Report 29/1/16

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Report 29/1/16

Post by subeditor » Fri Jan 29, 2016 2:41 pm

The South Burnett dams have continued to produce good numbers, at Boondooma, trolling hard bodies from the main basin through to Pelican Point and up the Stuart arm has produced good sized fish, working TN60 Jackalls and blades on the same fish will work as well, while working blades and spinnerbaits around the timber in the Stuart arm, has been good also. At Bjelke Peterson, working Blades and Spinnerbaits around the timber has been successful; blades have also worked around Bass Point, while trolling dark coloured hard bodies in about 15 to 20ft of water has produced some good fish. Cressbrook Dam has seen decent numbers of Bass this week, working the edges with spinnerbaits early morning/late afternoon has produced some good quality fish, and as the day warms up, look for suspended fish in the main bay, out from the boat ramp and also the Eagles Nest area, to entice these fish, try hopping soft vibes or blades, trolling smaller profile hard bodies, or working spinnerbaits tight to the bottom, there has been a lot of undersize fish, with some decent 40cm plus fish in amongst them. Somerset Dam has produced good quality Bass this week; Pelican Point and Queen Street have been the areas to target, hopping Soft Vibes, blades or plastics has been effective, but working spinnerbaits slow and tight to the bottom has picked up the better quality fish, while afternoon has been the best time to target these fish, and Maroon has seen good numbers landed on spinnerbaits and surface lures worked around the weed edges.

Boondooma and Bjelke Peterson have continued to produce good numbers of Yellowbelly, working the same areas as with the Bass, will see you pick up some quality Yellowbelly also, and these fish will fall for the same tactics as used for the Bass. Glenlyon is producing good numbers of Yellowbelly around the structure, trolling hard bodies and spinnerbaits about 5-6m behind the boat has worked well, there’s a few Cod about as well, with spinnerbaits picking up the majority of these. Coolmunda has been a bit quiet, there is the odd fish taking frozen saltwater yabbies on the drop offs to the old creek beds, while working lures around the timber has produced a couple of Cod. Leslie Dam has been a bit quiet, but anglers did pick up the odd Yellowbelly on frozen Saltwater Yabbies and trolled 3D Cranks in the main basin, there was also some quality Silver Perch landed in various spots off the bank, with live worms proving to be the most successful bait. As for the rivers, the Macintyre at Goondiwindi has been quiet, with only the odd Yellowbelly caught; the Dumaresq River from Texas downstream to Yelarbon has fished alright for Yelowbelly and Cod, with spinnerbaits and hard bodies proving to be effective.

The Gold Coast has been fishing quite well for Black Marlin on the 50’s and Spotty and Spanish Mackerel on the 24’s as well as Palm and Mermaid Reefs. The Seaway has produced School Jew and Kingies on live bait, a few Whiting near the Council Chambers, in the Nerang River, Jacks around Sovereign Island and Flathead at Kalinga Bank and Crusoe Island, while at the Sunshine Coast; Sunshine, North and Chardons Reefs have been the go to spots for Spanish Mackeral, on trolled hard bodies and live baits and North Reef has also produced mixed bags of reef fish, including Cobia up to 15kg. Inshore has seen the passage at Caloundra fishing well for Flathead, Jacks throughout most of the estuaries on live mullet; also plenty of Bream and Whiting throughout and Trevally have been hitting metal slugs and surface poppers just inside the mouth of the Noosa River.

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