Once again, some ordinary weather is predicted for the Bundaberg area this weekend.
Unfortunately with the strong winds forecast, there won’t be too much offshore action, so any fishing this weekend will be restricted to our local river and impoundments. Luckily enough both of these options have had some great reports during the past week.
Baffle Creek has been fishing very well. Flathead have probably been the most common species caught at the moment, but there has also been some quality salmon, nice grunter and bream caught as the days start to cool down.
The Kolan is also firing. Flathead and whiting have been caught on the sand flats around the mouth and some good bream, trevally, queenfish and an odd mangrove jack are still hanging around further upstream.
With the new moon last Monday night, the tides by the weekend should be smaller and this will be a good opportunity to get out and hook into some of the massive bream we keep hearing about.
This is possibly one of the best starts to the bream season we’ve seen in years with Kirby’s Wall in the Burnett being one of the hot spots. Bait such as peeled prawns and chook gut have been working well, but more and more anglers are having success catching bream on soft plastics.
The Elliott has also been a hot spot with some fantastic whiting around 40cm, and flathead around the many sand flats. Try casting metal slugs and poppers around the mouth for trevally and big queenfish to test your gear.
At Lake Gregory, the bass have been on the chew with early morning sessions nailing a few nice bass. Surface poppers cast towards the weed edges and lily pads and worked back slowly have been getting slammed with bass up to 30cm. There’s also good numbers of small fish starting to school up and they’ve been hitting small blades and Slider soft plastics.
As the water temperature starts to fall at Lake Monduran, the barra are beginning to become harder to catch, but it’s still worth a look. Try fishing the shallow flats late in the afternoons. These areas should be one or two degrees warmer and that’s all you need to get a barra to fire up. Suspending hard bodies from Jackall and Maria with lures in a white colour have been receiving the most strikes.
Fish with confidence,