BUNDABERG OFFSHORE AND INSHORE Bundaberg weekly fishing report
For the fishos who got out last weekend, there were some cracking fish caught. It looks as though the weather gods are going to give us a break at this point, as the weather looks the goods for the rest of the weekend. Most of the bigger fish were caught using live bait and well-presented strip bait and pilchard. The running-ball sinker rig and the paternoster rig have always been favourites for most anglers. As always, check the latest weather forecast before heading out. Bundaberg weekly fishing report
The river has started to clean up and bream and flathead have started to move back up the river. Most of the fish have been caught around the mouth and up to Strathdees. The smellier bait such as mullet, chook gut and mullet gut have been working a treat in the dirty water. Lightly weighted rigs have been doing the damage when fishing for bread and butter species in the river. Also, keep an eye out for winter whiting – we should start seeing them off the Burnett Heads Lighthouse and the sand bars heading north from the rock wall. Freshly pumped yabbies and a Berkley Gulp soft plastic in Bloodworm and New Penny are the go-to baits to use. Bundaberg weekly fishing report
KOLAN RIVER & BAFFLE CREEK Bundaberg weekly fishing report
We are starting to see some cleaner water in the system now. The bread and butter species will be the target species. The humble flathead will be easy to catch while they look for warmer water, so shallow sand flats and gutters will be the places to look for them. Bream will also be on the flats looking for smaller bait fish. The lures of choice would be the 3 and 4” paddle tail and curl tail grub rigged on a 3/0 3/8o jig head.
CATCH OF THE WEEK
With the recent rain, the dam is at full capacity. Smaller barramundi – also known as ‘rats’ – are out in force. Jackall Squirrel or suspending hard-body lures slowly twitched over weed beds and around new timber, underwater and all the windblown banks and current lines have been producing bigger numbers of fish. With all the smaller fish around, it’s always good to try something different. Bird Bay has been the go-to place recently because the water clarity has been better down the front of the dam. A reminder, when catching barramundi out of the dam, use the Monduran Anglers and Stocking Association stocking QR code and enter your fish for the restocking group to gather statistics. Every bit of data helps put fish in the dam. Bundaberg weekly fishing report
Until next time, tight lines.
Nathan Sutton – Tackle World Bundaberg
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