Fish Report - 26th June 2014

In the Bundaberg area the Burnett River is still alive with bait fish. At this time of the year, the rock walls around the river hold a good population of bream and flathead. There has also been nice catches of grunter, whiting and the odd barra and jewfish still being caught on both live baits and soft plastics down towards the mouth of the Burnett.

Baffle Creek and the Kolan River are also fishing very well for large bream and flathead with a few tailor and queenfish at the mouth of both systems to provide anglers with fantastic sport fishing on light gear.

The winter whiting are still schooled up off Woodgate. Most anglers are managing to get their bag limit in a few hours. Try drifting different areas to locate better size fish. To target the whiting try using a size 6 bloodworm hook and the lightest sinker possible to reach the bottom. The best baits have been squid, yabbies and even sand worms which sometimes out-fish the others.

Lake Monduran has cooled down during the past fortnight. The current water temperature is ranging from 19 to 22 degrees. Barra can still be caught but they seem to be hanging close to structure on shallow, sandy points with deeper water close by. Try and pick a time when the weather has been stable with the same wind direction and on a rising barometer. Winter is a fantastic time to fish the dam and with a bit of thought put in, some top sessions can be had.

Fish with confidence,
Dale Smith