Although conditions may not be too favourable this weekend, there are still a number of top tips in case we get lucky.
There has been plenty of schoolie mackerel caught at the leads around Burnett Heads mouth over the past week.
The stand out technique to catch these fish has been trolling hardbody’s and spoons.
Other pelagic species such as trevally and tuna are still being consistently caught, the trick here is to find the bait which is often times given away by birds working directly above the bait ball.
Throwing jerk tail soft plastics into this action with a fast retrieve is a great way to get a bite.
The Burnett River
The blue salmon have finally turned up and have been on the chew over the past week! Vibing 20g soft vibes in the deeper holes in the river towards the bottom of the tide has been the go.
Definitely drop the pots in because there’s been some cracking crabs being caught, mostly just in the main channels.
The Kolan River and Baffle Creek
The two standout fish for these two systems over the past week has definitely been grunter and whiting.
Most of the grunter have been getting caught on 3” paddle tail soft plastic’s while fishing over gravel beds towards the top of the tide.
There has also been some ripper sized flathead being caught as bycatch.
Some of the whiting that have been caught have been studs, up towards 40cm!
Pumping yabbies at low tide and fishing the incoming tide over shallow sandbars is the go.
Low tide is at midday this weekend so fishing that afternoon incoming tide will be ideal.
Again, don’t forget to drop the crab pots in as there has been some ripper quality muddies being caught.
Lake Monduran is still producing some very nice barramundi in these cooler conditions.
Fishing the afternoons when the water is the warmest is definitely a good idea.
Working the edges in the shallower bays with Jackal Squirrels has been the standout technique.
Remember to fish with confidence, you never know when that 1m+ barra will smash your lure!
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