Report 25/2/16

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Report 25/2/16

Post by Nicole Penfold » Mon Feb 29, 2016 10:33 am

BASS
Cressbrook Dam has seen a few fish around the Eagles Nest and into the Cressbrook Creek arm of the dam, where working spinnerbaits and Blades tight to the bottom have been very effective. At Boondooma, trolling spinnerbaits out from the rocky bank, on the left, before you head up the Stuart arm has produced good quality fish, from 40 to 50cm. At Bjelke Peterson, trolling hard bodies and casting blades around Bass Point, Treasure Island and the quarry has picked up good numbers, however there is quite a few smaller fish getting about. Somerset Dam has produced good quality Bass again; Pelican Point and Kirkleigh are the best spots to target, hopping mask vibes in 15-20ft of water has been effective and morning seems to be the better time to fish. Working soft plastics around the weed edges has picked up some nice Bass at Maroon and if you like your Redclaw, head up into the timber at Somerset as there are big numbers filling the traps at the moment.

YELLOWBELLY AND COD A little quiet at Cooby Dam this week, working lures over the top of the weed, in deeper water has picked up a few decent fish again. Cressbrook has also produced some quality Yellowbelly this week, the Eagles Nest area has been the best spot, while hopping Blades has been the best method. Boondooma has produced good numbers around the timbered area of the Stuart arm; live shrimp, spinnerbaits and lipless crankbaits have given the best results. Trolling hard bodies have been effective around the points and drop-offs at Bjelke Peterson. Glenlyon is also a bit quiet at the moment, with low numbers of Yellowbelly taken on frozen Saltwater Yabbies, a few Silver Perch on worms and a couple of Cod, up around the 100cm mark were caught on the night before the full moon. Frozen Saltwater Yabbies have been the popular bait at Coolmunda this week, with good numbers of Yellowbelly and Eel-tailed Catfish landed on these, there’s also been a few Cod taken on spinnerbaits around the timber. Leslie Dam saw low numbers of fish landed over the past week; live shrimp and trolled hard bodies accounted for a few Yellowbelly on Sunday afternoon in the main basin, on the southern side of the wall, the land based anglers also picked up a few legal sized Yellowbelly and Silver Perch off the bank on worms and shrimp. As for the rivers, a few Yellowbelly on Spinnerbaits in the Balonne at St George, the upper reaches of the Condamine has seen a few Cod and Yellowbelly taking saltwater yabbies and spinnerbaits, and the Dumeresq at Texas has produced Yellowbelly downstream on bait, while heading upstream towards the Bonshaw Weir has produced some Cod and Yellowbelly on Spinnerbaits.
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57cm yellowbelly caught by
Joseph Theaker at Wivenhoe Dam recently.
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COASTAL FISHING
Offshore fishing at both coasts has basically been non-existent, due to wind and now a big swell. At the Gold Coast, the Seaway has produced Jewies, Jacks and Trevally on the run in tide, along the north wall, also a few Spangled Emperor on Mullet strips. Plenty of Jacks in the Nerang and Coomera Rivers, 50 – 70cm Flathead in Tipplers Passage, Sand Crabs at the southern end of the Broadwater and the Coomera River has produced good numbers of Muddies, while at the Sunshine Coast, inshore fishing has seen good sized Trevally and Queenfish taking live Herring off the Boardwalk at Caloundra, Jacks under the bridges at Pelican Waters on live Mullet and soft plastics, the Maroochy River has seen quality Whiting taken on surface poppers, plenty of Bream and small Trevally on soft plastics and the Noosa River has seen Jacks and Trevally taking live bait, Whiting and Flathead on soft plastics and the river mouth has seen Trevally, Tailor and Queenies taking surface lures, as well as mullet strips and Hardy Heads.
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Dal Green with a PB Bream, caught on a recent trip
to Noosaville.
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