Report 28/8/15

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Report 28/8/15

Post by subeditor » Fri Aug 28, 2015 1:24 pm

COD CLOSED SEASON APPROACHING
A closed season applies to Murray cod from 1 September to 30 November in all Queensland waters contained in the Murray Darling Drainage Division; this applies to the Condamine, Macintyre, Dumeresq, Weir, Moonie, Balonne, Warrego and Paroo Rivers. DURING THIS TIME MURRAY COD MUST NOT BE TAKEN OR TARGETED IN THESE WATERWAYS. An exception to this closed season applies to Beardmore, Connolly, Cooby, Coolmunda, Glenlyon, Leslie and Storm King Dams, where the fish are actually stocked.

BASS
Cressbrook produced some quality Bass this week, using live shrimp up near the eagles nest provided the best results. Still good shows of fish at Somerset, which have again produced some good quality Bass on Soft Plastics, tailspinners and live shrimp, while the flats on the big house side of Pelican Point and also Queen Street have been the spots to target. Ice jigs and vertically jigged blades, worked in 25-35ft of water have been the most productive at Boondooma this week, Pelican Point and throughout the Stuart arm have been the pick of the spots and live shrimp have picked up the odd Bass off the steeper points in Bjelke Peterson.

YELLOWBELLY AND COD
Cooby Dam is still producing the odd Yellowbelly on trolled shallow diving hard bodies, working them near the weed beds, working them along the steeper banks in the northern arm has worked the best and the land based anglers have picked up the odd fish on frozen saltwater yabbies. Glenlyon has seen a few Yellowbelly taken on frozen saltwater yabbies and the afternoons have been productive for Cod, with some nice fish up to 80cm taken on trolled lures. Coolmunda has been hit and miss, some people are catching plenty, while others have struggled. For those that were there at the right time, blades and soft vibes picked up some quality Yellowbelly to 55cm, while some cracking Cod, up to a metre were also landed. Leslie Dam has fished quite well again this past week, the bait anglers managed to land some quality fish on shrimps and saltwater yabbies in the main basin, in about 30ft of water, the odd fish was taken on trolled hard body lures along the Washpool bank, while ZX Blades and soft vibes accounted for some nice fish in various spots around the dam. Bjelke Peterson Dam produced a few Yellowbelly on live shrimp, just off Bass Point, and Somerset has produced good quality Yellowbelly again, trolling hard bodies through schooled fish has been effective. As for the rivers, the Macintyre river at Goondi has dirtied up a bit, which has seen only the odd Yellowbelly biting on frozen saltwater yabbies, the Dumeresq been quiet, with only a few fish taking bait and not a lot has changed here locally, with the upper reaches of the Condamine River, from Cecil Plains to Warwick still producing a few Cod and Yellowbelly on spinnerbaits, hard bodies and frozen saltwater yabbies.

COASTAL FISHING
Offshore fishing has produced again at the Gold Coast, with plenty of Snapper and Cobia taken on the 24’s and 36’s and the 50’s have fished really well for Kingies and Amberjack, while inshore has seen the Seaway fishing well for Trevally and Kingies along the northern wall, quality Flathead and Bream on soft plastics throughout the Jumpinpin area and also around Wavebreak Island. At the Sunny Coast, offshore fishing has seen the Barwon Banks producing Snapper, Pearl Perch and the odd Cobia, North and Sunshine Reef have produced big Snapper, mainly at dawn and dusk, while inshore fishing at Caloundra has produced Bream and Luderick off the Boardwalk, soft plastics have worked well for Flathead throughout the passage and the Maroochy River, while the Noosa River has produced good numbers of quality Bream and Flathead, Jewies along the ski run on live bait and most of the river mouths have produced big Whiting up to 43cm.

FRASER ISLAND
till fairly good reports coming from Fraser this week, with most gutters along the eastern beaches producing good numbers of Tailor, Dart and Whiting and the odd bigger Flathead.

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