Report 13/5/16

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Report 13/5/16

Post by subeditor » Fri May 13, 2016 1:48 pm

BASS
Mixed reports from Cressbrook this week, but some bigger fish up to 52cm have been landed. The main basin and the Bull Creek arm have again seen the most action, while live shrimp, tailspinners and soft plastics have had the most success. Boondooma Dam has seen the Bass move into deeper water, particularly around the junction; spoons, soft vibes and blades have worked the best, however there are still a few hitting spinnerbaits, worked around the weed edges. A bit slower at Bjelke Peterson this week; working soft plastics around Treasure Island, Lightning Ridge and Bass Point is the best option. A little patchy at Somerset Dam as well; trolling deep diving hard bodies throughout Queen Street has picked up the majority of the fish and mixed results at Moogerah this week, with some days fishing better than others; suspending minnows worked just outside the weed in the timbered area, picked up some decent fish; while soft plastics and tailspinners have been successful on the ridge out from the camp ground boat ramp.

YELLOWBELLY AND COD
The fishing has started to slow at Cooby Dam: there has been a few Yellowbelly taking shallow diving hard bodies, worked across the top of the weed beds, while late afternoon has been the best time to fish. Boondooma has produced good numbers of Yellowbelly on spinnerbaits, worked around the weed edges, while at Bjelke Peterson; the timbered area has produced low numbers. Coolmunda Dam has produced a few Yellowbelly on spinnerbaits and tailspinners just out from the dam wall. Leslie Dam has again seen decent numbers of Yellowbelly landed over the past week, with ZX Blades and live shrimp proving successful in the deeper water, trolling hard bodies along Cod alley and around the black boys has picked up a few as well and there are some nice Yellowbelly taking shrimp near the Ski Club. Glenlyon has produced reasonable numbers of Yellowbelly, mainly on live shrimp, fished near the weed and surface lures worked around the timber has been effective for some quality Cod, up to 92cm. As for the rivers, the Macintyre at Goondiwindi is still producing plenty of good quality Cod on surface lures, hard bodies and spinnerbaits; while Yellowbelly have been hitting spinnerbaits and trolled hard bodies; the water level is down a bit in the Dumeresq at Texas; there’s only been a couple of Cod taken on surface lures and the upper reaches of the Condamine has produced a few Yellowbelly on spinnerbaits.

COASTAL FISHING
Offshore fishing at the Gold Coast has produced Pearl Perch and Snapper on the 50’s, Snapper are also taking unweighted baits on the 36’s and the closer reefs have seen bigger Yellowfin and Long Tail Tuna getting about. The Seaway is producing a few Jewies, mainly along the north wall, on the incoming tide, Whiting and Bream throughout the Nerang River and there’s also plenty of Bream and Chopper Tailor around the Jumpinpin bar. At the Sunshine Coast, 5 and 12 Mile Reefs have produced a mixed bag of Spanish Mackerel, Long Tail Tuna, Snapper and Tuskies, while the Barwon Banks has seen some quality Pearl Perch and Coral Trout getting about. Inshore fishing has produced Queenfish on live Pike near Military Jetty, Trevally on surface lures in the Pelican Waters canals and some nice Whiting have been landed on the banks opposite the power boat club the Maroochy River has produced Golden Trevally at the river mouth, Bream and Flathead throughout the system and at Noosa; Tailor and Bream numbers are on the increase near the river mouth, Golden and Giant Trevelly are taking surface lures and soft plastics in Woods Bay and around Munna Point, Weyba Creek and the frying pan are producing good numbers of Whiting on live worms and yabbies and the beaches have produced Bream, Dart and Jewies.
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Ashton Gaffney landed this 101cm Murray Cod on the Macintyre River at Goondiwindi recently.
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