Bream in October

 Hi all, im thinking of coming over from the UK in maybe october or november to visit my family. I'll probably have time for a day or twos fishing, so thought I'd have a go for bream. The question is where abouts in the river are they likely to be at this time of year. I normally come over in january and fish around Guildford, is it still worth ago there in october or do i need to go nearer the city. Don't want anyones favourite spots just a pointer in the right general direction. Thanks in advance, Cheers Billy


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Hey mate

Thu, 2015-05-28 04:58

hey mate,

for me it all depends on the rain, heavy rains will flush then down river to the saltier areas, around October ( being dryer month) they should be around in most places, Guildford is good place as any, find the snags.

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As

Thu, 2015-05-28 12:24

As Super peg says, Last year the bream and bait were all the way up to Bandiup by the first week in October.
The last 10 years the bream have hardly been flushed right out past the causeway, so any ware from the Windam bridge to Maylands will hold bream in Oct for sure.

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 Cheers guys, i watch your

Thu, 2015-05-28 13:35

 Cheers guys, i watch your vid Grant are prawns the best around bait for bream ? I have caught on them ive tried lures a couple of times to no avail yet. One more thing (pardon my ignorance) are flatheads right through the river system or are they more an estuary fish ?

 

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Flathead

Thu, 2015-05-28 15:49

Flathead do end up throughout the whole system, but usually take a while to work their way right up the river. In October there will be plenty starting to be caught, but from the city towards Fremantle in areas like Point Walter.
Prawns work well but don't last long after a bite. I keep them whole to try and avoid hooking the small bream as much. In my opinion, they must be river prawns and not the large Coral prawns, especially the further up river you go, the bigger bream can get very fussy.
They also have to be as fresh as you can get, not thawed out and refrozen like some small shops tend to sell.
I know some people by food grade prawns for bait, but to be honest, food grade seafood is not as fresh as most people think and bait is usually frozen very quickly after being caught making it the better option ( again just my opinion )
I do use other baits, one of my favourite is small mullet cut into cubes, just hooked through the back leaving plenty of hook point exposed. This can withstand the small fish picking at it until a larger one picks it up .
Your humble garden worm will also work, and I use these in the early weeks of the season to tempt fussy bream.
Any fish baits cut up will also get you hooked up in certain areas. I just prefer the river prawns, because they represent a natural food in the river system, they are easy to buy ( if you find some good ones stock up a few packets) and easy to use if hooked the right way.
For lures, I haven't used hard bodies a lot, but soft plastics work well if you are prepared to move around and search out the snaggy areas.
My go to soft plastics are the Z-Man 2in and 2.5inch grubz in Motor oil, Amber , bloodworm , and watermelon colours.
Just work them slow, with some twitches and pauses until you find the action that works well on the day .
Hope this helps , Cheers Grant .

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Thu, 2015-05-28 15:51

When you get over here, send me a PM and I will let you know where they are bitting. Might be able to meet you for a session as well

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 Cheers Grant some good info

Thu, 2015-05-28 15:58

 Cheers Grant some good info there, ill be in touch mate when i get over be nice to meet up and you can show me how its done.

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 Just as after thought,

Thu, 2015-05-28 16:10

 Just as after thought, theres a technique called drop shotting thats popular in the UK at the moment, are you guys familiar with it.? This works best with soft plastics and im sure it would work well for bream and flatheads as you can really slow down the retrieve or just jig the lure just off the bottom.

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flathead, in the warmer

Thu, 2015-05-28 16:45

flathead, in the warmer months hit the flats, small hard bodies or soft placcies if the blowies arnt too bad, find one should find more of them

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 Caught this pidgeon pair on

Fri, 2015-05-29 08:08

 Caught this pidgeon pair on Saturday arvo on some flats upriver from Maylands chasing bream

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