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Report 8/4/16

Post by subeditor » Fri Apr 08, 2016 1:16 pm

Cressbrook Dam has produced a few Bass on a variety of lures and bait, the fish are very scattered and if you manage to catch a few, the fish tend to shut down a bit. The main basin at Boondooma Dam has suffered a bit, due to the large amount of traffic over Easter, so the points and timbered areas in both arms of the dam have been the best spots to try for Bass. Casting Jackalls, Spinnerbaits and Plastics to the shallow edges has produced a few nice fish, and trolling hard bodies in 16 to 20 feet of water has been rewarding as well. At Bjelke Peterson, quite a few Bass have been caught around the 28 – 33 cm mark. They are being caught on a selection of live worms and live shrimp, while trolling brighter coloured spinnerbaits and hard bodies have picked up some bigger fish on the flats out from Bass Point. Somerset Dam has produced some quality Bass over the past week, with most of the bigger fish coming off the flats at Pelican Point and Queen Street, darker coloured tail spinners have picked up the most fish.

Cooby Dam has produced low numbers of nice Yellowbelly and quite a few Jewies, frozen Saltwater Yabbies, live Shrimp and Worms have worked well for the bait anglers, while trolling hard bodies along the weed edges, right on sunset has produced as well. There’s still some decent Yellowbelly getting about at Boondooma, the majority of fish are being caught trolling hard body lures in around 15-20 feet of water, as for the bait anglers, using live Shrimp and Worms in 30 feet of water has produced some quality fish, while both arms of the dam have been the better spots to target. The Macintyre River at Goondiwindi, from the boat ramp to Boggabilla Weir has fished quite well, with some Yellowbelly and Cod caught on bait, trolled Spinnerbaits and hard bodies. Lipless crankbaits are starting to catch a few fish, while the town reaches of the river have quietened a little. Glenlyon has continued to fish reasonably well, with a few Cod, and Yellowbelly, being caught on both bait and lures, with spinnerbaits working the best for the Cod. Still low numbers of Yellowbelly and a few smaller Cod throughout Leslie Dam, with bait and lures both proving to be successful. Coolmunda has fished steady this week, with quite a few Yellowbelly and the odd Cod being caught on trolled hard bodies and live worms.

As far as the Redclaw dams go, Somerset, Boondooma and Cressbrook are all producing average numbers at the moment with overnight traps bringing in the most.

Offshore fishing at the Gold Coast has been rewarding on the inshore reefs this week, with some nice Spanish Mackerel caught on trolled deep divers and a few Wahoo and Blue Marlin coming off the outer reefs. Inshore fishing has seen metal slugs working well for Trevelly and Long Tail Tuna, along with the odd Mack Tuna off the walls of the Seaway, Whiting around the sand banks throughout the Broadwater and the Tweed River, quality Flathead throughout the Tweed and around the Pin on Plastics, a few scattered Tailor off the beaches and Jewies around the headlands. The Sunny Coast has seen plenty of Spotty and Spanish Mackerel on the troll, with a few Coral Trout and Sweetlip on the closer inshore reefs. Inshore fishing has produced plenty of Flathead in the passage and at the bar entrance, quality Bream off the Boardwalk and in the deeper holes at Caloundra. Flathead, Trevelly and Jewies throughout the Noosa River, most of the canals have produced good numbers of Bream and Trevelly, a few Jewies off Kings Beach, while most of the other beaches have produced plenty of Whiting and Dart and there has been some decent catches of Muddies in the Pelican Waters canals.

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Kev Parke got this quality Murray Cod while fishing on the Dumeresq River recently.

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