Lure of the week
Gulp King Shrimp
New shape – locally developed within Australia for Australian species. The Large Shrimp profile partners the 5” & 7” Jerk Shad. These are the Largest Gulp baits to date on the market. Perfect for all large reef and estuary species with maximum Gulp! Scent dispersion. Two sizes to choose from 5” and 7”
Still great reports this past week at Cooby, lots of anglers have had good success again trolling the northern arm of the dam, keeping your lures close to the weed edges is key to getting those bites. The bait fisherman have had good catches of yellow belly aswell, fishing the deeper parts of the dam towards the buoy line has been quite consistent.
Lots of anglers have had some great sessions out at Cressbrook during the week, still spoons and soft plastics have been the stand out lure, the main lake points in the basin are still holding massive amounts of fish, patience figuring out what the fish want to eat on the day should see you land some great fish.
With the amount of boat traffic the dam has seen over the last weekend this dam just keeps producing some massive fish, the cod are well and truly on the move with 3 over the meter getting caught in the past week, casting large Spinnerbaits to submerged structure has accounted for 2 of those fish, trolling has seen some great fish landed aswell, TN70 and Stump Jumpers have worked well.
Still Great signs of fish all over the dam just the bite times are quite small, the late afternoon is still the pick of the times, Red Rock, Pelican Point and wide off Bay 13 are holding good numbers of fish. Spoons and plastics being the stand out bait again. the tolling anglers have good success fishing tight to the bottom with larger crankbaits. Yellow Belly have been in numbers in the timber, saltwater Yabbies being the best option.
Bjelkie Peterson Dam
This Dam has really started to fire on the lead up to this weekends competition, the old creek bed between the ramps and bass point will be your best option, casting metal blades and spoons has been the stand out lure, also trolling Lipless Crankbaits like the Jackall TN60 is always a good option before the day warm up. Worms and Yabbies have had good accounts for fish as well.
Great signs of this Dam on the improvement with anglers really getting amongst the Yellow belly, saltwater Yabbies and small blades accounted for most of these fish, the casting anglers worked hard for smaller cod during the week, working the deeper timber with spinnerbaits or Jackall proved to be the best option for them.
Gold Coast Broadwater
With the Flathead Classic over for another year, there was some great fish caught over the week. The Jumpinpin Bar is always worth a look on the run out tide, Kallinga Bank also holding some great Flathead and the odd Jew. Targeting these fish with either Large soft plastics and soft vibes have worked well. The Seaway Has been fishing well on the end of the run-in tide, Bream and Flathead have been in their droves through this area, cut baits like squid and prawns have worked great. Tailor have also been working the bait schools just as the sun rises, small slugs or plastics have accounted for the larger fish.
Ben Mitchell with a monster Somerset Bass