Fish Reoprt - 27th January 2011

Well, the fishing in the local Bundaberg area is improving as the salt starts to make it’s way back up the rivers and creeks after the floods.

The Elliott River seems to be fishing the best at the moment as most of the fresh has stopped flowing. Some big grunter, bream and some great flathead have been caught. Using large baits such as mullet fillets and large prawns have been the best baits.

The Burnett River has been a bit harder to fish as the fresh is still flowing, but the rocky areas around the mouth have produced some big bream and the odd jack and cod.

There are also a few crabs getting about, so try your luck and drop in a pot or two.

The inshore reefs are producing some great snapper and grunter as well as some big spanish mackerel. Trolling garfish is the best method for landing the mackerel.

The outer reefs have also produced some red hot action including red emperor, coral trout, sweetlip and tuskfish and there has also been some big cobia getting around.

We have had no reports of any catches at Lake Monduran this week. Things are a bit slow as the dam is still overflowing by more then 70cm, and looks like it will be for a while yet.

The Isis Impoundment (Lake Gregory) has been producing some red hot bass fishing. Bass to 50cm have been common with an early morning surface bite and then fishing the weed edges where the bass seem to patrol during the day. Spinnerbaits and small Blades are the go-to lures.

Till next time,
Tim Mulhall