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Offshore fishing firing up in Bundaberg waters

Offshore fishing Bundaberg
Mitch Beyer with a Spanish mackerel caught recently.

The offshore fishing has been turning it on lately when the weather has been playing the game.

The red emperor has definitely been the standout catch, fishing around the 40 metre mark has been the go to depth.

Using bigger baits is definitely a good idea while targeting them, mullet fillets are one of my favourite baits.

Don’t forget the pilchards for the trout and red throat.

The tides are quite small so you’ll get away with using light lead which will definitely help the bite.


The schoolie mackerel have definitely been ON lately on the inshore reefs.

Fast retrieving flasha spoons vertically off the bottom and floating out pilchards behind the boat has been getting most of the action.

There’s also a few welcomed spanish mackerel between them.

There’s some cracking sized grunter being caught as well, they are mostly getting caught on soft vibes and using squid as bait on the bottom.


The Burnett has been producing some good numbers of flathead over the past week.

Plenty are being caught on 3” and 5” soft plastics.

Also trolling small hardbody lures over sandbars has been getting plenty of the flatty action.

There’s been some cracking sized mangrove jack being caught too, the shallow rock bars has been the go to spots.

Don’t forget to drop the crab pots in, the rain should be stirring them up.

Offshore fishing Bundaberg
Dan Robson with a mangrove jack.


With the hot weather we’ve been experiencing, the mangrove jack are surely starting to turn it on.

Slow rolling paddle tail soft plastics over rock bars and out of mangroves has been getting most of the bites.

There’s been some nice whiting being caught as well.

Pumping yabbies late morning this weekend and fishing the afternoon incoming tide should get you a tasty feed. Again, don’t forget to drop the crab pots in.


Lake Monduran is proper firing at the moment.

Plenty of barra are getting caught over the magic metre.

One of our store customers was lucky enough to catch a 128cm beast of a barra late last week.

Offshore fishing Bundaberg
Jake Bates with a 128cm Barramundi caught at Lake Monduran.

Plenty of the fish are being caught on the shallow windblown points.

The standout lures at the moment are the Jackall Squirrels, Molix Shad 140mm, Zerek Live Mullet and Squidgy Slick Rigs.

Remember to fish with confidence, you never know when the metre plus fish will jump on your lure.

Registrations are still being taken at Tackle World Bundaberg and Lake Monduran Holiday Park for the online comp.

Terms and conditions shall be provided upon registration.

For further information please contact Tackle World Bundaberg on 074153 4747 or email –

Till next time, keep it real
Mitch Beyer

Tackle World Bundaberg

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