Fishing Report 27th August 2020
Photo: Darry Schulz with a cracking bass from Cressbrook Dam
Lure Of The Week: Zerek Live Mullet 5.5in
The Zerek Live Mullet 5.5inch is a Barramundi and Murray Cod killer!
Whether your fishing our Northern Barra lakes or our souther lakes or rivers for cod, this bait can be fished in a various of ways. Built from the super strong TPE thermoplastic, the live mullet uses the same concept as the widely acclaimed live shrimp - to emulate natural prey movements to trigger strikes.
To achieve this goal, the designers used a segmented body that is held together with a Kevlar webbing, giving strength and unparalleled freedom of movement. The main body section hides an ingeniously designed one-piece wire frame that connects the tow point to the hook hanger, giving even more strength. Easily workable with a straight retrieve, the life-like 3D eyes and detailed finishes (natural and attractor patterns) make the Zerek Live Mullet an essential addition to your tackle kit whether that's chasing Barra, chasing Murray cod, chasing mulloway and everything in between. FIND THEM HERE
Tip Of The Week
Our local lake has fished reasonably good during the week, with big winds over the weekend it didn't allow people to get out and take advantage of our great fishery, a very late afternoon bite has been the saviour of a few fisherman this past week, the middle of the day fishing very tough, A few smaller cod up to 75cm were caught on bait, saltwater yabbies being the go too. For the lure fisherman ZX43's and Soft Jackall's being the lure of choice, the hump near the Bouy line is holding some good fish, patience is a must at this time of year as the fish can come on at any time. Remember its "Electric Motors" only.
Very short bite windows making the big fish a little harder to catch, plenty of small fish over the last week, the most active patch of fish are holding in the main basin along the creek bed not far from the ramp which makes it very accessible to small boats and even kayaks. With the fish being in such deep water casting heavy spoons like the Palms Slow Blatt's 30g or the new Hot Bite Raptor is an ideal way of fishing these suspended fish. The Bull Creek arm has seen some good action as well, the fish have been quite spread out throughout the arm with multiple Points holding fish.
This past week on Somerset the fishing hasn't been easy but the fish that are biting have been of a decent size, The Northern end of the lake on the Kirkliegh flats will be your best chance to find these big fish, covering ground is key for this time of the year as the fish haven't quite settled down and are on the move. Trolling a deep diving hardbody can be a great tool for finding the active fish.The lure casting anglers have had good success on spoons and plastics fished very slow and hard on the bottom.
Glenlyon has been by far the pick of our local Cod lakes and still is producing some very impressive fish, Big topwater baits and Swimbaits, with the cold weather still hanging arounf the fish are moving up to the shallows on first light, The Jackall Gantarel and Zerek Live swimbaits have been the lure of choice for alot of anglers. As the day warms up targeting the standing timber with big reaction style baits can be a great way of enticing a resident Murray Cod.
Good results during the week with an angler catching 2 very large cod, one measuring in at 110cm. The Bait fisherman having most of the success with some great yellow belly being caught, still ZX blades jigged vertically have caught their fair share as well, keeping on the move and looking for those active fish is key as the yellow belly can be quite tough at this time of year, with the water temp rising we should see some great fishing not far away, Trolling the creek bed has also picked up some smaller cod up to 60cm, Bassman Spinnerbaits worked slow on the bottom has been the go to lure for this technique.
Toowoomba Region - 7 Day Forecast