Report 20/5/16

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Report 20/5/16

Post by subeditor » Fri May 20, 2016 9:49 am

Better reports from Cressbrook this week, Tailspinners have been a good option, with the Bull Creek arm still holding the majority of the fish; early morning/late afternoon has produced the better numbers. Boondooma Dam has been a bit patchy this week; The Junction has produced a few on blades, while Leisegang’s Ledge has seen the fish hitting ice jigs. Hit and miss at Bjelke Peterson as well; working soft plastics, blades and spoons around Lightning Ridge and Bass Point has worked well, but live shrimp have been a better option. Some good quality Bass at Somerset again this week, with spoons picking up the majority of the fish and good catches at Moogerah as well, with soft plastics, spoons and tailspinners proving successful on the ridge out from the camp ground boat ramp and also on the flats in the timbered area.

Fishing the deeper water has provided the best results at Cooby Dam: looking along the dam wall buoy line and targeting the fish with vertically worked ZX Blades has worked best. Boondooma has again produced a few Yellowbelly on spinnerbaits, worked around the weed edges, while at Bjelke Peterson; the timbered area and the steeper banks have produced low numbers on bait and spinnerbaits. Leslie Dam has again seen decent numbers of Yellowbelly landed over the past week; Blades have proven successful in the deeper water, while frozen saltwater yabbies, live shrimp and crays have worked well throughout, including off the bank, north of the concrete boat ramps. Glenlyon has produced reasonable numbers of Yellowbelly up to 50cm, mainly on live shrimp, fished near the weed and surface lures worked around the timber have again been effective for some quality Cod, up to 105cm. 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; and the upper reaches of the Condamine has produced a few Yellowbelly and Cod on spinnerbaits.
Regan Smith landed this 107cm Murray Cod on the Condamine River, using a Jitterbug.
Offshore fishing at the Gold Coast has produced Pearl Perch, Amberjack and Snapper on the 36’s and 50’s, Snapper and Cobia are also taking unweighted baits on the 36’s and out wider, has seen a few Blue Marlin getting about. The Seaway is producing a few Kingies and Jewies along the rock walls, Jacks throughout the Nerang and Coomera Rivers, Squid and Gar on the weed banks around Crab Island and the entrance to the Jumpinpin bar has produced Trevally and Tailor. At the Sunshine Coast, plenty of Pearl Perch, Snapper and a few bigger Tuna on the Barwon Banks and Sunshine Reef, while the closer reefs have been productive for Mackerel and Tuna. Inshore fishing has produced Flathead and Queenies on live Herring near Military Jetty, plenty of Bream off the boardwalk; good quality Whiting and Flathead throughout the Maroochy River has produced Golden Trevally at the river mouth, while at Noosa; Tailor throughout the river on whole pilchards and live baits; Trevally of all different varieties just off Munna Point, Woods Bay and the river mouth, Bream numbers have increased, with lightly weighted mullet or tuna strips taking the better fish and Whiting are still worth targeting around the sand flats, on live worms and yabbies.

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