Red Emperor on the Chew Off – Bundaberg Now

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Dale Searle with a Great Red Emperor he recently caught off Bundaberg

Bundaberg offshore

With the tides smaller this weekend, fishing in the deeper waters offshore will be the solution. The Red Emperor should be chewing on.

Remember to fish with bigger bait so you can wait for the big red load after all the small fish have tried.

With this weekend’s short run, the biting time should last all day in the shallows.

Using sardines and 5 inch soft plastics will get you the bite of your trout and red throat emperor.

Coastal bundaberg

The coastal reefs have produced some very nice growls over the past week.

Most of these fish are caught in gentle vibrations and use shrimp as fresh bait.

Good winter whiting were also caught.

Berkley Gulp worms and the use of squid as bait produced the goods.

Burnett River

The Burnett River has produced a lot of flathead over the past week.

Shallow sandbars and gravel beds are great places to hunt them.

The slow rolling Zman 3 “minnowz on the bottom will get you the bite.

Blue salmon are still as numerous as ever.

Fishing for an hour on either side of low tide is definitely the best time to get them chewed.

Jake Hohn with a bass he recently caught at Gregory Lake

Kolan River and Baffle Creek

There have been a good number of bream and whiting captured in these two systems over the past week.

Fishing the shallow sandbanks with yabbies for your whiting has been the most efficient way to feed yourself.

For the bream, fishing the rock bars near the top of the tide with small, flexible plastics and using the mullet gut as bait was most of the action.

Remember to throw in the crab traps, as very good quality crabs have been caught in both systems.

Monduran Lake

Monduran Lake still produces very beautiful barras.

With the cold conditions we are experiencing, most of the fish get caught in the shallows.

Remember to fish in the bays and points where the wind blows.

When looking for new spots, look at the banks.

Look for the flatter banks where the water will gradually drop instead of the steep drops.

Finding warmer shallow water right now is definitely the key.

Until next time

Keep your feet on the ground

Mitch beyer

Tackle the Bundaberg World

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