can be seen as areas on the contour map where the lines are spaced
well apart. Some flats can be as small as a tennis court or as
large as many hectares. There is no major topographical changes
over these areas as they tend to gently slope or undulate. Never
overlook these areas however as the smallest bit of structure
in the from of a log or stump or even hump or bump attracts fish
to it like an oasis in the desert. These flats owe their existence
to the graziers and farmers who cleared the land for pasture areas
prior to the lake flooding.
find that the secret to fishing these areas is to watch the depth
sounder continually and concentrate working areas in a methodical
pattern to locate fish. It is known the fish do move through these
areas on a transition basis. At times schools of active bass in
LakeSomerset provide excellent fishing on the flats.