Report 23/5/19

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Report 23/5/19

Post by subeditor » Thu May 23, 2019 2:42 pm

With some average weather and a full moon phase last weekend, those that did find a window to sneak out the close reef found they were running hot. The offshore conditions are due to improve this week so a run to the Barwon Banks should see some good results. Snapper always seem to come on the bite around the full moon with the best time the lead up to the moon, other options you may find at the banks are pearl perch, cobia, jew, sweetlip cod, trout and hussar. There have been quite a few large cobia and jew taken on most of the offshore reefs, these fish are mainly hitting floaters that are fished in a burley trail. Closer in the Gneerings and Coolum reef should be good for squire sized snapper, grass sweetlip and moses perch, try slimy mackerel, squid and pillies as baits.

Cooler mornings on the Maroochy River has seen good bream on the chew, with most fish favouring the mouth of the river in the deeper channels and around the pontoons that line the canals. Best baits have been the mullet strips, fowl gut, prawns and live yabbies. Trevally and queenfish have been smashing surface lures like popper and surface walkers around the current lines near black banks. Flathead have been in the lower reaches and taking small pillies, hardy heads and prawns, soft plastics have also been fantastic on the flatties with pinks, reds and chartreuse all colours that flathead love. Stick to the run out tide to secure the better fish. The Dog beach, Chamber Island and Cotton Tree is seeing some good whiting on the run out tide with most fish taking worms and yabbies. Good size Tailor re also starting to show up at the river mouth, most fish have been taken on the run up and top of the tide. Throwing small metal lures around the 15 to 40 grams with a medium to fast retrieve should see you land a feed.

The beaches have been very productive with good size dart around Marcoola and Mudjimba beaches, fish the run in tide and the top of the tide for the better fish, and the best baits have been beach worms and pipis. Whiting are still about in the gutters just north of the river mouth, with most catches taken on worms in the last half of the run out. Some nice trevally have come from the Maroochy North Shore with the area just north of Pincushion particularly good! Pilchards on a gang of 3 x 4/0 or 3/0 hooks has secured the fish. The better tides have been the run in. It’s been a good week for the jewies with the big fish loving the last of the run in tide. Reports have shown that after dark before moon rise is the prime time, using mullet fillets, whole squid and beach worms has been the key.

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Marcoola 4564
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