Report 26/2/16

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Nicole Penfold
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Report 26/2/16

Post by Nicole Penfold » Mon Feb 29, 2016 9:58 am

The wind is up and the fishing options are limited. With most of the bay a write off this weekend it might pay to look inland for fishing options.

The dams of the South East corner are a great option this weekend and most of them will have bays or areas where you can get out of the wind. Moogerah and Somerset dam are both fishing well at the moment.

Moogerah Dam has started to show signs of the bass schooling up along the old creek bed near the timber and in the main basin near the dam wall. These fish are responding well to a range of baits and lures. If you want to use baits freshwater worms or live shrimp cant be beaten. Lightly weighted and cast towards the schools. If you want to try lures sinking vibration lures like the Jackall Mask 70 or tn60 are great starting lures but other deep divers, soft plastics or spinnerbaits will work.

Somerset Dam is a little different and the bass are a bit more spread out. Searching the dam with your sounder is a must. once the general area is found you can catch the bass using heavy spinnerbaits and extra heavy mask lures to cover large amounts of water while still looking for more bass. A boat and sounder are key for success at Somerset.

If you are stuck to bank fishing or have kids that want to go for a fish lake Wyaralong is having its annual Carp and Tilapia Eradication event. Held this Saturday the 27th February it is a great day out with the family. Removal of carp and tilapia from the lake is a must as their presence hinder native fish stocks succeeding in there. Best ways to catch the carp and tilapia is by using freshwater worms or small amounts of bread under a float. Focus on the shallow bays and around weed as both fish prefer these habitats. Sign up starts from 5:30am on the Saturday but you don’t need to be that early.
There are also plenty of prizes to give away including Kayaks, rod combos and some great lure packs.

I hope everyone can get out this weekend and chase a few fish.

Matthew Osley

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Tom Mitchel and a Brissy river bull shark caught and released near Kookaburra Park.
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