Report 19/2/16

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Report 19/2/16

Post by subeditor » Fri Feb 19, 2016 9:20 am

Cressbrook Dam is still a bit quiet, so use your sounder to find the fish, out from the boat ramp and across to the buoy line would be worth a look, the Cressbrook Creek arm is still worth a look as well and if you find the fish, try casting blades, spinnerbaits, Jackals, and hopefully you might pick up a few. Boondooma Dam has again produced some decent catches of Bass, with the biggest reported, being 51cm. Most of the fish have been caught around the points and timbered areas, in the Stuart and Boyne arms of the dam, with a variety of lures including Jackals, Spinnerbaits and Blades working well, but you could also try trolling hard bodies in about 15 - 20 feet of water. At Bjelke Peterson last weekend, there were plenty of fish showing on the points but they weren’t very active, a few smaller fish were caught on spinnerbaits and tailspinners, while trolling hard bodies saw a few landed as well. Somerset Dam has produced some quality Bass over the past week, these fish have mainly been taken in deeper water on spinnerbaits, soft plastics and blades. Moogerah produced low numbers of Bass on live shrimp, blades and trolled hard body lures, mainly in and around the timber and there were some quality Bass landed at Maroon over the past week, casting Spinnerbaits and minnows around the weed edges worked well and spinnerbaits and Jackalls picked up some decent fish around the timber.

Cooby Dam has been a little quiet, but there is the odd Yellowbelly and Silver Perch about. Try working smaller hard bodies over the top of the weed beds for the best results, while late afternoon, right on sunset, has been the best time for fishing. Boondooma and Bjelke Peterson have again produced good numbers of quality Yellowbelly, the majority of fish are being caught on bait, but casting Jackalls, Blades and Spinnerbaits, or trolling hard body lures should pick you up a few fish as well. Coolmunda Dam is fishing quite well for Yellowbelly with some quality Cod in amongst them. Frozen Saltwater Yabbies and live Worms seem to be the best bait, but also try casting Jackalls, Spinnerbaits and hard bodies around the timber if you want to chase Cod. Leslie Dam saw an increase in numbers this week, with a few Silver Perch taken on bait, from the bank just north of the concrete boat ramp, there was also some good quality fish taken on live shrimp in the shallow water up near the “Black Boys”, while trolling hard body lures along the eastern bank in the main basin, picked up some decent fish as well. Glenlyon is still producing good numbers of Yellowbelly on bait and Spinnerbaits, plenty of Silver Perch on worms, the Cod have been a bit quiet, but hopefully this will improve as we run into the full moon on Tuesday and the Macintyre River at Goondiwindi has fished well for Yellowbelly over the past week, live Shrimp and frozen Saltwater Yabbies have produced the most fish, but trolling hard bodies and Spinnerbaits should also get you a few.

Offshore fishing at the Gold Coast has continued to produce Mackerel on trolled lures and drift baits from the front of the Seaway right through to Mermaid Reef and a few small black Marlin and Pearl Perch have been landed on the 50’s. The Seaway has produced stacks of Jewies at night, on live bait, plenty of Whiting in the Nerang and Coomera Rivers, Jacks around structure throughout the estuaries and the southern Broadwater has again produced good numbers of Sand Crabs, while at the Sunshine Coast, if you can get out, Spanish and Spotty Mackerel are still about in big numbers, right along the coast, trolling lures has been the best method, while inshore fishing has seen plenty of Whiting on the flats and good size Bream around the pontoons in the Passage at Caloundra, plenty of Jacks in the Pelican Waters canals, and there are plenty of Flathead and Whiting throughout the Noosa River.

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Dave Burke with a couple of Cania Dam Bass.
Son Matt, with a couple as well.
Matt also landed this Saratoga. Not a bad by-catch.

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