NICE CATCH: Dale Smith with a 69cm barra he caught recently at Lake Monduran.
NICE CATCH: Dale Smith with a 69cm barra he caught recently at Lake Monduran.

Plenty of flathead are biting

THE fishing around Bundaberg has been fantastic and this weekend's weather forecast is looking good for the kids to get out and wet a line for the first part of the school holidays.

This past week, the Burnett River has produced some really nice summer whiting around the shallow sand bars.

Yabbies and fresh peeled prawns are two baits that have been working a treat.

I enjoy fishing the Burnett River at this time of the year because there are so many options.

There are still plenty of flathead willing to take baits or soft plastics right throughout the river.

There is grunter around in good numbers and winter whiting are still being caught around the mouth on either Gulp Worm or strips of squid.

More and more mangrove jack and barramundi are becoming more active in all of our local rivers as the weather warms up.

Some of the hot lures that have been doing the damage on these awesome sportfish have been the Zerek Live Cherabin and Samaki Vibelicious Vibes.

The word going around is that good numbers and good sized banana prawns are still being cast netted in the deeper holes in the Burnett River with the top and bottom of the tide being the most productive.

It sounds like Lake Gregory is starting to fire again now that the water levels are back to normal.

Good numbers of Australian bass are still schooled up in the deeper water and lures such as Ecogear ZX40, Jackall Dera Coup and Little Max Blades all smashing the bass.

I was lucky enough to do a quick run up to Lake Monduran last Saturday morning.

The dam is currently sitting around 30cm below the spillway and looking fantastic.

With every spot I tried, I saw barramundi on my Humminbird Side Imaging Fish Finder and managed to hook a few for the morning.

Let's hope this action continues for the MASA (Monduran Anglers and Stocking Association) Family Fishing Classic coming up in October.



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