Report 2/9/16

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Report 2/9/16

Post by subeditor » Fri Sep 02, 2016 11:39 am

1. Don’t forget about the closed season for Murray Cod that started at midnight last night. Check out last week’s report for details, or go to

2. The Bass closed season in tidal waters has now finished.

3. Cooby and Cressbrook Dams have a change to their opening hours from today. At Cressbrook, the day use area is open from 6 am to 8 pm, while at Cooby; Loveday Cove is open from 7am to 8 pm and the Dam Wall picnic area is open 7am to 7.30pm. Water based activities are not permitted outside these hours, this includes campers at Cressbrook.

4. Dam rises – Glenlyon is sitting at about 40%, Coolmunda is now at 53% and Leslie has reached 19.5%.

A lot of smaller Bass at Cressbrook this week; out from the boat ramp and off the camp ground points have seen the most fish, while live shrimp, soft plastics and tailspinners have worked the best. Big Bass are still on the move at Somerset, with The Spit, Queen Street and Kirkleigh being the best places to target, soft plastics, tailspinners and blades have all worked well, while live shrimp and trolled hard bodies have been good options as well. Boondooma has again seen good numbers of Bass taken on ice jigs, soft vibes and tailspinners around Pelican Point and The Junction, trolled hard bodies have also picked up a few through the narrows. Trolling deep diving lures in the old creek beds has been effective at Bjelke Peterson and Moogerah Dam has again produced a few Bass on mask vibes and tailspinners, looking around the spit has been a good option.

Cooby Dam has seen a few Yellowbelly taking frozen saltwater yabbies and blades in about 30ft of water, trolling smaller lures tight to the weed edges has picked up a few as well. Boondooma Dam has again produced good sized Yellowbelly on trolled hard bodies through the narrows and Bjelke Peterson has also produced good quality Yellowbelly again, working TN60 Jackalls around the steeper points has worked well, while spinnerbaits and hard bodies have picked up a few around the timber. As for the rivers, they’re still dirty from recent flows, which has made things pretty quiet.

Offshore fishing has seen a few Snapper, Cobia and Trag Jew taken on the 18’s and 24’s and out wider, Kingfish, Amberjack and Snapper have been caught on the 50’s, while inshore has seen the sand pumping jetty fishing well for Trevally and Tailor on the incoming tide, smaller Kingies and school Jew in the Seaway on the morning tide change, Bream around the bridges in the canals, Flathead at the Aldershots and Kalinga Bank and a few Sand Crabs are showing up around Crab Island. At the Sunny Coast, offshore fishing has seen most reefs holding mixed reef fish and Snapper up to 8kg; Jigs, soft plastics and baits, like pilchards and live yakka’s fished on the bottom have worked well. There’s also been a few Yellowfin and Long Tail Tuna getting about. While inshore fishing has seen plenty of Flathead throughout the Passage and the Maroochy River, Bream and Whiting at Military Jetty, Trevally are hitting surface lures around structure in most of the canals and the Noosa River has produced a few Jacks on live bait, under the bridges at night and the river mouth has been firing for Flathead and Trevally, on the incoming tide.

Still getting mixed reports of Tailor and Dart along the eastern beaches, with the northern part of the island producing slightly better quality fish.

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