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
Owner Warren Nixon