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Report 15/1/15

Post by subeditor » Fri Jan 15, 2016 1:14 pm

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The pick of the dams has been Boondooma this week, there’s plenty of 40cm plus fish throughout the main basin, suspended at 15-25ft, in 70ft of water, these fish are taking trolled hard bodies, blades , tailspinners and soft plastics, while working 5/8oz spinnerbaits close to the bottom, around the timber in both arms has also produced a few. Bjelke Peterson has also fished well this week, working the timber with spinnerbaits and TN60 Jackalls has been good, while trolling hard bodies through the main bays of the dam has produced some good fish as well. Somerset Dam hasn't been too bad either, with some decent 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 tight to the bottom has been effective. Closer to home, Cressbrook Dam is still fishing a bit tough at the moment, I would suggest using a sounder to locate fish on the steeper points and around the marker buoy in the main basin, while targeting the fish with trolled hard bodies, soft plastics, blades, frozen prawns and live shrimp will give you the best chance of landing a couple.

YELLOWBELLY AND COD
The South Burnett dams have been the pick for Yellowbelly as well, in Boondooma, bait and trolled hard bodies have been effective around the junction, while casting spinnerbaits around the timber, sinking them to the bottom and working them back past the trees 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. Cooby Dam has been a bit quiet, with low numbers of Yellowbelly getting caught, working the Northern bank, from the dam wall buoy line through to the north arm of the dam has been a good area to target, while trolled hard bodies, TN60 Jackalls and frozen saltwater yabbies have all worked well. Glenlyon has been a bit quieter this week, with only small numbers of Yellowbelly taking live Shrimp and frozen saltwater yabbies. Coolmunda is still a bit quiet; however there has been a few Yellowbelly taken on bait and hard bodies have picked up a couple of Cod. Leslie Dam has improved over the past week, there were some quality Yellowbelly landed on a variety of lures. Most of the fish have been sitting in approximately 7-12ft of water, so shallow lures are a better option, while the bait anglers have had success around the big rocks opposite the dam wall, as well as up near the Black Boys, there were also reports of a couple of legal sized Cod landed over the weekend with the biggest fish measuring 97cm. The Condamine River is still a bit dirty, so using spinnerbaits would be a good option to pick up a couple.

GOLD COAST
Offshore fishing has produced plenty of Dolphin Fish and small Black Marlin on the 50’s, live baiting and trolling smaller skirted lures has picked up the majority of these fish, there's also heaps of Spotty and Spanish Mackerel getting about, with live mullet and metal slugs picking up most of these fish. Inshore fishing has seen Kingies and School Jew in the Seaway, Whiting have been prominent near the Council Chambers in the Nerang River and the Coomera River has been firing for Jacks on live bait, minnows and soft plastics.

SUNSHINE COAST
Offshore fishing has produced stacks of Mackerel, Dolphin Fish and small Black Marlin, on live bait and trolled lures. The majority of these fish have been taken on Caloundra Wide, Sunshine and Chardons Reef. Most of the creeks and rivers are producing Jacks on live bait around structure, Whiting on Yabbies and Worms on the incoming tide, Queen fish in the Pelican Waters canals, GT’s and Kingies around the river mouths and most estuaries are producing a few Mud and Sand Crabs.

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