Micheal Hanks with the 83cm barramundi he caught at Lake Monduran last weekend.

Bundaberg area should be firing this weekend!

Mitch Beyer and the nice barramundi he caught at Lake Monduran.
Richie Redgard with the barramundi he caught at Lake Monduran on the long weekend.


The inshore reefs around the Bundaberg area should be firing this weekend! There’s been plenty of reports of awesome sized grunter on all the inshore reefs. Using 20g soft vibes, soft plastics and bait will all get good results for you.

With a tide change being around 7.00am I think first light will be fishing really well.  Not to forget the schoolie mackerel! Fast retrieving Flasha spoons vertically off the bottom will get you some awesome action and nice fresh feed. Let’s just hope the weather plays the game, but remember to check the latest forecast before you head out.


The number of barra in the Burnett at the moment is impressive.  Targeting these fish at the top and bottom of the tide is the key.  Most of these fish are being caught on soft vibes and Zerek Live Cherabins.  With the full moon being on Sunday night it should give you the extra edge to get the bite.  There’s also been some cracking sized flathead been caught all through the river system.  Slowly hopping soft plastics over sand and mud bars will get you into the flatty action.


At the moment, the fish of the week for the Kolan and Baffle systems is the mangrove jack.  There has been some rippers caught over 50cm.  The stand-out lures has been the Lucky Craft Pointers.  Also with the full moon being Sunday night the whiting should be on the chew.

Fishing the afternoon incoming tide will give you the chance to catch a tasty feed.  If you end up towards the mouth of the Baffle make sure you have some surface poppers handy because there’s been some cracking-sized queenfish busting the surface up there.


Lake Monduran is definitely fired up at the moment.  With the water temperature over 24C now the early morning bite is in full swing.  I was lucky enough to get up there last Sunday and we boated six barra before 8.00am.  Jackal Squirrels got the job done for us.  It’s exciting to see plenty of fish caught up towards the meter mark.  Fishing both heavy timber and shallow weed beds has been producing the fish.  Remember to fish with confidence out there – it definitely makes all the difference.

Till next time

Keep it real

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