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Nicole Penfold
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Report 3/3/17

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri Mar 03, 2017 3:51 pm

Cooby Dam
Some good quality yellow belly this past week, however anglers have had to work for them. Early mornings they still like hanging around the buoy line slightly towards the southern end. Suspending in around 22ft, Dropping Ecogear ZXs Dark Knight or peppering Red Belly Black Mask Vib’s have given the best results. The odd yellow has been picked up with Salt Water Yabbies as well as some good catties from the bank. Later part of the day they seem to be a little easier around 3pm mark, moving closer to the shallows, weed banks. Meanwhile there has been a little bit of cod action averaging the 45/50 with one going 72cm

Cressbrook Dam
Still a bit of a work out at Cressbrook, schools of smaller bass still being picked up in the middle out from the boat ramp. A few bigger sizes have been landed around Eagles Nest as well as around the points. Anglers have reported they have had to keep working the schools for the small window when they have come on. Gold spinner baits, tail spinners and Soft Plastics have been the lures to do most the damage.

Leslie Dam
This changing weather patterns has had a slowdown effect on fish activities the past week. However, for those who have stuck it out, they have been rewarded with some decent yellow belly towards the end of the day. Slow trolling hard bodies has been the most successful while hoping Mask Vibs and jigging ZX40s along Cod Alley has also given up some decent yellows around the 40cm region. Still some good yellow belly being picked up on Salt water yabbies, but mainly at the end of the day around the structure.

Somerset Dam
Some great bass being taken at Somerset this week although it has been hot and cold, some anglers have had big sessions on the schooled bass around bay 13 while at other times the fish are easy to find but hard to catch. Early morning has been the best time but speratic bite times have occurred throughout the day. The Tail Spinners and Spoons seemed to of worked best over the past week. Best advice if you find fish on your fish finder stay on them and stick it out till the bite time happens, don’t go looking for different fish that you think might bite as the saying goes ‘’don’t leave fish to find fish’’

Bjelke Peterson Dam
Some good catches being report for Bjelke. Around the Flats and all around Bass Point casting Spinnerbaits, Tailspinners have given up many smaller bass but there was also a good mix of larger ones as well. Some good yellows all in and around the timbers. Live Shrimp and Salt Water Yabbies have been the best for them, however some good catches where reported on as well.

Boondooma Dam
Still good results coming out of Boondooma with anglers reporting bass schooling in good numbers and sizes around the “Junction” . Smaller spinner baits like Carl’s Compacts in the Bassman range have done very well. Green and white plastics have also given good results, allowing them to go fully to the bottom then slowly worked back up. Around the Stuart and Boyne arms still providing some good yellows. Saltwater yabbies and Live Shrimp doing their share of catches as well, mainly among the timbers.

Gold Coast
Plenty of quality Flatties around the drop offs, sand banks etc. Some good size Jew being picked up at the mouth of the Pin it’s self as well as around Short Island. With the rain hanging around there has been some great catches of Mud crab washed out of the creeks as well as some good Sand crabs reported in as well.

Still plenty of good size Bream Whiting and Flatties being landed in the usual locations around the Gold Coast. The northern wall on Wave Break has seen some good Trevally hanging around. There has been some good Jacks picked up in the cannels around Runaway bay, as well as Nerang River.

Plenty of quality mackerel picked up at the 10 and 12 fathoms, still good numbers of dolphinfish being picked up most places. There have been good reports of bill fish being hooked up.

Tip of the Week
Even though it’s coming into cooler months, the UV range can still be very high, and the sun's reflection from the water's surface can also contribute to severe sunburn. Wear long sleeve shirts, try and make sure they are UPF50. Always use a good quality Sun Screen and wear a good hat. Don’t be afraid to also wear a “Neck Sock” to cover the neck and nose, face etc. A good pair of Polarized UV protected Sun Glasses is also highly recommended. It could save you a lot time of pain and suffering later on.

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Thomas Weir with a Cressbrook bass going 51cm.

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