Lure of the week
The Gang Bangers smaller brother has just hit the shelves, the perfect boney bream presentation on our schooled bass, works wonders on a dead slow roll or a hoping retrieve. This lure is proving to be a must have for any social or tournament angler.
This past week at Cooby has been lacking numbers of fish due to the strong winds and rain we have had. Keeping your blades or bait closest to the bottom will be key. Some small cod have also been picked up on worms and saltwater yabbies. The northern arm of the dam has been the pick of the areas.
Some great results coming in from all over the dam, the Cressbrook creek arm has definitely by far the place to start searching, Casting blades, tailspinners and spoons have been by far the pick of the baits. Fishing large lake points in the basin has resulted in some goof fish as well.
Quantity but very little quality at Leslie, with the water level still dropping, the main creek bed has been fishing quite well, locating the creek bed and fishing the drop off with either blades or saltwater yabbies, also trolling this same area can be very productive.
Hot and cold this past week due to the wind direction as this really can make a difference on this dam, locating the fish can be quite tricky at this time of year as they can be quite hard on the bottom until the school has been activated. Trolling over likely areas can be the best way to trigger a bite from a shutdown school, pelican point is holding some good fish, also the Kirkliegh flats is holding good numbers as well.
Definitely been some good action at the start of last week, a good frost made them come quickly showing up into the warmer water, these fish are perfect to target with either top water lures or swimbaits, large mumblers have made quite a statement over the last month with some big fish landed. Targeting those steeper rock banks with these baits is ideal when the sun comes up.
Some reasonable reports filtering through of some good catches of snapper and bream just off mud island, Baits or small plastics fished quite light have worked well on the run out tide. Good numbers of small spotty mackeral have been showing up quite random throughout the bay, always be on the lookout for birds working active bait