Fishing Report 28Th Fed 2019

Sarah Bradford with a solid Lake Awoonga Barramundi

Lure of the week
Mazzy Vibe Forte
The Big Bro of the original Mazzy Vib. This up scaled model at 100mm and 50g is to target the large species of the fishing world.The action is an exact copy of the original with is tail up at rest on the bottom and the wide thumping pitch and roll the Mazzy Vib range is known for.Designed to target Murray cod, Barramundi, Jewfish and even monster Golden perch.

Cooby Dam
Still remains shut to an algae bloom outbreak.
Cressbrook Dam
Unfortunately still closed to all water activities.
Somerset Dam
With strong wind predicted all week it was a little hard to get out and catch a fish, with the forcast being a little better we should see the fish turn on with the dam not getting so much attention. Trolling the edge of the creek bed on pelican point has been by far the most successful. With the fish being concentrated tight to the bottom and the cold weather settling in we should see the ice jig bite come into play.
Coolmunda Dam
Still very trying fishing conditions out at Coolmunda this week with very little water clarity the fish are finding it hard to hone in on lures, Saltwater Yabbies being the go to bait for the anglers.
Leslie Dam
By the far the most consistent Cod fishery in QLD at the moment, with anglers having very good success on a multiple of lures and baits, Trolling larger Spinnerbaits was the go to technique for a few local fisherman. The yellow belly have been active through the afternoon, again saltwater yabbies working well. 
Boondooma Dam
With the colder weather settling in and a little rise in water level we have seen a great edge bite the last few weeks, casting spinnerbaits or lipless crankbaits to the steeper rock walls has worked well on these fish, still signs of fish schooled up quite thick in the main basin across from the dam wall, targeting these fish with spoons and heavy plastics worked well on these deeper suspended fish.
Copeton Dam
Starting to see some great signs from Copeton from last weekend, with some anglers landing some great fish, Covering water while trolling was the best option as the fish are quite spread out throughout the lake, for the casting anglers fishing deeper drop offs with Mumblers fooled some great fish over the weekend.
Gold Coast Offshore/Moreton Bay
Very tough weather over the last few weeks with wind and huge swell making hard to get out, The Spanish Mackeral have moved in east off Murmaid beach, Trolled Hardbodies or a well presented live bait was the go to. For the bottom fisherman there has been some great action closer to the coast on the 36 and 54 fathom reefs, with good snapper and pearl perch being on the bite.  Moreton bay this week has seen some long tail tuna action not far from Moreton island, these fish are moving very quickly making them very difficult to catch, casting smaller slugs or stickbaits will be your best chance to getting these fussy pressured fish to eat your offering.

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