Report 24/07/14

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Report 24/07/14

Post by Nicole Penfold » Thu Jul 24, 2014 10:42 am

At this stage with light winds and sunny days expected around the Bundaberg area, this weekend looks like a good chance to get out there and wet a line.

The Burnett River is fishing very well with reports of large bream everywhere at the moment smashing the schools of bait fish. Anglers have been using lightly weighted baits such as whitebait rigged on small gang hooks drifted back in a berley trail, and this has been one of the more popular techniques for bream as well as flathead and the odd tailor.

Soft plastics can also be worked through these schools. Lures in the Gulp range in the 3 to 4 inch size have been very effective on bream and grunter. The first hour of the run-in tide seems to be when these fish start to fire up and once you’ve located some fish using your sounder, fantastic sessions can be had.

Offshore fishing this weekend looks like being a good option. Light winds and smaller run in the tides will allow you to fish lighter sinkers and better depths with more feel. Anglers fishing the deeper water out between Lady Elliot and Fraser Islands have been landing some nice snapper as well as top quality table fish. Boats that have been fishing both the Northern and Southern Gutters have also been reporting good catches with most guys getting a good feed.

Meanwhile, on the freshwater scene, Lake Gregory continues to fish well. The bass have schooled up in the middle reaches of the dam and can be caught on many different techniques. Using white soft plastics rigged on 3/8 weighted jigheads has been doing the damage lately.

Lake Monduran could be another option this weekend. We talk regularly to both guides operating on the dam and some nice barra have been caught through the week. Suspending hard-bodied lures are still key as the barra will be a little slow to react. But, with the wind direction and the weather conditions stable leading up towards the weekend, it’s well worth a go, so I might see you up there.

Fish with confidence,

Dale Smith

Tackle World Bundaberg
22 Quay Street
BUNDABERG QLD 4670
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Matthew Smith with the 2 nice bream he caught in the Burnett River last weekend.

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Re: Weekly Report 24/07/14

Post by Nicole Penfold » Thu Jul 24, 2014 10:43 am

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