The barra are still going strong
  |  First Published: July 2017

May and June have turned up the heat on barra in the 50-75cm size range. With a milder winter than usual so far, these feisty barra have shown no signs of slowing down.

The wind has typically been from the southwest in the very early mornings, and then has been switching to the southeast during the mid-mornings. These conditions have pushed feeding fish to the usual windward areas.

The points and bays from White Rock, Insane Bay, Bust-up Bay, Heart Bay and Two Mile Creek have been fishing best, just be sure to follow the wind as it changes throughout the morning. Feeding fish will move with the wind as well.

Shads in the 5” and 7” sizes have been a must-have plastic rigged up with weedless hooks. These soft plastics are perfect for targeting barra in the broken weed areas that have been covered in the recent water rise. Suspending hardbodies have dominated at Monduran for six years now.

As we move through winter we need to prepare for the spring and summer period ahead. Leading into the warmer months we can expect warm northerly winds for a few weeks at a time. When this happens it’s like waving a red flag at a bull and Monduran barra will fire up. If you can’t get to Monduran for a winter session but are holding out for a spring bite, now is the time to start preparing for the season ahead.

In preparing you need to have a good look at your equipment. Check everything from your rods and reels, upgrading of hooks and split rings to lures, right through to your outboard, wheel bearing and trailer maintenance. These boxes should all be ticked off your list of things to do before venturing out on your next fishing expedition.

If you have any doubt in your equipment or are just unsure, consult a professional. There’s nothing like peace of mind, especially when it comes to towing your boat trailer caravan or camper along Australia’s major highways or any other road for that matter.

For all enquiries regarding accommodation, camping or caravanning please call our helpful staff on (07) 4157 3881 or email us at --e-mail address hidden-- For any fishing info please contact me on 0410 599 147 or follow my Facebook page Lake Monduran Guidelines Fishing Charters.

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