Report 4/3/16

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Report 4/3/16

Post by subeditor » Fri Mar 04, 2016 2:05 pm

Cressbrook Dam has seen a few fish suspending in the deeper water throughout the dam, looking along the buoy line in the main basin, out off Deer Island and just out of the non-boating zone in the Bull Creek arm are good options, while trolling hard bodies, working TN60 Jackalls or using live shrimp have been effective in these areas. At Boondooma, the Bass are holding in deeper water here as well, trolling hard bodies or working TN60’s and spinnerbaits through these fish will provide good results, while looking around the junction and the narrows are good options. Bjelke Peterson has seen Bass hitting spinnerbaits and blades in 20-25ft of water, Treasure Isdland, Bass Point and out from the quarry have been good spots to target again and Moogerah Dam has been fishing reasonably well, with anglers landing some quality Bass on live shrimp in the main basin just off the weed banks, spinnerbaits and lipless crankbaits have also picked up some solid fish in the timbered area, with a lot of boat traffic on weekends, so if you can, a mid week fish is definitely a better option.

Very similar at Cooby Dam this week, working lures over the top of the weed, in deeper water has picked up a few fish, also using bait just out from the weed has been effective as well. The Yellowbelly are also holding in the deeper water at Boondooma, if you look in the same areas and use the same methods as with the Bass, you should pick up these fish as well. Glenlyon has picked up this week, Yellowbelly and Silver Perch have been taking frozen Saltwater Yabbies, live shrimp and trolled hard bodies out off the weed edges and a few Cod have been getting about, with spinnerbaits picking up some decent fish, the biggest being 92cm. Fairly quiet at Coolmunda this week, with only low numbers of Yellowbelly and Silver Perch taken on bait. Strong winds had a big effect on Leslie Dam this week. There has again been some nice Silver Perch landed off the bank in the main basin on shrimps, some of these fish measured up to 44cm. There were some Yellowbelly taken in the deeper water on mask vibes and trolled hard bodies. As for the rivers, the Macintyre at Goondi is producing Cod, Silver Perch and Yellowbelly in the town reaches, the upper reaches of the Condamine has again seen a few Cod and Yellowbelly taking saltwater yabbies and spinnerbaits, and at Texas, the Dumeresq has produced Yellowbelly and Cod on Spinnerbaits and surface lures, with low light conditions proving to be the best time to target the fish.


With slightly improved conditions this week, a few anglers have finally been able to venture offshore, at the Gold Coast, the 18’s and 24’s have produced good numbers of Spanish Mackerel, while Pearl Perch and Kingfish have been prominent on the 50’s and inshore fishing has seen the Southport Seaway producing good sized Jewies along the north wall, around the tide changes, a few Flathead around the Aldershots, Crab Island and Kalinga Bank and the Jumpinpin Bar has seen plenty of Jewies and Dart getting about, while at the Sunny Coast, look for Mackerel along the dirty water line, about 6 mile out, while Murphy’s and Sunshine Reefs have produced quality Snapper and Sweetlip. Inshore fishing has seen Grunter Bream off the Boardwalk, Jewies at Military Jetty, plenty of Jacks and Flathead in the Noosa River and most of the estuaries are producing good numbers of Whiting and Bream.

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Jason Clark with a quality Golden Perch taken in the Stanley River, downstream of Somerset Dam.
David Jago got this 92cm Murray Cod on his first trip to Glenlyon Dam.

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