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Mixed fishing conditions throughout the region

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Cassie Cronin caught an 8.2kg red emperor off Burnett heads

Inshore Reefs

With the weather for this weekend looking unpredictable and not looking too good for offshore, it’s time for some maintenance on the boat or to get a few jobs that need attending to on the boat.

If you do venture out, ensure to check the latest weather report.

Burnett River

Over the last two months the Burnett has had a lot of fresh flow into it and has made fishing very tough.

Over the last two weeks the Burnett has been on fire with good numbers of bream, grunter, flathead and even a few barra have been caught.

With the amount of rain we have had over the last week and the fresh that has gone back in the river, I would be starting at the river mouth and working back up the river, as there may be a bit more salt mixed in with the fresh.

Put the crab pots in before heading out for a fish. Good reports of big bucks being caught.

The Kolan River and Baffle Creek

Good reports from the previous week of flathead, grunter, mangrove jacks and good-sized whiting coming from both systems.

Fresh bait is the best bait.

Get the yabbie pump out and the cast net to get some fresh bait for your day’s fishing.

If you’re into lure fishing, get out and flick a few lures around and under the mangroves to pick yourself up a few mangrove jack or cast 3”- 4” soft plastics to pick up a feed of flatties.

Put the crab pots in before heading out for a fish as both of these systems have been producing the goods.

Lake Monduran

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Mark Gold who has caught a barra at Monduran.

With the storms about and warmer weather, the barra have been on the chew.

Trolling hard body lures that get around that 10ft to 15ft; like the classics Jackall Squirrell 115’s, or even the Molix 140s have been producing those metre fish when fishing the deeper water.

Casting lures into the shallows in the back bays and off points early in the morning, has been working well also.

Lures like B52’s, Jackall Squirrells, Live Mullet, Tilsan Barra and Molix 140’s have been catching a lot of metre plus fish.

Perseverance, patience and persistence may catch that fish of a lifetime!

Shane Anderson
Tackle World Bundaberg

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