Report 15/4/16

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Report 15/4/16

Post by subeditor » Fri Apr 15, 2016 1:27 pm

Somerset Dam has produced good numbers of Bass this week, with some quality fish getting about, fishing the flats at Kirkleigh and Queen Street have been the best spots to target, Mask Vibes and Tailspinners have worked well early morning and late afternoon, while trolled, blue coloured hard bodies have been the go during the day. Some better fish at Cressbrook this week as well, the Bull Creek arm has seen the most action, with spinnerbaits picking up fish around the toilet block point and also the left bank just through the buoy line. Boondooma has again seen decent Bass getting about throughout the dam, slow rolled vibes or tailspinners worked around Pelican Point has worked well, trolling spinnerbaits at the junction and working them around the timber has also been effective. Bjelke Peterson is still fishing well; Bass Point has been a hot spot, casting Jackalls and smaller spinnerbaits to the edges early morning and then trolling brighter spinnerbaits and hard bodies in deeper water, later in the day, has worked well. Moogerah Dam has seen some fish taking fast worked spinnerbaits around the timber and Maroon Dam has produced some quality Bass over the past week, targeting the weed edges with soft plastics and live shrimp has given the best results.

Cooby Dam is still producing a few Yellowbelly, trolling hard bodies, or using bait along the deeper weed edges has worked well and late afternoon has still been the best time to head out here. Glenlyon has fished well this week, with plenty of Cod from 75 - 95cm taking spinnerbaits, worked close to the timber and look in 15ft of water for some good Yellowbelly and Silver Perch. Lures have worked well at Coolmunda this week; working them close to the bottom has been successful, frozen saltwater yabbies and live worms have also been effective. Leslie Dam fished reasonably well in the latter part of the week and into the weekend; frozen saltwater yabbies proved to be the best option for the bait anglers, with a few Yellowbelly being landed, the deeper parts of the main basin produced the most, with some nice fish taking darker coloured TN60 Jackalls and ZX40 Blades, worked close to the bottom. Both Boondooma and Bjelke Peterson dams have produced good numbers of fish, mainly around the timbered parts, with spinnerbaits, trolled hard bodies, live shrimp and frozen salt water yabbies proving to be popular in these dams. As for the rivers, the Macintyre at Goondi has fired up, with plenty of Yellowbelly and Cod taking spinnerbaits and hard bodies, through the town reaches, the Dumeresq has a small run in it at the moment, due to releases out of Glenlyon; this has seen surface lures working well early morning/late afternoon, while spinnerbaits and hard bodies have worked through the day and the Condamine River continues to fish well for Yellowbelly and Cod, with most of the weirs and popular holes, throughout the system again proving to be quite productive.

Offshore fishing this past week has seen Cobia taking live bait on the closer artificial reefs and out wider; the northern 36’s has been firing for some big Kingies and Amberjack. Plenty of Jewies off the Seaway wall, on live bait, good numbers of Flathead on soft plastics and trolled lures throughout the Broadwater and Jumpinpin, quality Bream around the bridges and pontoons throughout the Nerang River and good numbers of Tailor around Crusoe Island. At the Sunny Coast, offshore fishing has seen the closer reefs fishing well for Grassy Sweetlip and Coral Trout, Spaniards on the 12 Mile, Pearl Perch getting about the 30-40m mark and plenty of Mac and Long Tail Tuna throughout Moreton Bay, while inshore fishing has seen plenty of Whiting around the Power Boat Club, big Bream and Flathead on soft plastics, off Military Jetty and around the mouth of the Maroochy River, Trevelly and Mangrove Jack at night, under the bridges in the Pelican Waters canals and in the Noosa River, Trevally are hitting surface poppers on the flats, while Jewies and Flathead, have been taking live bait around the river mouth.

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