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Report 5/3/15

Posted: Thu Mar 05, 2015 1:01 pm
by subeditor
Last weekends predicted weather didn’t happen as expected, so there has been little or no impact on the impoundments, apart from Somerset receiving plenty of water. This has resulted in water being released into Wivenhoe, which has seen the water level go from 80% to 95%. All impoundments within our local area that were closed were all reopened at the start of the week.

Cressbrook Dam is a bit patchy at the moment, so use your sounder to find the fish, out from the boat ramp and across to the buoy line would be worth a look, the Cressbrook Creek arm is worth a look as well and if you find the fish, try casting blades, spinnerbaits, Jackals, and hopefully you might pick up a few. There has been quite a few smaller fish landed here in the past month, so remember the minimum length for Bass is 30cm. Boondooma Dam has again produced some decent catches of Bass. Most of the fish have been caught around the points or timbered areas of the Stuart and Boyne arms, mainly on Spinnerbaits and Blades, but you could also try trolling hard bodies in about 15 - 20 feet of water. It’s not easy at Bjelke Peterson at the moment, however casting Jackals, Blades and Spinnerbaits around Bass Point and on the banks below the Wineries has produced a few fish, while trolling hard bodies has seen a few landed as well and at Maroon, there were plenty of smaller Bass caught on Jackalls, Piranhas, Blades and Soft Plastics, most of the fish were landed along the weed edges.

Cooby Dam has been a little quiet also, but there is the odd Yellowbelly and Silver Perch about. Try targeting these with live Worms, and trolling lures around the rock wall area could also prove fruitful. Cressbrook has seen a few quality Yellowbelly hitting spinnerbaits around the Eagles Nest area, Boondooma and Bjelke Peterson have again produced good numbers of quality Yellowbelly, the majority of fish are being caught on bait, but casting Jackalls, Blades and Spinnerbaits, or trolling hard body lures should pick you up a few fish as well. Coolmunda Dam has improved over the past week as the water clears up; there have been reports of reasonable numbers of Yellowbelly with some quality Cod as well. Frozen Saltwater Yabbies and live Worms seem to be the best bait, but also try casting Jackalls, Spinnerbaits and hard bodies around the timber if you want to chase the Cod. Things have been fairly slow over the past week at Leslie Dam, anglers have managed to land a few nice fish but they have had to work hard for them, there’s been reports of a few nice Yellowbelly landed in the main basin on frozen saltwater yabbies, one local angler landed a few legal sized fish, while casting spinnerbaits around structure and Glenlyon is still producing good numbers of Yellowbelly on bait and Spinnerbaits, as well as plenty of Silver Perch on worms.

Very limited opportunities offshore this week due to the weather, however inshore fishing has seen the Southport Seaway producing good sized Jewies on the incoming tide and a few Flathead around the Aldershots and Kalinga Bank, while at the Sunny Coast, the Passage has produced a lot of smaller Bream and Whiting and a few Flathead around the mouth of Bells Creek and the rock walls at the entrance to the Noosa River have produced fairly good numbers of Trevally and Flathead at the top of the run in tide.

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Re: Report 5/3/15

Posted: Thu Mar 05, 2015 1:02 pm
by subeditor
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