Fish Report - 19th August, 2010

With a window of opportuinity predicted in the Bundaberg area this weekend, the local reef anglers should get the chance to wet a line.

On the outer reefs sweetlip, hussar, red emperor and spanish mackeral will be the main target species, and live baiting for these should produce best results.

On the closer inshore reefs and gutters most anglers are targeting snapper. Creating a good berley trail increases your chances of catching these fish.
Whole squid, pilchards and six inch soft plastics will always produce good results. The occasional tailor are still patrolling the beaches, and again whole pilchards, ganged with 3 x 4/0 hooks should land a few.

Scattered prawns are being taken in the Burnett River around the Port area.

Large whiting and flathead are still being taken at the mouths of both the Burnett River and Baffle Creek, and there are still blue salmon present in the deeper holes of the local rivers and creeks. Live baiting on the night tides has been producing the best results.

On the freshwater scene Lake Gregory is still producing nice bass in the early morning on surface lures, and with the wind shifting to the north this weekend, Lake Monduran would be a prime area to target large barramundi which will be hanging around in the shallows.

Till next time,
Gary Leather
Tackle World Bundaberg Fishing Team