Matthew Smith with the flathead and bream he caught in the Burnett recently.

Bundy forecast not looking great

Unfortunately, the weather forecast for the Bundaberg area for the coming weekend doesn’t look great. The south-easterlies are predicted to strengthen towards the end of the week and ease a little over the weekend, restricting any fishing to the local rivers and dams once again.

Over the last weekend my son and I fished the Burnett River with fresh yabbies and had a ball. It was great to get back to basics by bait-fishing as we both caught lots of fish in a four hour session. The species included big bream, whiting, flathead and blue salmon. The salmon provided the most action with screaming drags and the odd bust-off not uncommon with the light gear.

By all reports most boats had similar action with the first hour of the run-in tide fishing better. The only down side was the amount of hooks that were lost due to the toad population.

The Elliott River should be another good option this weekend. A few local lads had a top time last weekend casting soft plastics and the new small suspending lures from Maria. These lures have a great action and the fish, including small golden trevally, queenfish, grunter and flathead just kept smashing them.

Lake Monduran was a popular destination over the long weekend. This is a magic place to camp but the barra fishing was a little tough with only a couple of barra caught.

Better numbers of bass have been caught at Lake Gregory. The bass are schooling up well and responding to small blades, tail-spinners, lipless cranks and soft plastics. Around the edges is thick with weed, so fishing the deeper parts if a better option to hook up a few Australia bass.

Fish with confidence,

Dale Smith

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