Report 8/1/16

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Report 8/1/16

Post by subeditor » Fri Jan 08, 2016 2:33 pm

Cressbrook Dam is fishing a bit tough at the moment, using a sounder to locate fish on the steeper points is a good option, while targeting the fish with plastics, blades, live worms and live shrimp will give you the best chance of landing a couple. Somerset Dam has seen some good catches over the past week; Bay 13 and Queen Street have been popular spots for the anglers, where hopping Soft Vibes and plastics or working spinnerbaits, has been effective. At Boondooma, the week started off with a bang, people were catching 45cm bass regularly, most were caught on trolled deep divers in about 20ft of water, while casting Spinnerbaits and Jackalls around the trees, in the upper reaches of both arms has been good as well. Bjelke Peterson hasn’t changed much this week, working the edges with spinnerbaits, Jackalls and Blades has been good, while trolling hard bodies through the main bays of the dam has produced some good fish as well, and all of these Bass dams have been producing good numbers of Redclaw.

Cooby Dam is still fishing well for Yellowbelly, the right hand bank as you head towards the buoy line, out from the wall and also the point opposite the boat ramp have been good areas to target for both bait and lure anglers and the land based anglers have also picked up a few on live worms and frozen saltwater yabbies. Glenlyon is producing good numbers of Yellowbelly and Silver Perch at the moment, live Shrimp have been the pick of the baits, while trolled hard bodies and Spinnerbaits have been a good option, there’s also been a few Cod about, which have mainly been around the 60-70cm mark, though the odd 100cm plus fish has been caught as well. Coolmunda has gone a bit quiet; however there has been the odd Yellowbelly and Cod taken on darker coloured hard bodies. Leslie Dam has improved over the past week or so, with some quality Yellowbelly taken on a variety of lures, anglers had success trolling TN60 Jackalls towards the back of the dam, there were also plenty of fish landed in the main basin. 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 around the junction, while casting spinnerbaits in deeper water, sinking them to the bottom and then working them back to the boat has been effective, while at Bjelke Peterson, trolling brighter coloured hard bodies around the points in the main basin and also through the timber, has seen good numbers of fish caught and the local rivers have seen some quality Yellowbelly taking darker hard body lures.

Offshore fishing has produced plenty of Dolphin Fish on the northern 50’s, and good numbers of both Spotty and Spanish Mackerel have been taken on the 24’s & 36’s. Inshore fishing has seen smaller Trevally hitting metal slugs, early morning on the run in tide, in the Seaway, Whiting have been prominent at night, near the Council Chambers in the Nerang River, Jacks in the upper reaches of the Nerang River and Mud and Sand Crabs have been prominent around most creek mouths.

Offshore fishing has produced Spotty and Spanish Mackerel, Dolphin Fish and also a few Yellowfin Tuna, on livies and trolled lures. The majority of these fish have been on the wider reefs, however there have been a few Mackerel getting about the inner reefs as well. Most reefs are producing good mixed bags of reef fish, with the odd Cobia thrown in the mix. The Boardwalk at Caloundra is fishing well for Bream and Golden Trevally, a few Flathead around Bells Creek and in the Maroochy River, Whiting on surface poppers, around the weed beds at Military Jetty and also on the sand flats in the Noosa River. Currumundi Lake has produced some Bream and Jacks, Big Eye and Golden Trevally on surface poppers in Kawana Lake and the mouth of the Noosa River has seen Jewies, Jacks and Trevally at night, on live bait, on the tide change.

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