Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Low Numbers at Somerset; Brisbane River, Downstream of Wivenhoe Dam, Good Spot for Quality Bass to 50cm

Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Low Numbers at Somerset; Brisbane River, Downstream of Wivenhoe Dam, Good Spot for Quality Bass to 50cm

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BASS

CRESSBROOK is only producing low numbers of smaller bass at the moment, so try around the points and drop-offs throughout the dam. Soft plastics, soft vibes and blades will give you the best chance of landing a fish, while live shrimp would be your best bet as far as bait goes.

Not a lot has changed at Somerset, the fish are still quite scattered, Pelican Point, Queen Street and the start of the timber at Kirkleigh have been the best spots to target, with slow rolled soft plastics and blades picking up a few fish.

The Brisbane River, downstream of Wivenhoe Dam, has produced some quality bass to 50cm, with spinnerbaits and jackals working well on those fish.

Boondooma Dam is still pretty quiet at the moment, with a few bass scattered throughout the dam. Bjelke Peterson has again seen a few smaller bass taking live shrimp around Bass Point and as far as the redclaw go, Boondooma, Bjelke Peterson, Somerset and Cressbrook are producing low numbers at the moment.

YELLOWBELLY AND COD

COOBY Dam has been a bit quieter this week, mainly due to the weather and not as many people fishing, however, there has still been a few yellowbelly taken on ice jigs, blades and frozen saltwater yabbies throughout the dam and shore-based fishing has produced a few fish as well.

The fishing is still a little slow at Glenlyon, but it has again produced a few yellowbelly around the 35-40cm mark, with frozen saltwater yabbies, live shrimp and worms landing the most fish, while bigger spinnerbaits and Jackals have produced some nice cod around the 60-70cm mark.

Coolmunda Dam has been fishing well for yellowbelly this week, using bait in the deeper parts of the dam has produced the most fish, there has been a few smaller cod landed as well, again bait has been the best option, with live shrimp, frozen saltwater yabbies and cray tails working the best.

In the Warwick area, the fishing is still a little slow at Leslie Dam, with a few yellowbelly taken on live shrimp and frozen saltwater yabbies around the rock wall. The town reaches of the Condamine has been a better option with a few decent fish landed over the past week and Bjelke Peterson has again produced some yellowbelly in the back parts of the dam, with live shrimp being the best option and the Stuart River arm at Boondooma has seen a few fish taken on live shrimp. …

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