Fishing Report 7th October 2022

Fishing Report 7th October 2022

Photo: Zac Irvine with Giant Barra from Callide

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Product Of The Week - Rapala DT20

The DT® (Dives-To) series of crankbaits, dive fast to a preset depth and stay in the “strike zone” longer than any than other crankbait on the market. Made from the top seven percent of balsa wood, this consistently perfect wood combined with carefully placed internal weights, tapered fuselage and thin tail design creates the ultimate crankbait action, found only in the DT family. Ultra-thin polycarbonate lip digs the bait down quickly to desired depth. Swimming with a side-to-side action only balsa crankbaits can achieve, the DT cranks deep, yet pulls with ease. Perfectly weighted to rest in a “quick-dive” nose down position allowing for immediate descent to desired depth, the DT® can be easily cast 150 feet. Simply put, the farther the cast, the longer the bait stays in the strike zone. It's the most effective way to cover more water and catch more fish. Internal baritone rattle is tuned for best sound performance. Premiere finishes in all the right colour patterns, finished with 3D holographic or painted eyes. All come with premium VMC® black nickel hooks. Each lure is hand-tuned and tank-tested to swim perfectly right out of the box. As we head into the warmer months this bait will prove dominant for a-lot of anglers as the fish start schooling up close to the bottom.


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Fishing Our Region

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Cooby Dam - It's been a reasonable week on our local lake even with the cold weather returning, the trolling anglers have had plenty success, working Jackalls close to the edges has been getting plenty of attention, that being said there has been plenty of action amongst the deeper water, Vertically fishing Zx blades and soft vibes has been effective. Again saltwater yabbies and worms have proved to be the better options for the bait anglers.

Cressbrook - A few better reports than last week, the fish are starting to school up within the main basin on large points. Metal blades and plastics have been the best option for most. There's been good numbers of yellow belly being caught close in to the edges, trolling the steeper rock walls with deeper hard bodies has had positive results.

Leslie Dam - Over the past few weeks we have seen a huge turn around in fish being caught. Plenty of good schools of Yellow belly being found all over the lake, from the Dam wall to sandy creek, 20ft has been the magic number, finding where the fish are hard to the bottom is key as this is where they are most active. Zx blades and Soft Vibes like the Zerek Fish trap has been getting plenty of attention. While the bait anglers also having plenty of success getting there fair share of fish. Saltwater Yabbies' being the best choice. 

Somerset - A huge spike in fish activity over the last week amongst the schooled fish, plenty of numbers have started showing up on Pelican Point both the northern and southern side, Metal blades and Hot Bite Spectres working very well. Trolling these same areas has had some good results as the weather starts to warm up.
Wivenhoe - With the water starting to clear up the fish have been starting to move up into the warmer and shallower edges, the edge fishing has been the standout. Lipless crankbaits and larger suspending hardbodies is your best bet, The northern end of the lake has fished well out from logans inlet.
Lake Awoonga & Monduran - Over the past few weeks we have seen some very inconsistent weather which can make the Barra very hard to read. Finding the warmest water is key. The late night bite at awoonga has been back to its best mid week after the recent poor weather. The ever faithful Zerek Live mullet has again proved its worth alongside The molix 120 & 140. The last few weeks we have seen Monduran realy firing with the shallow edge bite, The Shads Hollow Shad has had some crazy sessions during the day. A recent fall in water temp and wind changes seen the bite be reasonably tough. Over the weekend the Majority of the fish caught were caught during the night when the winds become consistent. Again The Molix 140 proving its dominance.

The Weather

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