Fish Report - 17th June 2010

Well, the local Bundaberg area has seen some unsettled weather over the past week or so – wind, a bit of rain and a bit more wind, and this was enough to stop us from heading offshore, so most of the anglers opted to fish the rivers, creeks and river mouths.

The local river mouths are holding plenty of bait and this brings out the bigger fish. Schools of tailor, queenfish, trevally and even school mackerel have all been caught. Trolling small baitfish-sized lures in chrome colours and casting chrome spinners and spoons are the best ways to catch the pelagics.

There are still good numbers of winter whiting about. Some of the whiting have been caught on squid and yabbies, bu the bulk have been caught on the new Berkley Gulp Worm soft plastics. These lures are catching the winter whiting hand over fist and outfishing any of the bait. It really is amazing.

The upper reaches of the rivers are still fishing well. Big bream and plenty of flathead are still on the chew. There are a few schools of tailor and blue salmon working up the Burnett River with most anglers using live baits such as poddy mullet and sprats to snag a salmon.

There is a small run of mud crabs still about so it’s worth throwing in a pot. Throw a cast net in the boat as well, as there are still a few prawns about.

The bass and barra in the local dams and impoundments have slowed right up with this cooler weather, so we will have to wait for some warmer weather to land these guys once again. Bring on summer!

Till next time,
Tim Mulhall
Tackle World Bundaberg Fishing Team