Sue Oshea caught this beaut Mangrove Jack fishing at the Gold Coast.
Sue Oshea caught this beaut Mangrove Jack fishing at the Gold Coast. CONTRIBUTED

Dams, river sharks worth targeting during windy conditions

WITH average weather forecast for this weekend it might pay to stay close to home and take advantage of local fishing options.

As far as the nearby dams go, the Moogerah and Wivenhoe lakes are worth trying.

If heading to Moogerah Dam, bass are on the cards. A few customers have been catching good numbers trolling deep divers like the Halco Poltergeists in the timbered sections of the dam.

Follow the contour line of the old river bed and you should find a few different schools.

If trolling is not your thing, some better than average fish have been falling for lures cast and retrieved towards the bank.

Focus on the steeper rocky banks near the dam wall and towards the gorge. Use lures like the Jackall Tn60s or spinnerbaits but work them slowly for better results.

Lake Wivenhoe is different as the bass have remained a little elusive.

However, the yellowbelly are making up for it. There are a lot of yellowbelly hanging around the drop-offs along the old river bed and the edge near Billy's Bay.

Jackall Mask Vibes and Ecogear ZX40s are doing a lot of damage but anglers using prawns, live shrimp or worms are still getting good numbers.

Watch out for those pesky catfish though as schools of these guys look similar on the sounders to bass.

With the bay is out action for all but diehard anglers due to the wind, a few have started to target the local bull shark population in the Brisbane River.

There are a lot of them at the moment and they are active due to the rains and warm weather.

Popular spots to target them are around Kookaburra Park, Jindalee or near Indooroopilly.

A simple set-up of a wire trace attached to an 8/0 circle hook and baits of either mullet fillet of freshwater eel seem to be the top method.

Night time is the most productive period to catch them.

Hopefully everyone can get out this weekend and fingers crossed the wind dies down for next week.

- Matt Osley, Charlton's Fishing at Redbank



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