There haven’t been many reports from the bigger boats heading offshore due to the constant winds that don’t seem to let up. Once again it looks like most of the fishing action will be restricted to the rivers and dams.
The good news is that there’s been some really nice mangrove jack caught during this past week on both lures and live and strip bait. Some of the hot lures have been the Junior Prawnstar, Tilsan Barra, Killalure Flatz Ratz and any soft plastics in the 3” to 4” range have been working well.
The prawns that showed up last week in good numbers have slowed right down and become very patchy again. The mud crabs in the Burnett have also been very patchy with a lot being caught just undersize.
On the fishing side of things, the Burnett is still alive with fish. There have been good reports of three-tooth jew up to 50cm, big flathead, blue salmon and mangrove jack, and fingermark have also showed up during the week.
For the guys keen to catch a few bass, Lake Gregory is fishing really well. Most sessions have started with a hot surface bite with bass to 50cm providing plenty of action. Once the day warms up, try casting Spinnerbaits, small Blades and soft plastics toward the weed edges. This should do the trick.
A few barra have fired up at Lake Monduran, especially in the afternoons. The northerly winds have the barra schooled in the backs of the bays and making them easier to locate. Most of the barra have been caught on suspending hard body lures but it’s always worth having a soft plastic set up to give the barra something else to look at.
Just finally, the new 2016 Tide charts for next year have arrived in store, so drop in and grab one next time you’re passing by.