Fish Report - 18th November 2010

We have finally had a great run of weather with some calm, hot, sunny, windless days around the local Bundaberg area, allowing a lot of boats to head offshore.

Most landed their fair share of fish, including some big coral trout. These were caught by dropping big livies to the bottom and hanging on! Sweetlip, parrot, cod and hussar made up the rest of the catch.

Some big spanish mackerel and cobia have been caught by floating out a live bait or a dead slimey or yakka.

For those keen on game fishing, some big tuna, marlin, sailfish and dolphin fish have all been caught out wide, with small skirted lures trolled at 6-7 knots being the best method.

The inshore grounds have been producing some mackerel, cobia and sweetlip.

Some whiting and dart have been moving along the beaches so this could be worth a go.

The local river mouths have been producing some big flathead and grunter with soft plastics being a big hit.

Up the rivers the deeper holes and rock bars have been producing some great jack fishing. Live baits are the key to a big jack. Live sprat, poddy mullet or big prawns will do the trick.

The rock walls in the Burnett River are still producing some good bream with blades and soft plastics being favourites.

Bass are still on the chew in the Isis Impoundment (Lake Gregory) with Poppers and Spinnerbaits.

The past week of northerly winds should turn on the barra at Lake Monduran with the water temperatures heating up and bait being more active. Targeting the points leading into the bays with soft plastics should see big barra hitting your decks.

Till next time,
Tim Mulhall
Tackle World Bundaberg Fishing Team