Report 23 Aug 07

Tim Mulhall
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Report 23 Aug 07

Post by Brad » Thu Aug 23, 2007 9:55 am

With unfavourable weather conditions for this weekend, our reef fishermen would have a perfect opportunity to do maintenance on their vessels. For those who ventured out last week, black king, snapper, spangled emperor, sweetlip and hussar were the main species that filled their ice-boxes. Woodgate is producing fair sized school mackeral, and snapper are still being taken at night on the Cochrane Artificial Reef off Elliott Heads. Catches further north include winter whiting on the spit near Skyringville, and tailor, queenfish and trevally at the mouth of the Kolan River and Baffle Creek. Squid are still being captured along our entire coastline. Using light weighted squid jigs seems to produce the best results.

On the estuary scene, trumpeter around the four pound mark are making their presence felt in the Burnett River. Night fishing around the full and new moon produces best results. Large bream have increased their numbers in the river. Try targeting the lower reaches on the Burnett River for best results. Flathead, whiting and the occasional salmon are the other species filling their creels. On the freshwater scene, bass are still being captured on surface lures before 7.00am at Lake Gregory. Once the sun rises, try fishing a little deeper along the fringe of weed beds with lures such as Spinnerbaits and Jackalls.

At Lake Monduran the barra are slow at present because of low water tremperature and with numerous reports of fish sunbaking in the shallows, they are probably all getting nice suntans. For those anglers willing to target these fish, try fishing in shallow bays where the water temperature is one to two degrees warmer than anywhere else. This is normally on the windward side of the bays. Using shallow diving lures such as Gold Bombers, Reidys B52s, and Barra Classics with a very slow retrieve creates the best results. Once the water warms up, these fish will certainly fire up and be more than a handful.
Until next time,
Gary Leather
Tackle World Bundaberg Fishing Team
Dale Smith Aug2007.jpg
Dale Smith with a 98cm barra from Lake Monduran.
Nathan Leather with a 86cm barra captured at Lake Monduran.

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