Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Jack and Barra on the Chew

Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Jack and Barra on the Chew

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DROP A LINE

DALE SMITH

WELL it seems that we are in that transition period where both summer and winter species are being caught throughout the Bundaberg region.

Quite a few mangrove jack and the odd barramundi have fired up in our local rivers in this past week.

As the water temperatures slowly start to rise, this action should also increase over the coming months.

I was fortunate to have a fish on the Burnett River last Thursday morning; while the fishing wasn't red hot I managed to land half a dozen flathead and a couple of bream and estuary cod for the few hours I was on the water.

Most of the action was up towards Splitters Creek and the soft plastics that did the damage was the Gulp 4" Swimming Mullet and the 65mm Squidgy Prawns.

There has also been some nice captures of big grunter and blue salmon down towards the Fairymead bend and Strathdees.

The North Wall is still holding plenty of big bream as well as good numbers of tailor and school mackerel. …

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