LifestyleMuddies on the move as fresh water runs into rivers

Muddies on the move as fresh water runs into rivers

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Lilly Ewald with a great mud crab she caught in the Kolan River recently.


With the building moon the offshore fishing should be good this weekend if the forecast plays the game.

The tides will be awesome for fishing both the deep and shallow water.

As always using pilchards and 5” soft plastics is effective in the shallows and bigger flesh baits is the go in the deep.

Always check the latest weather report before heading out.


The inshore reefs has been producing some very nice grunter and squire over the past week.

Hopping 20g soft vibes off the bottom has been getting most the action but using squid and bait always gets the bite as well.

If you can find the clearer water, be sure to pull some flasha spoons for the schoolie mackerel as well.


With all the fresh water running into the Burnett at the moment the crabs definitely are on the move, and plenty are being caught.

Fishing towards the mouth at the moment to find the clearer and saltier water is definitely a good idea.

I’ve heard of some very nice flathead being caught towards the north wall.

Slow rolling bright soft plastics on the bottom or trolling hardbody lures will get you into the flatty action for sure.

Braydon Charteris with a 98cm barra he caught at Lake Monduran.


Again, the mud crabs are on in these two systems with all the fresh running through, so be sure to drop the crab pots in.

There seems to be plenty of bait moving around towards the mouth of these two systems which is attracting some very good sized queenfish and GT’s.

Working a popper on the surface with both these species sure is exciting and very effective!


Lake Monduran is still firing! Plenty of people are catching barramundi over the magic metre!

With the building moon the barra should be on the chew this weekend!

Fishing the windblown points and bays with Jackall Super Squirrels and Wilson Live Mullet has been getting most of the bites.

Remember to fish with confidence out there, you never know when that trophy fish will hit your lure.

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Sara Danielsson with a 100cm barra caught on her first trip to Lake Monduran using a Jackall Squirrel lure.

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

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