Fishing Report 11th March 2021
Photo: Malcolm Lang with a great Lake Awoonga Barra.
Lure Of The Week - Jackall Mega Pompadour
Built tough the Mega Pompadour is designed for mega Murray Cod. The Mega Pompadour has a magnetic weight casting system inside which allows the lure to be cast longer distances and more accurately
Find them here: Jackall Mega Pompadour
Fishing Our Region
Cooby Dam - Lake Cooby remains CLOSED for all boating and fishing activities due to Cylindrospermopsin levels exceeding the recreational water guidelines. Each week water is tested to ensure it meets safety standards for recreational activity (direct contact without water treatment). Cylindrospermopsin toxins are currently greater than 0.6 g/L and this needs to be under 0.5. Initially, Enterococci levels caused the closure of this dam, but the bacteria levels have reduced in recent weeks.
Cressbrook Dam - Lake Cressbrook remains CLOSED for all boating and fishing activities due to Cylindrospermopsin levels exceeding the recreational water guidelines. Each week water is tested to ensure it meets safety standards for recreational activity (direct contact without water treatment). Cylindrospermopsin toxins are currently at 0.7 g/L and this needs to be under 0.5. While the toxins have reduced in recent weeks, the warm weather in the last couple of days has caused further delay in opening. We're hopeful the toxin level will improve in the near future.
Leslie Dam - The reports are few and far between, but promising signs this week as anglers did land some nice fish, the bank fisherman have proved you don't need a boat to land fish. The late afternoon bite has been successful as the temperature drops, 2 large cod were also curing during the weekend, 1 measuring well over the magic meter mark, the anglers with a lot patience and being consistent have gotten the bites, fishing large swimbaits or Chatterbaits has been the go too, targeting sunken structure off the edge of the creek bed has been the best bet.
Lake Boondooma - Boondooma has fished well during the previous weeks and still continues to do so, this lake has been so consistent with great fish catches. From a great edge bite with topwater action, as well as deep schooled fish in the main basin, targeting these fish with Spoons and Soft Plastics. The trollers are having good success targeting the steeper rock walls with TN60's and shallow hardbodies.
Lake Monduran - Its been all about the trolling these past few weeks, we are seeing some amazing numbers of fish being caught from a lot of anglers, Lake Monduran is well and truly back to its former Glory for the trolling fisherman, with that being said there has been good success this week on the shallower points casting plastics and suspending hardbodies like the Jackall Squirrel 79 and 115 as the weather begins to cool we see should see this bite technique increase with fish catches. Trolling the edge of the creek bed along the tree line has worked well in the deeper bays has been extremely productive.
Gold Coast Broadwater & Offshore - A lot of local anglers taking advantage of the great weather at the moment, The Seaway has fished well after the recent rains as the water cleans up, as winter isn't far away we will see some great snapper and bream schooled up in this area. The Offshore fisherman have worked hard over the past few months with little return but its definitely on the turn, good numbers of Spanish Mackerel and Mac/Longtail Tuna have been on the move, searching for birds out from Mermaid beach has been the go too area.