Fish Report - 14th June 2013

The past week has seen some ups and downs in the weather around Bundaberg and this has limited the bigger boats from getting out.

The small window of light wind mid-week only let the keen anglers head out. Most only went as far as the Fifteen Mile gutter and most of these guys caught a good feed of fish including hussar, tuskfish, sweetlip and the odd coral trout. A few nice spanish mackerel were caught in the same area by floating out a big bait or trolling deep diving lures.

All the local rivers and creeks are still fishing red-hot with all systems producing some big grunter. Most have been caught in the deeper holes on large prawns for bait.

Baffle Creel and the Kolan River have been fishing well down around the mouths for flathead and whiting. A few small tailor have also showed up in these areas.

The Burnett River has been fishing well with big bream and grunter being the target species. Most of the deeper holes and rock walls have been the spots to be. Other species that have been taken include cod, jack and king salmon.

The Elliott River seems to be the hot spot with small trevally and queenfish everywhere. Chasing them on small poppers has been the best way to catch them. The late evening run-in tides have been producing the Elliot’s famous big whiting in prawns or worms. Again, plenty of bream, flathead and grunter have all been caught in the Elliott as well.

Most areas have been producing some great mud crabbing, so dust off the pots and give them a go.

Till next time,

Tim Mulhall