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Re: Borumba Dam Access 28/01/2011
« Reply #15 on: January 28, 2011, 11:11:28 AM »
Ok, road access to Borumba Dam.

Between Maleny and Kenilworth the bridge at Conondale was flooded/damaged and I am not sure if it is open or not at this stage.

Best access coming up from the South is from the Bruce Hwy at the Imbil/Lake Borumba signage just North of Federal.

From the Gympie side, Do Not Turn Right at the Imbil signage near Kandanga, just keep on going on the Mary Valley Rd towards Kenilworth for about 5 kms and then turn right onto the Imbil Rd.  The town bridge on the Imbil - Kandanga Rd is still closed.

A friend hit the Dam about 0630 this morning and was catching Togas and young Bass on soft plastics in the Yabba section but returned earlier than usual due to the water temp of the dam, in one area the reading showed the temp at 29.2c.

It appears that it will still be a couple of weeks until all settles down.   

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Re: Borumba Dam
« Reply #16 on: January 28, 2011, 11:13:44 AM »
Cr Jan Watt
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Greetings
 
I have great news.
 
Mayor Ron Dyne has just advised me that works will commence on the Imbil Town Bridge and all going well the bridge WILL BE OPEN for use in approximately TWO WEEKS
An article should be in the Gympie Times tomorrow
 

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Re: Borumba Dam
« Reply #17 on: February 22, 2011, 05:38:58 PM »
The dam is open again and very very clean looking water!! the toga were hitting surface lures like mad!! yabba creek is lookig very good too, just take it easy as a few pot holes exist and the crossings have been fixed enough for use but slow down!!

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Re: Borumba Dam
« Reply #18 on: February 23, 2011, 09:56:15 AM »
Hi Randall,

Up untill Monday, I have had reports (trusted regulars) that the Dam Temp was an issue being from 29c to 31.5c being nainly along the sides and in the creeks.

That would explain why a lot are holding deep in the main basin and in particular near the second yellow marker boy above the old cattle sheds and yards.

Now that we are experiencing cooler days and with more fresh coming down from the hills, I would expect that the water temps will return to a more reasonable fishable state.

The current local HP is still rising and with predictions of a sunny weekend, definatly worth coming up and bring plenty of Gold lures as these are still outfishing Silver Lures  (Blades/Spinnerbaits, Poppers etc).

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Re: Borumba Dam
« Reply #19 on: February 26, 2011, 04:56:53 PM »
Graeme,
Thanks for all the info. I look like coming up from Northern NSW later this month, fishing during the week hopefully. Will check with you on conditions before leaving.
Cheers mate,
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Re: Borumba Dam
« Reply #20 on: February 27, 2011, 01:05:07 PM »
I was out there today and the water was very warm.  Early togas but shutdown quickly as it warmed up.  If anyone is coming, bring your yabbie pots.  Soaked mine for the three hours I fished and pulled some big redclaw (yummm).  The ones in 3-5m did much better than the shallower ones.

Plenty of pond lice came in but they were behaving well, both on the water and at the ramp.

Just take you time on the road in and use the speed signs as a guide to road conditions.  Most of the bridge crossing need to be taken with care.

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Re: Borumba Dam
« Reply #21 on: February 27, 2011, 02:21:41 PM »
Thanks Steve, will do mate. Haven't heard the term "pond lice" before I assume you're referring to PWC's? If so they can't bother you in the timber. Thanks mate,
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Re: Borumba Dam
« Reply #22 on: February 27, 2011, 08:07:04 PM »
Yeah pond lice = ski boats and PWCs.  I have seen them up the arms a bit - absolutely stupid.

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Re: Borumba Dam
« Reply #23 on: February 27, 2011, 08:10:48 PM »
Yeah pond lice = ski boats and PWCs.  I have seen them up the arms a bit - absolutely stupid.

Steve

I call them Lake Lice..... Exactly the same, only different.  ;D

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Re: Borumba Dam
« Reply #24 on: February 27, 2011, 09:37:04 PM »
Why can't those people go and play in the sharky water? It would at least add a new degree of difficulty to whatever they're trying to achieve.
Cheers crew,
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Re: Borumba Dam
« Reply #25 on: February 27, 2011, 10:43:59 PM »
I was out there today and the water was very warm.  Early togas but shutdown quickly as it warmed up.  If anyone is coming, bring your yabbie pots.  Soaked mine for the three hours I fished and pulled some big redclaw (yummm).  The ones in 3-5m did much better than the shallower ones.

Plenty of pond lice came in but they were behaving well, both on the water and at the ramp.

Just take you time on the road in and use the speed signs as a guide to road conditions.  Most of the bridge crossing need to be taken with care.

Steve

Steve,
Where were you? was up there today too. dropped 5 between us and got one. I was surprised to see skiers amongst the timber near the eagles nest. Fidiots....
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Re: Borumba Dam
« Reply #26 on: February 28, 2011, 07:38:07 AM »
Voltzy,

Any size to ones you grassed?

I was up Kingham and got three to 56cm (two surface and one sub).  Was suppose to be doing a bit of practice for the bass on fly comp at Maroom next weekend, so I go chasing togas :-\  I was actually testing a few fly concepts I have been working on.  Only fished the early session as I had farm stuff to do and it was only going to get hot.  Dropped the pots in on the way up and picked them up on the way back.  Garlic chillied yabby tails last night for dinner :youbeauty

By the number of pond lice trailering in when I was leaving, I think it was going to be a bit busy on the water during the day?

I should have mentioned, that I hit one tree just under the surface (no damage :)) ) and saw a couple of floaters, so everyone should just be a bit careful.

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Re: Borumba Dam
« Reply #27 on: February 28, 2011, 07:51:03 AM »
dropped 5 between us and got one.


How many fell overboard ;) ;D

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Re: Borumba Dam
« Reply #28 on: February 28, 2011, 08:04:15 AM »

How many fell overboard ;) ;D

LOLOLOL  You are a nasty man Darren :youbeauty

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Re: Borumba Dam
« Reply #29 on: February 28, 2011, 02:51:17 PM »
Was suppose to be doing a bit of practice for the bass on fly comp at Maroom next weekend, so I go chasing togas :-\ 

I was doing the same at Kurwongbah and only managed to land a filthy Toga as well :)

Secret Bass fly is cr@p!!!!

 

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