Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Cressbrook and Somerset Giving Up Nice Bass Catches

Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Cressbrook and Somerset Giving Up Nice Bass Catches

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THE bass dams have been really firing this past week and with Cressbrook our closest bass lake it has been the place to go with a few bass over the 50-centimetre mark landed along with some good numbers of smaller bass.

Both edge-fishing and school fishing have worked.

The edges have been producing the bigger fish while the numbers have come from the schools.

Casting spinnerbaits and light-tail spinners to the edges has worked best or any bladed lure. The Beatle Spin will work well.

The schooling bass will eat similar lures along with plastics, blades and live shrimp.

The schooled bass are mostly in about 25ft of water out from main lake points.


OUR next closest bass lake is Somerset and it is also producing some quality fishing with more big bass over the 50 centimetre mark landed here also.

Although Somerset has no edge-bite its all school fishing deep water, again 25 ft seems about the mark.

Some times they will suspend at 25 ft but you will be in a lot deeper water up to 80ft when fishing these suspended fish.

It is important to know your sink rates of the lures you are using and for the bait angler taking a little more notice of how far you drop your bait down getting your bait or lure in front of the fish is the key.

Pelican Point and other points surrounding that area have held the best fish.


THIS is another close bass lake that is quite popular at the moment.

With this time of year really firing the bass up there is no better place for a keen bass angler than Maroon Dam with its wide variety of landscapes.

It's a bass fisherman's dream to have large matt weed beds to fish surface and weedless plastics around to deep timber to spinnerbait and cast reaction lures to as well as schooling bass out from main lake points in the main basin.

There are no huge bass but plenty about the 40-centimetre mark and it's great place to hone your fishing skills.

For the bass angler live shrimp is the best bait by far. …

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