Ayley Smith with a couple of flathead caught in the Burnett River recently.

Forecast finally OK for Bundaberg fishing

Finally, the weather forecast for the Bundaberg area looks okay to get out and wet a line.

For the offshore boys, just keep an eye on the change that is meant to come through sometime on Monday.

However, with a bit of luck there might be an opportunity to get stuck into some quality reef fish over the weekend.

By all reports there have been good numbers of grunter, snapper, sweetlip and parrot caught all along our coastline from the inshore Cochrane Artificial Reef right out to the Gutters.

All our local rivers are producing their fair share of fish.

The Burnett really fished well during the past week with flathead and the hard-fighting blue salmon supplying plenty of action.

Schools of salmon have been cruising around the town reach chasing bait.

Once again, once located, casting soft plastics and any of the vibe-style lures like the Duel Fintail has been working very well.

The flathead was another species very active lately.

Most areas of the river are holding good numbers with the upper reaches around Splitters Creek being a bit of a hot spot.

Squidgie Wrigglers in 120mm and the new Gulp 4” Nemesis rigged on a ¼ ounce jighead have been working extremely well.

In the dams, the barra at Lake Monduran are a little slow but the bass at Lake Gregory are biting well.

The weed is looking very healthy and the fish up to 50cm are starting to put on good condition.

Hot lures have been the Jackall TN60’s, spinnerbaits, tailspinners and lightly weighted soft plastics.

Casting these to the weed edges has been catching the better quality fish.

Fish with confidence,

Dale Smith

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