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Devon reels in catch of the week at 4 Mile reef

Devon Van Royen with a 103cm Trevally he caught at the 4mile off Bundaberg.

The Tackle World Bundaberg team says offshore fishing is on! Just ask Devon Van Royen, pictured with a 103cm trevally he caught at the 4 Mile off Bundaberg recently.


The offshore fishing has really been turning it on lately – when the weather is playing the game.

The coral trout has definitely been the standout fish caught in good numbers offshore.

Fishing for trout using pilchards, is the standout technique to get a feed but also using soft plastics can be a deadly way to catch them as well.

Fingers crossed the weather plays the game for us this weekend. As always, check the local weather report before heading out.


The pelagics have started to turn it on over the past week.

The spanish mackerel and tuna has been the main two species being caught, trolling gar and hardbody lures has been getting most the bites.

There’s also been some very nice grunter being caught as well, so be sure to do some bottom fishing while out there.


Baffle Creek
Jody Williams with some grunter she caught at Baffle Creek.

The Burnett is still quite fresh from the rain we’ve been experiencing, so fishing towards the mouth is a good idea.

Anglers have been trolling the north wall with hardbody lures and been catching flathead, cod, mangrove jack and schoolie mackerel.

Also, there’s some large morning tides this weekend so be sure to drop some crab pots in for a feed of muddy’s.


The standout fish caught in these two systems has been the mangrove jack and flathead.

Both these fish have been caught on 3” Zman Minnowz and live baits such as sprat and poddy mullets.

There’s also been some queenfish lurking around the mouth of the Baffle, so be sure to throw some surface lures around if you see any bait flickering nervously.

Again, don’t forget to drop the crab pots in with the big morning tides this weekend.

Kolan River
Corey Hanks with a mangrove jack he caught at the Kolan River.


Lake Monduran is still firing on all cylinders with 1m+ barra being caught every day on the dam.

Fishing the windblown points and bays are great places to start searching for the barra.

Hardbody lures and paddle tail soft plastics have both been getting their fair share of action.

With the hot days we’ve been experiencing my favourite time to chase the barra is definitely early in the mornings when the temp is still down.

Remember to fish with confidence!

lake monduran
Shane Anderson with a barra he caught at Lake Monduran.

Till next time, keep it real
Mitch Beyer

Tackle World Bundaberg

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