First picture Jake Schwerin with a monster murray cod caught this week at Leslie Dam on a Jackall Mask Vibe.
second photo …… Mitch Baker with a cracking Amberjack caught on board Rainbow Escape charters.
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Lure of the Week
The largest of the Jackall swimbaits is back on the market the Gigantarel.
This is the go to lure for big cod and barra fishing is a shallow diving bait that works great in the winter months while the fish are feeding in the shallow water.
Cooby continues to keep the anglers busy with some nice catches of yellowbelly and cod in the late afternoon on both zx blades and frozen saltwater yabbies. Finding submerged structure has been key to success and small trees or boulders in around 20ft of water are holding good numbers of fish and jigging has worked best while trolling has landed the odd good fish also.
Cressbrook is still producing some great fishing all sorts of techniques have worked well including trolling and jigging. Lure of choice have been the hot bite spoons for jigging out from main points in around 25ft of water again best to try find the fish first on your sounder. Trolling has also been effective and is a good way to locate fish there has been plenty caught along the buoy line trolling deep diving lures. For the bait fisherman live worms have worked well along with a few nice yellowbelly landed on the yabbies.
Finally some quality fishing at Leslie Dam with a giant cod caught on a Jackall Mask vibe this week along with some good yellowbelly hopping the Mask Vibe and ZX blades. The saltwater yabbies have been working well on both yellowbelly and cod with plenty of smaller cod also being landed. With the water dropping fishing in the old creek bed has been producing best results.
Quality edge fishing at wivenhoe right now it is a great winter fishery with some big bass and yellowbelly being landed on Jackall tn60’s cast and slow retrieved to the edges. Steep rocky banks and flat grassy edges are best. Launching at Billy’s bay will present with some good locations to fish that are nice and close.
Gold Coast Offshore
The weather has really turned it on at the moment with flat seas and low winds lots of anglers are bagging out on snapper and pearl perch on the close in reefs as well as some good jigging for amberjack and cobia not to far out. Now is the best time for table fish so get out there or book a charter soon.
Good fishing at pindari on both yellowbelly and cod. The size hasn’t been up to the usual standard of pindari but the numbers are good plenty of cod around the 60cm mark and yellowbelly around the 40cm. Again soft Jackall Mask Vibes and blades have worked best while spinnerbaits have also been effective. For the bait fisherman saltwater yabbies and live worms are the best bet.
Tip of the Week
If your even remotely interested in offshore fishing now is the time to head out with flat seas and great fishing your sure to bring home some quality fillets. Anywhere up the east coast has been good from tweed heads to the fraser coast is quality.