Fishing Report 28th June 2024

Fishing Report 28th June 2024

Photo:  Joan Krautz caught this meter fish last weekend at Glenlyon, The Irukandji Sicario 9inch was the lure of choice.

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Product of The Week -  Ballista Shakinbait

The Balista ShakinBait is our latest creation it’s a 180mm Swimbait designed specifically for targeting massive Murray Cod. The ShakinBait features advanced electronics with a rechargeable battery, Balista’s patented ultra dark LED technology and a looped vibrating motor, this makes the ShakinBait truly unique. Our ultra dark LED is deliberately designed to be only be seen at night time.
The interchangeable bib gives you flexibility never previously seen in a Swimbait. One of the problems of when you cast and retrieve any other Swimbait is that when you’re retrieving the Swimbait will pull up and out of the strike zone very quickly, especially if you retrieve any faster than ultra slow. With the ShakinBait cast it and sink the lure down to your desired depth and start retrieving, the bib will hold the depth that you’re retrieving all of the way back to the boat which keeps you in the strike zone much longer, increasing your odds significantly. If you are fishing shallow under 2 metres you can remove the bib to fish the Swimbait shallow.

The ShakinBait is perfectly balanced with a slow medium sink rate, this allows you to fish without having to add chin weights to get the lure down, though we have included a chin weight eye in case that you do need to get deep. Adding chin weights to any Swimbait reduces the natural action of the lure, by not requiring a chin weight this is extremely advantageous as you don’t need to sacrifice the action of the ShakinBait with chin weights to get it down to the desired depth. The added benefit of not requiring chin weights is that it improves the presentation of the lure by not having unnatural chin weights hanging from the lure.

Murray Cod are getting harder and harder to fool which means you need every advantage that you can get, including matching the hatch down to a tee. Choose from a number of our natural identical representations including Bony Bream, Carp, Murray Cod and Goldescent.

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    Fishing Our Region

    Cooby Dam - Cooby just keeps on giving, plenty of fish have been caught over the weekend and during this week, good timing with our local lake fishing well with school holidays on, the bank fisherman have had a lot of success walking the edges. during the day when the water temp is at its highest seems to be the best bite time. Worm and saltwater yabbies been the most popular bait for this, as for other anglers getting out, working the deeper edges has been the go too, again bait working well as well as blades and smaller soft vibes, finding isolated structure close to the banks will give you best chance and finding good numbers of fish.

    Leslie Dam - Leslie being one of the best lakes over the past few months it still continues to deliver the goods, still good numbers of fish being caught. The Yellow Belly have moved a little deeper and sitting close to the bottom close to structure, structure is key on finding them. Jigging or casting blades like the ever faithful ZX or TT Switchprawn is hard to go past as for other lures, silent Tn60's and soft vibes have also worked well. For the bait anglers again saltwater yabbies and worms being the best option. Good signs of Big Cod moving shallow and starting to get more active by the day, Targeting them with larger swimbaits and big topwaters is definitely worth a cast during the low light periods of the day.

    Wivenhoe Dam - By far the pick of the Bass fisheries at the moment, fish are starting to move down the southern end of the lake and schooling on those big flats out from Billy's Bay and platypus cliffs.Soft Plastics, spoons and soft vibes have been the consistent catches. As the water cools down the edges have been heating up first. Casting suspending Jerkbaits to the grassy edges has been popular yet again as well as lipless crankbaits and chatterbaits. 

    Glenlyon Dam - This Cold weather has really started to fire up the Cod, good reports this week with plenty of fish up shallow actively feeding. This will only get better these new few weeks, the back end of the lake seems to me the most popular. Find the bait and those big fish won't be far away. Big Paddle Tail plastics like the 9 and 11 Irukandji Sicario has been the pick of the lures as this bait can be fished in all different depths, Topwater is always worth a shot in the early and late afternoon bite times.

    Copeton Dam - Week by week the fish are becoming more active as the weather gets even colder, plenty of fish moving shallow during those early mornings, Large Topwater baits and big paddle tail plastics have been the go too, while fishing day light hours larger chatterbaits have been hard to go past fishing deeper trees and edges. Find the bait and the fish wont be far away, looking for large grass flats is your best bet.

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