Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Cooler Weather Keeps Fish on Bite Right across Region

Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Cooler Weather Keeps Fish on Bite Right across Region

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COOBY DAM

THE yellowbelly have still been on the bite quite well at Cooby just out from the rock wall and up near the buoy line.

I located a lot a fish sitting high in the water column at about 3m in the morning, possibly getting into the warmer water areas.

Yellowbelly around the 40cm mark were quite active, biting well on jackalls and shallower diving hardbodies so anything, in around that 3m mark.

Later in the day, the fish move a little deeper, sitting on the bottom around 30ft, and jigging blades or using live shrimp and saltwater yabbies works best.

CRESSBROOK DAM

A GREAT thing for the local area is some good activity at Cressbrook with plenty of nice bass hitting the decks over the past couple of weeks.

Fish schooling up in between the boat ramp and the camping area jigging blades and soft plastics around the schooled bass on the 9m flats has proven successful.

Live shrimp and other baits have worked great also, but they do tend to attract some of the other species like the barred grunter.

LESLIE DAM

FISHING has been good at Leslie especially up the back of the lake hoping soft jackalls and blades has been most productive, but the most important key is locating the fish or some structure that may hold fish.

Live shrimp and saltwater yabbies have worked well in these similar spots although little luck on trolling lures this week I would suggest looking in shallower water or higher in the water column where the fish may be sitting in the warmer water now that the water temps are dropping. …

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