Report 11/11/16

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Report 11/11/16

Post by subeditor » Fri Nov 11, 2016 1:24 pm

At Cressbrook Dam, anglers have had some success on schooled fish in the main basin and near the Eagles Nest, using your sounder to find them and targeting them with soft plastics; tailspinners and live shrimp have been the best options on these fish. Somerset Dam has been a bit hit and miss this week; there’s plenty of fish showing on the sounder, but it’s a matter of being there on the right day, the fish are still holding in Bay 13 and around Pelican Point and targeting them with soft plastics, spoons and tailspinners should bring the best results. Boondooma is firing at the moment, with heaps of Bass taking bait in the timbered area of both arms and working spinnerbaits, plastics and blades just outside the weed beds in the Stuart arm has been good also. At Bjelke Peterson, spinnerbaits, tailspinners and TN60 Jackalls have all been working well on the flats out from Bass Point, trolling green coloured hard bodies through the old creek beds has also been effective and Maroon Dam has seen surface lures working well, early morning and late afternoon, while soft plastics worked around the weed banks has been productive as well.

Cooby is still fishing well for Yellowbelly, working the rock walls, just out from the dam wall buoy line with trolled hard bodies and ZX blades has been good and it’s also worth using the same methods just off the weed edges. Trolling hard bodies along the rock wall at the Eagles Nest, has produced some decent Yellowbelly at Cressbrook. Glenlyon has been good again this week, with a few Cod getting about, some decent sized fish have been hitting bigger Spinnerbaits and trolled hard bodies in the timbered areas, Yellowbelly have also been quite active in 20–30ft of water; jigged blades, live shrimp and worms have worked well for these. At Coolmunda, trolling darker coloured hard bodies along the drop-offs has produced the odd fish, while using frozen saltwater yabbies or live shrimp around the timber has been the better option. Leslie Dam has seen some nice fish landed over the past week, there were good numbers of Yellowbelly landed on live shrimp, frozen saltwater yabbies and jigged ZX blades in the main basin, there was also a few Cod landed on spinnerbaits and TN60’s, while Silver Perch and Eel tail Catfish were caught of the banks, using live worms and in the South Burnett, both Boondooma and Bjelke Peterson dams have again produced good numbers of Yellowbelly, targeting the same areas and using the same methods as with the Bass has given the best results. As for the rivers, the Macintyre at Goondi has seen bait, hard bodies and spinnerbaits working well for Yellowbelly and bait has been the best option for the Condamine River, with most of the popular haunts producing some decent fish.

Offshore fishing at the Gold Coast this week, has seen some decent Cobia on the 18’s & 24’s, good numbers of Kingies hitting jigs on the 50’s and if you venture out wider, there’s been has been a few Mahi Mahi starting to show up. Inshore fishing has seen smaller Kingies and Trevally hitting lures, in the Seaway, early morning on the run in tide, a few Flathead are still getting about Kalinga Bank, Whiting at the mouth of the Coomera River and near the Council Chambers in the Nerang River and the southern Broadwater has produced a few Sand Crabs. At the Sunny Coast, offshore fishing has seen Snapper, Pearl Perch and Trag Jew on North Reef and Coral Trout have been prominent at Sunshine Reef. Inshore fishing has seen the passage at Caloundra and also the Mooloolah River fishing well on the banks for Whiting, Flathead and a few solid Bream. The Mooloolah River is also producing some decent Trevally around the bridges, early morning on soft plastics. The Maroochy River has been fishing well for Flathead around the mouth, Bream and Trevally on plastics around the bridges, a few Jacks are taking live bait around the creek mouths at night and Lake Weyba has seen a few Whiting and Bream taking surface poppers along the edges.

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