Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Somerset Offering Plenty of Fish for Trolling Anglers

Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Somerset Offering Plenty of Fish for Trolling Anglers

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Leslie Dam

A FEW Anglers struggling on the lake over the last week with cooler temperatures really making the fish a little fatigued.

The warmer afternoons have been the successful bite times when the temp reaches its peak.

The bait fishermen are having the most success with saltwater yabbies and worms being the go to.

Still trolling larger spinnerbaits and mumblers have picked up the odd cod.

Somerset Dam

Reasonable reports this week with anglers having some good sessions. Trolling is still the most productive as these fish are very tight to the bottom.

The Smak Hard body range has been working a treat. Smak 16 and the Golden child model being the lures of choice.

Sometimes trolling your lures at a faster speed can make these fish react when a little shut down.

Pelican Point, the start of Queen St and the Kirkleigh flats are all holding great numbers of fish.

Bjelke Petersen Dam

Fishing on this dam has slowly been improving with some nice catches of bass and yellowbelly coming in, particularly during the warmer afternoons.

With the warmer afternoons and the cold mornings, the fish have generally been staying out deep in the 10 to 15 foot zone.

Target the edges with spinnerbaits, blades and tail spinners.

It helps if the edges have spindly timber mixed in with weed, as the fish tend to move up and feed around this structure early in the morning.

The fish have been spread out over the flats next to Lightening Ridge, Bass Point and wide of the Quarry.

Boondooma Dam

Boondooma has started to pick up, the bigger bass and goldens are starting to be caught on a variety of techniques as the fish begin moving up shallow and sitting on the flats.

The last month has seen some inconsistency but some good fish are starting to be caught. …

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