Report 31 Jul 07

Tim Mulhall
Tackle World Bundaberg
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Report 31 Jul 07

Post by Brad » Tue Jul 31, 2007 4:50 pm

With the mornings warming up slightly over the past weeks a lot of anglers don't mind venturing to their favourite fishing destination a little earlier. The reef scene has been patchy of late but with a full moon and light winds over the last weekend in July, the car parks at popular boat ramps were full. With the full moon occurring, it was a prime time to target snapper at night on our close inshore reefs and gutters. A lot of anglers opted for this choice with fish between 5kg and 10kg being captured. The remainder of the anglers captured a mixed bag of parrot, sweetlip, hussar and black king.

On the estuary scene winter whiting have finally shown up in numbers. The spoil grounds at the mouth of the Burnett River have been the area of choice. Keep in mind, with no bag limits on winter whiting, please limit your catch. On the full tide the north wall of the Burnett is still holding large bream at night. With other areas such as Strathdees, Fairymead and Kirby's Wall also producing good quality fish. Large squid up to 2kg have also been captured, and prepared fresh, they certainly produce an appetising meal. Flathead, tailor, trevally and pike are other species to fill the creel.

On the freshwater scene a round of the ABT Bass Pro Series was held at Lake Monduran on the weekend and all competitors and organisers should be congratulated for a top weekend. Competitors traveled from all over Queensland and New South Wales to compete in this event. With the perfect weather the bass certainly turned it on with well over 100 bass captured and released. The big bass tipped the scales at 2kg and the average weight was over 1kg. A lot of barra were sighted in the shallows sun baking because of the cold weather. Once the weather warms up these fish will certainly make their presence felt. Lake Gregory is still producing bass on surface lures early morning or late afternoon.
Until next time,
Gary Leather.

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