Fishing Report 6th January 2022
Photo: Henry and Abby Pimm with a Great Macintyre River Murray Cod
Lure Of The Week - Imakatsu IK800
It is now easy to dive to 8m range with the IK800R2!!
Developed for the targeting fish feeding on deep bait in rivers and lakes. The lures profile perfectly imitates baitfish present in Australia's freshwater impoundments. Capable of reaching depths of 5.5m easy on the cast puts this lure in a class of its own. Excellent aerodynamics make casts easy even with the large bib. IK800R2 Deep Impact is the ultimate deep crank and will transform the way fish you deep water. Bass, Cod, Barra and Yellowbelly feeding in the deep water can now be targeted with a crankbait! Find them here: Imakatsu IK800
Fishing Our Region
Leslie Dam - Leslie has had plenty of attention over the past few weeks with a lot of local anglers getting amongst the fish. Good numbers of Yellow belly have been caught working the recently flooded edges Jigging Zx blades and soft Jackall’s accounted for the majority of them when jigged vertically over structure. Trolling has also been effective in these same areas, Tn60’s and the Profishent Tackle Vixen Vibe producing fish.
Somerset Dam - Somerset continues to fish very well even over the busy times. The bite windows are small but the fish that are biting have been of good size.
Again The Hot bite spectre has been the number one lure accounting for the much larger fish. Keeping this bait tight to the bottom is critical. Small hops or a slow drag across the bottom has worked wonders. Pelican Point and Red rock is holding massive numbers of fish, from 18-25 ft of water is your best chance.
Bjelkie Peterson Dam - At long last Bjelkie is full and fishing reasonably well.
Working the flooded structure and banks has been productive. From Tn60’s, Spinnerbaits and smaller Jerkbaits the fish haven’t been fussy. The Bait anglers getting good numbers of Yellow Belly amongst the top end of the lake around the timber. Saltwater Yabbies and worms getting the bites.
Lake Monduran - By far the pic of our south east QLD Barra impoundments, with the recent rain it has made the fishing a little tougher than it was a month ago. The Trolling anglers have had some very good sessions. With the fish being a little more spread out this technique is hard to beat. Covering water and finding this active fish. The ever popular Barra Classic in the 15ft and 20ft range has been the lure of choice.