Fishing Report 20th Dec 2018

Jake Schwerin with a Great Lake Awoonga Barra.

Lure of the Week

Fireblade  A great New Metal Blade has hit our market and catching great fish all over our Local Lakes, A very versatile Blade that can be either hopped or slow rolled and the fish are reacting well to it. Available online and Instore now!  

Cooby Dam
Cooby is still temporarily shut due to an algae bloom outbreak.  Leslie Dam
A lot of anglers getting good amounts of fish this past week, with a slow rise in water level the bottom end of the dam has fished the best, deeper sections near the wall has produced, Jigging ZX Blades and Jackall Mask vibes worked best when covering water on the drift. Saltwater Yabbies have have been successful for the Bait Anglers.

Cressbrook Dam
Some greats coming in the past week with anglers catching good quality fish, Spoons and Plastics were the stand out lure on the main look points in the basin. The yellow belly have also been on the move on the rockier deeper banks, hoping metal blades in these areas have accounted for some good fish.

Boondooma Dam
By far the pick of the local Dams at the moment with everyone getting there fair share of fish, Casting lures like the Gang Banger G2 or Palms Slow Blatt has been the lure of choice. The Junction, Pelican Point and the Barbers pole are holding great numbers of fish, targeting these fish with Smak Blades and Jackall Mask Vibes were the technique of choice. There has also been a great edge bite early morning with Tn60’s and Spinnerbaits getting the bites.

Somerset Dam
Just in time for school holidays with anglers getting a good array of fish. Pelican Point and the bottom end of Kirkliegh were the pick of the Spots. Trolling Smak hardbodies on the edge of the creek bed worked well for most, Casting Metal Blades and Tailspinner’s worked well for the afternoon bite.

Marlin, Dolphinfish and Mackerel have definitely started to rock up off the Gold Coast. Black Marlin we’re hooked up mainly along the 36 fathom reef areas from east of Jumpinpin. Trolling 6-8 inch skirted lures is working best along the edges of temperature changes and current lines. Nice sized Snapper caught in on the 24 fathom reefs , The 36 fathom reefs have produced Treg Jew and Parrotfish. The 50 fathom reefs, the Pearl Perch really came in the chew this week with some quality fish and numbers coming in off the outside edge.

Glenlyon Dam
Still being very consistent on the Cod scene, Large Spinnerbaits and Mumblers being the consistent lure. Fishing Tops of trees and deep under cut banks have been the areas most rewarding.

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