Report 12/8/16

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Report 12/8/16

Post by subeditor » Fri Aug 12, 2016 1:31 pm

Still some reasonable shows of fish in Cressbrook at the moment, they’re getting harder to catch and the average size of the fish is getting smaller; the fish seem to be in 20-30ft of water early morning and late afternoon, while they move into deeper water through the day. Looking around the Eagles Nest and the camp ground point is a good option, while soft plastics, soft vibes, ice jigs and blades have all picked up fish. Some good quality Bass are starting to show up at Somerset; tailspinners, blades and soft plastics have all worked well, while Pelican Point, Queen Street and the flats at Kirkleigh have been the pick of the spots. Boondooma is still producing good numbers of fish; plastics, blades, soft vibes and tailspinners are all working well in the deeper water around the junction. Blades and plastics worked off the edges have been picking up some decent fish at Bjelke Peterson and Moogerah is still producing a few Bass; using your sounder to find the fish and targeting them with slow rolled soft plastics has worked well.

Cooby Dam has seen a few Yellowbelly taking trolled, darker coloured hard bodies just out from the weed banks, while frozen saltwater yabbies and vertically worked blades have picked up a few, out off the rock wall near the buoy line. Glenlyon has seen better numbers of Yellowbelly taken on blades this week, worms and frozen saltwater yabbies are still a good option and spinnerbaits have picked up some decent Cod. Coolmunda produced low numbers of Yellowbelly on bait and jigged blades, working the drop offs to the creek bed. Leslie Dam remains fairly consistent with some quality Yellowbelly taking frozen saltwater yabbies off the bank just north of the Ski Club, while blades and beetlespins have also worked well in the deeper parts of the dam. Boondooma and Bjelke Peterson Dam have both seen good sized Yellowbelly taking trolled hard bodies in the main basins and casting blades to the edges has been effective as well, and Somerset has produced good quality Yellowbelly again, casting TN60 Jackalls to the edges has been effective. As for the rivers, the Dumeresq is going alright at the moment, with good numbers of Cod hitting surface lures, while quality Yellowbelly are biting on frozen saltwater yabbies and smaller trolled hard bodies and the upper reaches of the Condamine River continues to produce a few Cod and Yellowbelly on spinnerbaits, hard bodies and frozen saltwater yabbies.
A quality Yellowbelly landed while fishing off the bank at Lake Dyer.
Offshore fishing has been good this past week, with plenty of Snapper and Cobia taken on the 24’s and 36’s and out wider, Snapper, Kingfish and Amberjack have been prominent on the 50’s, while inshore has seen the Seaway fishing well for Trevally and Tailor on the morning tide change and Jewies on live bait at night, quality Flathead on soft plastics throughout the Broadwater and Jumpinpin areas and the beaches on South Stradbroke have been productive for Tailor. Offshore fishing at the Sunny Coast, has seen Murphys Reef and the Barwon Banks producing Snapper, Pearl Perch and Amberjack, while inshore fishing at Caloundra has produced Bream and Luderick off the Boardwalk, Trevally and Bream around the moorings in most of the estuaries, a few Jacks in the upper reaches of the Maroochy River and the Noosa River has produced Golden Trevally at the river mouth, on the incoming tide, quality Flathead taken on trolled minnows and some good size Bream and Whiting have been caught near the Frying Pan.

Pretty good reports from Fraser at the moment, weather conditions have been fairly good and that’s seen decent numbers of Tailor, Dart and Whiting in most gutters along the eastern beaches.

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