Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Dam Has Good Numbers

Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Dam Has Good Numbers

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COOBY Dam has again 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 jackalls and smaller spinnerbaits, tight to the edges, has enticed a few decent fish out as well.

Cressbrook Dam remains closed to boating due to the volume of water flowing over the spillway, at the time of writing this report; there was 180mm of water going over it, council is unsure as to when it will open, as the natural springs are feeding as much water into it, as there is spilling out of it.

The dam is open to camping and the picnic areas are open as well, shore based fishing is allowed also.

Somerset Dam remains a little dirty, but has produced a few smaller Bass and the odd golden perch, mainly around the timber at Kirkleigh, reaction lures, like the TN60 jackall and spinnerbaits have been effective.

Anglers have again had some success at Maroon over the past week with some good quality Bass being landed on blades and surface poppers.

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.

Glenlyon has again produced stacks of Golden Perch, they have moved away from the shallows into a little bit deeper water, where trolled lures, worked fairly close to the boat has seen the best results.

Thereas also quite a lot of smaller cod about, live shrimp on an unweighted hook, fishing in about 15 feet of water has worked well. Coolmunda has seen plenty of Golden Perch landed throughout the dam, using bait, spinnerbaits are still picking up some decent fish around the timber.

Very similar to last week at Leslie Dam, 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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