Fish Report – 22nd March 2012

Well, the past week has seen some pretty ordinary weather around the Bundaberg area, with wind, rain and more wind!

The weather just won’t let up, so most of the fishing has been done in the creeks, rivers and dams, which have all been fishing well.

The bigger tides have pushed some salt back up most of the estuary systems, but it’s most of the river mouths that have produced the best fishing.

A small run of tailor have moved along the coast and have been caught on lures such as Flasha’s and small deep diving lures. There is also some blue salmon running along the beaches as well.

The sand flats are loaded with flathead at the moment so cast soft plastics or small hard-bodies into three or four feet of water, and use a slow steady retrieve.

There is also some nice jack and fingermark about that have been taken on both lures and live baits.

The Isis Impoundment (Lake Gregory) is still producing some great bass fishing on the usual Jackall lures and Spinnerbaits.

Lake Monduran has produced some nice barra this week with some anglers catching three or four barra per trip. Although small - 50cm to 70cm - these are great fun on lighter gear. The bottle brush trees that are half-submerged in the back of the bays seem to be what the smaller barras like as a hiding spot as they are bushy and provide plenty of cover for them. Small suspending lures are the trick with the Halco Hamma 85 and Jackall Squirrel being the lures of choice.

Till next time,

Tim Mulhall