A little tougher this week, But Still plenty of Great catches to be Had
Lure of the week
Kneller Lure BatFinkWith cod season now opened, surface lures are a hot thing especially if we get some rain and theirs no more life like surface than the Kneller BatFink, perfect for our local river.
Toowoomba Regional Council have just announced Cooby is shut due an Algae Bloom Outbreak.
Cressbrook is still fishing reasonable well with a lot of smaller fish caught throughout the week, Main Lake points have fished well with small metal blades and tailspiiners. Also the Yellow Belly fisherman have had good success trolling deep hard bodies along the rock walls.
Just in time for school holidays, Somerset has realy kicked into gear this past week with some great fish caught, Trolling still seems to be the pick of the methods, Kirkliegh and Queen street flats. The Smak Golden Child and Little Ripper Lure have accounted for numerous fish. The casting anglers have had success hoping Tailspinners and Jackall Masks tight to the bottom.
Still good fish around just a little harder to temp this week, Zx blades and Jackall Masks being by far the pick of the lures, jigging these around submerged structure was getting a reaction from the fish. The old creek bed in front of the main ramp and along Cod alley has seen some great cod also caught, Spinnerbaits trolled tight to the bottom in these areas have worked wonders.
Very consistent fishing this week with great number of Cod and Yellow Belly being caught through out the dam, fishing the tops of trees in the deeper water has been the best method, casting Spinnerbaits and larger mumblers have been the lure of choice.
Some Great Reports coming in over the last week, with the water levels being dropped the fish are holding quite deep in the main Basin, locating submerged structure or tree tops in this area has been key, Lures like the ZX blade or Jackall Mask are ideal for this situation.
Gold Coast Offshore and Jumpin Pin
The last few days there has been a solid southerly wind coming through which has pushed through some warmer currents in closer, the small black marlin wont be far away. Trolling 6-8 inch skirted lures around 15 -50 mtrs back behind your boat, at 6-7 knots of speed will work best. For the bottom fisherman the 36 fathom reefs have produced a good mixed bag of Reefies including Parrot, Snapper and smaller Pearl Perch. The Jumpin Pin may be affected by this coming rain forecast bay should push the majority of the fish to the clean water just inside the bar, Live baits will be your best option for Flathead and Jew.