Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Boondooma and Somerset Returning Nice Fish Numbers

Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Boondooma and Somerset Returning Nice Fish Numbers

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THERE have still been a few yellowbelly and silver perch taken at Leslie this week, mainly on live shrimp and saltwater yabbies.

The lures fishermen have had good success with are jigging blades and trolling small bright coloured hard body lures around any rocky banks.

The fish seem to be sitting around any submerged rocks in 15-20ft so locating them on your fish finder is best but otherwise look for banks that have rocks on them and fish out from that.


SOMERSET has really fired up this week with lots of quality bass schooling up around Pelican Point and the flats at the start of the timber.

I would recommend putting in at Kirkleigh to be close to the spots.

All kinds of baits and lures have worked once the fish have been located.

The schooling bass are very active and are in around 25ft of water so I would recommend fishing heavy weighted lures like EeA' ounce soft plastics, spoons, tailspinners or even heavy spinnerbaits.

For the bait fisherman the bass love live shrimp and they will also take worms, if you're up near the timbered area there have been some good yellowbelly taken also, which are best targeted with saltwater yabbies.


THERE'S still plenty of good fishing at Boondooma with many anglers sounding around with their fish finders to locate schools of bass out from main lake points and suspended through the deeper water.

Once located, the bite session can be really good and there have been a mixture of bass and yellowbelly schooling together and feeding on all sorts of baits and lures.

Most of the more active fish are feeding on the bottom, so heavy weighted soft plastics and blades slowly worked on the bottom with pauses has been most successful, while trolling through the suspended fish has seen some smaller fish hit the decks.

Meanwhile there have still been some quality bass and yellowbelly taken up in the timbers of both Boyne and Stuart arms casting reaction baits like spinnerbaits and Jackals have worked well for the resident fish and saltwater yabbies have gone well for the yellowbelly up in the trees.

There was also a nice size saratoga landed in the Boyne arm last week on spinnerbait. …

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