Hayden from Compleat Angler at Windang said the recent swell that was pushed back from the strong winds on the weekend, has stirred things up and species like snapper, bream and rock blackfish have moved in very close to the rock faces to forage and feed.
Numbers of each fish will depend on the amount of crustaceans and shellfish that have been dislodged from the swells and the wave action that hammered the more south facing areas.
Best to fish very light almost unweighed baits into the suds. Better sessions have been late arvos and before first light as when the sun hits the horizon, fish will seek deeper areas during the daylight hours.
Offshore the flathead drifts have been producing well and all you have to do is find the drifts the jackets and toads aren't frequenting.
The water is still warm out wide and tuna and marlin should still be around. There are heaps of bait pods from the 70 fathom line eastwards.
Accurate use and analysis of sounder readings to locate schools is required before putting down a livie or two.
Beaches have been holding salmon and tailor, especially along the gutters on south beach Shellharbour, Windang beach and the lake entrance breakwalls.
Reminder the breakwalls out towards Bass Point are designated construction sites and entry is prohibited.
The recent morning frosts have cod fisho's rubbing their hands together as murray cod will start to get active when the cold sets in.
They will be very active on surface paddlers, swim baits and big artificial flys before winter hits as they try to fatten up before the breeding season starts shortly.