Fishing Report 7th October 2021

Fishing Report 7th October 2021

Photo: Mick Meharg with Giant 117cm Cod from Cooby last week. A soft Vibe was his lure of choice

Lure Of The Week  - Squidgie Slick Rig 130

The old Faithful Squidgie Slick rig is on the return on the Barra scene and with good reason. With it being such a Customisable bait it’s perfect for any Method or technique.  Firstly removing the stock standard jig head and replacing with the TT slick rig weights with the added stinger Hook. This is also a major Hook up grade but gives you the option of adding a stinger hook under the lure, perfect for the open water and short striking Barra! Find them here: Squidgie Slick Rig 130

Fishing Our Region

Cooby Dam - Some great reports coming from Coby over the last few weeks and it continues, after some much better weather the fish have really turned it on, with much warmer days the fish are starting to get confident and working there way out of the weed. That being said the deeper fish are well on the chew. A few local anglers had some great sessions jigging soft vibes and metal blades. Of an early morning many anglers are also having big success trolling Tn60’s above the weed.

Cressbrook Dam - With Cooby fishing so well Cressbrook has been left on the back burner and very little reports this week. A few local anglers that have been out it hasn’t been easy fishing. The Bullcock Creek arm is holding the better numbers of fish while the Basin is holding more scattered. Targeting the main lake points has been the best option. Spoons and plastics fished very hard to the bottom has been the best option.

Moogerah Dam - Some great reports this past week. There’s plenty of fish around willing to bite, fishing the edge of the timber with plastics has been the best technique, locating these fish hasn’t been the problem. Most the larger fish are quite shallow, around the 15-20ft or mark has been best. The Main lake point is also holding plenty of fish. Both plastics and spoons have worked wonders on these fish. Keeping your lure tight to the bottom is a must.

Leslie Dam - Very similar results as we had last week with good numbers of fish caught. Trolling has been the best method yet again. Working the shallower edges with TN60’s has had the best results. This has produced some big yellow belly up too 55cm and some smaller Cod. The deeper fish have also been on the move around the edges of the creek bed, targeting these fish with either metal blades or soft vibes worked best. The afternoon bite has been by far the most consistent bite time.

Lake Awoonga - This lake is producing some great sessions with some anglers landing well above 10 fish on a good night. Last weekend was no different even with the tougher weather hanging around. The north-easterly winds had the Barra concentrated in good numbers around New Zealand gully and the Ivereigh Creek Arm. The Molix 149 Shad, Barambah Boney Shad and Zerek Live mullet all accounted for some great fish. The Old faithful Squidgie Slick rig was also must have bait. 

Lake Monduran - With similar weather conditions and directions to lake Awoonga. The southern end of Monduran fished the best. Both STA and Bird bay fished very well. The arvo bite has been exceptional along with the nights. Lighter plastics have been the stand out. Lure choice and Jig head weight can make all the difference at this lake. With the water temp still in the low 20’s the fish have been holding in shallow bays and points. Sitting your boat in 10 foot or less and targeting the active feeding fish right up on the edge has been effective. A stand out lures has been the Shads lures 7 inch Hollow Shad rigged on a 1/2oz Barambah Jighead or a Zerek Live Mullet.

The Weather

Toowoomba Region - 7 Day Forecast

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