As an angler, spring is my favourite time of year to be out on the water.
Fish activity is at its peak and all over the region fish are out to play.
On the coast, estuaries are alive with activity and with water temps starting to rise, surface is where it's at.
Bream, flathead and whiting are really starting to bite.
Sugar pens have been a favourite for many anglers and they continue to dominate the surface scene.
Working lures along the flats on an outgoing tide is best. Big tip: add pauses in your retrieve and don't give up as fish will hit right next to the boat.
Inshore reefs are still fishing well for your favourites; sand flatties are starting fire on the sand with some good reports coming in a little north, off Kioloa and Jervis Bay, in 50m of water where some bigger models are hanging around.
Most bays this time of year are now starting to fill with bait fish, and we all know finding the bait will find the fish.
Flathead, bream whiting and jew fish will all start to feed and more active species like salmon, tailor and kings should be busting up off deeper headlands.
Keep your eyes peeled for bird activity as this will be your best indication for finding schools of fish.
A simple metal slice will be a great option to get it out over the surf and into the strike zone; speed is the key in your retrieval.
Burrinjuck has been fishing quite well (wind permitting); working trees and the edges have both paid dividends.
Try silent Jackals and transams on the bank and the good old grubs on the trees.
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