Lake Macquarie proves to be fruitful spot for fishing

LAKE Macquarie has been the standout fishing location.

Swansea Channel and Salts Bay has a large number of salmon being caught on soft plastics and fly.

Anglers fishing on the sand flats have been catching whiting using live worms for bait.

The western side the lake has been holding schools of baitfish.

Fishing in and around the bait schools has produced flathead, tailor and mulloway.

Beach fishing has been all about salmon and tailor.

There have been some bream and flathead caught in the Hunter River.

Rock fishos have been catching some nice black drummer and luderick around Catherine Hill Bay.

This Monday, September 1, is the opening of bass season in the rivers.

A flush of fresh water will allow the fish to move upstream after spawning.

Spinner baits work well as the fish are active and feeding, can cover a lot of water and are almost snag-proof, making them a great lure for this style of fishing.