Weekly Report 4 Apr 13

Tim Mulhall
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Weekly Report 4 Apr 13

Post by Brad » Thu Apr 04, 2013 4:10 pm

Well, I hope you all enjoyed your Easter break and managed to get in some great fishing. At last, in the Bundaberg area we have had some fantastic weather and this meant a lot of boats finally had a chance to head offshore for some serious fishing, and by all reports the fish were hungry. Those boats that fished wide and out to the islands were well rewarded. I saw piles of big reds, coral trout, nannygai and sweetlip, and all were of great quality with some of the nannygai reaching 5-6 kgs. The gutters and flat country have also produced some top shelf fish. Some big coral trout to eight kilos were caught as well as more nannygai, cod and sweetlip. It sure has been some of the best offshore action seen in a long while.

Even the inshore grounds have been producing some red hot fishing with the Cochrane Artificial Reef, the Two Mile and Ryans Reef producing snapper to 4 kgs, as well as sweetlip and school mackerel. There are also plenty of pelagics out around the reefs. Cobia, trevally, tuna and some monster spanish mackerel have all been caught during the past week. The local river systems are on the come back with the Elliott River fishing the best. Jack, bream, barra and jew have all been caught on live baits. The sandbars are producing plenty of flathead and whiting, mainly on the rising tides.

The Kolan River is fishing well also with whiting and flathead being the main target species. Jack and barra have been caught as well. It’s still worth putting your crab pots in as there are good numbers of mud crabs about. The Isis Impoundment (Lake Gregory) is also fishing well for bass. Early mornings have been producing some fantastic top water fishing action on surface poppers and then by using soft plastics later on in the day with bass to 50cm being a common catch.
Till next time,
Tim Mulhall

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