Fishing Report 31st March 2023
Photo: Joel brazier with a nice Boondooma Bass
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Product Of The Week - Fish Obsessed - Dominator Mount
Perspective view: The perspective mounting bracket with integrated ratcheting adjustments allows for more time fishing and less time aligning your livescope views; all while keeping your transducer straight forward and vertically aligned. Allows for multiple starboard and port mounting configurations for all types of mounting styles. Designed to be the fastest multi-function mount that has the capability of converting forward/down view to perspective view in a variety of different configurations. Ratcheting motion allows the user to quickly tune their perspective sonar images for varying water depths. Quick view changes with total beam coverage will have you back to Fishing in seconds!
Forward view and down view: The zero degree/straight clamps that we offer corrects the transducer geometry problem associated with the 8 degree clamp that came with the livescope kit, allowing you to have your sonar image, GPS position and transducer targets lined up. This improves the accuracy of your readings in vertical and forward/downward mode, making it simple and intuitive to get on the fish you are seeing as well as locate your lure or bait on the sonar screen.
Fishing Our Region
Cressbrook Dam - The Yellow Belly are still in good numbers whereas the Bass have been hard finding them in numbers, Deeper points such as the Bull Creek Arm has had better numbers of fish hanging around, using blades and plastics have seen better numbers being caught. With the fish being hard to find trolling has been popular with deep divers such as RMG Poltergeists and Little rippers finding the active fish. Red claw have also been caught in good numbers. As for the bait fishermen, Saltwater Yabbies and Live Worms have been the go to bait.
Somerset Dam - With plenty of fish being caught around Pelican Point, people have been having good success using the old faithful 3" Slider Grubs, Hot Bite Spectres, Bassman Spinnerbaits and Norries Wasabi Spoons. Spending time looking for the bigger fish has been paying off with plenty being caught in the deeper water around Pelican Point and the Spit. Trolling the deeper water has also been popular to find the active fish using RMG Poltergeists and Hideup Crankbaits. Red claw have also been caught in good numbers. As for the Bait fishermen, saltwater yabbies and live worms has had great success.
Leslie Dam - With plenty of Yellow Belly being caught Leslie has been the go to dam. Jigging ZX40s and Soft Vibes such as Zerek Fish Traps and Samaki Vibelicious have been popular. Working the edges of the creek beds with isolated structure seems to be where the larger numbers of fish have been hanging. Trolling the banks with Jackall TN60s has also been popular as for the deeper water Stumpjumpers have been popular. For the bait anglers , Saltwater yabbies, Live Worms and prawns have seen plenty of fish being caught also.
Coolmunda Dam - Great to see this lake being quite consistent of late with some good Yellow Belly. The Southern end of the lake on the edges of the timber have fished well, trolling lipless crankbaits and shallower hardbodies along the tree lines has been successful. Another great option in this large is trolling old creek bed out from the wall, a deeper hardbody is ideal for this and has been getting plenty of attention of some larger fish.
Copeton - Winter is only around the corner and already seeing some very positive signs, reports of 2 fish over 1.20 have already been caught and numerous fish around the meter mark. These fish have pushed shallow quite early into the season and the fishing will only get better. The Jackall Gantarel and Gigantarel‘s have proved there worth amongst the shallow water. The Yellow Belly have been quite active, large lake points with standing timber has been the go too, targeting these fish with Zx blades and Gulp minnow grubs have been popular.
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