Weekly Report 14 Jul 11

Tim Mulhall
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Weekly Report 14 Jul 11

Post by Brad » Thu Jul 14, 2011 4:16 pm

Well, we've seen a great week of weather in the Bundaberg area this week, which has allowed a lot of boats offshore, and the fishing has been awesome! A lot of the outer reefs have been producing some great catches of big red emperor, coral trout, sweetlip and big tusk fish. A few of the bigger boats went and fished in 80-100 metres of water on the shelf and caught some big snapper, job fish and pearl perch. These depths can be hard to fish, but well worth it by the quality of fish you catch. The 15-Mile Gutter area has been fishing really well, with the odd red and a few trout, but also a lot of hussar and sweetlip haven been caught.

The local rivers and estuaries are still fishing red hot. The sand flats in the rivers have produced some fantastic flathead and whiting, and fishing most of the rocky areas has produced some thumpa bream, grunter and the odd jack. There still seems to be a good run of king and blue salmon in the Burnett River. Live baits such as prawns and sprats are the best. There has also been a number of black jew in the river with most being caught by chasing the salmon. Please be aware of size limits on the jew species.

The Isis Impoundment (Lake Gregory) has been fishing red hot for bass. For those willing to wake up early and brave the cold, you'll be well rewarded with a hot surface bite. The big bass are schooled up and in deeper water during the heat of the day and you'll have a ball jigging them on Blades. Bass to 50cm have been caught by using this method.
Till next time,
Tim Mulhall

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