Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Cooby Dam Still Active as Somerset Finally Lights Up

Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Cooby Dam Still Active as Somerset Finally Lights Up

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COOBY DAM

SOME great success is coming from Cooby this past week.

Most anglers have been getting a bag limit, late afternoons being the best bite period.

Fishing close to the weeded edges has proven to be successful.

Jigging blades in these areas is sure to be the most productive.

The trolling anglers are starting to have some luck doing a slow run from the boat ramp to the floating pontoon picking up some great yellowbelly and under-size cod, Jackall TN70 being the lure of choice.

For the bait anglers, saltwater yabbies are a must.

CRESSBROOK DAM

CRESSBROOK is still seeing some good shows of fish in the main basin.

Getting them to bite has been the hardest part.

This week they have reacted well to trolled hard bodies in quite deep water.

At this time of the year the suspended fish can be the easier ones to fool.

Targeting these fish in deep water can be quite difficult keeping your lure in the strike zone.

A fish finder is a must when locating these fish.

Casting spoons like the G2 Gang Bangers are still being the most successful method for the casting anglers.

SOMERSET DAM

WHAT a difference a week can make.

They say when it's hot, it's hot and that's what its been this week.

Big numbers of fish are showing up all over the Queen Street flats and towards Kirkliegh.

Casting spoons have been the pick of the techniques.

Most of the active fish are in no deeper water than 30 foot.

Keeping your lure close to the bottom is key to get attention from larger fish.

Ice jigs have also accounted for some massive numbers.

LESLIE DAM

WITH plenty of attention this past week the dam is still producing good numbers of yellowbelly and cod.

The wash pool and off the main creek bed is your best chance of finding some fish.

Tempting these fish with blades and saltwater yabbies has worked well. …

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