Tuesday, August 25, 2015

FISHING REPORT - 25/8/2015

LESLIE DAM: Anglers at Leslie Dam had reasonable success over the weekend.  The bait anglers managed to land some quality fish on shrimps and saltwater yabbies.  There were some nice Golden Perch landed in the main basin, in approximately 30 feet of water.  There were a few fish landed by anglers trolling hard body lures along the Washpool bank.  Ecogear ZX Blades and Jackall Genes accounted for some nice fish in various spots around the dam.

CONNOLLY DAM: Connolly Dam remains much the same as previous weeks, with reports of several Golden Perch and Silver Perch being landed over the weekend.  Bait anglers are having more success that the lure anglers at the moment.  This will change as the weather warms up.

COOLMUNDA DAM: There was some quality Golden Perch and Murray Cod landed over the past week.  Unfortunately you just had to be in the right spot at the right time.  Some anglers reported on landing in excess of 30 fish, while other couldn’t even raise a bite.  There was some quality Golden Perch, some measuring up to 55cm in length, on blades and mask vibes.  We also receive reports of Murray Cod being landed up to a metre in length.

RIVERS AND CREEKS: The local river systems are improving, with some quality Golden Perch being landed in and around the town area.  Anglers fishing downstream of the Wallace Street Bridge have been landing some nice Golden Perch on bait.  Killarney, Murray Bridge and Pratten areas are also fishing quite well.  We received reports of two legal sized Murray Cod being landed during the week on spinnerbaits.


Imakatsu Aventa Crawler

Special Crawler Bait for super dead-slow retrieving. The biggest feature of Aventa Crawler is the ability to maintain its action for a long time with a super slow retrieve.  The big profile and slow action imitates a drowning animal perfectly. Aventa Crawler is good at switching on the instinct of big Murray Cod the have strong territorial aggression, and making them attack by intimidation. If you retrieve in same course many times, Aventa Crawler drives big Cod mad will draw a bite from the most stubborn fish!

  • Big Wings made by duralumin. The wings catch water easily enabling a good action on a super slow retrieve.
  • The body design of Aventa Crawler keeps it in a horizontal position with its tail down whilst retrieving. This places the rear hook deeper in the water for positive hook ups.
  • The improved wing design creates a louder metallic sound and excellent durability.

Length: 115mm
Weight: 36g
Class: Surface

Monday, August 17, 2015

FISHING REPORT - 17/8/2015

LESLIE DAM: Leslie Dam anglers landed some quality Golden Perch over the weekend.  Numbers were a little down on the previous week.  Locals fishing the deeper water had success on saltwater yabbies in the main basin.  There were also a few big Silver Perch landed at the Washpool on worms.  Anglers trolling the narrower part of the dam, near the Black Boys, landed a few Golden Perch on smaller diving lures.  We also received reports on a 72cm Murray Cod being landed on a Imakatsu IK800 Hard Body while being trolled in the deeper water.

CONNOLLY DAM: There were a few more fish landed at Connolly over the past week, with the bait anglers seeing the best results.  Saltwater yabbies and worms worked very well.  There were several legal sized Golden Perch landed while fishing off the bank to the south of the dam wall in the deeper water.  We also received reports of a legal sized Murray Cod landed on a saltwater yabby.

COOLMUNDA DAM: The Golden Perch at Coolmunda were extremely active over the weekend, with anglers landing plenty quality fish.  These fish were landed on a variety of lures, with mask vibes, blades and soft plastics all working well.  There were also a few smaller Murray Cod landed over the weekend.

RIVERS AND CREEKS: The Condamine River around the Killarney area continues to fish well, with reports of some quality Golden Perch being landed on spinnerbaits.  There have also been a few legal sized Murray Cod landed on Stumpjumers.  Sandy Creek, to the west of Warwick, was a little slower this week with only a few fish reported.


Omen Concept A Baitcast Reels
Sleek and Stylish is what you expect from 13 Fishing, but the all new Concept A series reels are more than just a pretty package....they are loaded with the features knowledgeable anglers want. The A model sports a rugged lightweight aluminum chassis with a design that sits remarkably low on your rod. The streamlined design was built so you could easily wrap your hand around it to maximize comfort and control. 7 total ball bearings include 3 anti-corrosion and a Dead Stop Anti-Reverse bearing. Our proprietary Arrowhead line guide, 22lb Bulldog drag system, and 6-way centrifugal braking system round out the highlights on this 190g reel.


Weight: 190g
Max Drag: 10kg
Bearing Count: 6+1
Gear Ratio: 6.6:1
Retrieve: Right
Capacity: 150m/PE#1.5 Braid (25lb)

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

FISHING REPORT - 11/8/2015

LESLIE DAM: There was some quality Golden Perch landed at Leslie Dam over the weekend.  Anglers trolling hard lures had a little more success than previous weeks.  These fish weren’t quite as deep as they have been.  Anglers trolling the eastern bank, from the Washpool to the boat ramps, landed some nice fish.  There was only a few Golden Perch landed on live and frozen bait.  We received reports of a fish being landed at Cod Alley, up near the Black Boys and near the Ski Club.

CONNOLLY DAM: Connolly Dam anglers reported on things remaining much the same as previous weeks.  There were a few legal sized Golden Perch landed, with bait being the most successful.  Numbers weren’t great but the fish landed were quality fish.

COOLMUNDA DAM: Anglers have reported on some quality Golden Perch being landed at Coolmunda Dam over the weekend.  Some anglers had more success than others, with spinnerbaits and TN60 Jackalls proving to be the most successful.  Shrimps and saltwater yabbies accounted for some nice fish in the southern end of the dam.

MOOGERAH DAM / MAROON DAM: There was some good quality Bass landed in the main basin over the weekend.  There were a few fish landed on shrimps in the timber, with some quality fish landed on OSP Soft Plastics and Jackall Genes.

RIVERS AND CREEKS: The Condamine River continues to fish quite well, with reports of several legal sized Murray Cod landed.  These fish measured in excess of 70cm, with the majority of them falling to spinnerbaits.  The most successful spots were Killarney, Murrays Bridge, Canningvale, Pratten and several spots in the town area.


 Hot Bite Tail Spinners – JETS

Bass fishermen will have noted the rebirth of the tail-spinner over the past 6 months. These lures were used with great success on the early bass tournament scene but over the years their popularity dwindled. The introduction of fancy looking Japanese models along with their effectiveness has excited anglers enough to start filling their tackle trays with them again. They are working so well it is as if the fish have never seen them before.

The lure is the perfect size to get the bass excited and has great hook exposure to give better hook ups when the fish nail it. They come with blades selected to give the best frequency of vibration and work at speeds slower than soft plastics. All are made locally using components purchased from Australian businesses and they have quality trebles.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015


LESLIE DAM: Leslie Dam anglers reported on plenty of Golden Perch being landed over the weekend, mainly due to the beautiful weather conditions.  Anglers using saltwater yabbies and frozen shrimp had success up near the Black Boys and over near the Ski Club.  There were a few fish landed in the deeper water in the main basin.  Blades, mask vibes and deeper trolled hard body lures worked very well for the lure anglers.

MOOGERAH DAM / MAROON DAM: There was several quality Bass landed at Moogerah over the past week.  Anglers landed a few fish in the timber on shrimps.  The lure anglers had the best results in the main basin while fishing the schooled fish.  Soft plastics are working the best at the moment as most fish are suspended.  Ice-jigs, blades and tail spinners are also hooking the fish close to the bottom.  Bass at Maroon have also been quite active.  There was several quality Bass landed on bait, with shrimps being the most successful.  One local angler also managed a few nice fish while casting OSP Dunks into the weed edges.

RIVERS AND CREEKS: The Condamine River is definitely worth a try, with several anglers landing some nice fish over the past week.  Spinnerbaits accounted for some nice fish to the east of Warwick.  We received reports of two legal sized Murray Cod being landed over the weekend.  There have been several smaller Murray Cod landed in the Murrays Bridge and Canningvale areas.  Just below the Bacon Factory and the Mill Hole are also spots worth a try, with anglers having success on shrimps over the weekend.  One young local angler and his father bagged two legal sized Golden Perch on Sunday afternoon.


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One morning in 1974, Gary Loomis stood outside Boeing Headquarters, in Seattle, WA, and asked everyone that came through the gate if they knew anything about carbon fiber. He eventually found someone who would sit down and talk.  Tens of thousands of rods later, Gary Loomis was inducted into the IGFA Hall of Fame for his contributions to the fishing rod industry. Few people know as much about building fishing rods as Gary.  But Gary will also tell you that he didn't build a single rod himself. Instead, he worked alongside the best guides, dealers and craftsmen the world over.

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