Fishing Report 10th December 2020

Fishing Report 10th December 2020

Photo: Damien Reardon with a giant from Callide

Lure of the week

Jackall Chibitarel
The Chibitarel is fast becoming a go to lure for Murray Cod and Barra fisherman. It’s natural swimming action and ability to turn backwards on itself when softly twitched is irresistible to big cod and barra. This lure is ideal when chasing highly pressured fish in clear water or when the fish wont commit to striking larger swim baits. With a combination of both realistic colours and contrasting colours there is a Chibitarel to suit any situation.Find them here: Jackall Chibitarel

Cooby Dam
A few reports of some yellowbelly being landed on ZX Blades and TN60's, as well as the odd cod on lures from TN60's to the larger Swimbaits and Surface lures, like the Jackall Gantarel and Pompadour. Salt water yabbies and live worms have been working well for the bait anglers. The arvo bite has been the pick of the times, with not too many fish being caught in the mornings or throughout the middle of the day.

Cressbrook Dam
Cressbrrok has been fishing well in the mornings, with many bass being landed on spoons and plastics, such as Hot Bite G2 Spoons and Raptor Slow Fall Jigs. A few fish have also been landed on the new TN60 in 'Toast'. The majority of fish being caught in the main basin, right out from the boat ramp. The Yellowbelly have also begun to fire at Cressbrook, which is not usually well renowned for its Yellowbelly fishing, with good numbers of fish being landed as by catch while fishing for bass, mainly on TN60's. Salt water yabbies have also caught a few for the bait anglers.

Somerset Dam
Bay 13 and Queen Street are the go to areas, again plastics and spoons were the pick of lures. The trolling anglers have had good success, the Smak hard body range and the Halco Poltergeists are hard to beat for this technique. Coming into the summer months there are countless skiers, which is making fishing tough, escaping into the trees often proves useful throughout the warmer hours of the days, usually fishing deeper with vibes and plastics such as TN60's and sliders, or tight to trees casting spinnerbaits/chatterbaits at and around trees.

Boondooma Dam
Still by fair the pick of our SEQ impoundments, plenty of good quality fish caught over the weekend, both in schools and on the edges in the morning and late afternoon. The deeper fish have reacted very well to plastics and more subtle baits like spoons. The edge bite has really turned it on with this weather heating up, from jerkbaits too spinnerbaits, they haven't been fussy.

Maroon Dam
Good reports coming out of Maroon over the last week, the edge bite has been red-hot with many fish coming from the weed edges on chatterbaits and jigs, into the afternoon and night the topwater bite has been nothing but great if the weather permits and the wind isn't blowing. The D-Style Reserve has accounted for a lot of big topwater fish.

Lake Monduran

Well known for being Lake misery this impoundment is producing numbers of fish well beyond expectations, Predominant points in the main basin are holding good numbers of fish, these fish can be easily trolled as there sitting out in the open rather than in the tight trees where this technique can be quite hard to do, the casting anglers have been the consistent catches though, casting Molix 140's and the ever faithful Slick Rig is been well and truly a fish catching machine. Targeting the Shallower trees and wind blown points with Hardbodies like the Jackall Squirrel has been very successful during the heat of the day.

Lake Awoonga
Consistent reports coming in from Awoonga and its only getting warmed up. With the northerly breeze being prevalent, around the southern part of the dam has been fishing best, however with A South Easterly change forecast, the North Western Side of the dam will soon likely start to see the better fishing. targeting the deeper bays and points with Jackall Squirrels and Molix 140 in the late afternoons and well into the night has produced the best results.

Toowoomba Region - 7 Day Forecast

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