LifestyleFishing report: Odin's first barra a whopper

Fishing report: Odin’s first barra a whopper

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Odin Allison with his first ever barra (101cm) caught at Lake Monduran.

Fishing Lake Monduran has been a bit tougher than usual, according to Tackle World Bundaberg, but that didn't stop Odin Allison from reeling in his first barra measuring 101cm!

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The weather at this period of time is looking alright for those bigger boats that want to get out and have a bottom bash.

Good reports from the previous week with catches of red emperor, coral trout and sweetlip all coming onboard.

For the smaller boats, get out early before the wind picks up.

There have been reports of good pelagic action out around the leads, with queen fish, tuna and large GT’s.

Check the weather forecast before heading out.

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Gilly Knight with a coral cod he caught recently offshore.


With the amount of fresh that has gone into the river over the last two weeks, fishing the river mouth would be your best option.

There has been plenty of pelagic action happening.


Both these systems fish very similar.

With the amount of fresh water gone into both rivers finding live bait is the best bait.

Pumping yabbies or throwing the cast net out to get fresh bait will give you a better opportunity to get a feed.

We have had good reports from the previous week of whiting, flathead and a few good grunter.

Put the crab pots in before you head out for a fish.

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Jody Williams with a 64cm flathead she caught at Baffle Creek.


Lake Monduran over the last few weeks has had a good inflow, which has risen the lake around two metres higher.

Fishing has been a bit tougher than usual.

Finding those areas where the barra feel comfortable and ready to feed has been key.

Casting soft plastics in the 6” to 8” range has been catching a few good fish. Molix 140, shads, slick rigs and hollow bellies just to name a few.

Casting hard bodies into the shallows has also been picking up some larger fish like the Jackall Squirrel 115, B52, Samaki Redics and Classics.

As water levels and temperatures settle, fishing will pick up and we will see more consistent fish coming aboard.

Keep on casting
Shane Anderson

Tackle World Bundaberg

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Beth Knight with a gold spot trevally she caught recently offshore.