Weekly Report 13 Sep 07

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Weekly Report 13 Sep 07

Post by Brad » Thu Sep 13, 2007 1:03 pm

This week’s hot topic is barra at Lake Monduran. With the weather warming up quickly the barra are on the bite. Last weekend saw two Bundaberg locals hit the dam and by the end of the day had managed to land a total of six fish. Between them they hooked twelve barra but due to straightening hooks, rings and busted lines, they only managed to land six. Hey, that’s fishing! Most fish landed were between 80 to 90cm, with the longest measuring 113cm. All were caught in the shallows in the backs of bays on barra Classic and B52 lures.

With $1,000 cash on offer for the heaviest barra caught in the Win Television Monduran Family Fishing Classic being held on 13th and 14th of October 2007, the prize is almost certain to go off when there are fish like this being caught already. Also on offer at the Classic is an $8,000 Senior lucky draw prize of a boat, motor and trailer, plus numerous other prizes.Still on the freshwater scene, a round of the ABT Bass Electric Series was held at the Isis Balancing Impoundment (Lake Gregory) on the 9th September 2007. The bass unfortunately weren’t as fired up as the barra at Lake Monduran, with 22 competitors weighing in only 27 fish. The heaviest bass tipped the scales at 1.417kg, and the heaviest bag of two fish weighed a total of 2.427kg. The lure that produced the best results for the competition was a TN60 Jackall in the Ayu colour. Casting on the fringe of weed beds in about 6 to 14 feet of water with a slow retrieving action was the technique used by the winner.

On the salt water scene, it has been fairly quiet for our reef fishermen. Mixed bags of parrot, sweetlip, red emperor and the occasional snapper have been reported. Mackerel have been fairly quiet along our coastline, but the occasional one is still being captured. On the estuary scene reports of good grunter, cod, flathead and the odd jack have been coming in, with some good whiting and bream also about. There is also still the odd tailor being taken. There have been some small schools of winter whiting about just outside the mouth of the Burnett when you can get out there.
Until next time,
Gary Leather
Tackle World Bundaberg
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Trevor Stead - winner of ABT Bass Electric.
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Geoff Beyer with one of the barra he landed

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