Fish Report - 21st November 2013

Finally some much need rain has hit our area giving us a good soaking. Most of the area received around 50mm putting some localized run off into the rivers and creeks. This should get the mud crabs moving.

Fishing has still remained great with the Baffle and Kolan producing some awesome mangrove jacks with most major rock bars and snags producing two or three big jacks per session. Live baiting and luring with suspending lures has been the favoured methods. The Baffle and Kolan have also produced some good catches of whiting and flathead around the mouths.

The Burnett is still producing a feed as well with some great bream being caught along the rockwalls. The sand flats are producing some good sized flathead and whiting. The deeper holes have had some big grunter and jacks pulled out of them.

For a bit of fun there are schools of small pelagics going up and down the river. Trevally, queensfish, tarpon and tailor are all being caught on small blades and soft plastics.

Offshore fishing has been very limited because of the weather but a few early morning sessions have been had on the inshore reefs and the Cochrane Artificial with some squire, sweetlip, grunter and spanish mackerel all being caught.

The Isis is fishing well for bass with 20 bass a session not being uncommon with a number up to 45cm. The best catches are being taken on Jackall TN60 and soft plastics being rolled our slowly in the middle of the impoundment.

Monduran is still producing barras regularly at most of the major points leading into the bays. Jackalls, Rapala and Lucky Craft lures have been the favourites.

Till next time,

Tim Mulhall.