Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Rivers Yielding Good Results; Cod Fishing Picks Up as Anglers Reel in Catches Using Spinnerbaits with Success at Various Locations in Region

Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Rivers Yielding Good Results; Cod Fishing Picks Up as Anglers Reel in Catches Using Spinnerbaits with Success at Various Locations in Region

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COOBY AND CRESSBROOK

OPENING HOURS

FROM Wednesday this week, Cooby and Cressbrook dam opening hours changed to their winter times of 7am-6pm. These opening hours will be in place until September 1.

BASS

CRESSBROOK is producing a few Bass around the edges, early morning and late afternoon and through the main part of the day, try around the points and dropoffs throughout the dam, soft plastics and blades have been the popular lures to use, while live shrimp and frozen saltwater yabbies have been the pick of the baits. The fish are quite scattered at Somerset at the moment, Pelican Point has been about the best spot to target, with slow rolled soft plastics and Fly fishing proving to be the best methods. At Maroon, the weed beds have again produced a few Bass, with blades and smaller spinnerbaits getting the best results. No change at Bjelke-Petersen and Boondooma Dams this week, they are still fairly dirty, using bait will give anglers a better chance of landing a fish, reaction lures around the timber in the Stuart and Boyne arms would be worth a try as well, and as far as the Redclaw go, all of these Bass dams are producing good numbers at the moment.

YELLOWBELLY AND COD

COOBY Dam continues to produce good numbers of Yellowbelly, with bait still picking up the majority of the fish, although there are still a few hitting blades, soft vibes and trolled hard bodies, live worms, shrimp and frozen Saltwater Yabbies have been the pick of the baits. Not a lot has changed at Glenlyon over the past month, it has again produced a lot of Yellowbelly around the 35-40cm mark, thereas also been some bigger Silver Perch in amongst them, live shrimp have landed the most fish. The one thing that has changed is the Cod fishing, with some good quality fish hitting spinnerbaits over the past week, the biggest Cod tipped the scales at 21.7kg. Frozen prawns and saltwater yabbies have been effective on the Yellowbelly at Coolmunda this week, while trolled hard bodies have picked up a few as well. Leslie Dam is still not breaking any records, with a few Yellowbelly and Silver Perch landed, live shrimp and frozen saltwater yabbies have been the best baits. …

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