Fishing Report 22nd April 2022
Photo: Vinnie Van Zandergen with a 69cm Murray Cod from Leslie over the weekend.
Product Of The Week - Jackall Gantia
Straight from the packet the Gantia will snake its way just below the surface however with the ability to run a chin weight on the lure you can target fish at any depth of water maintaining its original action. This coupled with the ability to run a multitude of different hooking options to reduce snagging or fouling up can allow the angler to fish this swimbait anywhere.
This lure will also mimic the action of an injured bait fish when twitched and paused. This action coupled with the straight retrieve can trigger following fish into striking the lure.
With the input from Jackall Australia the Gantia will be coming in a wide range of exclusive colours to suit the Australian market. This will allow anglers to “match the hatch” when the fishing is tough or choose a colour that stands out when you need a reaction bite.
If you are heading to one of the big cod or barra dams these are a must have in your tackle box.
Fishing Our Region
Cressbrook Dam. - The larger fish have been a little hard to come by this week as they start schooling in the main Basin, some anglers have been lucky and gotten them bigger fish amongst the plague of small ones. Soft plastics like the ever faithful slider grub and Storm Biscay Minnow. Little max blades are always a popular lure at this lake. The schooling fish are very accessible as their holding out from the Boat ramp. Also trolling the bouy line out from the Ramos has been effective, little rippers and smak DT20 getting the majority of the bites.
Leslie Dam - With fishing pressure at an all time high over the Easter long weekend the fish didn’t seem to mind with a lot of Yellow Belly caught. This lake just keeps getting better each week. Good reports of smaller cod this week with a few over 60cm being caught. Most anglers getting huge numbers have been either Jigging ZX blades or Soft vibes like the 78mm Zerek Fish Trap. Still the 15-20ft mark has been key.
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