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Plenty of predatory fish waiting to be caught

Julie Jesse with a beaut Queenfish she caught recently.


For the larger boats wanting to get outside over the weekend the weather is looking pretty good.

Besides a few showers, the wind is moderate.

We have had good reports of red emperor, trout, parrot and plenty of sweetlip being caught.

Also, plenty of sharks about.

Check the weather before heading out as things can change in a heartbeat.


For the smaller boats wanting to get out and troll or cast a lure, finding that dirty water line off the coast is a good place to start.

Predatory fish will patrol this area looking for an easy meal.

Spanish mackerel, queenfish, and large trevally are just a few that may be caught.


With the amount of rain we have had over the last couple of weeks and the inflow of fresh water going into this system, it certainly has muddied up and may be a little tough to fish.

Getting out around the mouth of the river where the dirty meets the clear is always a good area to troll a lure for predatory fish looking for bait being pushed out.

Mud crabs are also on the move, so put the pots in before heading out for a fish.

Darcy Lutz with a good haul of locally caught mud crabs. Well done Darcy!


Both these river systems have had their fair share of rain but still are fishing well, with good reports of mangrove jack, good sized grunter and plenty of trevally being caught.

The crabs are also on the move in these two systems, so put the pots in and get yourself a feed.


The rain over the last two weeks has been great for the farmers, filling our lakes up, and greening the grass.

As the rain falls into Lake Monduran the water will cool and make it a bit tougher to fish.

Finding those warmer areas are key, as this is where the fish are more likely to feed.

Slowing your retrieve down once you find the fish will definitely put a few fish in the boat. B52, Classics Jackall 115 Squirrels, Molix 140 and Zerek Lively Mullets have been a few lures that have been working well over the last month.

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 07 4153 4747 or email –

If you would like your catch photos published to be in the running for a $50 gift card every week, please email your details and photos to:

Keep on casting
Shane Anderson

Tackle World Bundaberg