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Fishing report: Jess gets lucky with giant lizard

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Jess Tindel with a 72cm flathead she caught and released at Littabella using Zman soft plastic.

In this week's fishing report find out where to snag a top catch just like Jess Tindel, who reeled in this 72cm flatty recently:


The weather this weekend looks like it is going to play the game, so this will be the chance to get out and chase those bigger reef species like coral trout, red emperor, and grassy sweet lip.

There has also been a few nice pelagics caught off the coast.

With the recent weather we have not been able to get out too wide, so there will be a few boats on the move.

This weekend is on the back of the new moon phase, so the tides will be smaller and easier to fish.

As always, be sure to check the weather forecast before heading out.


With the recent rain and lots of freshwater in the river, the best chance to chase any fish will be at the mouth in the saltwater.

Hudson Schiffke with a 28cm yellowfin bream he caught in the Burnett River recently.


Both river systems did not have as much freshwater flowing into them so they will still fish ok.

There has been some nice flathead, bream and the odd whiting caught on the sand bars and rock walls in the river.

The flathead and bream have been caught using live baits and prawns.

The whiting have been caught using fresh peeled prawns and yabbies.

They have been using strips of squid, finding the gutters and fishing them on low tide and the run-in tide has been producing the bigger models.


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Rusty from Rusty’s Lake Monduran Barra Charters with a barra he caught recently.

The fishing has slowed down a little bit due to the weather conditions and with the recent water fall the dam has had an inflow of water.

For the anglers that have been putting in the time they have been catching the bigger models.

Trolling and casting has been the go-to methods, using bigger soft plastics and the 6 to 8 inch hard body lures. The shallow flats and tree lines have seen a few nice fish.

The 80mm hard body twitched and paused over, and around the trees have been getting the bites.

Till next time, tight Lines
Nathan Sutton
Tackle World Bundaberg

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