16 July 2015

Hope all the school kids had a fantastic break over the school holidays and managed to get Mum or Dad out into the great outdoors to catch a few fish.

Unfortunately after a few days of good weather throughout this week, the winds around the Bundaberg area are expected to freshen towards the weekend, restricting any offshore action.

The good news is this cold snap should make an already awesome bream season possibly even better.  This year the bream fishermen around Bundy have been chasing some crackers.  Fish up to 40cm have been caught regularly and mullet fillets, chook gut or chicken breast cut into strips or cubes have all been working extremely well.

Anglers preferring to use lures have had plenty of action also.  Some of the hot soft plastics on bream lately have been the smaller Z-Man 2.5” Grubz and the 80mm Squidgie Wrigglers, rigged on the lightest weight possible, with both working well.

The Burnett has been hard to drive past.  The numbers of nice bream, grunter, flathead, whiting and blue salmon that keep getting caught each week is amazing.

Probably the most exciting species caught during the past week have been the blue salmon and tailor up to 50cm.  Once located using your sounder, try targeting with both soft plastics and hard vibes.  The Duel Fintail Vibe has been doing the job on these local sports fish lately.

The news at Lake Monduran has been a little quiet.  The latest cold snap will affect how the barra feed.  It is still possible to catch a few barra with stable weather conditions.  Target the shallow sun-warmed bays during afternoon sessions. 

The bass at Lake Gregory have been well and truly schooled up in the deeper part of the lake and are responding well to many different styles of lures.  Small blades, tailspinners, Jackall TN60’s, soft plastics and slow rolled spinner baits are all accounting for good numbers of bass.

Fish with confidence,
Dale Smith