Dam Fine Fishing
  |  First Published: April 2007

Lake Macdonald
Closest Town/s: Cooroy, Noosa

Lake Macdonald continues to fire on the surface early. Pre-dawn starts are a must as the action slows drastically at about 6.30am.

Scum frog poppers have been working well with larger bass swallowing lures completely on crashing surface strikes. Other smaller poppers are also working well when cast around the weed beds and shallow bays. This is probably due to the fact that the dam is rising thanks to consistent localised rain.

Later in the day bibless rattles and spinnerbaits are working well out in the open. Beetlespins cast around the weeds and allowed to sink also pull a few fish. Trollers are catching a few fish along the creek bed using extra deep minnows.

Bait anglers doing well also, particularly with live shrimp suspended under a float.

Lake Borumba
Closest Town/s: Imbil, Gympie

Borumba also working well with good catches of Bass in both Kingham and Yabba arms. Bibless rattlers working the best with spinnerbaits worked slowly around the timber pulling a few quality ‘toga. There have also been some reports of bass being caught around the lake’s edges in the main basin of the dam in the last month.

The first round of the ABT BASS Pro series will have be held on 16-17 March at Borumba Dam. The results should be posted on the website after the tournament and should give you a few hints on how the winners managed to catch their fish. Check it out at www.australianbass.com.au .


Paul Fleming with two quality bass from Lake Macdonald.


The trees in Borumba Dam were holding this toga. Kerry Ehrlich boated it while spinnerbaiting for bass.

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