Bjelke-Petersen Dam: Try trolling diving lures 3½ to 5m with hard bodied lures to get them down deep enough to get those fish sitting at 4m+. Some big yellowbelly caught this week, like this big one caught by Keith Bell staying in the caravan park (photo above). This nice yellowbelly measured 60cm and 4kg. Bass still getting caught at Bass Point on blades. Little Max Blades are now being stocked at the kiosk along with Austackle and Atomic blades. Redclaw have started to slow down considerably.
Boondooma Dam: Mixed reports again some people catching and others not. So I had to go out for a fish and see for myself (tuff job I know lol). I started trolling with no success but found a school of fish in about 6m of water. I jigged nothing, I used deep water spinnerbaits nothing, so I dropped over a live shrimp and bang “fish on” this continued until I ran out of bait. I stopped counting at 20 bass but had over 50 shrimp and used them all. Most of the fish were rat bass but some horse bass mixed in with the catch. All in all a fun afternoon. Redclaw still being caught in the timbered areas.
Somerset Dam: Bass can be caught on soft plastics in about 15 metres of water at Pelican Point and on soft vibes and spinner baits at the start of the timber at Kirkleagh.
Condamine: It is good to see all of the rivers full of water again, will make the fishing fairly slow for a while but as the water clears up in a few weeks the fish will start biting again. The best bait at the moment is saltwater yabbies and worms rigged on a ground line. Fish are going really well in the Jandowae Dam due to the flow. There are reports of up to 20 or more fish a day up to 50cm in size on bloodworms and saltwater yabbies.
Leslie Dam: Golden perch are biting on hopped soft vibes in about 8 metres in the main basin, on blades and spinner baits, frozen saltwater yabbies and live shrimp around the Black.
Coolmunda Dam: Golden perch are biting if you use saltwater yabbies around the timber and silver perch on live worms off the bottom.
Hinze Dam: You should be able to catch bass on surface walkers and poppers along the newly covered grassy banks in the western arm.
Cooby Dam: Golden perch have been reported caught using trolled lures, blades and frozen saltwater yabbies out from the pontoon, around the point opposite the boat ramp and on the right hand side just out from the buoy line at the wall.
Cressbrook Dam: Bass are biting using spinner baits and blades in the Cressbrook Creek arm and on live shrimp in the Bull Creek arm.
Glenlyon Dam: Golden perch, eel tail catfish and silver perch are available on frozen saltwater yabbies, live shrimp and trolled hard bodied lures and a few cod on spinner baits. Fishing reports courtesy of the Managers -
Yallakool Caravan Park on BP Dam, Lake Boondooma Caravan & Recreation Park
and Bass to Barra - Dalby and Kingaroy