Fish­ing Re­ports

Central and North Burnett Times - - LOCAL SPORT -

Lo­cal Fish­ing Re­ports: Chin­chilla is fish­ing great at the moment, lots of fish be­ing caught on jack­all mask vibes trolled be­hind the boat and Smak spin­ner baits in mini Cooper S. Warra also pro­duc­ing some nice fish on TN60 and 50 jack­alls trolled from the boat or cast from the edge. The odd golden on a stump jumper or RMG pol­ter­geist cast from the edge be­low the weir at Loudoun Bridge. Boondooma Dam: Bass and yel­low belly have been ea­ger for Smak spin­ner baits and jack­all lures this week, work­ing edges along the Stu­art and Boyne river arms in depths of 20 to 26ft of water. Live shrimp and salt water yab­bies have proved to be the best bait with yel­low belly, sil­ver perch and the odd jew in and around tim­ber. Re­ports of red­claw fur­ther up in the river tim­bers. Bjelke-Petersen Dam: The dam still fish­ing really well with heaps of fish coming on trolled Smak 16 hard bod­ies in a pur­ple colour in the main basin. Lots of fish coming from the up­per reaches of the dam cast­ing Smak spin­ner baits and Lit­tle­max blades in 15 to 25ft of water. Some really nice golden perch on live shrimp in the tim­bered ar­eas of the dam. No change this week. Lake Som­er­set: Bass and golden perch on bait and lures around the tim­ber at Kirkleagh and bass on soft plas­tics, blades and mask vibes at Queen Street and Bay 13. Still big fish bit­ing and fish­ing really well. Coastal: Bream, flat­head and whit­ing around the Noosa River mouth and Fry­ing Pan and bream, flat­head and moses perch in Weyba Creek. Sand whit­ing along the south­ern beaches, bream, whit­ing and flat­head near Buck­leys Hole. Jew at night off the Bon­ga­ree Jetty, bream in the canals and flat­head and whit­ing at Woorim along the east­ern beach at Bri­bie Is­land. Try for bream at the mouth of the creeks and flat­head along the drop offs at Toor­bil. Off­shore: Pearl perch, maori cod, tusk­fish and moses perch on North Reef at Noosa. Pearl perch, snap­per and co­bia at Caloun­dra 12 Mile on Thurs­day and tusk­fish, pearl perch, snap­per and sweet­lip on the Bar­won Banks and Caloun­dra Wide. Fish­ing Com­pe­ti­tion: The an­nual Boondooma Dam Yel­low­belly Fish­ing Com­pe­ti­tion is coming up on Fe­bru­ary 9 and 10. This fish­ing and fam­ily fun week­end is a ma­jor fundraiser to sup­port the on-go­ing stock­ing of Lake Boondooma. Re­cently the Boondooma Dam Fish Stock­ing and Man­age­ment As­so­ci­a­tion re­leased 100,000 yel­low belly fin­ger­lings into the dam along with 100,000 Aus­tralian bass and 12,000 sil­ver perch. Reg­is­tra­tion opens at 12.30pm on Fri­day, Fe­bru­ary 8 with en­try fees $20 for adults and $5 for ju­niors aged 16 years and un­der.

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