Weekly Report 12 Mar 08

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Weekly Report 12 Mar 08

Post by Brad » Wed Mar 12, 2008 11:36 am

With strong winds over the past few weeks, wetting a line has been fairly difficult. The reef scene has been completely off limits because of huge seas, but on the estuary scene the recent influx of freshwater has dispersed and the fishing has vastly improved with most fishermen coming home with a mixed bag of fish. Large bream around the 40cm mark have been the main topic of conversation between anglers in recent times. These fish are being captured in favourite haunts such as Strathdees, Fairymead, Kirby’s Wall and Toft Rocks. Mullett gut, chook gut and thin strips of mullet have been producing the best results. There have also been reports of trumpeter running in the Burnett River as well. Unfortunately the larger fish that were around before the rain have become more scarce, but if you’re willing to be patient and use fresh whole sprat as bait, you will be rewarded. The best places to target would be the deeper holes and gravel beds.

A few dart are appearing along our coastline as well as whiting, flathead and trevally. Pippies, sand worms and yabbies are the flavour of the month for these species. On the freshwater scene, barra at Lake Monduran have slowed because of the falling water temperature. Prime time to target this species at this time of year would be between 10.00am and 3.00pm when the water is at it’s hottest. Try targeting the windward side of the shallow bays because that’s where the water temperature is the hottest. On the upside of cool water temperature, the bass should start to fire up. Lake Monduran is stocked with twice as many bass as barra and our cooler months are the prime time to target this species. Drop-offs, weed beds and points are prime areas to target. At Lake Gregory bass are still succumbing to surface lures in the early morning and late afternoon. In the middle of the day try targeting schooled fish in the deeper water or along the edge of weed beds.

For those anglers traveling to Lake Lenthall, you need to be mindful of the new boating regulations that apply to this dam.
a.. High emission 2-stroke engines are now banned, except for 2-strokes up to 6hp
which are permitted until January 2010.
b.. All 4-stroke and modern Direct Injection 2-strokes engines up to 60hp are
permitted. (That’s all 2- and 3-star OEDA rated engines up to 60hp.)
c.. The speed limit is 6 knots. No wash or skiing is allowed.
d.. Lenthalls is open 7 days a week from 6.00am to 4.00pm.
Rangers will be on site to enforce restrictions.
Hopefully the weather will improve over the next month or so and we can get back to what we love best – going after the big ones.
Until next time,
Gary Leather
Tackle World Bundaberg Fishing Team

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