Murky conditions for fresh water fishers

THIS past week I have had the opportunity to go out and visit both Boondooma and Borumba Dam, which yielded disappointing results, with cold dirty water.

Boondooma Dam is still seeing dirty waters throughout the main basin and it seems that Borumba is much the same.

Fish and bait seem to be everywhere on the sounder but very few will take a lure or bait.

The best method we found was trolling loud, bright and deeper diving lures across rock formation through schools of fish and after a few passes a fish would jump on.

On the other hand, the saltwater seems to be fishing very well with frequent catches of good bream in the mid 30s providing good feeds and fun, especially in the Poona region. When the winds are down, some surface action is just awesome fun with the chance of a monster whiting or even a flathead when lures are worked in shallow water.

Places to watch out for in the bay this week include the channel into Bullock Point for grunter and flathead, deep inside Carlo Creek for the last of the mangrove jack that are getting less common, Inskip Point on the sand flat near the barges for whiting, flathead and schools of tailor as well as some of the beaches around Double Island Point for dart in the gutters using prawns, worms and yabbies.

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