Fishing Report 10th June 2020
Photo: Chayce Pacholke with a great Leslie dam Murray Cod.
Lure of the week
Barambah Baby Bidjiwong
The Barambah Baby Bidjiwong is a unique hybrid lizard creature bait. It has a great paddler bib that puts out a lot of noise and splash. The joint and large rattle in the rear segment also add to its sonic attraction.
Cressbrook has finally reopened its gates and has fished well since last week's cold snap, the colder weather has forced the fish up onto the newly formed weeded edges, the Jackall Squirrel 67 or 79 has accounted for good numbers of fish.
Very tough fishing these past few weeks, the fish are very spread out and have been quite hard to find. The Kirkliegh Flats out from the cabins has seen the most action, the top end of Queen street also has spread out fish. Covering Ground searching for active fish can be done while trolling deep diving hard bodies this has been very effective.
Reasonable reports from Leslie over the last few weeks, a few great cod were caught over the weekend with a local catching 1 over 90cm and a smaller fish in the 70's, these fish were caught trolling larger Spinnerbaits along the creek bed. The yellow belly fishing hasn't been the best for the lure fisherman while the bait anglers have had plenty of success on either saltwater yabbies, prawns and warms.
Some very good signs of what's to come from this lake as the weather gets colder, with consistent water levels the weed has grown well over the summer, The top water bite has been second to none with some great fish caught, the Barambah lures 200 Bidjiwong and the Mega Pompadour producing the fish. During the day heavy Chatterbaits and Spinnerbaits has produced some quality fish, casting these baits in the standing timber is always a fun way of catching these large fish.