Fish Report – 10th February, 2009

Well, unfortunately the weather hasn’t let up and we have still been cursed with wind, rain and more wind.  This means that we have been restricted to fishing the rivers, creeks and dams.


The rivers have been fishing well after some of the rain and local run-off.  This has stirred up the bait with a lot of small prawns about.  The grunter still seem to be the main catch at the moment - but please note that as of the 1st March the new size and bag limit laws will apply to this species as well as others.

Other catches that have been reported include some big bream, some blue salmon, and some big whiting on the full moon night tides.  There are still some flathead about but you do have to watch the size limits.


The early morning high tides before the wind starts to really blow have been producing some good numbers of school mackerel around the river mouths.  There’s been the odd Spanish mackerel mixed in with them.  Floating pilchards has been the preferred method and trolling Flasha lures and small 4” to 6” diving minnows has also resulted in some good catches.


The dams are still producing some good bass with soft plastics, bladed and bibless rattlers and spinner baits. 

Gary Leather had a session out on the Isis Balancing Storage (Lake Gregory), landing some cracker bass with a beauty of 51cm, taken on a Bassman Spinnerbait, slow rolled over the weed beds.  As the bass have been biting so softly, the key to this lure was the stinger hook trailing at the back of the skirt.

Until next time,

Tim Mulhall,

Tackle World Bundaberg Fishing Team