Dale Smith with a saratoga caught at Cania Dam on the weekend.

Action Aplenty Around Bundaberg

Fingers crossed this weekend looks like a cracker at this stage.  Light winds are forecast Friday and Saturday, so there might be a small window for the reef fisherman to get out and re-stock their freezers. Anglers thinking about heading offshore this weekend please jump online and check out the latest weather forecast as things can change so you stay safe on the water.

The Burnett River has bounced back this week with a heap of nice bream landed last weekend.  Fishing with fresh bait such as peeled prawns or strips of mullet fillet have been working the best.  Any of the rock walls such as Kirby’s Wall have been holding good numbers of bream, so if this keeps up it’s looking like another awesome bream season. As winter approaches a few prawns are back in the river holding in the deeper holes and up towards Austoft Rocks.  I noticed a few prawns skipping last weekend.

There has been some nice mud crabs this week with a heap of muddies caught right on the border line of 15cm, so make sure your up to speed on your size and bag limits and the crabbing around Bundy will be good for years to come. A few nice crabs have been caught in Baffle Creek with customers staying at the caravan park enjoying a good feed. 

Gordon Pullin with a mullet caught in the Burnett on lure.
Gordon Pullin with a mullet caught in the Burnett on lure.
Not much has changed this week in the Kolan River.  Prawning and crabbing have both been productive with the odd nice flathead mangrove jack or barra hooked this past week.

On the freshwater scene, I recently did a run over to Cania Dam near Monto.  This is one of my favourite little dams to chase Australian bass and saratoga.  Both species were on the chew and I had a ball catching them on surface lures and spinner baits.  I dare say it won’t be long before I get back to Cania.

Closer to home, Lake Gregory is producing some quality bass.  The better size of bass have come from the edges on soft plastics and spinner baits, whereas the most bass have come from schooled fish on small blades and tail-spinners.

A few barramundi have fired up this week at Lake Monduran.  The barra seem to be starting to get back up on the shallow flats in the back of most of the bays.  The hot lures at the dam remain to be the reliable Jackall Squirrels and Smash Minnows.

Fish with confidence,

Dale Smith

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