Fish Report - 19th Nov 2009

Well the start of the hot weather is upon us in the Bundaberg area, with some scorcher hot days mid week putting the jacks on the bite.  Using live baits along the rocky banks and deeper holes of the local rivers and fishing them hard on the bottom has been producing results.  Prawns, mullet and gar are the favored live baits.  Using these methods other species such as cod, finger mark, big flathead and barra have been caught.

Please beware that saltwater barra have a closed season at the moment so any of these fish caught during midday 1st November to midday 1st February must be released.

The gravel beds in the Burnett River are still producing some good grunter and bream. The sand flats are still producing excellent flathead - fishing with soft plastics being the only lures to use.

Unfortunately due to the Coral Reef Fin Fish closure, there has been no offshore fishing done this week.

The local river mouths are producing some great sports fishing, with trevally, queenfish and small mackerel all being caught.

Again with the hot northerly winds, the barra at Lake Monduran have been on the chew. The main basin seems to be a hot spot for both the trollers and lure casters, trolling 20ft diving lures and casting soft plastics.  The average size of the barra at the moment range between 1m and 1.2m long and they are big healthy fish.

The Isis Impoundment (Lake Gregory) is producing a hot early morning surface bite with bass to 50cm caught using Zip’n’Ziggys.  As the sun comes up later in the day,  blades and spinner baits have been preferred.

Till next time,

Tim Mulhall