Local Fishing Reports: Fishing still going really well with it heating up. Still some nice cod around on big hard bodied lures and some good goldens around being caught on 55mm stump jumpers. Saltwater yabbies still the best bait to use with worms catching the odd fish also.
Boondooma Dam: Nice bass and goldens caught by bouncing masked vibes off the bottom as well as jigging SMAK ice jigs around the start of the Stuart and Boyne. Slow trolling green and gold SMAK 18ft divers has also produced some nice fish. Most of the fish being landed in the timbered areas of the dam. Some good goldens and jew caught on worms and live shrimp. No reports of red claw as yet.
Bjelke-Petersen Dam: Live bait seems to be working best at the moment. Goldens have been caught on the troll using 8m divers. I recommend SMAK Blitz Baga. Some big silver perch being caught on salt water yabbies.
Lake Somerset: Fishing great at the moment with blades working well. Pelican Point and Queen St still the best areas to fish. Live bait has produced some nice fish as with salt water yabbies. Soft plastics and masked vibes working well around Pelican Point.
Coastal: Spanish mackerel on Arkwright Shoal, dart and whiting along the beaches, golden trevally along the La Balsa Park reach of the Mooloolah River. Jew at night in the deep holes at Moffat and Currimundi Beaches, bream along The Boardwalk, flathead and whiting in Currimundi Lake. Sand whiting on the banks opposite the Power Boat Club and at the mouth of Bells Creek and trevally and flathead in the canals around Caloundra. Sand whiting in the lower reaches of the Pimpama River and on the first of the flood tide on Gold Bank, flathead on the ebb tide at the entrance to Swan Bay and try for jew inside the Pin Bar.
Offshore: Pearl perch and snapper at Caloundra 12 Mile still. Trag jew and flathead on the 36s east of Southport on Wednesday and pearl perch, pigfish, snapper and morwong on the 50s NE today at Southport. Pearl perch, snapper, tuskfish and flathead on the 24s NE of the Tweed as well. Don’t forget the Dalby Fishing Competition on the banks of the Myall Creek on October 28.