The reports this week have been encouraging across the board with improved and more consistent catches being recorded in a few of our Sunshine Coast Dams despite the continued interference of rain. So far we have been lucky that the rain we have had has not been major and the dams have continued to settle down to something resembling normality.
SOMERSET DAM – The pleasing result of the last fortnight is that the fish are now being located and caught in a few key areas of the dam. Bay 13 has been the pick of the areas with one large school being located with little patches of fish in the same area all in about 12 – 13 m of water. These fish can be quite fussy but patience and trial and error will see you catch a few. A recent trip before the Easter weekend yielded 6 bass for about 4 hours work. This doesn’t sound like much but with the dam still settling it has been more common to come home not seeing a scale. I used blades, jackals and MF 40 to get most hits and hook-ups. A very slow roll so the lure is just ticking over was the most successful strategy on the day. Another area that saw some fish landed is the point off Kirkleagh. There is a tiny island there with a large black stump at the end of it. Head out from it in about 4-5 m of water and you will find small patches of fish. These fish have been responding to trolled lures more than casting but we were able to get some interest using blades and soft jackals.
BORUMBA DAM – The reports out of Borumba before the easter weekend have been excellent will good catches of good fish being recorded. The junction of the 2 creeks in the timber has been the pick of the spots with many bass being extracted using blades, paddletail or t-tail plastics and spinnerbaits. At present there are more than one school in this area so it is a matter of finding them on the sounder and casting to or through them. One report over the past fortnight had a bait fisho catch 80 fish and others catching 20 or more on lures. In some sessions some have landed more than one 50cm fish which is always pleasing. The first yellow marker buoy is also hosting some schooled fish but not of the same quantity or quality.
Apart from that Lake MacDonald and Ewen Maddock have been quiet with only the odd session here or there reaping any reward.
Hope this helps,