Fishing Report 18th February 2021
Photo: Joel Brazier with a Yellow Belly caught at Somerset
Lure Of The Week - Molix 140 Shad
A jointed soft swimbait, designed for the great predators that live in deeper waters where jerk baits and spinnerbaits don’t arrive and where a traditional soft bait struggles to be attractive. The high frequency vibrations, produced by the blade inserted under the belly, recall the fishes that swim far from this lure, even in murky waters. The position of the ring in the head allows it to be used effectively and also vertically. It’s made with a new blend that makes it resistant and durable.
Find them here: Molix 140 Shad
Fishing Our Region
Unfortunately Enterococci levels at Cooby Dam exceed the Recreational Water Guidelines and still remains CLOSED till further notice.
Unfortunately Cylindrospermopsin levels at Lake Cressbrook exceed the Recreational Water Guidelines and still remains CLOSED till further notice.
Good results this past week, the fishing hasn't been easy and finding the fish hasnt been the hard part, searching for spots that havnt been hit is crucial when barra fishing.
This lake gets a lot of pressure over the holiday period. With a recent trip just gone the Points in the main basin on the North western side produced the majority of the fish. Good amounts of fish are holding on these points and can only be a matter of time before they bite if the weather lines up for you. Casting The ever faithful Molix 140 or the Zerek Live mullet has been the standout on these fish. Watching the tide times is critical in these Barramundi impoundments and can point you in the direction of when the fish are more than likely willing to eat, either the lead up to the tide change or after.
Fishing the shallower water and tops of trees has still been a go too technique on the residential fish. Targeting tight timber with Suspending Hardbodies like the 79 Squirrel and 115 Super Squirrel has been successful also.