Report 24/8/16

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Report 24/8/16

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri Aug 26, 2016 4:32 pm

A closed season applies to Murray cod from 1 September to 30 November in all Queensland waters contained in the Murray Darling Drainage Division; this applies to the Condamine, Macintyre, Dumeresq, Weir, Moonie, Balonne, Warrego and Paroo Rivers. DURING THIS TIME MURRAY COD MUST NOT BE TAKEN OR TARGETED IN THESE WATERWAYS. An exception to this closed season applies to Beardmore, Connolly, Cooby, Coolmunda, Glenlyon, Leslie and Storm King Dams, where the fish are actually stocked.

Cressbrook produced some quality Bass again this week, they’re still a bit hard to catch, but if you persist, it will pay off; tailspinners, soft plastics and trolled hard bodies have all worked again, while the points have again been the best places to look. Still good shows of fish at Somerset, which have again produced some good quality Bass on Soft Plastics, tailspinners and live shrimp, while the flats at Kirkleigh, Bay 13 and the spit, have been the spots to target. Ice jigs and tailspinners worked in 25-35ft of water have been the most productive at Boondooma this week, Pelican Point and the junction have been the pick of the spots and Bjelke Peterson has seen some quality Bass hitting ice jigs, blades and TN60 Jackalls around the point opposite the boat ramp.

Glenlyon, Leslie and Coolmunda have all received inflows from this week’s rain; this will impact on the fishing in these dams, due to the dirty water. Cooby Dam is still producing the odd Yellowbelly on trolled shallow diving hard bodies, working them near the weed beds, along the steeper banks in the northern arm has worked the best and the land based anglers have picked up the odd fish on frozen saltwater yabbies. Bjelke Peterson and Boondooma saw some good quality Yellowbelly landed in the same areas and using the same tactics as with the Bass, and Somerset has produced good quality Yellowbelly again, trolling hard bodies through schooled fish has been effective. As for the rivers, the Macintyre river at Goondi has only seen the odd Yellowbelly biting on frozen saltwater yabbies, the Dumeresq has been quiet, with only a few fish taking bait and not a lot has changed here locally, with the upper reaches of the Condamine River, still producing a few Cod and Yellowbelly on spinnerbaits, hard bodies and frozen saltwater yabbies.

Offshore fishing has produced again at the Gold Coast, with plenty of Snapper and Cobia taken on the 24’s and 36’s and the 50’s have fished really well for Kingies and Amberjack, while inshore has seen the Seaway fishing well for Trevally and Kingies along the northern wall, quality Flathead and Bream on soft plastics throughout the Jumpinpin area and also around Wavebreak Island. At the Sunny Coast, offshore fishing has seen the Barwon Banks producing Snapper, Pearl Perch and the odd Cobia, North and Sunshine Reef have produced big Snapper, mainly at dawn and dusk, while inshore fishing at Caloundra has produced Bream off the Boardwalk, soft plastics have worked well for Flathead throughout the passage and the Maroochy River, while the Noosa River has produced good numbers of quality Bream and Flathead, Jewies along the ski run on live bait and most of the river mouths have produced big Whiting up to 43cm.

Still getting mixed reports from Fraser this week, the southern gutters are producing the better numbers, but there is a lot of smaller fish in amongst them, while the low tide gutters have started to produce some decent Whiting and Dart.

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