Barramundi firing across Bundaberg Region

Micheal Hanks with an 83cm Monduran barra caught last weekend.
Micheal Hanks with an 83cm Monduran barra caught last weekend.

The Burnett River and Lake Monduran are producing the goods when it comes to fishing for barramundi.

Burnett River barramundi

The number of barra in the Burnett at the moment is impressive and targeting these fish at the top and bottom of the tide is the key.

Most of these fish are being caught on soft vibes and Zerek Live Cherabins.

With the full moon being on Sunday night it should give you the extra edge to get the bite.

There’s also been some cracking sized flathead been caught all through the river system.

Slowly hopping soft plastics over sand and mud bars will get you into the flatty action.

Reeling in barramundi at Lake Monduran

Lake Monduran is definitely fired up at the moment. With the water temperature over 24 degrees now the early morning bite is in full swing.

I was lucky enough to get up there last Sunday and we boated six barra before 8am.

Jackal Squirrels got the job done for us.

Richie Redgard with a Monduran barra.
Richie Redgard with a Monduran barra.

It’s exciting to see plenty of fish caught up towards the metre mark.

Fishing both heavy timber and shallow weed beds has been producing the fish.

Remember to fish with confidence out there; it definitely makes all the difference.

Bundaberg inshore looking great for weekend

The inshore reefs around the Bundaberg area should be firing this weekend!

There’s been plenty of reports of awesome sized grunter on all the inshore reefs.

Using 20g soft vibes, soft plastics and bait will all get good results for you.

With a tide change being around 7am I think first light will be fishing really well.

Not to forget the schoolie mackerel!

Fast retrieving Flasha spoons vertically off the bottom will get you some awesome action and nice fresh feed.

Let’s just hope the weather plays the game, but remember to check the latest forecast before you head out.

Kolan River and Baffle Creek focus on mangrove jack

At the moment, the fish of the week for the Kolan and Baffle systems is the mangrove jack.

There has been some rippers caught over 50cm. The standout lures have been the Lucky Craft Pointers.

Also with the full moon being Sunday night the whiting should be on the chew. Fishing the afternoon incoming tide will give you the chance to catch a tasty feed.

If you end up towards the mouth of the Baffle make sure you have some surface poppers handy because there’s been some cracking-sized queenfish busting the surface up there.

Till next time, keep it real, Mitch Beyer
Tackle World Bundaberg