I can’t remember back to a month with such a little amount of wind as the August we have just had. It’s been awesome weather for offshore enthusiasts in this region, but lack of wind always makes for tough Barra fishing in a stocked impoundment. Aside from this, there has been the odd day when the wind picks up and the Barra bite.

The next few months should bring with them warm northerly winds, which in turn “Fire Up” Monduran Barra. In preparation to your arrival to this impoundment it’s always a good idea to have a look at the previous weeks and the following weeks wind forecast. This information can be priceless and should be used to determine likely windward points and bays to start your search for feeding fish. In the predicted northerly winds, bays and points throughout SDA Bay, Bird Bay, Rainforest Bay and Cow Bay in the north arm of “B” are great places to start.

Lures

Suspending hard body lures like the Jackall Squirrels, Smash minnows and Rapala X-raps have produced the majority of the bites, these lures have worked best on a slow retrieve and a subtle twitching method. In the soft plastic range 4”and 6” Z-man Swimmerz and The pro range squidgee Slik Rigs have also been working well on a dead slow retrieve.

MASA Family Fishing Comp 14th and 15th of October.

The WIN TV Family fishing comp has been successfully running for over 15 years now. Major prizes like $1000 for biggest Barra, $500 for the biggest bass, $500 for heaviest catfish attract anglers and their families from all over the state, but the prizes don’t stop at that. Just for entering the comp your name goes into the lucky draw for 10 major prizes, the biggest prize being a boat, motor and trailer package worth around $10k. The MASA restocking group are all volunteers, they do a great job every year donating their time to running the comp to raise funds for restocking Lake Monduran with healthy fingerlings.

For all accommodation and camping enquiries you can contact us on 07 4157 3881 or email us at info@lakem.com.au. For fishing updates and charters bookings you can call me on 0410599147 or go to my facebook page Lake Monduran Guidelines Fishing Charters.