Photo: Scott Macdonald with a big Bass from Boondooma
Lure of the week
Barra Classic 120
Australia’s No.1 Barra lure! Used for casting and trolling in all situations, the Classic 120 Barra has an unmatched tournament-winning heritage and is the first choice of all serious Barramundi anglers. A great all-rounder that will take most larger predators in both saltwater and freshwater.Find them here: Barra Classic 120
This week at our local lake it has fished quite well, the afternoon has fished the best, covering water trolling TN60's and shallow diving hardbodies above the broken weed has picked up some great fish, if locating the deeper fish jigging ZX blades and soft vibes have been the go too lures for this technique.
By far the most consistent out of the lakes with some big fish getting caught, this lake can switch on very quickly and turn off just as quick, the bite time has been small but the amount of fish being caught has made it worth it. The main lake points in the basin are holding big numbers of fish. Metal Spoons like the Hot bite Raptor and the Palm Slow Blatt has continued on catching the larger fish. As the water temp begin to rises there has been good numbers of yellow belly being caught, casting blades or lip-less crank baits to the weeded edges has proven its worth.
The fishing being quite tough for this time of year, locating the fish is the easy part as there are big numbers of fish all over the lake just getting them to react to a bait or lure hasn't been easy, heavy spoons and plastics has been the lure of choice, keeping your lure close to the bottom has been key. The kirkliegh flats are holding the numbers of fish with some big ones amongst them. The trolling anglers having good success, as the weather heats up we should see this technique really pay off. The Smak Hardbody range has proven to be very productive.
Great reports from Boondooma as of late with huge numbers of fish being caught all over the lake, the main spots to check is Pelican Point, Leezagangs Ledge and the Junction. Blades, soft plastics and Ice jigs have been the go too lures.
Real promising signs last weekend with some great fish being caught, the Northern end of the lake has seen a lot of the attention with the southerly wind hanging around, the Jackall Squirrel 79 and the Samaki Redic Jerkbait both being successful. Fishing the smaller bays where the water warmer is a must at this time of year as this is where it'll heat up first. Casting Jerkbaits into the top of trees has been accountable for a lot of fish, also weedless plastics in these same areas has been rewarding.
Some great fishing over the weekend with a couple of fish caught nearly at that magic meter mark, these sized fish will be more common as the temperature rises, this is only the start of an amazing season at lake Awoonga. As we build up to the full moon the night bite will be the main target, the larger weed points and wind blown bays in New Zealand Gully has been quite popular. Lures like the Jackall Squirrel 79 and Zerek Live Mullet has been very successful amongst most of the anglers.
Tip of the week
Hook Upgrading, this is a must when heading north to capture the mighty Barramundi, a lot of lures out of the packet haven't got the greatest of hooks or aren't rated to the power of these fish, always check them. If changed, makes sure your lure still swims and performs like it should Example if you need your lure to suspend adding the incorrect weighted hooks this can be the difference of catching that fish of a life time.
Toowoomba Region - 7 Day Forecast