Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Somerset, Moogerah Giving Up Their Share of Good Bass

Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Somerset, Moogerah Giving Up Their Share of Good Bass

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SOMERSET DAM

THERE are some great bass being taken at Somerset this week.

Although it has been hot and cold, some anglers have had big sessions on the schooled bass around Eagles Nest and Bay 13 while at other times the fish are easy to find and hard to catch.

Early morning has been the best time, but sporadic bite times have occurred throughout the day.

The usual lures and baits have worked well including blades, soft plastics and soft jackalls along with live shrimp and prawns.

The best advice if you find fish on your fish finder is to stay on them and stick it out till the bite time happens.

Don't go looking for different fish that you think might bite as the saying goes "don't leave fish to find fish".

WIVENHOE DAM

SOME nice fish are being landed at Wivenhoe this week with some quality bass coming on spinnerbaits and jackalls early morning.

As the day goes on the fish have been moving out a little deeper to around the 15ft mark where live shrimp and saltwater yabbies have been great for the yellowbelly and bass.

Trolling has also worked well on these fish while the land-based fishing has also produced plenty of catfish on worms and yellowbelly on yabbies.

BRISBANE RIVER(freshwater)

THE arms of the river coming out of Somerset and Wivenhoe have been fishing quite well for bass and yellowbelly with the odd other catch around like saratoga and a lot of tilapia.

Kayaks are the most popular way to fish these locations but land-based fishing is also available in many locations.

The rocky banks around O'Sheas Crossing has produced some nice bass on jackalls and baits while the junction where Gowrie Creek meets the river has also produced some good bass and yellowbelly on both bait and lures.

MOOGERAH DAM

THIS would be the hot spot at the moment.

There has been some great fishing here this week.

Schooling bass out from the main lake points is where it's happening.

Rolling soft plastics along the bottom has worked well along with blades, tailspinners and jig.

There has also been some good success trolling spinnerbaits and jackalls through the timbered areas for the reaction fish. …

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