Fishing Report 12th October 2017

There may be a chance for some offshore fishing around the Bundaberg area this weekend, although it will pay to keep an eye on up to date forecasts to see how it pans out.  Also, please be aware that from Tuesday the 17th October through to Saturday the 21st October we will see the first of the annual Coral Reef Fin Fish closure, to allow our reef fish to spawn.

The recent fresh that had come down our river systems to Bundaberg is starting to clear and the fishing will start to come good.  For now most systems have fished well including the Baffle and Kolan Rivers.  Mangrove jacks have really been on the chew during the hot weather; a few grunter and flathead have been caught down around the mouths.  There has also been a few school mackerel out the front of these river mouths.

The trusty old Burnett River has cleaned up quite well.  Good numbers of bream and cod have been caught along the rock walls.  Some of the deeper holes heading up stream have held numbers of three tooth jew, and they are there in good numbers and are of quality size.  Flathead, salmon and an odd mangrove jack have also been caught in the upper reaches of the Burnett.

The Elliott River is clean also with flathead and whiting making up most of the catches.  The coastal beaches from Coonarr to Woodgate have seen some fantastic catches of dart and whiting as well as a few flathead; the first of the making tide seems to be best. 

The Burrum River is another river to start making mention of as the past few weeks have seen a few good sized jacks and barra being caught in this system.  The gravel bed out from Walkers Point on the Burrum has also produced some quality grunter.

Lake Monduran has turned it on this week with these northerly winds really kicking the barra into gear.  Let’s hope this action continues for the Annual Lake Monduran Family Fishing Classic being held this weekend on 14th and 15th October.  Barra to one metre long have been caught so it’s shaping up to be a cracker comp.  We hope to see you there!

Till next time
Tim Mulhall
Tackle World Bundaberg