Most lucky enough to land a bass
LAST weekend the Bundaberg Sport Fishing Club held its memorial outing for the late Bill Proctor at the Isis Impoundment (Lake Gregory).
With the weather looking a bit bleak and showers of rain hanging around we all ventured out at 6am in our boats and kayaks.
There were about 24 anglers who took part in this competition for the biggest Australian bass in length only, with all fish being released to live another day.
Bass like the overcast weather and most people were lucky enough to land at least one or more for the outing.
These were caught on soft plastics, hard bodies, fly and spinner baits - no baits were used.
The winner for the day was Helen Johnson who caught a 50cm bass; second was Beau Britton with a 48cm fish; and third was junior Jacob Box who landed a 47cm fish.
The club released 24,363 silver perch fingerlings into Lake Gregory with help from Matt from South East Queensland Fish, who supplied the fingerlings. We will now stock bass, silver perch and saratoga into the lake for everyone to enjoy.
Other fishing around the area has seen some good mud crabs around as well as a few prawns, but you will need to work for them.
Small tides are on the build this weekend and with the wind dropping a little, it will be worth dusting off those fishing rods and wetting a line in some of our creeks.
With a little fresh water in the system the bait is moving about. To land a mangrove jack, grunter or even a salmon, try rock bars and deep holes.
Flathead can be found on the edge of sand bars and weed beds and whiting are up on the sand bars on the rising tides.
With the variety of options available you are bound to land a fish or two this weekend.
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- Paul Box