Weekly Report 27 Sep 07

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Weekly Report 27 Sep 07

Post by Brad » Thu Sep 27, 2007 9:07 am

The Win Television Monduran Family Fishing Classic is once again being held, this year on the 13th and 14th of October. With well over 600 entrants last year, the competition would be one of the largest freshwater events held in Queensland. With a $1,000 cash prize for the heaviest barra senior and an $8,000 boat and outboard package as the major lucky draw prize, you can understand why it is so popular. There are also prizes for other categories including heaviest bass, heaviest bag and many others. A licenced bar and food will be available all weekend, as well as boat security on the water for the Saturday night.

A selection of lures for the competition to target barra would include Tropic Angler, Barra Classics, Storm and Reidy's Judge and B52. To target the bass try Viking bibbed lures, Bassman Spinnerbaits, Viper lures and Jackalls. On the reef scene, spotty mackerel up to 70cm in length have finally started to appear on our inshore reefs. Floating an unweighted pilchard or gar from the back of the boat is producing best results. Snapper have slowed substantially but the occassional 15-20lb fish is still being landed. Large black king are still being captured with an 80lb fish being landed on 20lb mono line using a 7" Berkley Gulp soft plastic in the Nuclear Chicken colour. Not a bad effort! Red emperor,
parrot, large hussar and sweetlip are the other species filling the iceboxes.

Large whiting, 32cm to 38cm in length are being captured on the full moon at night in the local estuary systems around Bundaberg, along with large trumpeter. Flathead and bream are still being taken in numbers in the Burnett River, as well as large estuary cod. Mudcrabs have finally come out of their winter hide-away with numerous reports of huge, full bucks showing up in pots in most rivers and creeks, while prawns are starting to appear in the Kolan River.
Until next time,
Gary Leather

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