Fishing Report 4th May 2024

Fishing Report 4th May 2024

Photo: Aaron McPhee with a nice Yellow Belly from Cooby

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    Fishing Our Region

    Cooby Dam - It's been a pretty good week on our local lake, plenty of fish being caught all over the lake including some great numbers being caught off the bank. Saltwater Yabbies proving to be the best bait as well as Worms and Prawns.
    For the lure anglers it hasn't changed much apart from fishing a little shallower to previous weeks. Casting or jigging blades around the edges has been very effective. The northern arm is still holding good numbers of fish, these fish are holding just on the edges of the creek bed, trolling has also been popular, lures like the Little Rippers and jackall Tn60 has been working well.

    Cressbrook Dam - Another tough week on Cressbrook in regard to the Bass fishing but the Yellow belly have been pretty active, working the Fish attractant devices and larger points in the Cressbrook creek arm of the dam has been successful. jigging the old faithful Zx blade and TT Switchprawn has accounted for most.

    Leslie Dam - Leslie has been a little hit in miss at the moment with the weather being very inconsistent, bait fishing has been the go to with these fish being a little less active, saltwater yabbies again proving the standout. The back of the lake is definitely worth a fish after the recent rain, coming into some colder weather we should have plenty of Cod moving shallow. Larger Topwater baits like the Ballista tremor and big swimbaits will give you the best chance. For other anglers keen to target the Yellow Belly, still working the edges of the creek beds isolated structure with Zx blades and other soft vibes will be the go too. 

    Coolmunda Dam - this past week we have had plenty of anglers getting out to coolmunda and catching their fair share of fish, both cod and Yellow belly

    Glenlyon Dam - It's the time of year to start thinking of your next cod Trip and target those larger fish. Working the shallows amongst the Grassy banks will be your best Bet, Big chatterbaits, swimbaits and Topwaters. plenty of yellow belly have also been caught, targeting the standing timber around the caves has been popular. Either bait fishing with saltwater yabbies or Jigging blades and soft vibes tight to the structure has been very effective.

    Monduran Dam - With colder weather realy settling in this could be your last chance before this lake gets quite tough. The top end of the lake has been fishing quite well as these fish move shallow and try and find the warmer water. Following the wind is the best tool you can use to find those active feeding fish. As the water cools these fish do get a little lethargic so fishing your lures as slow as possible is key, Suspending Jerkbaits like the Samaki Redic Ds80 and Jackall 79 Squirrel's has proved dominant at the moment, this being said sometimes throwing smaller 5-6 inch paddle tail plastics can be just as effective. Casting these baits into shallow bays and points has landed good numbers of fish as well.

    The Weather

    Toowoomba Region - 7 Day Forecast
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