Report 5/5/16

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Report 5/5/16

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri May 06, 2016 1:44 pm

Cressbrook is still producing some good quality Bass on spinnerbaits, trolled hard bodies and tailspinners, the bigger fish have been in the Bull Creek arm, while the main basin has still seen some smaller fish getting about. Not much has changed in the South Burnett dams this week; at Boondooma Dam, Spinnerbaits and Jackalls worked around the weed edges, particularly at the junction and also in the timbered areas of both arms has produced good numbers. Trolling spinnerbaits, shallow diving hard bodies and Jackalls on the flats out from Bass Point and also along the old creek bed out from the boat ramp has again been effective at Bjelke Peterson. Somerset Dam has again seen some decent Bass taken on the flats at Kirkleigh and Queen Street, deep diving hard bodies have picked up the majority of these fish and Moogerah produced good quality fish this week; tailspinners worked just outside the weed in the timbered area, picked up some decent fish, early morning; while soft plastics have been successful on the ridge out from the camp ground boat ramp.

Cooby Dam saw reasonable numbers of Yellowbelly taking blades, trolled lures and frozen saltwater yabbies, just out from the pontoon, and the north arm have been the best spots to target. Boondooma has produced good numbers of quality Yellowbelly on frozen saltwater yabbies and spinnerbaits, mainly around the timber in both arms, while at Bjelke Peterson, the points and timbered areas have provided the best catches. Coolmunda Dam has only seen low numbers of Yellowbelly taken throughout, with frozen saltwater yabbies and live shrimp working the best. Leslie Dam saw some good numbers of Yellowbelly landed over the past week, with ZX Blades and live shrimp proving successful in the deeper water. There were also good numbers landed off the bank at the southern end of the main basin opposite the Washpool Camping Reserve. Glenlyon has again produced reasonable numbers of Yellowbelly in about 30ft of water, live shrimp and trolled hard bodies have been effective, there was also a couple of decent Cod taken on big spinnerbaits. As for the rivers, the Macintyre at Goondiwindi has really fired this week, with plenty of Cod taking surface lures and spinnerbaits; there’s been some meter plus fish in amongst these; while Yellowbelly have been hitting trolled hard bodies and the Dumeresq saw some nice Cod and Yellowbelly taken on bright coloured spinnerbaits upstream of Texas.

Offshore fishing at the Gold Coast has produced Mahi Mahi and Mackerel on the 36’s, Amberjack and Pearl Perch on the 50’s and there’s been a few Snapper and Tuna on the 18’s and 24’s. The Seaway is producing a few Jewies, mainly along the north wall, on the incoming tide, try around The Spit for Bream on the tide changes and it’s also worth flicking plastics around Crusoe Island and inside Jumpinpin bar for Flathead. While at the Sunshine Coast, the wider reefs have seen some bigger Spaniards and Long tail Tuna hitting trolled lures and drifted live baits, while Snapper and Sweetlip have been prominent also. Inshore fishing has produced Bream off the Boardwalk and quality Flathead near Military Jetty at Caloundra, the Maroochy River has seen Bream, Whiting and Flathead throughout the system, with the tide changes being the best time to fish and at Noosa; plenty of Tailor and Bream at the river mouth, while Mangrove Jack are still on the chew: trolling lures around the rock bars and jetties should produce a few of these hard fighting fish.

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