Fishing Report 31st December 2020

Fishing Report 31st December 2020

Photo: Richard Mischke with an absolute cracking fish from Lake Monduran. 

Lure of the week

Mudeye - Big Happy
A new lure added to our ever popular range over timber Lures. The Mudeye Lures Big Happy is a large timber lure that can be worked down to 3-4m deep or as a subsurface/wakebait due to its high buoyancy this bait just screams Murray Cod and is going to be ideal on our freshly flowing rivers after the recent rain. 

Find them here: Mudeye - Big Happy

Cooby Dam
With recent rain it has really put the fish on the bite, Cooby has fished well throughout the week, ZX blades and TN60s have been the go to for the lure anglers, while saltwater yabbies and worms have been the most productive. Tagreting the deeper ledges along the rock wall has proven to be successful, hopping blades or soft vibes have worked well on both Cod and Yellow Belly.

Cressbrook Dam
Cressbrook was closed to fishing this week by the Toowoomba Regional Council.

Somerset Dam
From one extreme to the other, Somerset has followed suit with our other lakes and fished extremely well throughout the lake, the main areas like Pelican Point, Red Rock and Queen Street are holding big numbers of fish that are willing to react to a well presented lure, Hot Bite spectre's and the Raptor Slow fall jig has accounted for the majority of fish. The trolling anglers have good success working the northern end of the lake around the timber, keeping your lure close to structure is key. Big Yellow belly have been on the move in this area.

Lake Monduran
The lead up to the full moon this week seen this lake fish very well into the arvo and night sessions, targeting the deeper points with heavy plastics like a Squidgy Slick rig 130 or the ever so popular Molix 140 has produced good numbers of fish. During the day fishing the tops of trees with suspending Jerkabits, The all New Jackall Super squirrel has made a name for itself proving its worth with some great fish.

Leslie Dam
Leslie has received some much needed rain over the week and still continues to flow into the lake, as the water runs in this has really turned on the yellow belly and some great cod up to 106cm. Large Spinnerbaits and Mumblers catching these larger fish, the swimbait bite has proven to be a standout as the fish are on the move looking for bait. For the Yellow Belly Fisherman Saltwater Yabbies and Live worms have picked up some decent catches.

Bjelkie Peterson Dam
A lake that goes a little un noticed since its been low on water but has fished well after recent rain, good numbers of both big bass and Yellow Belly have been caught, targeting the steeper rock walls and the edge of the creek bed has been the stand out. Trolling the face of the rock walls has picked up some great fish. Casting the shallow flats out from the main ramp has been productive as well, Gulp Minnow Grubs and 1/4oz blades being the go too.

Toowoomba Region - 7 Day Forecast

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