Fishing Report 22nd July 2021
Photo: Adrian schmidt with a 55cm Cressbrook Bass
Lure Of The Week - Jackall Transam
Fishing Our Region
Cooby Dam - Cooby has fished very tough over the last week, the weather and wind making it a little hard for most anglers getting out, Bait has been the best option, Salt water yabbies and worms being the bait of choice. For the lurer fisho's Zx blades and mask vibes have been picking up the odd fish. Targeting the deeper water around the Bouy line is your best bet.
Cressbrook Dam - The freezing conditions realy kicked the bass into gear during the week with good quality fish caught, With this colder weather the fish have been suspended not far from the ramp in the basin, spoons being by far the most successful, Palms Slow Blatt, Norries Wasaby and Hot bite Gang Bangers all having there time and place. The edge bite is worth a try of a morning before it heats up, Jackall Squirrels and other suspending Jerbaits have accounted for the better fish for this technique.
Somerset Dam - Its slow and steady but finally getting on track for a great spring time bite. The kirkliegh flats have been the most consistent aswell as the red rock area. Spoons and Plastics being the lures of choice while the trolling anglers are getting good results aswell. The Smak range of Hardbodies has been popular with the larger fish. Keeping your lure tight to the bottom will be your best bet.
Boondooma Dam - Boondooma just continues to fish well with the colder conditions hanging around. Big Numbers are schooling up in the southern end of the lake around pelican gully and along leesagangs ledge that are reacting well to Spoons and Jackall Mask Vibes Hopped or dragged along the bottom. There has been a good edge bite during the day as the sun heats up the shallower water Targeting the shallow Bays with either rocks and weed or both is your best bet.
Leslie Dam - With the water being a little dirty and a massive rise in water level over the last month hasn't made the fishing easy. The bank fisherman having the most success, bait being the best option around the buoy line amongst the deeper water. If lure fishing is for you trolling the edge of the creek bed with heavier spinnerbaits or TN70's has been a good bet.
Coolmunda Dam - Finally the reports have started trickling in and the fish are on the move, Both Yellow Belly and Cod have been caught this week. With the lake being at 100% the fish have moved up into the timber looking for clearer water and bait. A good troll run through the timber has resulted in some good fish caught, While saltwater yabbies have picked up fish as well. Targeting and finding clear water is key. If your heading out Live shrimp have been in massive numbers along the rock wall so dont forget the traps.
Copeton Dam - Better results than previous weeks as the lake is on the rise, the topwater bite has picked up as the fish move shallow to begin there yearly pre spawn feed. Giganatrels and Top attacks have boated some nice fish during the low light periods. With the water ruuning in the yellow belly congrigate towards the flow. Zx baldes and Mask vibes fished towards the flowing water has resulted in some great fish.