Fish­ing Re­ports

Central and North Burnett Times - - OUT& ABOUT -

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

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