Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Bjelke-Petersen Produces Plenty of Action for Anglers

Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Bjelke-Petersen Produces Plenty of Action for Anglers

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Glenlyon dam

Plenty of good reports this week from Glenlyon of monster cod and plentiful yellowbelly. The fish have come on the usual lures spinnerbaits and blades. There has been a number of good sized cod around the 80cm mark landed with a few better ones over the metre on both spinnerbaits and hardbodies. While the yellowbelly have been schooling up you either catch none or a hundred once you locate the school it is on and the zx blades have again done all the damage even out fishing bait at this time.

Bjelke-Petersen dam

This lake located up near Nanango has been heavily on the locals radar for the past 12 months with some really good fishing to be had. This week has proved why anglers using BP to hone their skills with all sorts of lures because the fish are willing to take anything that is well presented. The stand out lures have been spoons, blades, tailspinners and spinnerbaits but plenty of other things have worked well.

Leslie dam

Leslie has continued to be the best of the local impoundments with plenty of fish getting caught on both bait and lures. It has mainly been smaller yellowbelly on live shrimp, saltwater yabbies and ecogear blades. The bigger fish have come in the main creek bed in the deeper water but the bigger numbers of fish have been up the back in the more shallow water around 8ft. Early mornings has seen the best bite time. A few silver perch and small murray cod have been landed amongst the yellowbelly.

Somerset dam

All keen bass anglers have been flocking to Somerset lately with the big bass on the bite schools around Pelican Point. Just before the start of the timbers have seen numerous bass over the 50cm mark and a lot more in the mid 40s. These schools are sitting in around 25ft of water and have been best targeted on spoons and spinnerbaits the schools near the timber have also been producing some quality yellowbelly among them and for the bait angler live shrimp is a must but lures have been doing the job just fine. …

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