The Black Bream is found
in the estuarine and inshore coastal waters of southern Western Australia.
Dawn, dusk and night fishing for bream provide the best results. Entrances
to estuaries find bream hiding in deep holes and channels during low tide, but
can be caught on flats at high tide.
Bream are a tough fish. They
are built to handle salinity and temperature changes which would kill
oceanic fish species.
Catching them is an interesting
exercise, they pick the bait up and will swim off a short distance with it
in their mouth and then stop, spit it out and move it around. They
will do this maybe three or four times before taking it property, strike
early and you'll lose the fish. It goes against all your fishing
instincts and it's an agonising wait, but it's probably the single biggest
reason why people miss hookups on bream.
From a bait perspective it pays to go
fishing with a few options, they like river prawns, mulies, bony herring
just to name some of the bait options for catching this wily critter.