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Odin Allison with his first ever barramundi at 101cm caught at Lake Monduran.

Bundaberg – weekly report

Gilly Knight and a coral cod he recently caught offshore.

OFFSHORE / INSHORE Bundaberg fishing

The weather at this period of time is looking OK for the bigger boats that want to get out and have a bottom bash. Good reports from the previous week with catches of red emperor, coral trout and grass sweetlip all coming onboard. For smaller boats… get out early before the wind picks up. There have been reports of good pelagic action out around the leads, with queenfish, tuna and large giant trevally. Check the weather forecast before heading out. Bundaberg fishing


With the amount of fresh that has gone into the river over the past two weeks, fishing the river mouth would be your best option. There has been plenty of pelagic action happening. Bundaberg fishing

Jody Williams with a 64cm flathead she caught at Baffle Creek.


Both these systems fish very similar. With the amount of freshwater that has gone into both rivers, finding live bait is best. Pumping yabbies or throwing the cast net out to get fresh bait will give you a better opportunity to get a feed. We have had good reports from the previous week of whiting, flathead and a few good grunter. Put the crab pots in before you head out for a fish. Bundaberg fishing

Beth Knight with a gold spot trevally she caught offshore recently.


Lake Monduran over the past few weeks has had a good inflow, which has taken the level to about 2m higher. Fishing has been a bit tougher than usual. Finding those areas where the barramundi feel comfortable and ready to feed has been key. Casting soft plastics in the 6-8” range has been catching a few good fish – Molix 140 shads, slick rigs and hollow bellies to name a few. Casting hard-bodies into the shallows has also been picking up some larger fish – such as Jackall Super Squirrel 115, Reidys B52, Samaki Redic and Classic lures. As water levels and temperature settle, fishing will pick up and we will see more consistent fish coming aboard.

Keep on casting
Shane Anderson
Tackle World Bundaberg


Odin Allison with his first ever barramundi at 101cm caught at Lake Monduran.

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