Richie Redgard with a nice snapper he caught off Bundaberg last weekend.

Burnett River Fishing as Good as Ever

G’day guys, Dale here from Tackle World Bundaberg with this week’s local fishing report.

Unfortunately it looks like we are in for a wet weekend once again, with most of the rainfall predicted on Sunday.

The good news is that the Burnett River system has cleaned up quicker than we expected and is fishing as good as ever.

Through the week I took a Year 12 class from North Bundaberg High School fishing at the jetty in Alexander Park near the zoo.

For the hour we spent there about twenty fish were landed, including some really nice northern whiting, trumpeter, bream and heaps of other smaller species.  Hopefully the kids picked up a few tips and tricks and this inspires them to do more fishing around Bundaberg.

20160614 Richie Redgard snapper

It was great to see the quality of whiting and we’ve had good reports of big summer whiting on the sand flats up towards Splitters Creek.

Another species that has fired up this week has to be the blue salmon.  Fish up to 90cm have taken a liking to heavy Pulse soft vibes.  These lures are 115mm in length and weigh 39 grams.  The weight is the key to fishing for the salmon in up to ten metres of water.

It seems the mackerel are starting to slow down but the quality of the snapper that have moved in closer to shore is fantastic.  Snapper up to 85cm and weighing up to 8kg have been providing plenty of entertainment for the anglers putting in the effort.

If the weather is too ordinary to get out fishing this weekend, perhaps if might be a good time to gear up for the VMR Family Fishing Classic which is being held next weekend – 24th, 25th and 26th of June.  This comp seems to go from strength to strength each year and with three boats up for grabs, this year should be awesome.

Fish with confidence,

Dale Smith


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