Weekly Report 7 Sep 12

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Weekly Report 7 Sep 12

Post by Brad » Fri Sep 07, 2012 9:53 am

With spring now upon us we should start to get some warmer days AROUND THE Bundaberg area, but keep an eye on the weather this weekend as the winds may increase on Saturday and Sunday. The Baffle Creek area is popular and does get fished a lot, but you can be very successful with flathead on a run-out tide. These predatory fish will hang around water run-off areas ready to ambush bait fish coming off the sand flats. Target them with either a variety of soft plastics or surface poppers.

The Elliott River system always fires well on a run-in tide especially when the wind is light and from the south west. The mouth of this estuary is very popular with
small tinnies and kayakers. They can easily access the shallows to target whiting, bream and flathead. The Burrum area has been producing will with good catches of 30cm+ whiting being caught on fresh yabbies. You can get your bag limit quite easily, but don’t forget to take only what you need. If you are able to get on the ocean beach side on good calm days, try drifting close to the surf breakers and flick a few soft plastics. There are good sized flathead in close.

There are still reports about big bream around Kirby’s Wall and the marina rock walls in the Burnett River. Once again, I stress that early mornings will produce bigger fish rather than the middle of the day. Chook gut will far outdo any other bait. Try spinning a few silver flashers around for some salmon that are getting around in the upper reaches of the river. Live bait is still the best for king salmon

Skyringville is an excellent area especially on a run-out tide. The fallen timber structure holds good flathead and whiting. Out in the deeper channels you can get
big grunter. Don’t be afraid to throw soft plastics close to the structure as this is where a lot of fish will be. If you get a chance to head offshore good places to try will be the Cochrane Artificial Reef for snapper early before sun-up. There are reports of school mackerel cruising through the Eight Mile off Burrum and the Four Mile off Coonarr. Floating unweighted pilchards, whiting or mullet should
produce mackerel and even a rogue spanish. Good fishing, and be safe on the water,
Brett Robinson

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