Fish Report - 24th October 2013

We have certainly felt summer coming over this past week around the Bundaberg area, with some very hot days and pumping northerly winds to keep things dry. However, the fishing in our area has still been red hot with all systems firing.

Baffle Creek has produced a red hot flathead bite. Best results have come by throwing soft plastics around the sand bars and trees around the mouth. A few barra and jacks have also been caught in the Baffle.

The Kolan River has seen a run of whiting and dart from around the mouth with some jack and barra also being caught in the upper reaches of the river.

The Burnett River has been the hot favourite – bream, whiting and flathead have all been popular targets. The Burnett still has a run of salmon, both blue and king. Some of the deeper holes have produced some big jacks and big grunter.

The Elliott River has plenty of flathead and whiting around the mouth and plenty of jacks and barra up the creek.

Please be aware of the barramundi closure that is coming up. This includes all saltwater rivers and creeks, as well as the freshwater Burnett and upper Kolan rivers. The closure is from midday on the 1st November to midday on the 1st February.

Barra barra are still able to be caught in Lake Monduran during this time as the dam is part of the Stocked Impoundment Permit Scheme. Monduran barra are on the go at the moment! Barra up to 80cm have been caught regularly with the backs of the bays producing the best barra bites. Jackall Squirrels and LuckyCraft Pointers have been hot favourite lures.

Till next time,

Tim Mulhall.