Fish Report - 4th October 2012

The fishing has been a bit quiet offshore around Bundaberg, due to lousy weather conditions, so most of the big boats have been tucked away in their sheds.

However, the rivers and creeks have been fishing really well.

The Elliott has been fishing well for whiting and flathead. Our instore whiting guru, Brett has been scoring really well with up to twenty whiting per session, using peeled prawns for bait. Brett has also nailed a few big flathead using the same technique.

The Burnett River has still been producing some good catches of big grunter, flathead and some monster bream. Some of the deeper holes in the river are still producing some big jacks, an odd jew and still some salmon.

There are plenty of sportfish such as trevally, queenfish and tarpon hanging around the mouths of the Burnett and Kolan Rivers and Baffle Creek. Using small chrome slugs and small blades have been the best methods to target these species.

Lake Monduran has fired up with plenty of barra being caught. Most of the bays up around “B” and “D” have produced barra. Although small at 50-80cm they are great fun. Most people are catching five to ten fish per session, so it’s been worth the efforts. The best lures by far for the Monduran barras are the Lucky Craft Pointers and Jackall Squirrels. These little lures suspend and match the bait fish size that the barra are feeding on.

Till next time,

Tim Mulhall