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Fishing report: mackerel, tuna, trevally on the chew

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Danny Munn with a nice Spanish mackerel caught off Burnett Heads.


Well done to all the anglers who got out over the last couple of weeks as there were good reports of some cracker fish caught.

Larger red emperor, coral trout, parrot fish, red throat and a few pearl perch for the guys who got into a bit deeper water were not uncommon.

Larger flesh baits or pilchards seem to catch the better quality fish floated down on a paternoster rig or a running ball sinker.

This weekend is looking good even for the smaller tinnies to get out, plenty of mackerel, tuna, queenfish and trevally have been found all along the coastline from Burnett Heads to Burrum Heads.

Also, the 2 mile and Cochranes Artificial Reef have been producing some large grunter and snapper as they start to move in. Before heading out make sure to check the latest weather forecast.

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Allan Mahoney with a cracking red emperor.


With the amount of fresh water that has gone into the river over the last month, the Burnett is finally starting to move a bit of salt back through the system and the fishing is starting to pick up.

Reports of good size flathead and large bream are being caught regularly with a few nice grunter mixed in as well.

Large buck muddies are also plentiful so before heading out for a fish put the crab pots in for a few hours.


These two rivers have also copped a lot of fresh water, so find those spots with a bit more salt like the deeper holes or more towards the mouth of the river, find the bait and you will find the predatory fish.

Drifting around and through the channels with a large flesh bait would be a good way to find the fish and then once found put the anchor out. Also, a good time to put the crab pots in as there are plenty of crabs on the move.

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Will Dennis with a big grunter caught in Baffle Creek.


Lake Monduran is still producing the goods with plenty of rat barra and a few larger fish being caught.

Hardbody lures like the Jackall Squirrel have been doing most of the damage.

Casting in amongst the spindly timber with long pauses has been the go-to technique.

During winter time when the temperature drops you need perseverance, patience and persistence.

Until next time, keep on casting
Shane Anderson
Tackle World Bundaberg

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Brodie Golchert with a solid coral trout.