Mitch Beyer with a spanish mackerel he caught inshore.

Bundaberg – weekly report

Jake Bates with a 128cm barramundi caught at Lake Monduran.


The offshore fishing has been turning it on lately when the weather has been playing the game. The red emperor has definitely been the standout catch, fishing around the 40m mark has been the go to depth. Using bigger bait is definitely a good idea while targeting them, mullet fillets are one of my favourite bait. Don’t forget the pilchard for the trout and redthroat. The tides are quite small so you’ll get away with using light lead which will definitely help the bite. Bundaberg


The schoolie mackerel have definitely been on lately on the inshore reefs. Fast retrieving Flasha Spoons vertically off the bottom and floating out pilchard behind the boat has been getting most of the action. There’s also a few welcomed spanish mackerel between them. There’re some cracking sized grunter being caught as well, they are mostly getting caught on soft vibes and using squid as bait on the bottom. Bundaberg

Dan Robson with a mangrove jack.


The Burnett has been producing some good numbers of flathead over the past week. Plenty are being caught on 3” and 5” soft plastics. Also trolling small hard-body lures over sandbars has been getting plenty of the flatty action. There’s been some cracking sized mangrove jack being caught too, the shallow rock bars have been the go-to spots. Don’t forget to drop the crab pots in, the rain should be stirring them up. Bundaberg


With the hot weather we’ve been experiencing, the mangrove jack are surely starting to turn it on. Slow rolling paddle tail soft plastics over rock bars and out of mangroves has been getting most of the bites. There’s been some nice whiting being caught as well. Pumping yabbies late morning this weekend and fishing the afternoon incoming tide should get you a tasty feed. Again, don’t forget to drop the crab pots in.


Lake Monduran is proper firing at the moment. Plenty of barramundi are getting caught over the magic metre. One of our store customers was lucky enough to catch a 128cm beast of a barra late last week. Plenty of the fish are being caught on the shallow windblown points. The standout lures at the moment are the Jackall Squirrels, Molix Shad 140mm, Zerek Live Mullet and Squidgy Slick Rigs. Remember to fish with confidence, you never know when the metre plus fish will jump on your lure.

Registrations are still being taken at Tackle World Bundaberg and Lake Monduran Holiday Park for the online comp. Terms and conditions shall be provided upon registration. For further information please contact Tackle World Bundaberg on 07 4153 4747 or email info@tackleworldbundy.com.au

Fish with confidence
Dale Smith

Tackle World Bundaberg

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