Mangrove Jack

Flathead on the chew

WITH reports of water temperatures rising over the last week, good size Flathead have been taken on lures and small pilchards with hots spots being around sand banks near the mouth, back of the sound and the entrance to the first lake. The new Fish Candy Chasebaits in 3 and 4 inch paddle bait have been dynamite on these quality …

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Warm spring days bring on the fish

AFTER a mild winter and the days warming, it has made for a stellar start to the spring fishing season. Quality whiting been taken around the sand flats and the sand bags. If using bait ensure you pick up some live or cured worms, alternatively some of the best lures returning a catch have been the affordable 70mm Strada Viral lures …

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The mangrove jacks are back!

WITH the rain and storms on the weekend the mangrove jacks have really started to fire up, report of good fish coming from the stretch of water between Lake Cooroibah and Lake Cootharaba. Fish the run out tide with soft plastics such as the Squidgy Wild Prawn or suspending lures like the River2sea live minnows worked close to the fallen …

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Bundaberg fishing report flathead, barra, mangrove jack

A mate and I did a trip up to the dam last Sunday.  For the few hours we were on the water we managed to hook two barra and spook quite a few other larger barra out from the snags they were hiding in.  The lure of choice was the Jackall Squirrel fished with long pauses alongside the timbered snags. …

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Mackerel, tailor, trevally, queenfish around Bundaberg

LOOKING at the latest forecast, things around the Bundaberg area may come good for some offshore fishing, so fingers crossed. Also, keep an eye on the latest forecast before heading out, as the predicted northerlies can be unpredictable. The mouths of most of the rivers have been fishing well with some school mackerel, tailor and a mix of trevally and …

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Fishing for barra, bass, flathead, bream and grunter in Bundaberg in Spring

THE first week of spring is always a magical time of the year around Bundaberg.  As the water temperature starts to rise, so should the fishing with some quality mangrove jack already starting to smash lures and baits. The Elliott River has been producing the goods with a good run of large summer whiting around the sand bars towards the …

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Top Trevally in the Noosa River

THE Noosa River has been on fire this week with some outstanding golden and giant trevally taken in the lower stretches of the river. Surface presentations like the 50mm Fish Candy Baby Bells have been working well early morning and late afternoon. As the sun gets a little higher golden trevally have been taking well-presented micro jigs like the 7g …

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Trevally time in the Noosa River

IN the river; Trevally have been running rampant throughout the Noosa River with plenty of quality fish caught in the lower reaches. The Woods Bays area has been the best place to fish for anglers wanting to target bigger fish. Over the past couple of weeks there have been good captures of golden trevally, cale cale, gt’s, tea leafs, and …

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Bundaberg Fishing Report: Quality Flathead, Grunter, Bream

THE offshore fishing forecast for the Bundaberg area is not looking so flash for the weekend, so up the rivers and creeks it is. Luckily enough most of the rivers and creeks are fishing well. The Baffle and Kolan have been producing some quality flathead and grunter, mainly by fishing the first of the making tide. A few mangrove jacks …

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