as the PIKE and LEATHERJACKETS like to chew them off!
BREAM are still the main catch in Wallis Lake and are easily taken on a large variety of baits – great fun for the kids. The bigger BREAM are very shy because of the crystal clear water.
Fishing around and into the oyster leases will greatly increase your chances of hooking some larger fish but be prepared for a few bust ups.
Most of the islands in WALLIS LAKE have beach areas around them and these are ideal spots for relaxing family picnics. These shallow spots are a great place to throw a line out and catch some WHITING. Live worms or nippers are the best WHITING bait however, peeled prawn tail also works very well.
Our BLUE PETER boats are well equipped family sized boats and we supply a comprehensive map of WALLIS LAKE, fishing gear hire, if required and will have the latest fishing information available for you.
With the cooler weather and crystal clear water, the big BREAM are proving a little difficult to catch. These big fish are not venturing far from cover, so floating a fresh mullet strip or prawn bait as close to the oyster leases as possible should get some positive results.
There are a lot of LEATHERJACKET about making soft plastic fishing frustrating, as they chew them to pieces. However, a small long shank hook and a piece of prawn will catch you a nice bag of these delicious LEATHERJACKET.
LUDERIC are everywhere in the lake at the moment but with everybody chasing them the local green weed supply is depleted, so if you are travelling up from Sydney it may pay to bring some green weed with you.
TAYLOR and TREVALLY are also very active now. This season FLATHEAD are more active than they are normally in Winter.
At Blue Peter Boatshed, we have a good range of frozen Bait and all the tackle needs for fishing Wallis Lake and Surrounds.
EASTER, 2010 and the NSW School Holidays are almost here and the weather at Wallis Lake, Forster, is continuing very warm and sunny and just ideal for Boating and Fishing.
FLATHEAD were late arriving this season but are now around in good numbers and are being caught mainly as good size table fish.
WHITING & BREAM are still very active with the larger bream coming in from the ocean in the near future.
LUDERICK (Blackfish) are plentiful at present, which seems earlier than usual, and can be caught on fresh green weed.
There is a great presence of very tasty Blue Swimmer Crabs in the Lake also. They can be easily caught as they will readily take your flathead bait.
Other varieties such as Trevally, Leatherjacket and Sole can be caught using a variety of Bait that we sell here at BLUE PETER BOATSHED along with a good range of Tackle, sun hats, sunscreen and All your boating needs. Drinks, snacks, ice creams and ICE are also available. Our fishing advice and detailed coloured map is invaluable!!!
We are open from 8am to 5pm daily with extended hours over the coming Easter and School holidays so come and find us at 95 Little Street
Owner Warren Nixon