It's been a great start to the summer fishing season, where there have been some good numbers of school mackerel being caught at and around the local reefs out from Bundaberg by trolling well-rigged baits.
Flasha lures and metal slugs retrieved quickly back to the boat have been doing the damage. Regarding the weather, there are a few short windows open on Friday and Saturday morning but be sure to check the latest forecast before heading out.
There have been some good numbers of flathead coming on the chew with most being caught on the smaller hard body lures and soft plastics in the shallows. Some good grunters are still being caught using soft plastics in the deeper holes in the river and on the rocky bottoms. When heading out don’t forget to take the crab pots. There have been some good numbers being caught in the rivers and creeks around the Bundaberg region.
The Kolan River and Baffle Creek
With the hot weather we have been getting lately, the mangrove jacks are loving it, with some cracking fish being caught using live and dead bait and topwater lures. Fishing the rock bars and heavy timber early in the morning and late in the afternoon should catch you a feed.
There have been some good numbers of flathead caught and summer whiting have been showing up as well.
Some great barramundi has been caught at Lake Monduran by using soft plastics from 4inch to 10inch and casting them into the trees and onto the wind-blown points. Make sure to check the wind direction then slow-roll the lures back to the boat. There have been some really good numbers down the front of the dam in Bird Bay.
A little tip: there has been a lot of fish around the weed island in Bird Bay with most of the big fish being caught in the afternoon and into the night.
Nathan Sutton, Tackle World Bundaberg
Previous fishing reports: Barra fishing heating up at Lake Monduran