Fish Report - 12th May 2011

Over the past month we have seen some fantastic fishing in the local Bundaberg area, and as we go to press, the fishing is still red hot!

Most of the rivers and creeks have been producing some excellent fish. There has been a run of sand/summer whiting, as well as a good run of winter whiting, with worms and yabbies being the favourite baits.

The rock walls in the Burnett River have been producing some big bream. The bream are hard against the rocks and your bait must be right in their face or you won’t catch them. Some big fish have come out of the deeper holes in the river, using live baits. Big jack, cod, grunter and the odd barra have been caught.

Other species being caught at the moment include salmon and jew, and there has been a sprinkling of prawns and crabs about also.

The Cochrane Artificial Reef has produced some snapper and big grunter. A lot of the offshore grounds – when weather permits – have produced some great reef fish with the 15-Mile area producing some big trout, parrot and sweetlip. Trolling big baits has also produced some great spanish mackerel.

Bass have been chewing their heads off out at the Isis Impoundment (Lake Gregopry), with Blades and small deep diving Cranks being the lures to use.

The barra in Lake Monduran are slow at the moment with the water temperatures dropping, and the ones that are being caught are only small – around 50-70cm, but are still great fighters at this size. You just have to put in some time and effort to score a barra.

Till next time,

Tim Mulhall