Photo: Danny Stuart at Cressbrook Dam
Lure Of The Week - Nories Metal Wasaby Spoon 18g Hammer
Hammered 18gram Nories Wasaby is a jigging spoon designed to take on deep water, especially in cold conditions when bass shutdown.
An original design the unique shape is perfectly balanced to make the lure slide fall and wobble in an irregular manner. The special alloy metal body makes an attractive sound when struck by the attached hook to attract bass. The Metal Wasaby works well when searching out bass with the sonar, and targeting them directly with that subtle presentation. Find them here: Nories Metal Wasaby Spoon 18g Hammer
Fishing Our Region
Dam levels for this week. Please note while the levels are current at time of the report, levels will still be rising and falling depending on weather activity & these percentages will change on a daily basis:
Cooby - OPEN - Level not available
Cressbrook Dam - 31.50%
Maroon Dam - 99.70%
Moogerah Dam - 42.00%
Somerset Dam - 73.60%
Wivenhoe Dam - 42.00%
Leslie Dam - 28.85%
Coolmunda Dam - 100.33%
Glenlyon Dam - 54.03%
Copeton Dam - 41.50%
Cooby Dam - Finally, Back open and hopefully for good this time, good early signs of some nice cod caught during the week, the full lunar eclipse moon really making them active, one of the multiple cod was caught on top water, our local lake is looking promising for the winter cod bite, a little slower on the Yellow Belly sides of things with a few fish caught. The bait fisherman having the most success while lure anglers struggling to stay out of the weed. Working the deeper water towards the buoy line has been the go too area. The Hump is always work a check of an afternoon, Jigging ZX blades and Jackall Tramsam's is a great tool for the job.
Cressbrook Dam - Hot and cold over the last week with some mixed reports, the schooled fish in the Bull Creek arm has been the best option, Spoons and Plastics again being the lure of choice. Over the last 6 months there has been some great yellow belly coming out of Cressbrook and are still continually getting caught during this cold weather. Working the deeper banks like the rock wall or deeper weeded bays have been successful. Casting or jigging ZX blades have been popular while trolling TN60's and spinnerbaits have had the upper hand with a lot of anglers.
patches of fish.
Leslie Dam - Slow reports again after the colder nights this past week for the yellow belly fisherman, this time of year is never easy on this species. Fishing small and slow is key. ZX blades and soft vibes have gotten the bites. The Bait anglers getting most of the attention late of an afternoon. Saltwater Yabbies and Live worms being the best choice. A few cod have been on the move and in reasonably shallower water. Trolling the flats with Spinnerbaits and Swimbaits have gotten the rewards.
- The last month we have seen some amazing fishing on Wivenhoe, unfortunately not as good as it was a few weeks ago but still good fish around willing to eat a lure, the trolling anglers having by far the most success. Keeping your lure tight to the bottom and close to the creek bed edge has been key. The Smak hardbody range is perfect for this method and has accounted for the majority of the fish. The southern end of the basin out from platypus cliffs has been area of choice for most.
- This dam just produces fish time after time. targeting the schooled fish in the basin and just past the narrows on large lake points is holding large numbers of fish. The Boyne arm holds good schools of fish at this time of year as well. Soft plastics like the ever faithful slider grub and Gulp Minnow grub have gotten the results.
Maroon Dam - After the recent rain maroon has been filled and was fishing quite tough due to the water dirty, the few weeks its cleaned up nicely and the fish are hungrier than ever, during the cooler months the Jerkbait bite can be amazing. Targeting the shallower weeded banks is ideal for this situation. There is also fish schooled up just outside the weed which have turned on. Spectre vibration jigs have been a stand out.
Copeton Dam - The Winter Bite has well and truly kicked into the gear over the last few days with some freezing conditions and it's only going to get better! Top water and swimbaits have been the name of the game, finding bait before bite time is key and sticking to that area where they are schooled up. During the low light periods the bait moves shallow and so does the cod. Targeting the shallower banks with large baits has accounted for some giant fish this past week. Fishing this lake is never easy but it's worth the effort. The Jackalls Gantarel and Megabass Magdraft has been the 2 most popular baits.
Toowoomba Region - 7 Day Forecast