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Check out river systems on next fishing trip

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Blake Hutchison with a mangrove Jack caught on live mullet in the Burnett River.

BUNDABERG OFFSHORE

With the weather looking a bit moderate for this weekend, it would be best to get out early to those closer offshore reefs.

Good reports of coral trout, red emperor, parrot, sweetlip, and good size cobia, all being caught over the last week.

Check your latest weather report before heading out.

BUNDABERG INSHORE

The local inshore reefs have been fishing well from Burnett Heads to Elliott Heads.

The pelagic action has been going off. There has been plenty of spanish mackerel, schoolie mackerel, tuna, GT’s and queen fish, all in abundance. Trolling large size hard bodies or even dead baits will hook you up a good feed.

Casting metal slugs around that 35 gram to 50 gram size will also get you a feed. Get out early before the wind picks up and find the bait, and you will find the fish.

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Harley Denton with a 20kg Cobia he caught off Bundaberg

BURNETT TO ELLIOTT RIVER

As the salt moves back through the Burnett River, it will start to clear and the bait fish will move back in the upper reaches. Good reports of flathead, grunter, bream, and mangrove jack have all been caught over the previous week. Crabs also have been plentiful so get the crab pots in. 

KOLAN RIVER AND BAFFLE CREEK

With the larger tides over the last few weeks, these two river systems are starting to fish well again.

Good reports of grunter, whiting, bream, mangrove jack and good size flathead coming from both systems. Before heading out for a fish put the crab pots in, as we have had reports of good sized bucks being caught.

LAKE MONDURAN AND LAKE GREGORY

As the weather starts to cool in Lake Monduran over the next week or two, it’s time to search for those warmer bays in the shallows. Casting soft plastics in the 5” to 6“ or hard bodies like your Jackall Squirrel or B52. Keeping in the zone for a period of time will get you more fish in the boat.

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Rusty (from Rusty’s Lake Monduran Barra Charters) with a barramundi he caught at Lake Monduran.

Keep on casting
Shane Anderson
Tackle World Bundaberg

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