Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Live Bait Key to a Big Catch

Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Live Bait Key to a Big Catch

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DROP A LINE

DALE SMITH

THERE were a couple of good days of weather earlier this week around the Bundaberg area, allowing some boats to head out and along the coast.

Most of the inshore reefs produced some quality fishing.

There are good numbers of school and grey mackerel about, with the odd big spanish mackerel mixed in with them.

Most of the spanish have been caught on live baits being floated out behind the boat, and the schoolies and greys have been caught on soft vibes or metal spinners such as the Flasha lures.

There have also been a few snapper and sweetlip about these reefs.

Lightly weighted squid has been one of the hot baits.

Most of the rivers are fishing well also with some good numbers of big bream starting to move in.

Most of the rocky areas seem to be the places to target the bream.

Using lightly weighted baits such as peeled prawns, mullet fillets or chicken gut is the best way to catch a feed.

Some of the sand flats are producing good numbers of sand whiting and sickle fish with a few flathead mixed in with them. …

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