Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Conditions Improve

Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Conditions Improve

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ITaS been a nice change to have had some reasonable weather this past week. This has certainly seen a few anglers taking advantage of the better conditions and heading out to wet a line.

After re-opening last week, Cooby Dam has produced good numbers of golden perch around the edges for land based and boating anglers. Live worms and frozen saltwater yabbies have worked the best for the bait anglers, as for the lure anglers, casting crankbaits, like the STRADA Aife and Quika, also Jackalls and smaller Spinnerbaits, tight to the edges, has enticed a few decent fish out as well.

Cressbrook Dam remains closed due to the volume of water flowing over the spillway. Somerset Dam is open according to the SEQ Water website, but we havenat had any reports since it re-opened last Thursday.

Bass anglers had some success at Maroon on the weekend with some good quality bass being landed on spinnerbaits. Bjelke Petersen and Boondooma dams havenat really settled yet, and are still fairly quiet. Using bait in the dirtier water will give anglers a better chance of landing a fish, while the redclaw are still out in big numbers.

GOLDEN PERCH BITE WELL

DUE to the rise in water level at Glenlyon, again there have been stacks of golden perch getting up and around the newly covered grass on the edges.

Casting smaller hard bodies off the bank or casting them towards the edges, if youare in a boat and working the lure over the newly covered vegetation has produced big numbers of fish from 1.5 to 2.5kg.

Thereas also been a few cod about, in the deeper water, with trolled hard bodies picking up a few fish. Coolmunda has seen plenty of golden perch landed throughout the dam, using bait, Spinnerbaits have also picked up some decent fish around the timber.

Leslie Dam is fishing reasonably well at the moment, with reports of some good catches of golden perch and Murray cod. Bait anglers are seeing the best results, with shrimps being the favourite bait to use. …

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