In Tackle World Bundaberg's fishing report word is large bream are on the chew, while Tameeka Stoddart caught this great tailor at the North Wall.
With the weather gods feeling the love this weekend, it’s looking good for offshore fishing.
Good reports from previous weeks of red emperor, coral trout, parrot and sweetlip coming over the side should encourage you to have a crack.
Large flesh bait or livies have been the go-to baits for these trophy fish.
Just a reminder that the snapper and pearl perch close season starts on the 15 July and runs until the 15 August inclusive.
Remember to always check the latest weather reports before heading out.
For the smaller boats that want to get into a bit of action there has been plenty of pelagic’s along the coast with tuna and mackerel being the most common.
Trolling dead baits like large gar or bonito has been most consistent. If lures are your thing, trolling large hard bodies will also get you hooked up.
With winter certainly upon us the larger bream has been on the chew.
Baits such as mullet strips, large prawns and chook gut just to name a few have been doing the damage.
Another technique proving to be highly effective is casting 3-4 inch curl tail soft plastics and deep diving crank baits, which have been catching their fair share of fish.
Blue salmon have made a move into the river with a few good reports of some decent size ones caught.
Casting vibes in the deeper holes as the tide slows has been the go to technique.
With the amount of fresh coming through the river from the opening of Paradise Dam, it is probably wise to start from the mouth along the rock walls and then move up the river.
For those anglers that love a challenge, fishing for dam barra in winter can certainly be that.
Firstly, finding the fish whether they be in the shallows or hanging out deep in the tops of trees is key.
Once the fish are located find the appropriate lure to keep in the strike zone as long as possible to tempt the barra into a reaction bite.
Hard body lures are best for this technique.
The Samaki Redic DS80, B52 and the Jackall Squirrel 79 are a couple of lures that have been working well.
Until next time
Keep on casting
- Last week's fishing report: Max snags epic 20kg tuna from kayak