Adam Krautz with a pair of nice fish from one of our local rivers.
Lure of the week
The Squirrel jerkbait range has got every situation covered. With sizes from 61mm to 79mm, and a range of diving depths, suspending or sinking models, Squirrels also come in rattling and silent.
Their tight wobble, combined with a stop-go retrieve, mimics the action of an injured or frightened minnow shape baitfish.
Cooby this past week has been very productive with great numbers of fish getting caught, a few techniques have been working great, the stand out has been trolling a Lipless Crankbait over the top of the weed into the late afternoons. saltwater Yabbies have also been working well during the day. Some undersized cod have also been quite active eating the same lures and baits. The deeper water towards the rock wall has seen some good catches on blades and soft vibes.
Still some great fishing this past week, the fish have moved out into the main basin and not too far away from the boat ramp, so traveling and finding these fish have been quite easy, locating these fish and casting spoons and plastics have been the pick of the lures. The main points off the camp ground has been holding some good fish, the afternoon bite has been the pick of the times.
Very Hit and Miss at the moment at somerset, but still some massive fish being caught, the kirkleigh and Queen Street Flats are holding massive numbers of fish, just getting them to bite hasn’t been the easiest, winter time in the afternoon is always the best chance of catching the schooled fish as this is when the water temperature reaches its maximum. The Gang banger G2 spoon is still a must when fishing somerset at the moment.
A Dam that flies under the radar most of time, it has been fishing quite well of late, alot of the fish are schooling at the junction in the timbered areas, 30 foot mark seems to be the depth to start searching. These fish have been reacting well to soft plastics and metal blades, this dam has the potential to have a great edge bite due to its weed beds and structured banks, Casting Spinnerbaits and Jerkbaits can be another very successful way of catching fish. As the weather is beginning to warm up so are the Saratoga the best way to target these fish is with a surface lure on the low light periods of the day.
A very productive week out at Leslie dam, most anglers bagging out quite easily with some great yellow belly, still jigging soft vibes and ZX blades has been the best chance of a fish, also Saltwater Yabbies are accounting for some good fish. Some good sized cod have been picked up trolling deep diving hard bodies just off the edge of the creek bed. With the water levels dropping the most consistent place to find the fish has been out in front of the dam wall and off the main Boat ramp in the deeper water.
Good reports coming in from Moogerah this week, this is the time to fish Moogerah as in the warmer months it get’s a lot of attention with the water skiers, the fish have been schooled in good numbers at the spit and into the start of the timber, targeting these fish with spoons and plastics have been the go to baits, while the trolling anglers are having good success trolling Jackalls close to the timber.
Offshore Gold Coast
With some great weather at the start of the week it allowed people to travel offshore and catch good numbers of fish, the 24 and 36’s have been producing good snapper, float lining pilchards or whole squid have worked well, Pearl Pearl and other reef fish are showing up on the 56’s, Long tail as well as Mac Tuna have also started too appear not too far off the mouth of the seaway in the last week, casting metal slugs or stick baits is your best bet for these pelagic fish.