With the weather report for this weekend not looking very good, the creeks and rivers will be the place to be.
Remember to always check the weather report before heading out!
The river is starting to clean up with the fresh water in the river and the big tide at the start of the week.
The bream have been firing.
There has been bream caught up in the 40cm mark.
They have been caught right through the river system from the Town Reach to the mouth of the river.
The bream have been caught on live poddy mullet, prawns and mullet strips.
There has been plenty caught using a lightly weighted line and float it back in with the current.
The grunter have been caught around the rubble beds and sand bars.
There has been some nice whiting caught towards the mouth with the cleaner water.
Fresh yabbies and worms are the go to baits.
KOLAN RIVER AND BAFFLE CREEK
With the two high tides throughout both days this weekend, the mangrove jack and the grunter will be firing.
Live mullet will be the go to baits, fished around the rock bars and fallen timber in the river systems.
If you’re looking to fish for them using lures, the Z’man 3inch paddle tails would be my go to lure in the soft plastics.
In the hard body, the Lucky Craft red and gold is my personal favourite.
The bream, flathead and whiting can also be caught on the rock bars and sand flats using baits.
With the warmer weather around and the spawning season nearly over, the fish have moved back up the dam.
The anglers have been finding that they are still catching them on the Molix 140 shad and the Jackall Squirell.
The fish have been in the shallows in the morning then moving out into the deeper water when the sun gets higher in the sky.
When the water warms up, we have been finding that the fish like to sit in the thermocline.
The thermocline is normally around 3 to 4 meters deep.
The bait and barramundi sit in the thermocline because the water is not as hot as it is on the surface.
The tops of trees and old river beds have been working well.
When working the Squirrels and hard body lures, the small twitches have been producing the bites.
Keeping it in their face for longer seems to be the trick.
Just a quick reminder that the salt water barramundi season opens at 12am on February 1.
Until next time, tight lines
Tackle World Bundaberg
Last week's fish report: Large Spanish mackerel lurking