Report 15/08/14

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Report 15/08/14

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri Aug 15, 2014 10:00 am

The Dams in the South-East corner of Queensland are fishing well at the moment. Moogerah and Maroon are the pick of the dams at the moment. Moogerah has seen a lot of pressure lately due to a few fishing competitions held at the dam over the past few weeks. This however does not look like it has phased the bass that much with some great catches still being reported. The bass in Moogerah are schooled up in about 30-35ft on the flats and on the drop offs near the dam wall. Jackall Mask Vibes and Keitech Sexy-Impact soft plastics worked well for us on a recent trip to the dam but Ice jigs and blades will convert if the fish are a little tight lipped.

Baits of live shrimp or worms cast near the timber should see you hooked up to the odd yellow belly or eel-tailed catfish.

Maroon is a little different and is fishing particularly well around the edges near Camp Lakefire and in the timbered section towards the back of the dam. Yellow belly and bass are fairly active at the moment most likely due to the warmer weather we have had and are hunting in the numerous weed beds. Surface lures early in the morning are a great option to target the bass but as the sun climbs I would recommend either jerk baits like the Daiwa Double Clutch or spinnerbaits. Make sure you focus your attention on the weed beds because this is where the fish will be.

Once again live shrimp caught at the dam or live worms are the best baits. Focus on the weed beds for bass or around the timbered sections if you want to tangle with one of the huge yellow belly found in the dam.

If you want to brave the weather and want to try tangle with the snapper Mud Island is the most productive and consistent of the bay islands. Good catches of squire and estuary cod are coming in and the are even some larger snapper being reported on the northern reefs. Soft plastics like the Keitech Easy Shiners or 5inch Z-Man Jerkshadz seem to be the most successful lures. Pilchards and squid will also work but it will attract a lot of under sized and undesirable bi-catch like grinners.

Good luck to everyone and hope you can get stuck into some fish.

Charlton's Fishing
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Chris Osley with his PB yellow belly from Maroon Dam on an impact tackle Spinnerbait.

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Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri Aug 15, 2014 10:01 am

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