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Monduran Barra Madness
  |  First Published: December 2016



Constant winds from the north have fired Monduran’s monster barra up. This northerly has pushed a huge number of barra down into Rainforest, Bird and SDA bays and the main basin. It’s been six years since we’ve seen fishing of this type – days where you can launch your boat and start casting your lures to the nearest point or weed bed, set your lures out for a troll around the main basin or Bird Bay and get results. There have been multiple bite sessions on big barra.

We’ve waited a long time to see bigger barra biting together, with some sessions resulting in 10+ hook-ups. There have been double and triple hook-ups at a single time. The key to success here is patience and persistence. You also need to be able to see barra constantly scrolling through on your sounder in the spot you are situated. Once good numbers of barra are found it’s then just a matter of time before they get active and start to feed.

Recently we’ve had many southern state anglers visit us for their annual pilgrimage to Lake Monduran. Groups from Victoria, Sydney, Newcastle and Coff’s Harbour timed their stay perfectly with optimal weather conditions on offer. By pre-booking charters on arrival, these groups had their most exciting fishing experiences to date, boating over ten barra per group with many bust-ups thrown into a session.

Hardbody lures like the Jackall Smash Minnows and Squirrels, Rapala X-Raps, Storm Thunder Barra and Storm Twitch Sticks have all worked well on a slow retrieve. Soft plastics like the 6” ZMan SwimmerZ, Pro Range Slick Rigs and 8” Happy Rock Softies have also accounted for many bites over the past month.

It’s very encouraging to see the lake fish well again. If you’re planning a fishing holiday to Lake Monduran, you can contact us here at the lake or even book a charter, (07) 4157 3881 or contact me direct on 0410 599 147. Also check out Lake Monduran Guidelines Fishing Charters of Facebook. It can make all the difference to your trip’s success. Have a safe and enjoyable holidays and we look forward to seeing you at Lake Monduran.

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