Report 25/1/19

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Report 25/1/19

Post by subeditor » Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:42 am

Mackerel Fever!

The mackerel have certainly turned a corner this week with the catch sizes improving dramatically. Anglers have been working the schools of bait with both slugs and stick baits, for the bait angler if you are anchored or on the drift, float pillies on a gang of three 5/0 Mustad or Tru-turn ganged . A great tip when floating pillies for mackerel is to place an octopus skirt in front of the gang for extra attraction, Areas showing great results have been Caloundra wide, Arkwright shoals, Outer Gneerings and Sunshine reef. The Spanish are still playing the game down deep with the best fish taken on a deep slow troll. Pan size squire along with sweetlip and moses perch have been taken on the Gneerings, Coolum and murphy’s reef. Sunshine reef is producing good coral trout, moses perch and squire. Coolum reef has seen large moses perch, venus tusk fish and sweetlip, with best baits have been mullet, pilchards and squid.

The wear at Twin Waters has seen the trevally taking surface lures, while in the river the flathead love nothing better than the Keitech East Shiner soft plastics in either the three or four inch. Whiting are still in good numbers down river on the Black Banks, Chambers Island and the sand bars adjacent picnic point. Try using worms and live yabbies on a run in tide when fishing these areas. If heading up river try the mouth of Coolum creek and Dunethin Rock for some quality jack on deep diving suspending lures like the Zerek Tango Shad 69mm. The suspending lure has the advantage of keeping your lure longer in the water column therefore increasing your catch rate. There are still good numbers of Mud crabs up river and make sure both your pot and floats are marked as fisheries are clearing the river of old or improperly marked pots at the moment.

Our beaches are still producing good size whiting on sand worms, try using a long shank hook in size four or six to get better hook up rate. Dart have increased in size in the last week with the better fish taken on pipis and mullet strips around the top of the tide. The rocks around Yaroomba and pin cushion have seen catches of sweetlip and squire, with small pilchards and local squids been the better baits. A good tip to increase your catch rate when beach and rock fishing, is to drop small amounts of berley around your feet so it can disperse slowly with the wave motion. This allows the fish to be attracted to your bait without them being over fed.

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Davo’s Northshore Bait & Tackle
938 David Low Way
Marcoola 4564
07 5448 8244

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