Fishing Report - 6th April 2017

The good news for the Bundaberg area is that all our local rivers are back to normal river heights and there was minimal damage as ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie passed down the coast.

Although the Bundaberg region received good soaking rain and topped up all our local impoundments to capacity, we were lucky to miss the massive rains that other areas experienced.

Fishing in the Burnett River should be a little tough for the next weekend until the water starts to clean up, but we’ve heard some fantastic reports of some nice muddies being caught and this should only improve as we get closer to Easter.

It sounds like the mud crabs are on in Baffle Creek as well, with locals making the most of the windy conditions.

If you are keen for a fish this weekend, try around our many river mouths and along the beaches, looking for cleaner water.  A few reports have come in from Coonarr and Woodgate beaches where the school kids on holidays were catching a few dart, whiting, bream, flathead and the odd grunter, with fresh river prawns and beach worms both working well.

On the fresh water scene, Lake Gregory has not really been affected and the bass and saratoga are both on the chew.

Despite the water levels at Lake Monduran running over the spillway, the impoundment is still fishing very well, with a few barramundi caught over the magic metre in the main basin during this past week.

The boys from Sunwater has told us that a few barra have gone over the spillway, but let’s hope the numbers are minimal and the dam bounces back really quickly.

As always, check the local forecast before heading out and about over the school holidays.

Just finally, our thoughts are with everyone who was affected by last week’s natural disaster and we hope that everyone stays safe as flood waters continue to make their way to the coast all over Queensland.


Fish with confidence,
Dale Smith
Tackle World Bundaberg