Fish report 22.04.10

Well, the weather in the local Bundaberg area has once turned for the worse, so most of the fishing this week has been done in the local rivers, creeks and dams, with the Burnett River fishing exceptionally for most species.

Reports have shown large bream as the main catch with a bycatch of whiting, flathead, grunter and even jewfish.  Most of the bream have come from the rocky areas throughout the river using chook gut and whitebait as the main baits.
A lot of the flathead have been caught by trolling small diving lures around most of the sand banks, with pink being a hot colour.

The Burnett River mouth is producing some small mackerel and a lot of these fish are small, so anglers need to be aware of the current size limits regarding mackeral.  There has been reports this week of some tailor making their presence felt as well.

Further up the river the deeper holes are also fishing well.  Large jack, fingermark, cod and even jew have been caught, especially using live baits. 

The coastal beaches have been producing some nice whiting and dart with worms, yabbies and pippies being the best bait.

The Isis Impoundment (Lake Gregory) is producing some great bass fishing in the early morning on surface poppers.  As the day heats up the fish are moving out into the deeper water.  Jigging on soft plastics and bibless minnows is the best method for deep water bassing.
Lake Monduran is well and truly on the improve and at the Barra Tournament which was held on the dam last weekend, over forty barra were caught.  The barra were hanging in 10-15 feet of water, with the smaller barra in close and the bigger barra out deeper in about 20 feet of water.  The key was to get your lures down to these depths and fish a nice slow retrieve.  Also trolling the main basin with 15-20 feet diving lures produced some large barramundi.

Till next time,
Tim Mulhall
Tackle World Bundaberg Fishing Team