Fishing Report 10th December 2020
Photo: Damien Reardon with a giant from Callide
Lure of the week
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
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.
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.
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.