LUCKILY enough we had some magic days around the Bundaberg area earlier in the week, and it was great to see that quite a few boats made the most of the calm conditions, catching some quality reef fish and the odd billfish on the grounds out a little wider.
Unfortunately the forecast for this weekend does not look too flash with strong south-easterlies and rain predicted. It’s looking like the perfect opportunity to catch up on a bit of maintenance on your boat or your tackle.
For when the weather settles, we’ve heard some good reports of winter whiting schooling up in the leads off Burnett Heads. Whilst there are no big numbers there yet, it’s certainly good to see the winter whiting make a comeback.
Further up most of our local rivers and creeks, good numbers of quality bream have been caught on most of the rock walls, and some nice summer whiting and flathead have been smashing yabbies and fresh prawn baits around the sand bars.
With a bit of luck a few mud crabs and prawns should fire up after the rain event this weekend, so it may be well worth the effort next week once things settle down.
At this time of year the Australian bass in Lake Gregory tend to school up in the deeper parts of the lake. These bass are generally easy to find with a good quality sounder and are biting well, with small Blades, Tailspinners, 3” soft plastics and Spinnerbaits all working well.
Let’s hope we don’t receive too much rain up in the hills around Lake Monduran. The dam is only half a metre below the spillway, so let’s hope the barra that we’ve worked so hard to put in the dam stay there till next summer.
Fish with confidence, Dale Smith