Report 11/12/15

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Report 11/12/15

Post by subeditor » Fri Dec 11, 2015 2:10 pm

Cressbrook Dam has seen plenty of smaller Bass hitting blades, spinnerbaits and tailspinners in the upper reaches of the Bull and Cressbrook Creek arms, there is the odd bigger fish in amongst them and afternoon is when the fish are most active. Boondooma Dam has seen some quality Bass taken off the edges, with Blades and Jackalls proving to be the most effective, spinnerbaits and bait are still working around the timber in the Stuart and Boyne arms, while trolling hard bodies around the junction has again produced some fish as well. Bjelke Petersen dam has produced large numbers of smaller Bass, with the odd bigger fish in amongst them, casting small blades and spinnerbaits around the points and timbered edges throughout the dam has worked best, live shrimp have been good as well, and at Somerset Dam, the fish are a bit scattered at the moment and when you do find some, they are fairly difficult to catch. The best shows have been on the flats in Queen Street, Bay 13 and Pelican Point, your best options would be using live shrimp, soft plastics and spinnerbaits.

Cooby Dam has produced a few fish on bait off the banks, looking around the buoy line and also the banks working back from there has been good, trolling hard bodies is the best option, however spinnerbaits and soft vibes have picked up a couple as well. There was a cracking 113cm Cod caught just on dark Saturday, well done to Phil Jackson and Josh Snell for landing this fish, getting a quick photo and releasing it to fight another day, at Boondooma, live shrimp are working well around the timber, in the Boyne and Stuart arms and trolling hard bodies in 30-40ft of water is producing fish as well. Bjelke Peterson has seen some quality Yellowbelly taken on trolled hard bodies in the deeper water, while casting spinnerbaits around the timber has also seen some decent fish caught. Good quality Yellowbelly are taking darker coloured lures at Glenlyon this week, there have also been quite a few Cod about, with bait, bigger spinnerbaits and hard bodies working well on these fish. Coolmunda is producing good numbers of Yellowbelly, with a few smaller Cod in amongst them, trolling the old creek beds and around the timber has worked well, live crays and frozen saltwater yabbies have both been successful for the bait anglers. At Leslie Dam, Yellowbelly have again been out in good numbers, they have been taken on frozen saltwater yabbies and live shrimp, trolling deep diving lures has worked as well, there has also been quite a few smaller Cod and stacks of Silver Perch and Jew landed off the banks using bait. As for the rivers, the Balonne at St.George is fishing well for Yellowbelly and Cod, casting spinnerbaits around snags, as well as trolling hard body lures has produced the most fish, the Macintyre River at Goondiwindi has improved this week with good reports of Yellowbelly taking spinnerbaits and bait, there has been a few Cod about as well and the Dumeresq River at Texas has fished reasonably well for Yellowbelly and smaller Cod using lures and bait.

Offshore fishing this week, has seen good numbers of smaller Black Marlin taking trolled lures in 25-30 metres of water, plenty of Mackerel out from Currumbin and Palm Beach, and the 50 Fathoms have seen good numbers of Wahoo, Cobia and Blue Marlin, while inshore, the Tweed River has seen good numbers of Flathead and Whiting throughout, Jacks are still active around structure, while up around Southport, Flathead have been taking hard body lures around Crab Island, plenty of Jack’s around Sovereign Island and the Runaway Bay canals, Whiting at the council chambers and in most of the creeks, Sand Crabs in the southern parts of the Broadwater and the Seaway has produced Mulloway and Trevelly along the north wall, on the run in tide.

Offshore fishing has seen the inner reefs producing a mix of smaller reef fish, while the wider reefs are producing a few Spotty Mackerel, Cobia, Wahoo and Yellowtail Kingfish, while inshore fishing has seen good sized Flathead landed off the Boardwalk at Caloundra, Whiting at the Power Boat Club and throughout the Maroochy and Noosa Rivers, some nice Mangrove Jack and Barramundi also in the Noosa River, Jack’s up to 50cm have also been taken around Bells Creek, and the Pelican Waters canals have been alive with smaller Trevelly and Queenies.

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