Fishing Report - 15th December 2016

Well, the fishing around the Bundaberg area has improved this past week.  Maybe it was the small amount of rain we had, so the coming weeks will tell, and more rain won’t hurt.

There has been a good number of school mackerel and an odd Spanish mackerel floating around the inshore reefs. High speed spinning with Flasha Spoons has been the best way to catch these mackerel. 

There has been a good number of queenfish and trevally about the river mouths with most being caught on soft plastics. 

Most of the rivers and creeks have seen good numbers of flathead, sicklefish and plenty of grunter.  The grunter were in big numbers and most are bordering on the legal size limit, so measuring is a must, but also using larger baits has helped to catch the bigger grunter.

Some of the rock walls have held a few mangrove jack.  Fishing the last of the run-out tide using soft plastic paddle-tails has been working well on the jacks.

The bit of rain we have had has got the crabs on the move, so dust off the pots and have a go, but please remember to mark your crab pots correctly to abide by the fisheries laws.

Lake Monduran has fished really well this week for big barra.  The warmer weather really turns on the big barra.  Most of Monduran’s big barra are caught on the major wind-blown points leading into bays, with Bird Bay and the north arm of “B” section being the hot spots.

Most of the Jackall Squirrell lures and the Z-Man 6 inch Swimmerz have been the hot favourite lures for these barra, and please remember your Stocked Impoundment Permit before fishing this lake.


Till next time,

Tim Mulhall
Tackle World Bundaberg