Fish Report - 6th May 2011

Well, the past few weeks has seen some fantastic weather, and some great fishing around the Bundaberg area.

The local rivers are producing some excellent fish, with bream being the most talked-about species. Most of the bream have come from the rocky areas. These fish have been feeding hard along the rocks, so you bait needs to be unweighted, or with only a very small weight, fished right along the rocks.

Some big grunter are still about in the deeper holes. Live-baiting in some of these holes has also produced some king salmon, mangrove jacks and a few barramundi.

There is still a small run of prawns and also a few mud crabs about.

The local beaches have also been fishing well for whiting, flathead, dart and the odd tailor, while the inshore reefs have produced some great snapper and big grunter.

The offshore reefs have also been producing some awesome fishing with most of the reefs and ledges giving up some big reds, coral trout, red-throat sweetlip and tusk fish.

The islands have also been fishing well for monster trout and sweetlip with the shoals producing some spanish mackerel and huge wahoo. Trolling big baits or high speed lures has been the best way to catch these speedsters.

Some great bass have been landed at the Isis Impoundment (Lake Gregory) by fishing during the early mornings.

Lake Monduran is a bit slow now the weather has cooled down, but persistence in the backs of the shallow bays has produced some small barra to about 70cm.

Till next time,
Tim Mulhall.