Report 4/12/15

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Nicole Penfold
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Report 4/12/15

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri Dec 04, 2015 2:04 pm

With the average weather forecast this weekend it might pay to stay close to home and take advantage of some of the more local fishing options.

As far as the local dams go Moogerah and Wivenhoe Dam are the pick of them. If heading to Moogerah Dam bass are on the cards and a few of our customers have been catching good numbers trolling deep divers like the Halco Poltergeists up in the timbered sections of the dam. Follow the contour line of the old riverbed and you should find a few different schools. If trolling is not your thing don’t worry, as there have been some better than average fish falling for lures cast and retrieved towards the bank. Focus on the steeper rocky banks near the dam wall and towards the gorge and use lures like the Jackall Tn60s or spinnerbaits but work them slowly for better results.

Wivenhoe is a little different and the bass have still remained a little elusive. However the yellowbelly are making up for it. There are a lot of yellowbelly having out on the drop offs of the old river bed and around the edge near Billy’s Bay. Jackall Mask Vibes and Ecogear ZX40s are doing a lot of damage but anglers using prawns, live shrimp or worms are still getting good numbers. Watch out for those pesky catfish though as schools of these guys look very similar on the sounders to bass.

With the bay out action for all but the die-hard fisherman due to the wind a few have started to target the local bull shark population in the Brisbane River. There are a lot of them at the moment and they are very active due to the rains and warm weather. Popular spots to target them are around Kookaburra Park, Jindalee or near Indooroopilly. A simple set up of a wire trace attached to an 8/0 circle hook and baits of either mullet fillet of freshwater eel seem to be the go to method. Nighttime is the most productive period to catch them however you can catch sharks during all times of the day.

Hope everyone can get out this weekend and fingers crossed the wind dies down for next week.

Charlton's Fishing
07 3818 1677
18 Kerwick St, Redbank Q 4301
Ph: 07 3818 1677
Sue caught this healthy Jack down the Gold Coast.

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