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Rod Shepherd

A solid bream taken near the river mouth of the Curdies River on greyback minnow.

The Hopkins River last month was experiencing a run of winter mulloway, and it appears that plenty of fish are being caught using a wide variety of methods and tactics.

I was recently in a large chain tackle store in town and while waiting at the checkout a report came in of a legal fish just caught by a land-based angler who was fishing with bait off the Mahoneys Road pontoon, which is adjacent to the boat ramp.

Meanwhile two other land-based anglers were stocking up on specialty frozen bait, such as baby bottle squid, as they had already been in the thick of the action and wanted more.

The Hoppies is also producing a few solid bream around the 40cm mark. After dark and in low light conditions some fish have been found feeding in the shallows and over the mud flats, but most fish are being taken on metal vibe lures in depths around 3m and deeper. Working the channel edges adjacent to any mud flats or reefs has seen some excellent fish taken.

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