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Mangrove jack on the move with warmer weather

Dale Turner with a Mangrove Jack caught locally recently

The Kolan River and Baffle Creek

The mangrove jack have started to chew in these two systems over the past week of warmer weather. Slow rolling 3” paddle tail soft plastics out of mangroves and over rock bars is the way to go.

Using the same technique has been catching plenty of good sized flathead as well.

There’s also some very nice sized whiting being caught, so be sure to pump some yabbies and fish the morning incoming tide for a tasty feed.  

Bundaberg inshore

The inshore reefs has been producing plenty of schoolie mackerel over the past week.

Fast retrieving 50g Flasha Spoons vertically off the bottom and floating pilchards out the back on gang hooks is definitely the standout technique to get a feed.

Allan Mahoney with a big Red Emperor he caught off Bundy recently

There’s still some very nice snapper and grunter being caught so be sure to fish the bottom as well.

Bundaberg offshore

The offshore fishing lately has been red hot.

Plenty of big red emperor and coral trout have been caught.

Most the reds have been caught on flesh baits and the trouty’s have been caught on pilchards and 5” soft plastics.

Remember to fish your favourite spots on the tide change. You can’t beat that bite time! 

The Burnett River

The Burnett has been turning it on with the prawns again this week.

The deeper holes in the river seem to be the standout areas to chase them. 

Remember… going one hour either side of low tide is the go.

With the water really starting to warm up now, the barra and mangrove jack are starting to get on the scene.

The shallow rock bars has been the go-to place to chase them.

Hopping soft vibes and setting out livies has been getting the most action.

Also don’t forget to throw the crab pots in, there’s some tasty muddy’s getting around.

Lake Monduran

Lake Monduran has really turned it on over the past week. 

Plenty of barramundi have been caught over the magic metre.

Jordan Stoddart with a beaut Barramundi he caught at Lake Monduran recently

Slow rolling large paddle tail soft plastics sure has been getting plenty of action.

Also, Jackal Squirrels and Zerek Live Mullet has been catching their fair share as well.

Remember to fish the windblown points and bays, the afternoons definitely seem to be the best bite time.

Nate Porter with his first ever fish on new rod all by himself at the Baffle Creek Family Fishing Festival

The Baffle Creek Family Fishing Festival is now on!

If you’re looking for some action packed family fun over the school holidays go and check out this great family orientated competition. Heaps of fun for everyone and awesome prizes up for grabs.

You can still get online and register. 

Family Fun Day and presentations on Saturday 25th from 12noon.

Check out their website or Facebook page for more information.

Till next time

Keep it real

Mitch Beyer   

Tackle World Bundaberg

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