Report 2nd Nov 05

Tim Mulhall
Tackle World Bundaberg
22 Quay St. Bundaberg, Q 4670
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Report 2nd Nov 05

Post by Brad » Thu Nov 03, 2005 4:33 am

With the reef closure on us for the past week, most anglers have opted for the rivers and dams, as well as chasing a few mackerel as the coastline is littered with them at the moment. School and spottie mackerel are the most common. There are also some tuna, trevally and bonito mixed in with them.

To catch a feed of mackerel most have been trolling lures. Spoons and Flasha lures have been popular. The big Bomber is another favourite in chrome blue and dorado, and trolled at 6 knots as the mackerel like things moving fast before they hit them.

In the river there are some big grunter and bream along the sand flats. There's still plenty of flathead waiting to take soft plastics. Around the rocky areas some jack and fingermark have been caught. Live baiting or jigging Prawnstars have been the downfall for most.

The saltwater barra season closed at midday, 1st November and will reopen at midday on 1st February, 2006. However, you are still permitted to take barra from Monduran, and the dam has produced some hot barra fishing this week with some reaching the magic metre mark. The bigger fish are coming off the shallow flats by casting and retrieving Predatek Viper lures in the shallows and retrieving them slowly. If you're casting the snags for the smaller fish, cast shallow divers such as the Bombers, B52's and Tropic Anglers and this will make the barra stir up to grab the lure.

Best breezes,
Tim Mulhall

Salty’s Fishing Team
Salty’s – Ph 07 41534747, e-mail

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