Lure of the week
This new Surface crawler has just hit the market and should create something special for the cod anglers, perfect for our river or impoundment cod, with a large action it will entice the most shutdown fish. Also has a large metal blade underneath its belly to make that added flash and noise.
Some great fishing to be had at Cooby this week, big amounts of yellow belly have been caught all throughout the dam, the most popular area is the deeper ledges around the buoy line, jigging ZX blades or salt water yabbies has worked a treat.
Some great signs of Somerset starting to show its big bass, some big fish were caught there last week, Hot Bite Gang Banger spoons and heavily weighted plastics fished tight to the bottom were the go to lures, pelican point is holding massive numbers of fish. Other anglers were having success on deep diving hardbodies trolled tight to the bottom.
Definitely the dam that shines during the colder months as this is when the cat fish go a little quieter and allows you too find schools of bass and yellow belly easier, early morning’s throwing Tn60’s and Spinnerbaits to the shallower weed edges have been working well and also fishing the flats out from Platypus Cliffs there has been reasonable of fish holding in this area.
A little tougher this past week with the water clarity not being the greatest, with this being said salt water yabbies have been the pick of the baits, finding isolated structure off the old creek bed is the best way too catch a feed of yellow belly.
A few fish picked up this past week, on the smaller side of things with a lot of undersize yellow belly being caught, fishing a little deeper into the creek bed seems to be where the bigger fish are holding. Live worms have been the pick of the baits while trolling 15-foot hardbodies over the creek bed has also caught good amounts of fish
Definitely the pick of the cod dams at the moment, with big numbers of cod being caught on surface and swimbaits early on in the morning. Fishing deeper banks with heavy Mumblers and spinnerbaits have worked well during the day.
Mixed reports offshore this past week due to the weather, some decent reports come in from offshore Snapper are starting to bite in on the 18 and 24 fathom reefs. With a few quality fish being caught at first light on lightly weighted Pilchard rigs. Amongst them are still Spanish Mackerel they are taking a liking to trolled hardbodies or skirts. The Seaway has been fishing ok this past week for large fish, with Trevally, Jewfish and the odd Kingfish being caught on Live Baits.
Tip of the Week
Weather conditions and moon fazes can have a great affect on our native fish. Example Murray can be very affected by moon face, each trip plan around going on either a new moon or a full moon and find what works better, lure choices on these different fazes can change as well whether it be a Mumbler in the deeper parts when it’s a full moon or surface on the shallower areas when it’s a new moon. You want everything in your favour when a special trip approaches.
Jordan Schulz with a nice pair of Lake Borumba Bass