Report 15/5/15

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Report 15/5/15

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The Toowoomba Fishing Classic is an initiative of the Rotary Club of Toowoomba Garden City. This is the first year and they are looking forward to a great day. There will be random draws on the day and the prize categories are: Adult and junior Heaviest Yellowbelly, Adult and junior Heaviest Bass, Adult and junior Heaviest Cod, Adult and junior Heaviest Fish of any type and Mystery weight??? Fishing times are 7.00am - 2.00pm. There is a free sausage in the morning from the BBQ trailer and they will be running a BBQ with sausages, hamburgers and drinks all day. Entry fees are Adults $40, Children under the age of 16 $15 & Families $90. Families consist of 2 adults 2 children.

BASS

Cressbrook is only producing low numbers of Bass at the moment, try around Deer Island, out from the camp grounds and also around the main points in the Bull Creek and Cressbrook Creek arms, soft plastics and blades will give you the best chance of landing a fish, while live shrimp have produced good numbers for the bait anglers. Both arms are fairly dirty at Boondooma Dam, which means, looking for schooled fish in the main basin would be your best bet, when found, target the fish with plastics, blades or tailspinners, for the best results and Moogerah has seen good numbers of Bass landed throughout the dam, using soft plastics, blades and tail spinners in 25-30ft of water, has provided the best results.

YELLOWBELLY AND COD

Fishing around the weed edges has been good at Cooby, with frozen saltwater yabbies and hard bodies landing a few, the numbers have dropped off, but the quality has improved, with a lot of the fish hitting the 40-45cm mark. The fishing is still fairly good at Glenlyon, it has again produced a few Yellowbelly in 20-25ft of water, live shrimp and worms have landed the most fish, while bigger spinnerbaits and Jackals have produced some nice Cod around the timber. Coolmunda Dam has been fishing well for Yellowbelly this week, using bait on the drop-offs to the old creek beds has produced the most fish, there has also been a few smaller Cod taken on trolled hard body lures. Leslie Dam has seen a few Yellowbelly taken on live worms and frozen saltwater yabbies around the edges, while hopping Mask Vibes off the drop-offs, in the main basin has worked well also. Boondooma produced a few fish on blades, ice jigs and live bait, with the deeper parts of the main basin proving to be the best spots to target. As for the rivers, the Macintyre at Goondiwindi has improved this past week, with reasonable numbers of Yellowbelly taken on live worms, while downstream has seen a few Cod hitting surface lures and still pretty quiet in the Dumeresq and Condamine Rivers, due to the fresh running through them.

COASTAL FISHING

Offshore fishing at the Gold Coast has again seen plenty of action this week, with the outer 50’s producing some big Dolphin Fish, the northern 36’s have been good for Pearl Perch and there’s still a few Spanish Mackerel getting about Diamond Reef. Inshore fishing has seen the Southport Seaway producing a few Jew and some quality Tailor, Gar on the weed banks and some nice Flathead are taking bait and soft plastics at Kalinga Bank and Jumpinpin. While at the Sunny Coast, offshore fishing has been pretty good again; Snapper are prominent on most of the reefs at the moment, there’s also some good numbers of Pearl Perch and Cobia getting about as well. Inshore fishing is starting to improve as the estuaries clear up, with the Maroochy River producing Bream, Trevelly and Tailor around the bridges and rock bars, Caloundra has seen a few Bream and Flathead off the Boardwalk, and Whiting out from the power boat club, while at Noosa, good numbers of Jewies off the rock walls at night and GT’s and Queenfish have been active at the river mouth.

Tackle World Toowoomba
224 Ruthven St, Toowoomba, Q 4350
Ph: (07) 4632 9770
info@tackleworldtoowoomba.com.au
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Re: Report 15/5/15

Post by subeditor » Fri May 15, 2015 1:01 pm

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