Lake Moogerah, 60km from Warwick, is arguably Queensland’s home of big bass.
It is a medium-sized lake of 880ha, with an average depth of about 10m and holds 92,500 ML of water, with the dam below the junction of Coulsons and Reynolds Creeks.
This impoundment is one of South-East Queensland’s best for bass, and there are also yellowbelly, silver perch and Mary River cod.
Waterskiers use the lake so weekend fishing is usually done near the shoreline, with more opportunity during the week outside of holiday periods.
The beginning of the standing timber is a good area to start.
Trolling rocky points for bass usually involves following the shore line in 5m to 7m of water using lures that reach the lower depth.
Best times are early morning and late afternoon, but fish will bite through the day.
The best areas for trolling are the rocky points either side of the dam wall, and the rocky points leading to the gorge.
Bait fishing with shrimp gets bass but lures and flies are also effective.
The gorge below the dam flows into Warrill Creek and then into the mighty Bremer and Brisbane Rivers.
Moogerah Dam suffers from low water at times.
Launching is difficult from the two ramps when the water is low and a 4WD may be needed.
Camping is at A.G. Muller Park.
A Stocked Impoundment Permit (SIP) is required to fish at Lake Moogerah.
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Lake Moogerah yellowbelly
Lake Moogerah bass
Lake Moogerah bass on plastics
Lake Moogerah Caravan Park
Building the dam wall
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