Fishing Report 19th April 2024

Fishing Report 19th April 2024

Photo: Jared White with a nice land based Cooby Yellow Belly. 

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    Fishing Our Region

    Cooby Dam - Finally some good weather for our local anglers, allowing them to get out. Plenty of fish have been caught, the fish have definitely moved a lot shallower compared to recent weeks, the Northern arm is still holding good numbers of fish as well as in front of the sailing club and Boat ramp. Still casting or jigging Blades like the old faithful ZX40 and TT Switchprawn as well as soft vibes. The Bank fisherman have had some good sessions as of late with a lot of fish holding nice and close to the edges, Both Saltwater Yabbies and worms being popular.

    Cressbrook Dam - It's been a pretty steady and quite hard week at Cressbrook, again the Yellow Belly have been the easiest as option as the bass have really spread out throughout the lake and being a little harder to find, good fish have been schooling on the FADS (fish attractant device). Red Claw have been on the move after recent rain so definitely worth taking the pots.

    Leslie Dam - If there was ever a time to fish Leslie, now is the time to do just that! Leslie Dam has recently joined a SIP's program that they have tagged 20 Yellow belly with a Green tag, if your lucky enough to catch one of these fish it could be worth a up to $26,250 if your the first person to land one of those fish.
    Leslie has produced a lot of quality fish of late and it continues still. A lot of fish holding tight to the bottom along the edges of the creek bed, finding isolated structure has been key, Blades, Soft Vibes and Gulp Minnow Grubs fished vertically have been working well.

    Somerset Dam - Some Consistent weather of late has really started to fire these fish up again and got them schooling up well in sections of the lake, Pelican point and around Red Rock is hard to go past at this time of year, fishing close to the bottom is key so fishing heavy baits and and keeping those lures in the strike zone is a must, the Hot Bite Spectre has been a go too as well as Spoons and heavily weighted plastics.

    Glenlyon Dam - This Lake fished very well over the school Holidays and Easter period and continues to go on. Plenty of Yellow Belly schooled up amongst the standing timber up the northern end of the lake. Again its hard to go past jigging blades and soft vibes for these fish. For the cod fisherman we are coming into the cooler months where this lake really shines. The colder weather has already started to push these fish up in shallow water, Big Swimbaits and Topwater baits are worth throwing for that fish of a lifetime.

    Monduran - The cooler temps and inconsistent wind has really made these fish move a little more. Good numbers of fish have been caught shallow on Frogs and other Topwater baits. Finding the warmer water bays where these fish have moved to is key for this time of year, so studying the wind before your next trip is your first step. Still fishing the larger prominent point on bite times with larger plastics like the ever popular Molix 140 and Zerek live muller have been the standout.

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