Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Fishing Report - 29/9/2015

LESLIE DAM: Leslie Dam remains consistent, with some quality fish being landed over the school holidays.  There were plenty of Golden Perch landed over the 45cm mark, with the deeper water in the main basin proving the best.  Blades continue to be the lure of choice, as anglers are seeing good results in 20 to 30 feet of water.  We received reports of Golden perch being landed on trolled lures.  One local angler landed four Golden Perch on Saturday morning while using a green and gold Southern Cross Jackass.  There were also several Murray Cod landed over the past week, with most being around the 65cm mark.  One lucky angler managed to land a 78cm on a Jaz Aussie 200.  Spinnerbaits also accounted for a few smaller Murray Cod.

CONNOLLY DAM: Connolly Dam remains fairly quiet, with not too many fish being landed.  There was also the odd fish landed on bait from the bank.  Things have been a bit quiet for the lure anglers. 

COOLMUNDA DAM: Murray Cod at Coolmunda Dam are very active at present, with several big fish being landed over the past week.  Spinnerbaits and big hard body lures are working well.  We received reports of plenty of Golden Perch being landed, with one Warwick angler landing seven Golden Perch on Friday morning on Squidgie Fish Soft Plastics.

RIVERS AND CREEKS: The local river and creek systems have been the standout, with most anglers experiencing success.  Small profile lures have been working well in the town area, with one angler landing some big Golden Perch below Scots Weir.  There also fish landed in the Mill Hole and at Wheatvale.  Anglers fishing in the Killarney area also caught some nice fish.  Don’t forget that it is closed season for Murray Cod and these fish must be released.



Don’t forget that this weekend (3rd and 4th October), the Lake Coolmunda Fishing Classic is being held.  Heaps of prizes are up for grabs.  For more information, contact Coolmunda Caravan Park on 07 4652 4171 or Tackle World Toowoomba on 07 4632 9770.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

FISHING REPORT - 15/9/2015

LESLIE DAM: This week has seen a big improvement at Leslie, with anglers landing over 20 Golden Perch for the weekend.  There were several fish landed on a variety of lures.  Anglers had the best success on blades again as there are plenty of fish in the deeper water (around 30 feet).  Saltwater yabbies were also a good option over the weekend, with plenty of fish being landed on them.

GLENLYON DAM: Glenlyon Dam is also worth a look, with several Murray Cod being landed over the weekend.  Most of these fish were landed on trolled hard body lures, with yellow and black being the most successful colours.  One local angler managed to land a 72cm and a 64 cm.

RIVERS AND CREEKS: The local river and creek systems are fishing well, with several legal sized Golden Perch being landed and also a few Murray Cod.  Don’t forget to release these fish as soon as possible as it is closed season.  There were some nice Golden Perch landed in various locations to the east of Warwick, with Canningvale and Killarney areas fishing the best.  Small lipless vibes and spinnerbaits were very successful.  Anglers also experienced success in the Pratten area, with one local angler landing 3 big Golden Perch on Saturday afternoon from his Kayak.  All of these fish were landed on bibbed diving lures.  We also received reports from Kings Creek, with some legal sized Golden Perch being landed over the past week.  One local Clifton angler managed 4 legal sized Golden Perch on saltwater yabbies.


Congratulations to local anglers Cody Haynes, Sean Haynes, James Buchner and Michael Thompson on participating in the Bass Nation Grand Final at Somerset over the weekend.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015


LESLIE DAM: Anglers at Leslie commented on things remaining much the same as previous weeks.  The water temperature is on the incline, which is certainly a positive step forward.  Anglers fishing off the eastern bank caught some nice Silver Perch and Catfish on worms.  Saltwater yabbies worked well in the main basin.  There were a few Golden Perch landed in the main basin while trolling hard body lures.  Kezza Mudmouse in purple and green proved to be quite successful.  There were also a few fish landed on metal baldes.  We received a report of a 68cm Murray Cod being landed on a frozen shrimp opposite the dam wall.

CONNOLLY DAM: Connolly Dam remains fairly consistent, with anglers reporting of some nice fish being landed on bait.  Again, the water temperature is on the increase, which will make the fish become more active.

COOLMUNDA DAM: Coolmunda Dam fished reasonably well during the week, with the weekend being a little slower.  A local angler landed 7 legal sized Golden Perch on Sunday afternoon, while casting a TN60 Jackall in the deeper water.  Blades and mask vibes are still landing a few fish.

MOOGERAH DAM: Moogerah has been a little slow, with most of the fish being landed in the timber.  A local angler managed to land 3 legal sized Bass on Saturday morning on soft plastics.  Shrimps are also accounting for a few fish.

RIVERS AND CREEKS: The Condamine River fished well over the weekend, with some good numbers of Golden Perch being landed.  One local angler had success on Saturday afternoon in the Murrays Bridge area, landing 6 Golden Perch on bibless vibes.  Anglers are also picking up some fish just below the Scots Weir and around the Wallace Street Bridge.  The Condamine River around Wheatvale and Pratten has been fishing quite well, with several Golden Perch being caught.  One young local angler landed 10 Golden Perch on a hard body lure in the Pratten area.  Saltwater yabbies have also been working well on Golden Perch and Carp.


Murray Cod
A spawning season closure applies to all Queensland waters contained in the Murray Darling Drainage Division from 1 September to 30 November.  An exception to this closed season applies to Beardmore Dam, Beehive Dam, Connolly Dam, Cooby Dam, Coolmunda Dam, Glenlyon Dam, Leslie Dam and Storm King Dam.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015


LESLIE DAM: Leslie Dam has started to fire up, with some nice fish being landed over the weekend.  There were several Golden Perch landed as well a few Murray Cod.  One angler caught and released a beautiful 112cm Murray Cod from a kayak near the dam wall on a timber lure.  Blades, plastics, lipless crankbaits and hard body trolled lures worked well.  There were also a few fish landed on shrimps in the deeper water.

CONNOLLY DAM: Connolly Dam anglers reported on a few more Golden Perch being landed over the past week.  These fish were landed in various spots around the dam.  Worms worked well, with one angler landing two Silver Perch and one Golden Perch off the eastern bank.

COOLMUNDA DAM: Coolmunda Dam is certainly worth a try, with several reports of quality Golden Perch as well as a legal sized Murray Cod being landed towards the narrow part of the dam.  Soft lipless vibes are still working quite well.  Shrimps and saltwater yabbies accounted for a few legal sized Golden Perch on Saturday afternoon in the deeper water in the main basin.

MAROON DAM: Anglers fishing Maroon landed some larger Bass on shrimps in the creek entrance as well as along the southern bank.  We received reports of a few Bass also being landed on surface lures.

RIVERS AND CREEKS: Anglers reported on the Condamine River being a little slower than previous weeks.  Anglers experienced some success in the Killarney area on spinnerbaits as well as larger hard body lures.  In the town area, anglers managed to land a few fish near the Wallace Street Bridge and below the Mill Hole.


Stradic FK Spinning Reel

Every couple of years it seems the Shimano technical people grab hold of the Stradic spin reel lineup and make a great reel even better. Well the 2016 reels continue that tradition — big time. Firstly, a reel of this standing couldn’t be without the new Hagane Body. This metal frame delivers high rigidity, so there’s no flexing when under load and no loss of cranking power either. This is complemented by the Hagane Gear system — not cut gear teeth, but 3D design cold forging for increased resilience and longer durability. The new Stradics have an additional SA-RB bearing and they’re all high 6:1 to 6.2:1 plus gear ratios, so cast lures will really motor on the retrieve. Aero Wrap II, the AR-C spool, One Piece Bail and G-Free Body all demonstrate that these reels are going to be are a repetitive caster’s delight to use, with better balance in the hand. While the new gen’ Stradics can be used just about anywhere, the presence of Coreprotect on the roller clutch, the drag, the body and the line roller, indicate that these reels are going to be perfectly at home in the world’s harshest environment — the salt.