Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Fishing Report 27/3/2018

Leslie Dam: Leslie Dam fished well during the past week, with several reports being received.  Anglers landed plenty of fish from the bank in various locations, with plenty of Catfish being landed on shrimps.  We also received reports of Golden and Silver Perch being landed as well as good numbers of Carp being removed from the dam. Anglers fishing around the Black Boys managed to land some nice Golden Perch, particularly when using shrimps.  Trolling hard body lures and jigging blades were two methods that worked well for the lure anglers.

Maroon Dam: Anglers fishing Maroon landed a few Bass over the weekend.  Numbers weren't huge but the fish landed were solid fish.  Black TN60 Jackalls and Keitech Easy Shiners worked well along the weed.

Rivers and Creeks: The Condamine River continues to fish well, with reports of some reasonable fish being landed.  Bait anglers are seeing some good results in the town area.  Anglers fishing on the western side of town around Lyndhurst and below the Bacon Factory landed some better quality Golden Perch on shrimps and saltwater yabbies. Anglers reported on a few Murray Cod on the move.  Spinnerbaits and larger hard body lures are also working well for the lure anglers to the east and west of Warwick.

"The team at Warwick Outdoors and Sports would like to wish everyone a happy and safe Easter".

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Fishing Report 20/3/2018

LESLIE DAM: Anglers at Leslie Dam commented on an increase of numbers over the week and into the weekend.  Anglers using bait had success from both the bank and from the boat.  We received reports of quality Silver Perch and plenty of Catfish being landed from the bank.  Anglers fishing the deeper water in the main basin reported on legal sized Golden Perch on shrimps and saltwater yabbies.  Anglers casting blades and vibes landed some nice Golden Perch in approximately 5 – 7 metres of water in the main basin.  Trolled hard body lures along the Washpool bank and up to the Blackboys landed a few legal sized Golden Perch as well as the odd small Murray Cod.

CONNOLLY DAM: Anglers at Connolly Dam landed a few more legal sized Golden Perch than previous weeks, with anglers fishing from the bank having success on most forms of bait.  Spinnerbaits and Chatterbaits trolled along the edge also saw some quality Golden Perch landed from kayaks.
RIVERS AND CREEKS: The Condamine River is fishing well, with reports of quality fish being landed.  Anglers fishing close to the town area reported on some nice Golden Perch and a few Murray Cod.  Our best report was a lovely 83cm Murray Cod being landed by a local angler on a surface lure.  We received a few reports of Golden Perch being landed at Lyndhurst, Mill Hole and downstream of Murray Bridge.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Fishing Report 13/3/2018

LESLIE DAM: Anglers at Leslie Dam did it a little tough over the past week, mainly due to the windy weather conditions.  Blades accounted for a few smaller Golden Perch in the deeper water when hopped off the bottom of the main basin.  Bait anglers managed to land a few smaller Golden Perch as well as a few legal sized Catfish.  Anglers also reported on plenty of smaller Murray Cod on the move.

CONNOLLY DAM: Fishing was very quiet over the weekend due to the weather conditions.  There were some reports of fish being landed, with a young Warwick anglers picking up a nice Murray Cod, measuring in the mid 70cm, on a spinnerbait.  Bait anglers fishing from the bank reported on some nice Golden Perch on the move.  There were also reports of some nice Silver Perch landed over the past week.

RIVERS AND CREEKS: The Condamine River continues to fish quite well, with several anglers landing some nice fish on both lures and bait.  The majority of the fish were landed in the usual spots, with the eastern side of Warwick seeing some better quality Golden Perch.  We received reports of some nice Murray Cod on the move, with two legal sized fish being landed in the Murrays Bridge/Cullendore area.


Humminbird Piranhamax 4DI

The PiranhaMAX 4 DI is one of the newest fish finders from Humminbird. It’s also one of the most affordable units that have Down Imaging. However, as the title suggests, this is NOT a combo unit. Thereby it does not have GPS, charts or any other navigation functions. It’s a standalone fish finder.
Features include:
  • This unit is capable of two frequencies, 200/455 kHz. It has two types of sonar, DualBeam (2D) and Down Imaging. For DualBeam, with the supplied transducer, the system can use two conical beams, with a coverage of 28° for 200 kHz, and 16° for 455 kHz. This unit does not have CHIRP technology like the HELIX 5 CHIRP DI GPS G2, therefore the sonar pulse uses only one frequency. Also, the 2D sonar is only DualBeam, not DualBeam Plus, therefore, the unit can only use one frequency at the time; it cannot use both 2D beams simultaneously.
  • For Down Imaging, with the included transducer, the unit can use one frequency, 455 kHz, and one razor-thin beam, not conical like for 2D. This beam, however, offers a wider coverage, as it has an angle of 75°.
  • It offers a depth capability of 600 ft for 2D and 320 ft for Down Imaging. It can maintain a bottom reading at a boat speed up to 20-30 MPH, but the recommended speed for clear images and a maximum of fish targets is up to 6 MPH.
  • It offers several other useful fish finding features. Among them, we can count the Fish ID+ function, Real Time Sonar, Fish Alarm, Depth Alarm and Bottom Lock.
  • It has a 4.3″ display, with a color spectrum of 256, and LED backlight for better reading even in direct sunlight. Its pixel layout is 480V x 272H. It doesn’t have a microSD card reader, nor NMEA or Ethernet connectivity. And finally, it comes with a classic tilt-swivel mount.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Fishing Report 6/3/2018

LESLIE DAM: Leslie Dam saw a few better fish being landed in the earlier part of the week, with bait anglers seeing the best results.  The weekend saw things slow down, with not too much action to report.  Trolled hard body lures managed to pick up a few smaller Murray Cod, but overall things have been reasonably quiet.

CONNOLLY DAM: Anglers fishing Connolly experienced a little more success than previous weeks, with reports of two legal sized Murray Cod being landed.  The best of these fish measured 68cm in length.  Both fish were landed on lures from the bank.  Anglers also reported on a few legal sized Silver and Golden Perch being landed on bait, with worms and shrimps being the most successful.  Anglers fishing from their kayaks are seeing the best results, particularly when trolling TN Jackalls and spinnerbaits along the western bank.

RIVERS AND CREEKS: The Condamine River experienced a slight fresh which has changed the clarity of the water slightly.  At this stage it hasn’t had any affect on the fishing.  However, with the further rainfall experience this week, this may change.  Anglers landed some quality Golden Perch in the town area, with reports from the Mill Hole, Scots Weir and Lyndhurst Lane.  Anglers in the Cullendore and Killarney areas also reported on a few Golden Perch on bait.  Anglers fishing in the Pratten and Victoria Hill areas also had some success on spinnerbaits and hard body lures.



MegaBass Power Bomb

The Megabass Vibration Power Bomb is a new micro vibration lure designed to cast long distances and to work the moment it hits the water. Perfect for wild bass and the local bass tournament scene, the lure weighs 3/8 of an ounce and is designed with a diamond shaped flat side to add flash and an enticing action to attract a wide range of fish at a variety of depths.