Report 22/1/16

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Report 22/1/16

Post by subeditor » Fri Jan 22, 2016 9:22 am

The pick of the dams have been in the South Burnett again this week, there’s still plenty of 40cm plus fish sitting fairly deep, in the main basin at Boondooma, 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 again. Bjelke Peterson has also fished well again, the fish are throughout the dam, in about 15-20ft of water, trolling shallow diving hard bodies and TN60 Jackalls has worked well, while working blades and soft vibes through them has also been effective. Some good shows of fish at Somerset Dam, however getting them to bite has been a bit of a challenge, the odd fish has been taken on soft plastics, blades and spinnerbaits. Closer to home, Cressbrook Dam produced quite a few undersize Bass this week, with blades picking up a few in the main basin and Moogerah Dam has produced a few nice Bass in the timbered area, where TN60 Jackalls have been the most successful, the majority were caught while trolling with a few being landed while casting the structure. There are plenty of fish showing up on the sounder in various spots around the dam, however the heavy boating traffic has made it quite hard to target these fish.

The South Burnett dams have again been productive for Yellowbelly, 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 worked well, 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 going alright as well, with good numbers of Yellowbelly and a few Cod getting about, again 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, blades and TN60 Jackalls have worked well. Glenlyon is producing good numbers of Yellowbelly on live Shrimp and frozen saltwater yabbies, while trolled hard bodies and Spinnerbaits have worked well on the Cod. Coolmunda is still a bit quiet; however there has been a few Yellowbelly taken on bait and hard body lures, just working around the creek beds. Leslie Dam has continued to be quite productive, with some nice Yellowbelly landed on blades and hard body lures, while it has been a little quiet for the bait anglers, with only a few legal fish caught, and the rivers and creeks around the local area have been fishing quite consistently over the past few weeks, with some nice Yellowbelly landed in the Condamine, mainly on lures, while the Stanthorpe area has seen some nice Cod landed.

Offshore fishing has produced Black Marlin and Mahi Mahi on the 36s east of Southport, Cobia on the Artificial Reef off South Straddie and Spotty Mackerel on Palm Beach and Mermaid Reefs, while inshore has seen Dart and Whiting in the gutters at night along the beaches, Yellowtail Kingfish on top of the tide on surface stick baits in Southport Seaway, Jewies on the tide change around the Pipeline and Mangrove Jack have been hitting deep divers in the lower reaches of the Coomera River.

Offshore fishing has seen a few Spanish and Spotty Mackerel taking slow trolled live baits on most reefs, good numbers of Mahi Mahi around the FAD and there's been the odd smaller Black Marlin getting about Caloundra Wide, while inshore fishing has seen sand whiting opposite the Power Boat Club and Gemini Towers at Caloundra and Munna Point and the Frying Pan at Noosa, Bream and Flathead along most of the beaches, Jewies along the rock walls at the Mooloolah River mouth and good numbers of Jacks are hanging around structure in most of the canals.

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