Monday, August 29, 2016

Fishing Report - 29/8/2016

LESLIE DAM: Anglers had a fairly successful weekend fishing in our local region.  With the recent rainfall in the area, Leslie Dam experienced a nice increase in the water level, which was desperately needed.  Leslie Dam anglers had a little more success on bait, with some quality fish being landed.  An angler from Clifton managed to land four legal sized Golden Perch and a 39cm Catfish on saltwater yabbies and worms while fishing from the eastern bank.  The “Black Boys” and across from the dam wall were also areas where fish were caught.  ZX Blades continued to perform well.  We also received a report of a 72cm Murray Cod being landed on Sunday afternoon on a mask vibe in the main basin.

CONNOLLY DAM: Murray Cod were on the move at Connolly Dam over weekend, with two reports of legal sized fish being landed.  A local angler managed to land a magnificent 93cm Murray Cod on a Cod Botherer.  The other Cod, measuring 64cm, was landed on a crayfish by an 8 year old angler from Allora.  Anglers also reported on some quality Golden and Silver Perch being landed over the weekend on a variety of bait.  Spinnerbaits also accounted for some legal sized Golden Perch.  Anglers reported on plenty of Golden Perch being landed in the top end of the dam on bait.

RIVERS AND CREEKS: The Condamine River experienced a healthy fresh as well.  Several anglers landed nice fish on both lures and bait.  A local angler landed two Murray Cod in the Killarney area, one being of legal sized, and a nice Golden Perch on a Mazzy Vibe.  Others reported on some nice Golden Perch in the Murrays Bridge area.  Most of these fish were landed on bait, with saltwater yabbies proving to be the most successful.  A local angler managed to landed a lovely 42cm Golden Perch on Sunday afternoon in the Mill Hole.  The water clarity is still quite dirty in the Pratten area, which has slowed the lure anglers down.  There was several quality Golden Perch landed on bait around the bridge on the Pratten-Clifton Road.

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

Monday, August 22, 2016

Fishing Report - 22/8/2016

LESLIE DAM: Anglers at Leslie Dam have reported on a few nice Golden Perch being landed over the past week.  The fish seem to be in the deeper water in the main basin.  Anglers are sounding plenty of fish, however anglers are finding it a little difficult to get these fish to bite.  Vertical jigging of blades seems to be a method working quite well at the moment.  Anglers are also seeing results while trolling deep diving hard body lures between Cod Alley and the Washpool.  Saltwater yabbies are proving to be quite successful for the bait anglers, with reports of a few solid fish being landed just out from the Ski Club.

CONNOLLY DAM: Connolly Dam saw a few quality fish landed from the bank, mainly on bait.  There was some size about the Golden Perch landed, with some measuring up to 50cm in length.  Lipless crankbaits fished in the weed pockets are landing quality fish for the lure anglers.  Worms are working  well, with reports of some nice Silver Perch being landed from the bank.

RIVERS AND CREEKS: The Condamine River saw several Golden Perch landed in the town area, with a local angler landing two legal sized Golden Perch on spinnerbaits upstream of Scots Weir.  Kayak anglers are also landing some quality Golden Perch and the odd smaller Murray Cod in the Murrays Bridge area on spinnerbaits.  One young angler managed a lovely 45cm Golden Perch on a saltwater yabby.  Campers at Pratten also reported on a few legal sized Golden Perch being landed on bait.

SOMERSET DAM: The local Bass anglers have been landing some quality Bass at Somerset, with several fish measuring in excess of 50cmn.  Soft Plastics and tailspinners seem to be the most successful lures at the moment.



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Monday, August 15, 2016

Fishing Report - 15/8/2016

LESLIE DAM: Anglers fishing the main basin had success on blades and mask vibes.  The fish are holding close to the bottom so sinking lures are working well.  One lucky angler managed to land a 68cm Murray Cod on a black and orange JMH Spinnerbait.  Anglers using bait along the eastern bank landed a few big Catfish on worms.  Saltwater yabbies and frozen shrimps landed some nice Golden Perch in the deeper water.

CONNOLLY DAM: Connolly Dam remains much the same as previous weeks, with some lovely Golden Perch landed off the bank on bait.  Saltwater yabbies and live worms are working well when fished closed to the weed edge.  One local angler landed a lovely 8kg Murray Cod on a saltwater yabbies and worm cocktail.  Anglers are also landed some solid fish on spinnerbaits when fished close to the weed.

RIVERS AND CREEKS: The Condamine River has improved, with several reports of anglers having the best results on the eastern side of Warwick.  We received reports of four legal sized Murray Cod and several Golden Perch being landed on lures.  Most of the popular fishing holes produced fish.

MAROON DAM: Maroon Dam saw some quality Bass landed over the past week.  Most of these fish were landed tight in the weed, with anglers having the most success on crankbaits when fished over the weed beds.


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Monday, August 8, 2016

Fishing Report 8/8/2016

LESLIE DAM: The fishing at Leslie Dam has improved over the past week or so, mainly due to the warmer weather conditions.  Leslie remains fairly consistent with some quality Golden Perch being landed on bait.  Saltwater yabbies seem to be working the best at the moment.  Local anglers have been landing some big Catfish off the bank just north of the Ski Club on worms.  We also received reports of a few quality Silver Perch landed on bait.  Anglers fishing the deeper water in the main basin are still seeing the results on Blades, with 3/8 OSP Override in colour 06 working well.  An angler from Boonah managed to land four legal Golden Perch on Beetlespins.

CONNOLLY DAM: Connolly Dam saw several legal sized Silver and Golden Perch landed during the past week on most forms of bait. There were some big fish reported, with the majority of the fish being landed in the southern part of the dam in shallow water.  One Clifton angler managed to land four legal sized Golden Perch on Sunday afternoon while trolling a Southern Cross Fat Ass.

RIVERS AND CREEKS: The Condamine River is improving, with some nice fish being landed on both bait and lures.  Anglers reported on a few Murray Cod on the move, with some quality fish being landed over the past week.  A Killarney angler landed a lovely 70cm Murray Cod on bait.  There were also reports of some quality Golden Perch being landed around Allora and also at Pratten.

MOOGERAH DAM: Moogerah Dam saw some good fish landed in the latter part of the week, with anglers locating the fish on the sounders having the nest results.  Most fish are being landed on slow rolled plastics, with OSP and Keitech Plastics working well.


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Monday, August 1, 2016

Fishing Report 1/8/2016

LESLIE DAM: Anglers fishing at Leslie Dam in the latter part of the week had reasonable success, landing some quality fish.  There was a lovely Murray Cod landed, measuring around the one metre mark, from the bank on a shrimp.  The Golden Perch were also a little more active, with several reports of legal sized fish being landed on bait.  Saltwater yabbies are proving to be the most successful bait at the moment.  The lure anglers had mixed reports, with some going home empty handed.  Blades and mask vibes seemed to work well when fished on the bottom.
CONNOLLY DAM: Connolly Dam is till worth a try, with most anglers having some success.  We received several reports of legal sized Golden Perch as well as two reports of Murray Cod being landed, measuring around 70cm.  Anglers are seeing the best results using bait.

RIVERS AND CREEKS: The Condamine River fish a little better than previous weeks, with a few more reports of fish being landed.  We received two reports of legal sized Murray Cod being landed, one measuring 82cm.  This fish was landed in the Pratten area on bait.  We also received reports of Golden Perch being landed in the Murrays Bridge and Cullendore areas.  The Dalrymple Creek around the Allora area is also fishing quite well, with anglers landed some quality Golden Perch on bait.

MOOGERAH DAM: Anglers fish Moogerah over the past week have landed some solid Bass in the main basin, with some anglers landing over 20 fish.  The Bass are holding in approximately 25 to 30 feet of water.  Soft plastics and tail spinners are working well.



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