Corey Hanks scored a solid coral trout.

Bundaberg – weekly report

BUNDABERG OFFSHORE AND INSHORE Bundaberg weekly fishing report

Welcome back to another cracking fishing report. I hope everyone got out last weekend because it was absolutely mint, probably the glassiest I have ever seen it. Once again, this weekend’s weather is looking good. We should see lots of tasty reds being caught along with coral trout, tuskfish, sweetlip and all the usual suspects. A good way to catch these reef species is slow-pitch jigging while drifting over the reef. If you want to know what lures work best, pop into the shop and one of us will help you out. There have been some good trevally around recently, with the 15 Mile being a stand-out for these fish as well as plenty of tuna. With this colder weather there have been a few good-sized snapper being caught on the inshore and offshore reefs when using a well-presented fresh pilchard or squid bait.

Callum Rodgers with a big cod caught at Burnett Heads.

LOCAL RIVERS Bundaberg weekly fishing report

There is still a lot of freshwater in the local systems, with Baffle Creek and the Elliott River fishing the best. Fishing the high tide around the mouth of any of the rivers would be your best bet for catching a few fish. At this time of year, you will find plenty of flathead and whiting over the sand banks eating yabbies, and flathead also eating whiting, mullet and sprat that failed to see their well-camouflaged bodies. Another good spot to find flathead is any creek that runs out into the main river. Flathead love to lay there and ambush anything that will fit in their mouth. One of the best lures to catch flathead would be the Z-Man 3” minnow in any pink colour. For some reason, flathead have always fallen victim to a well-presented pink lure. Another good lure that catches any of the local fish is the MMD Soft Prawn. They have such a good profile that you hardly have to work this lure. Flicking lures around bridge pylons, wharfs and deeper structure is a great way to pick up a heap of different species too.

Lilly Ewald and a pair of mud crabs caught in the Kolan River.

MONDURAN DAM AND LAKE GREGORY Bundaberg weekly fishing report

With all the fresh around at the moment, I would be looking to fish these two impoundments with heaps of bass and barramundi being caught. Casting Jackall Squirrels and Berkley Shimma Pro-Rigs in Lake Monduran is a great way to entice a big barra into your boat. With the dam ever so slightly trickling over, let’s pray the rain holds off and no big barra go downstream. Currently though, any new grassy points will be a great place to start because barra explore the shallows in search of bait. Lake Gregory has been producing some quality bass around the 40cm plus mark and the occasional saratoga. Toga love topwater lures, so something similar to an OSP Bent Minnow or a Chasebaits Flexi Frog would be a great choice. As for bass, a 2-4” soft plastic worked over weed beds has been super effective. Keep an eye on your sounder because as the weather cools, bass will likely go deeper and school up.

Catch of the Week! Shinea Austin with a cracking grunter and flathead. Congratulations Shinea! You are our Catch of the Week winner! Call in to the store to collect your $50 gift card.

Bundaberg weekly fishing report

That’s all folks.

Stay safe on the water and be mindful of your fellow fishers.

Josh Mortensen – Tackle World Bundaberg

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