The inshore reefs have been producing some very good sized queenfish.
Targeting them with poppers on the surface, is great fun and is effective as.
Halco Roosta poppers are my go-to for them.
There’s also been plenty of schoolie mackerel being caught.
Fast retrieving Flasha spoons vertically off the bottom and floating out pilchards is the way to go to get a feed of schoolies.
The Burnett has been producing some very nice grunter and flathead lately.
Working 3” paddletail soft plastics over gravel beds and sandbars has been doing the damage.
With the barramundi season now open, it would be well worth having a flick for them too.
Working 20g soft vibes over rock bars towards the town reach is definitely a great way to get the barra bite.
Don’t forget to drop the crab pots in as well, with the new moon tides this week the crabs will be moving.
THE KOLAN RIVER AND BAFFLE CREEK
The mangrove Jack has been the standout fish for these two systems over the past week.
Working prawn imitation lures out of mangroves and rock bars has been the go-to technique.
I’d be mixing it up with hopping soft vibes in the same areas for a barra too.
Also, with the midday high tides this weekend, it would be perfect to pump some yabbies early in the morning and fish the incoming tide for a tasty feed of whiting.
Again, don’t forget to drop the crab pots in.
There’s been some very good quality mud crabs being caught in both these systems.
Lake Monduran is still firing on all cylinders.
Plenty of 1m+ barramundi are being caught every day. Jackall Squirrels and Molix Shads are still getting most of the bites.
With the hot days we’ve been experiencing, fishing the early mornings is definitely my favourite bite time.
Remember to always fish the windblown points and bays and always fish with confidence.
Till next time, keep it real
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