Fish Report - 31st October 2013

Around the Bundaberg area last weekend there was a small opportunity to head offshore. With the forecast, it looked like it would only be good enough weather for the bigger boats, but those who braved the conditions managed to score a good feed of fish. One report had some coral trout, sweetlip, some snapper and a mix of hussar and parrot. Some big Spanish mackerel have been lurking around with a monster of 34kgs caught by trolling big bonito as bait.

The tip of Fraser Island has been producing a run of small black marlin and some sailfish.

The local rivers and creeks are still fishing well with Baffle Creek producing some jacks, grunter and flathead.

The Kolan River is producing whiting, flathead and also some big jack.

The Burnett River is still firing with jew, jack, salmon and grunter being caught in the deeper holes. The mouth is producing some flathead and whiting along the rock walls.

The Elliott River seems to be the hot spot at the moment with some monster jacks being caught. I saw one photo of two jacks – one was 62cm and the other was 63cm. Both were caught off one snag in the river. There have been plenty of jack caught around the 40-45cm size also. The mouth of the Elliott is also producing some great flathead and whiting.

Lake Monduran is still producing some great barra action, mainly from the back of the bays.

Good fishing,

Tim Mulhall