Fishing Report 25th February 2021
Photo: Joel Pukallus with a great example of a Lake Awoonga Barra. Last weeks lure of the week did not disappoint, Molix 140 was the standout.
Lure Of The Week - Name
Find them here: Barambah Hectic Yabbie
Fishing Our Region
Cooby Dam - Lake Cooby remains CLOSED for all boating and fishing activities due to Cylindrospermopsin levels exceeding the recreational water guidelines. Each week water is tested to ensure it meets safety standards for recreational activity (direct contact without water treatment). Cylindrospermopsin toxins are currently greater than 0.6 g/L and this needs to be under 0.5. Initially, Enterococci levels caused the closure of this dam, but the bacteria levels have reduced in recent weeks.
Cressbrook Dam - Lake Cressbrook remains CLOSED for all boating and fishing activities due to Cylindrospermopsin levels exceeding the recreational water guidelines. Each week water is tested to ensure it meets safety standards for recreational activity (direct contact without water treatment). Cylindrospermopsin toxins are currently at 0.7 g/L and this needs to be under 0.5. While the toxins have reduced in recent weeks, the warm weather in the last couple of days has caused further delay in opening. We're hopeful the toxin level will improve in the near future.
Leslie Dam - Very tough reports during the week at Leslie, with the warmer weather the bite window has been very small, late afternoon has been the pic of times as this is when the water cools down a little and fish get that little more active. Targeting the deeper ledges off the old creek bed has been successful, the fish have been tight to structure so a good fish finder can take the guess work out. ZX Blades and Soft vibes vertically jigged in these areas have worked well, as for the bait Anglers Salt water Yabbies have gotten the majority of the bites.
Lake Boondooma - This when you think this lake couldn't fish any better, anglers having some very good sessions including crazy amounts of toga and bass on Topwater, this lake hasn't fished well for surface in many years but with consistent water levels the weed growth has sky rocketed meaning the fish are right in there tight against the bank on dawn and dusk. Throughout the day working a deeper bait has also picked up some great fish, Lipless Crankbaits and Spinnerbaits proving there worth at this lake the moment.
Moogerah Dam - Some very productive fishing happening at Moogerah at the present with same great fish caught, the dam is getting quite low so it does minimize the area to fish unfortunately. The deeper flats before the timber seems to be the go too area, the best method has been trolling deep diving crankbaits or Spinnerbaits along the edge of the creek bed also a school of fish is hanging off the spit, spoons and plastics has been the most productive on these fish.
Glenlyon Dam - We aren't far off coming into the best time of year, if we are going by previous years this lake will not disappoint. Already we are seeing good signs of big fish being caught, at the moment the fish are holding tight to standing timber high in the water column, a heavily weighted spinnerbait or chatter has proved well on the larger fish. As the weather begins to cool in the next few months, Swimbaiting and the Topwater bite will come into its own.
Lake Awoonga - With the full moon only a few days away we have seen good reports and will get better as the days go on, Follow the wind and you'll find the fish is the standard in Barra fishing. The Main Basin still tends to hold the warmer water on the shallow weeded points. Anchoring your boat in 14-16 foot of water seems to be the magic mark and fish towards the weed, the afternoon bite has been the pick of the times, The Molix 140 has again been the stand out as well as the Barambah Boney Shad and Biwaa Kapsiz HD Rigged Soft Plastic, keeping your bait tight to the weeds is key as these fish are sitting in there waiting to ambush any prey.