Fish the shallows for a successful full moon – Bundaberg Now


Grant Puckering with a coral trout he recently caught off Bundaberg.


With the big morning full moon tides this weekend, I would definitely fish the shallows in the morning for coral trout and red throated emperor.

Using sardines for bait or jigging soft plastics 5 inches from the bottom is an effective way to get good nutrition.

Fingers crossed that the weather is playing the game. As always, check the weather before you go.


The coastal reefs have collected quite a bit of dirty water from the recent rains we have had over the past week.

It seems to have elicited a few late season snappers and a lot of very good sized growls.

If you are considering hunting a mackerel feed, I would head more to Elliott Heads to find the clearer water.

The quick vertical retrieval of Flasha Spoons and Floating Sardines on the back is a fun and very effective way to catch them.

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Dan Robson with a mangrove jack he recently caught.


Lately the Burnett has produced some very good sized grunter.

Jumping soft vibrations from the bottom had a lot of biting.

If you are more into bait fishing using shrimp and sprats, you will surely jump in on the action.

Also, with the coolness of the river right now, the crabs have surely started to move around so be sure to drop some crab pots there.


These two systems have been the most notable systems for mangrove harvesting over the past two weeks.

Hard-bodied decoys that move over shallow rock bars and out of mangroves were the most bite.

The placement of live mules has also proven to be very effective.

There have also been good catches of whiting and flathead near the mouth of these systems.

Fishing on the rising tide with yabbies was the perfect solution for getting a feed of whiting and a slow rolling 3 inch Zman Minnowz on sandbanks did the trick for the flathead.


Catch of the week
Catch of the week: Emma King with a 87.5cm barramundi she caught at Monduran Lake.

Barramundi fishing at Monduran Lake is hot right now.

There has been a lot of barra caught above the magic meter over the past week.

With a full moon and northerly winds forecast this weekend, it should be a weekend up there. Remember to focus on fishing in bays and windblown spots.

The super Jackall squirrels and the soft plastics with the big paddle tail have been bitten!

Registrations are still ongoing at Tackle World Bundaberg and Lake Monduran Holiday Park for the online competition.

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Until next time, stay true
Mitch beyer
Tackle the Bundaberg World


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