July is traditionally a good month for the dedicated night bream anglers with Kirby’s Wall and the north wall being the most productive spots.
You’ve got to admire the commitment of these diehard breamers. The nights are very cold and it can be a long time before the fish start to bite, but they stick it out until they get their fish. I have spent the odd night with a few of these mad keen fishers and I have to say when the fish are on it’s great fun, but when they aren’t it seems to be very, very cold.
The other night target that gets me a lot more motivated is snapper and July is usually a great month to target the larger fish in close. With the southwesterly breezes well and truly taking hold, the inshore reefs are definitely on the cards for a mid-week night fish. The artificial off the Elliott will be worth a shot as will the Four Mile off Coona. Further north there are a number of small rubble patches worth a hit with the Stepping Stones and the Barjon Wreck close enough to each other to warrant a trip on a good night.
The GPS marks for these and many other local spots can be picked up at Salty’s tackle store in Bundaberg. The guys all fish and know which spot is producing the goods so drop in or give them a call on (07) 4153 4747.Reads: 739