Fish Report - 20th April 2011

First of all, we’d like to wish everyone a very happy and safe Easter.

Now, as for the fishing, it has been great in most of the local estuaries around Bundaberg, and also out on the reefs.

The Burnett River has also been producing some fantastic fish, including some big bream along the rock walls. The bream seem to be hard against the rocks, so your bait or lures need to be fished right along the rocks also to enable you to snare a big bream.

There are also some top quality whiting about. Most of the sand flats throughout the rivers should produce a feed of these on worms or yabbies. Some big grunter have also been taken with live prawns being the best bait.

The river mouths are producing some big flathead and on the top of the tides some school mackerel have also been caught.

The inshore reefs are producing good catches of grunter, snapper and sweetlip, and the offshore reefs have also been fishing well. Red emperor, coral trout, parrot and sweetlip have all been caught. Cobia and spanish mackerel have also been taken in these areas on big live and dead baits.

The local dams and impoundments have been a bit quiet lately, due to the recent rains and the drop in water temperature. If you put in the time and the effort though, you should get a bite or two.

Till next time,
Tim Mulhall.