Fishing Report 17th December 2020
Photo: Nathan Nichols with a great example of a Lake Monduran Barra
Lure of the week
LOOK OUT AUSTRALIA – It's nearly here. Over the last few years Jackall have been designing this new lure. Perfect for Aussie conditions.
Due to be released around the 20th December.
With the popularity of the 79mm Squirrel, it’s been Jackall's project for a couple of years now to design a larger version of the lure. Look the same, feel the same, only with a larger profile. They also wanted the lure to cast further on heavy barramundi gear and dive deeper. They've now finished the design and research and come up with a 115mm squirrel that weighs around 21 grams and dives to approximately 4 metres.
They incorporated the same tight shimmy vibrating action and stability on the twitch of the 79mm squirrel in the larger model.
Although the lure looks similar to the smash minnow it has a different vibration and dives deeper.
Jacall have chosen terminals to specifically suit Big fish (barramundi)
- Super strong hook hangers.
- Owner Hyperwire 50lb split rings
- Owner STX58 hooks – #1 & #2. (They have chosen these hooks because they are strong, light an have a super sharp point for more positive hookups)
Find them here: Jackall Super Squirrel 115SP Silent
With a bit of rain falling over the past week and much more forecast, Cooby should begin to fire with some fresh inflow into the dam. Targeting areas where water is or has been flowing in with lures such as Ecogear ZX40's and Jackall TN60's is your best bet for picking up a few Yellowbelly or even the odd Cod. For the bait anglers targeting these same areas with saltwater yabbies or worms should produce some fish.
More good results this past week, the early morning proving to be the pick of the times. Right out from the ramp is holding good numbers of fish, as well as a few points in the main basin. These fish have reacted well too Spoons like the Hot Bite Raptors and G2 spoons and heavily weighted plastics. The 3-inch slider grub has been the standout of the plastics. A few Yellowbelly have also been getting caught on TN60's in the new Fish 'N' Bits exclusive 'Toast' colour.
Somerset has seen a slight rise in water level over the last week and more positive reports are beginning to come in. The deeper schooled fish in areas like Queen Street and Bay 13 have begun to turn on, with spoons and plastics being the go too. With the rise in water levels, this fish may begin to move shallower or suspending in the water column and it might be worth trying chatterbaits and spinnerbaits such as the Hot Bite spectre jig and midget spinnerbaits.