Callum Peek with the large cod he caught off Bundaberg recently.

Action aplenty off Bundaberg

How good was it earlier this week to see a few days of great weather? This meant that plenty of boats got offshore from Bundaberg and out along the coast.

There was action aplenty out wide with coral trout, sweetlip, cod, cobia and Spanish mackerel all being caught. The smaller boats that fished the inshore reefs also got some quality fish. Grunter, snapper and grass sweetlip have been caught fishing the bottom, and plenty of school mackerel and tuna have been caught by high speed spinning metal lures.

Most of the river mouths from Baffle Creek to the Elliott River have seen plenty of queenfish and trevally getting about. Some of the queenfish are nearly one metre long and are great sport. Most of these fish have been caught on metals and surface poppers.

Heading up the rivers, there are still good numbers of bream and whiting about. They are both there in good numbers and are of quality size. The last of the run-out tide, fishing with yabbies or worms has been the way to catch a feed.

Some of the deeper holes and rock bars have still held a few grunter, jack and a few blue salmon. Live baiting or using Vibe-style lures has been the most effective.

Rumour has it that a few prawns and mud crabs are out and about, so this could be well worth your effort.

Lake Gregory is fishing well for bass. Most of the bass are starting to school up in the middle of the lake at this time of year. These bass can be targeted on small metal blades and small soft plastics.

Lake Monduran is fishing really well with good numbers of barra being caught all over the dam. Most of the barra have been caught by using small diving suspending lures and soft plastics. Jackall Smash Minnows and 6th Sense Hollow Belly soft plastics have been the stand-out lures on the Monduran barra.

Till next time,

Tim Mulhall

About Tackle World Bundaberg

22 Quay St, Bundaberg QLD 4670 1800 822 553 or (07) 4153 4747

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