Trent Rigney up top with a great Texas Cod and Chris kneipp and mates with a metre cod landed on a Kezza timber lure near Goondiwindi. Well done fellas
Lure of the week
The Livingston lures with new EBS technology has an electronic speaker inside that produces a noise when in the water that imitates the sound of bait fish moving in the water this is very advanced technology and will work great in dirty water conditions to help draw the fish in. Check them out today.
Cressbrook continues to produce some quality fish this week with a few anglers landing some 50+ cm bass along with plenty of other nice sized bass. There has been a few fish caught from the edges in the early morning up until about 9am. Casting spinnerbaits and blades has been the most productive way to land the bigger fish. As the day goes on most of the fish that are caught are in the thermocline around 20ft. Again blades have worked really well and are the lure of choice for most while live shrimp and worms have been the best organic baits. Most fish are holding on the contours out from the main lake points using your sounder is key.
Cooby has been producing some good numbers of yellowbelly and smaller cod again schooling out from main lake points in around the 20ft mark Jigging ZX blades has been most effective. The main point near the reflections boat ramp has been one of the best spots in the lake for most anglers. The salt water yabbies have been catching plenty of fish throughout the day and In the afternoon along with live shrimp. For the keen cod angler fishing tight to the weed edges with large hardbodies and soft plastics will tempt the big ones out.
Fish must be smarter than we thought!! Somerset dam is really showing that the fish know when it’s the weekend. Days that there is lots of boat traffic the fishing has been really tough. The schools of bass have been easy to locate but difficult to catch, but the mid week bite has been crazy with lots of big bass over 50cm being landed and session of over 20 bass. It’s the same schools that have been shut down on the weekend are firing up through the week. Schools are located around Pelican Point, Bay 13 and Queen st. Slow rolling or grubbing silver spoons along the bottom has been the most productive technique while live shrimp is the best baits and other techniques have also worked well.
Bjelky Petersen dam
BP has been one of our most consistent fisheries over the past 12 months will a small period were it slowed off. But the fishing is back in full swing with good numbers of bass and yellowbelly being landed all over the lake. Both edge fishing and schools with blades and spinnerbaits being the best lures to use and live shrimp and saltwater yabbies dominating the bait angler’s choice.
A combination of ingredients have given us some of the best river fishing we’ve had in years. After some good rain and the river clearing up as we come into the early frosts and cooler weather with really high pressure around the cod and yellowbelly have been going mad this week. We have had numerous reports of metre plus cod, fishing sessions of over 40 fish cod and yellowbelly included. Spinnerbaits and larger hardbodies have been the most productive, unfortunately not a lot of surface action although there were a few yellowbelly caught on surface this week which is unusual. Many stretches of the river from Texas to Goondiwindi have produced the good and this level of fishing should hold while the barometric pressure stays up over 1020.
Again the ingredients are just right for fishing the Bay with the cooler months bringing the bigger fish through and the squire/snapper are moving right through. Fishing around the edges of the reef off Mud Island and Peel Island has produced some quality squire up around the 50cm mark. Both bait and soft plastics have worked well with the better fish coming on bait late in the afternoon while using a berley bomb and light fluorocarbon leaders.
Tip of the week
The best advice I have is to go fishing while it’s hot and right now the river fishing is red hot. Very rarely do the conditions line up so perfectly. Keep an eye on the pressure but as long as its high and we don’t get a lot of rain things should continue for another few weeks.