Report 24/9/15

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Report 24/9/15

Post by Nicole Penfold » Thu Sep 24, 2015 4:40 pm

BASS
Cressbrook Dam produced low numbers this past week, but there were some good quality fish landed. Working soft plastics through suspended fish in 40ft of water produced the best results. Somerset Dam saw reasonable numbers of Bass caught this week, most of the fish landed were around the 40cm mark, with soft plastics, tailspinners and ice jigs working the best and Pelican Point through to Kirkleigh has been the best area to target. Boondooma has again seen some decent Bass getting about throughout the dam, mask vibes, tailspinners and soft plastics are working well on the flats, trolled hard bodies are accounting for a few through the Stuart and Boyne arms and using spinnerbaits around the timbered parts has been effective as well and Bjelke Peterson has really fired this week as well, targeting the gently sloping banks throughout the dam, with soft plastics, TN60 Jackalls and compact spinnerbaits has produced plenty of fish. Moogerah Dam is currently closed to all water based activities, due to water quality issues, so if you were thinking of heading there, you will have to look at other options.

YELLOWBELLY AND COD
Cooby Dam has produced some good quality Yellowbelly this week, the fish are hanging just out from the weed edges and trolling shallow diving hard bodies or casting blades in tight to the weed has been effective, while frozen saltwater yabbies and jigged blades have been effective in the deeper parts of the dam. Glenlyon has picked up a bit this week, with a few Cod up to 80cm hitting bigger spinnerbaits and trolled hard bodies, while live shrimp and blades are working the best on the Yellowbelly. Working the bottom end of Coolmunda has been good this week, particularly around the timber, Jackalls, Spinnerbaits and soft vibes have worked well for both Cod and Yellowbelly. Leslie Dam has been steady, although the eastern banks have produced some nice Silver Perch and Eel-tailed Catfish on worms, while frozen saltwater yabbies and trolled hard bodies have picked up the odd Yellowbelly in the main basin. As for the rivers, the Macintyre River has produced good numbers of Yellowbelly on spinnerbaits, hard bodies and bait, Yellowbelly have been active in the Dumeresq River, downstream of Texas, with live shrimp and frozen saltwater yabbies working the best and the Condamine River is fishing well for Yellowbelly, with most of the weirs and popular holes, throughout the system proving to be quite productive.

COASTAL FISHING
Offshore fishing at the Gold Coast this past week has seen Snapper and Amberjack on the 18’s and 24’s, a few Kingies on the 36’s and out wider, trolling skirted lures has worked well for Yellowfin Tuna. Inshore fishing has seen Bream and Jewies in the Seaway and good quality Flathead have been prominent around Crab Island, Tipplers Passage and just inside the Pin Bar. At the Sunny Coast, offshore fishing has seen Snapper on 8 Mile Reef, and there’s also been the odd Mackerel getting about, while inshore fishing has seen plenty of Whiting in the lower parts of the Maroochy River, Bream and Trevally at the mouth of Bells Creek, Flathead throughout the passage on live baits; and in the Noosa River, the upper reaches are producing good numbers of smaller Mangrove Jack, while Trevally and Flathead, have been taking live bait in Woods Bay, on the incoming tide.

FRASER ISLAND
Fraser has continued to produce good numbers of Tailor, Dart, Whiting and Flathead along the eastern beaches.
Chris Hudynski WIN News 17-09-15.jpg
Chris Hudynski with a healthy Wivenhoe Yellowbelly.

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