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Barra season now upon us
  |  First Published: September 2016



With winter now behind us, we can only anticipate what will be on offer for the next couple of months.

September is without a doubt one of the best months to target Mondy barra, the reason being typical that the trade winds from the north bring stable weather patterns and constant wind from the one direction. These warm northerlies also boost the water temperature up by a few degrees, igniting the barra into feeding mode.

FInding feeding Barra

Depending on wind direction, you will find barra schooled up in windward bays and on wind affected points and banks. For example, if the wind is blowing from the north you would fish areas in Bird Bay, Cow Bay and points and bays in the south arm of ‘B’, which is Tararan creek.

If the wind is blowing from a southerly direction, you would want to fish areas like Jacks Bay, Insane Bay, Heart Bay and Two Mile Creek just to name a few.

Another great way to find other likely spots is to purchase yourself a detailed Lake Monduran map. The next step is to visit an online weather website to look at the forth coming week of predicted wind directions. I like to use the BOM and Seabreeze sites for this info. Then by using the north/south compass on the map, apply your predicted wind directions to give you a handful of likely fishing spots.

Lures

The new Happy Rock 8” Big Willies soft plastics had made an impact on the barra scene last season and will most definitely be a ‘must have’ lure here again at Mondy this season. These soft plastics have been developed and are handmade by local Gladstone angler Trevor Burgess. Trevor has years of experience under his belt throughout Queensland’s Barra impoundments. His swimbaits are best rigged with 8/0 Tackle tactics jigheads and are great for casting long distances and work best on a dead slow retrieval.

For further info you can visit my Facebook page Lake Monduran Guidelines fishing charters, or alternatively contact any of our helpful staff on 41573881.

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