Fishing Report 13th August 2020
Photo: Clinton Ruhle with some cracking bass from Cressbrook dam
Lure Of The Week
: Kezza Wake Snake
Kezza Wake Snake is a new hand crafted timber surface lure locally made for our local lakes. When chasing that fish of a lifetime these Extra Large Surface snakes get the Murray Cod excited. Try something new and get your hands on one of the awesome colours. FIND THEM HERE
Tip Of The Week
Assist hooks can improve any lures in your tackle box. we recommend Trick bit Assist hooks that run Gamakatsu hooks for extra strength. they come in multiple sizes and can be put on just about any lures to improve your catch rate.
Finally, Cooby Dam is back open after a long wait with blue green algae. Already a few boats have headed out and to some good success. Although it's a little early for the Yellowbelly to be really biting there has still been plenty of fish caught on both ZX blades and salt water yabbies. the big rest the lake has had will make the fish a lot more likely to bite and with the weather starting to warm up we could be in for some great fishing over the coming months. Have seen the fish starting to lift off the bottom over the last week or so which will be good for the anglers who like to troll. Cooby will definitely be on the to do list in the next couple weeks. Remember its "Electric Motors" only.
Cressbrook its really firing up as expected the bass love to start moving around mid august and bass fishing is at its best over spring. we have seen big schools of solid bass caught over the past week. Schooling bass out in the deep water and edges of main creek bed have been on the bite throughout the day. Large schools of bass have been suspended through the water column in as deep as 80ft of water. Locating the schools of bass on your sounder is key, otherwise using trolling lures as a search bait can help to locate the fish. the stand out lures have been chrome spoons like the Slow Blatts and Hot Bites in 20 & 30gram models.
It has been hit and miss at Somerset but with what we are seeing at Cressbrook I'd say we are not far off seeing those world record sized bass being landed at Somerset. With the ABT (Australian Bass Tournament) Run there over the weekend the fishing was a bit tough from all the boat pressure but still some nice fish landed. i would think it's only a week or two off really firing up. Deep diving hard bodies and Spoons have been the most productive lures used there.