Report 4/12/15

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Report 4/12/15

Post by subeditor » Fri Dec 04, 2015 2:26 pm

Cressbrook Dam has produced a few Bass again this week, with tailspinners, spinnerbaits and silent TN60 Jackalls working the best, mainly along the rock wall at the eagles nest and also along the steeper banks in the Cressbrook Creek arm and afternoon seems to be the most productive time. Boondooma Dam has seen the fish holding in deeper water, targeting these fish with 5/8oz spinnerbaits has been a good option, while casting plastics and blades to the edges has also worked quite well. Bjelke Peterson has also produced good numbers of Bass this week, working the flats with spinnerbaits, soft vibes and Blades has been good while Bass point has seen a few taken on Blades and trolled hard bodies and down at Moogerah and Maroon, both dams continue to fish well, Maroon has probably been the pick, with anglers landing some quality fish on a variety of lures, early morning and late afternoon have been the best times to try.

Cod and Yellowbelly fishing is pretty good around the area at the moment; Cooby Dam has produced a few Yellowbelly around the buoy line, not just in the deeper water, but also the banks working back from the buoy line, TN60 Jackalls are the best option, however spinnerbaits and soft vibes have picked up a couple as well. Glenlyon has produced decent numbers of Yellowbelly this week, bait, spinnerbaits and hard bodies have all worked well, there has also been plenty of Cod landed over the past week, with plenty of fish measuring between 70 and 85cm, the majority of these fish were taken on spinnerbaits. Coolmunda has again produced good numbers of Cod and Yellowbelly on trolled hard body lures, working the old creek beds and along the wall have again been the best spots to target, while some quality Cod have been hitting bigger lures worked around the timber. Leslie Dam remains fairly consistent, with reasonable numbers of Yellowbelly landed on trolled hard bodies in 15–25ft of water, brighter coloured lures seem to be working the best. There were also some smaller Cod landed, with most of these fish measuring around the 60cm mark. The land based anglers have also gone alright, with some quality Silver Perch and Catties being landed off the bank on worms and in the South Burnett, both Boondooma and Bjelke Peterson dams have again produced good numbers of Yellowbelly, in Boondooma, bait and trolled hard bodies have been effective in the main basin, casting spinnerbaits around the timber and to the edges throughout the dam has produced some quality fish, while at Bjelke Peterson, casting reaction lures, like spinnerbaits and Jackalls around the ledges and steeper banks has been a popular method. As for the rivers, the Dumeresq has seen a few Yellowbelly hitting hard bodies and spinnerbaits from the Bonshaw Weir downstream and the Condamine River saw a few more fish being landed on lures late last week, however, the storms on Sunday afternoon caused a slight rise in the river again which will slow things up for the lure anglers, so the best option would be using bait until the water starts to settle.

Offshore fishing has produced some small Black Marlin, on trolled lures, out wide from the Jumpinpin Bar, while on the 50 Fathom line, Blue Marlin and Dolphin Fish have provided some fun for the anglers. Inshore fishing has seen smaller Kingies and GT’s in the Seaway, Jewies at the mouth of Swan Bay at the Pin, Whiting near the Council Chambers in the Nerang River, Jacks around the bridges on live bait and plastics in the Coomera River and a few Flathead have been taken around Slippin Sands on smaller hard body lures.

Offshore fishing has fired up this week, with plenty of Mackerel getting about most reefs, a few Coral Trout and Sweetlip at Sunshine Reef and there’s been the odd Black Marlin getting about 5 Mile Reef. Inshore fishing has seen the passage at Caloundra producing some nice Flathead; Trevelly and Jacks in most of the rivers, the Maroochy River has been fishing well for Flathead and Whiting on soft plastics and beach worms and at Noosa, Flathead on soft plastics at the river mouth, soft plastics and surface lures fished around Woods Bay have picked up Big Eye Trevally and GT’s, Mangrove Jack are firing up with the warmer weather, live fish baits and soft plastics are working well around the jetty’s and pontoons and the beaches have produced good numbers of quality Whiting.

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