Report 12/2/16

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Report 12/2/16

Post by subeditor » Fri Feb 12, 2016 1:23 pm

With the rain finally clearing and the wind easing as the week progressed, the fishing has been pretty good around the local area. The South Burnett dams are still fishing quite well, at Boondooma, trolling hard bodies through the narrows and around the junction and just into the start of both arms has produced good size fish to 49cm, using Ice Jigs on the fish hugging the bottom in the same areas produced 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 to the edges has been good, soft vibes have also worked around Bass Point and Treasure Island, while trolling dark coloured hard bodies in about 12ft of water has again produced some good fish. Cressbrook Dam has again been on the quieter side this week, but it’s still worth a look for suspended fish in the main bay, out from the boat ramp and picnic area and the Eagles Nest area would be worth a look also. If you find fish, try hopping soft vibes or blades, trolling smaller profile hard bodies, or working spinnerbaits tight to the bottom. Somerset Dam has produced good quality Bass again 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 again seen fairly good numbers landed on spinnerbaits, soft plastics 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 still producing good numbers of Yellowbelly around the structure that is now visible, live Shrimp and frozen Saltwater Yabbies have been the pick of the baits, while trolling hard bodies and spinnerbaits about 5-6m behind the boat has picked up a few as well and trolled spinnerbaits have accounted for a few Cod as well. Coolmunda has improved a bit this week, there has been the odd fish taking frozen saltwater yabbies and trolled hard bodies, on the drop offs to the old creek beds. Leslie Dam has produced a few Yellowbelly on frozen Saltwater Yabbies, in front of the Washpool camping area, good size Silver Perch on live worms and there were a couple of Cod, around the 70cm mark, landed as well. As for the rivers, the Macintyre at Goondiwindi has seen a few Cod and Yellowbelly taking saltwater yabbies and spinnerbaits, the Cod are ranging from 60-85cm, the Dumaresq from the Bonshaw Weir downstream to Yelarbon has fished alright for Yelowbelly and Cod. These rivers should keep improving as the water continues to clear up.

Offshore fishing has improved with slightly better conditions this week. At the Gold Coast, still plenty of Mackerel taking trolled hard bodies and pillies, on all of the close reefs and out wider there has been quite a few Black Marlin and Dolphin Fish taking live baits. The Seaway has produced Tailor and Trevally on the run in tide, Whiting in the middle reaches of the Nerang River, and at the mouth of the Coomera River, Flathead at the Pin and Kalinga Bank and Sand Crabs have been about the southern Broadwater, while at the Sunshine Coast, there are a few small Black Marlin and Mackerel at 12 Mile Reef, the Boardwalk at Caloundra is fishing well for Bream and smaller Trevally, School Jew at night, in the passage, Jacks throughout most of the estuaries, Trevally in the Mooloolah and Noosa Rivers at night and the beaches have seen some good quality Dart and Whiting getting about.

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