Report 18/12/15

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Report 18/12/15

Post by subeditor » Fri Dec 18, 2015 8:53 am

Cressbrook Dam has again seen plenty of smaller Bass hitting blades, spinnerbaits and tailspinners in the upper reaches of the Bull and Cressbrook Creek arms, afternoon is still the best time to fish. Boondooma Dam has seen some quality Bass in the deeper water towards the wall, rolling soft plastics and silent TN60 Jackalls through them, has been the most effective methods, spinnerbaits and bait are still working around the timber in the Stuart and Boyne arms, while trolling hard bodies from the junction into the Stuart arm has produced some decent fish as well. Bjelke Petersen dam has seen trolled hard bodies working well on the flats, while casting small blades to the edges throughout the dam has worked the best, and at Somerset Dam, the fish are still fairly difficult to catch. The best shows have been on the flats in Queen Street, Bay 13 and Pelican Point, the best options are using live shrimp, soft plastics and spinnerbaits.

Cooby Dam has produced a few fish on bait off the steeper banks, along the walking track. Working the banks back out from the buoy line has been productive, trolling hard bodies is the best option, however spinnerbaits and TD Woofers have picked up a couple as well. 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 and lipless crankbaits to the edges 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, between 40 and 90cm, bait, bigger spinnerbaits and hard bodies are all working well for these fish. Coolmunda is still producing a few Yellowbelly, with some 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. Leslie Dam continues to fish well, with good numbers of Yellowbelly taken on blades, TN60 Jackalls and live shrimp, most of these fish have been found in 20 to 30ft of water and fishing in the main basin has given the best results. As for the rivers, the Macintyre River at Goondiwindi has produced a few Yellowbelly on spinnerbaits and bait, the Dumeresq River at Texas is a bit dirty at the moment, there has only been a couple of Cod caught on bigger spinnerbaits and locally, the Condamine River has only produced small numbers of Yellowbelly on bait and purple coloured hard bodies, due to the water still being a bit unsettled.

Offshore fishing has seen plenty of Mackerel taking unweighted pillies on the 24’s and 50’s, and the 50’s has also produced good numbers of Dolphin Fish, while inshore fishing has produced Flathead at Kalinga Bank, plenty of Jack’s around the pylons and pontoons in the Nerang River and the entrance to the Seaway has produced Mulloway and Trevelly, on the run in tide.

Offshore fishing has seen the inner reefs producing a mix of smaller reef fish and school Mackerel, while the wider reefs are producing Spotty and Spanish Mackerel along with a few Wahoo. Inshore fishing has seen Grunter Bream off the Boardwalk at Caloundra, Whiting throughout the Maroochy River, some nice Jack’s and Trevally throughout most of the estuaries and the Noosa River has seen good numbers of Jack’s in the lower reaches of the river, quality Whiting on live beach worms at the frying pan, good numbers of Big Eye Trevally and GT’s early morning and evening in Woods Bay and the beaches have produced plenty of Whiting on the last of the runout tide.
Adrian Draper with a nice little Cod, caught and released on the Condamine River recently.

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