Fishing Report – Wednesday 25th May 2016
If you’re chasing a feed of winter whiting, the most consistent reports have come from around Point Vernon and Gatakers Bay. Some anglers have managed a feed from the southern end of Round Island and Big Woody but it has been a bit hit and miss. The usual baits like squid and yabbies have been doing the trick, however a lot of anglers are having great success on Gulp worms fished on a conventional winter whiting rig. Make sure you’ve got a scaler bag on board as well as this will dramatically improve cleaning time when you get home.
Throughout the Sandy Straits there have been some nice grunter reported. Grunter put up a great fight on 4kg gear and will readily take a soft plastic lure, particularly prawn and grub imitations. There’s also been some nice threadfin salmon which are being caught on live baits and a variety of lures. Don’t forget to pack the cast net in case you find a patch of prawn.
There’s been some good reports coming from the Burrum River as well. The upper reaches have been producing some nice barra and jacks, there’s been good size grunter in the mid reaches and flathead, queenfish and trevally in the lower reaches. The Burrum 8 Mile has also produced some nice squire and grunter with schools of spotted mackerel and longtail tuna in the vicinity as well. If you’re chasing a feed of crab, the sandies have also been on the run out the front.
Lake Monduran fished well on the lead up to the full moon, with some nice fish landed jigging soft vibes. There’s been good numbers of fish on the point opposite White Rock as well as throughout Jacks, Heart and Insane Bay and depending on the wind Rainforest Bay would be worth a look. Hardbody lures in the 75 to 100mm range seem to be working well, you’ve just got to persist until the fish bite. Trolling is also a good option at the moment as the fish are a bit scattered due to the variable winds.
Lake Monduran Fishing Report – May