Mitch Beyer with the school mackerel he caught on the inshore reefs recently.

Mackerel being caught around Bundaberg

Conditions for the Bundaberg area aren’t looking too bad for this weekend, with light 10-15 knot northerlies predicted, but as always, check the latest forecast before heading out.

If things change and you can’t get offshore, there has been plenty of school mackerel about at the mouth of the Burnett.  The tops of the tides seem to be best when the water is at its cleanest.  Most of the mackerel have been caught floating out pillies on gang hooks or by high speed spinning with Flasha spoons.  The faster you wind, the more the mackerel want that lure.

Outside of that, most river systems are fishing really well with plenty of bream, whiting and flathead all being caught.

The recent warm weather has made the mangrove jacks chew with most of the rock bars being the spots to look at.  Small Luckycraft Pointers and Z-Man soft plastics have been working well on these jacks.

There are still good numbers of three-tooth jew about, but please be mindful as these jew are roed up and ready to spawn, so only take enough for a feed and leave the rest to breed.

Mitch Beyer with the school mackerel he caught on the inshore reefs recently.
Mitch Beyer with the school mackerel he caught on the inshore reefs recently.
Rumour has it that a few mud crabs are on the move, so it may be worth dusting off the pots.

Unfortunately some bad weather shut down the barramundi during the annual Win Television Monduran Family Fishing Classic last weekend, with only one legal barra weighed in for the weekend.  However, there were some nice bass, jew and catfish caught.  It was a great weekend and there were certainly a lot of happy lucky draw prize winners.  The results of the weekend can be found on the Monduran Anglers and Stocking Association website at http://masa-fishstocking.org.au/  

A few warm days during this week though, have seen a good number of big barra caught at Lake Monduran, and the key has been the warm northerly winds and warmer water temperatures.  The Jackall Squirrel is still the hot favourite.

Till next time,

Tim Mulhall

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