Fishing Report 8th July 2021
Photo: Luke Marks with a 103cm Cod From caught at Glenlyon
Lure Of The Week - Rapala DT 20 & 16
Fishing Our Region
Cressbrook Dam - Another great week on our local lake with plenty of good quality fish on the bite. The main basin is holding good numbers out from the boat ramp, Plastics, Spoons and Metal Blades. The deeper water has produced the best of the fish. Keeping your lure tight to the bottom is key. Slow your retrieve right down.
Wivenhoe Dam - Better results than previous weeks and good quality fish at that. Local anglers getting amongst quite a few over 50cm. This is a great time to be fishing Wivenhoe as the Fork tailed catfish are at their quietest during the colder months. The flats our from Billy's Bay and Platypus cliffs is your best option. Having a good sounder with maps is critical on this lake as this can narrow down your areas on where to find these schooled up fish. The majority of the bigger fish have been caught on large Crankbaits, The Rapala Dt20 has been the best option for most anglers.
Leslie Dam - A Big Increase in Water level since last week, the start of last week it was sitting at 26% and now Nearly 39%, This will be great for our spring time yellow Belly bite and we should see this lake fish extremely well in only a few months' time. If you're heading out there targeting the shallow edges where the Yellow belly are moving up looking for food, Tn60's and Zx Blades being very successful. The Bait anglers having the better luck late into the afternoon, Saltwater Yabbies and Prawns working the best.
Glenlyon Dam - After another big weekend of rain, a slight water rise bringing dirty water into the lake once again the fish haven't been easy to locate. The main basin is your best bet and finding clean water is a must. Big Swimbaits have accounted again for the better fish of a morning while Chatterbaits and Big plastics like the Megabass Magdraft has been successful fished deeper throughout the day.
Boondooma Dam - Still far by the most consistent lakes of them all, week in week out this lake has just produced Quality and Quantity. Good schools of fish are found all through the Lake all the way up to the Boyne arm, the large flat after the Narrows is holding good numbers of fish. Soft Plastics and spoons getting the fish onboard. A few fish are still holding on the edges and willing to take a well present lure, The Jackall Squirrel or Daiwa Double clutch have been working a treat, Long pauses when the lure is suspended above the weed is key.