The lake has finally settled after a huge rise through February. This and favourable weather patterns through April have fired the barra up.
The wind direction has predominately been from the south, making areas like Jacks Bay, Insane Bay, Heart Bay and Two Mile Creek the pick of the spots. While the majority of barra being caught are around 90-100cm, it has been encouraging to see plenty of smaller barra being boated as well. These little barra were part of December’s fingerling release and are now being caught at around 35-40cm long, which is a huge growth rate. We expect to see some good fishing through May as the weather cools and the barra feed harder before winter arrives.
Jackall Squirrels and DD Smash Minnows have accounted for the majority of barra being caught at Monduran. The Squirrels are 79mm long and have a really tight vibrating action at a slow retrieve rate. The reason they work so well is that there is a huge amount of bony bream in that size bracket, and when you catch a barra they often spew several of these little fish out.
Also, soft plastics that have been working well are the 6” ZMan SwimmerZ and Squidgy Pro Range Slick Rigs.
Vigilant stocking of fingerlings after the floods has ensured that our barra stocks are increasing every year. Monduran Anglers and Stocking Association (MASA) do a great job in raising extra funds by running the WIN Family fishing comp. The next competition will be held on the 14-15 October. The MASA team do a great job in running this event with plenty of great prizes on offer. The major prize for biggest Barra is $1000 and the major lucky door prize is a boat, motor and trailer package, and to win this prize, all you have to do is enter the comp. Be sure to mark this on your calendar, it’s a great family weekend away.
Sponsor a Barra is another way to raise funds to restock our awesome lake. We do this by running raffles here at the holiday Park. We also accept donations and you can buy your own tagged barra. You can also buy fishing shirts and Brag Mats through the Sponsor a Barra Facebook page, or alternatively you can purchase these through the Lake Monduran Holiday Park’s Tackleshop or Tackleworld Bundy with all profits going to restocking. It’s a great cause to ensure the barra fishing future is here for generations to come.
The team here at Lake Monduran look forward to seeing you up here for barra action before winter arrives.Reads: 957