Grant Puckering with a coral trout he captured off Bundy.

Bundaberg – weekly report


With big full moon morning tides this weekend, I would definitely be fishing the shallows in the mornings for coral trout and red throat emperor. Using pilchard as bait or jigging 5” soft plastics off the bottom is an effective way to get a good feed. Fingers crossed the weather will play the game. As always, check the weather report before heading out. Bundaberg


The inshore reefs have copped quite a bit of dirty water from the recent rain we’ve had over the past week. It seems to have stirred up some late season snapper and plenty of very good-sized grunter. If you’re thinking about chasing a feed of mackerel, I’d be heading down towards Elliott Heads way to find the clearer water. Vertically fast retrieving Flasha Spoons and floating pilchard out the back is a fun and very effective way to catch them. Bundaberg

Jake Bates with a ripper barra he caught at Lake Monduran.


The Burnett River has been producing some very good-sized grunter recently. Hopping soft vibes off the bottom has been the technique getting plenty of bites. If you’re more into bait fishing, using prawns and sprat will surely get you into some action. Also, with the fresh in the river at the moment, the crabs have started to get on the move, so be sure to drop some crab pots in. Bundaberg

Dan Robson with a mangrove jack he caught recently.


These two systems have been the standout systems for mangrove jack over the past couple of weeks. Twitching hard-body lures over shallow rock bars and out of mangroves is getting most of the bites. Setting live poddy mullet out has been very effective as well. There have also been some good captures of whiting and flathead towards the mouth of these systems. Fishing the incoming tide with yabbies has been the go-to for getting a feed of whiting and slow rolling 3” Z-Man MinnowZ over sandbars has been doing the trick for flathead.

Catch of the week! Emma King with an 87.5cm barramundi she caught at Lake Monduran.


The barramundi fishing at Lake Monduran is red hot at the moment. Plenty of barra have caught over the magic 1m over the past week. With a full moon and northerly wind forecast, this weekend should be a ripper up there. Remember to focus on fishing the windblown bays and points. Jackall Super Squirrels and large paddle tail soft plastics have been getting the bites!

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Mitch Beyer

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