Report 7/6/19

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Report 7/6/19

Post by subeditor » Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:24 am

River fishing goes off with the big tides!

With some perfect winter days over the last couple of weeks Anglers have been out in force on the river. The Flathead have been in good numbers with the area around Oyster Bank Rd, Bradman Ave and Picnic Point hotspots with the locals, table fish around the 40 to 50cm mark have been happy to take small baits like hardy heads, prawns and small pilchards, soft plastic have also been a popular choice with pinks and reds colors perfect for the job, give the Zman Streakz Curly tails a go. The predatory fish have been in good numbers in the river, trevally, tailor and queenies have all been beating up bait schools as they come into the river on the rising tide. Areas like the Jet Ski Run, the current line around the tip of Goat Island and of course the bridge pylons on the traffic bridge have all been hotspots. Casting small micro jigs and either working them off the bottom or retrieving them at speed has worked very well. The bream are really starting to fire with the river mouth right the way up to Bli Bli Bridge seeing good fish, fish over the 30cm mark are not uncommon and hit like a train. Good baits have been whitebait, mullet gut and fowl gut as well as strip baits like mullet and bonito. If you love chasing them with lures the new Chubby 35 from Jackall are a great choice.

Offshore angler were not deterred by the rain and were happy to again be spoilt with some great wind and swell conditions last week, squire and sweetlip have been plentiful with some nice snapper amongst them, the Gneerings is the place to be with anglers that are burling up seeing some great results. The key to burley is don’t overdo it; too much and you will attract the sharks. The Barwon Banks have also been producing some great pearlies snapper and cobia. Another reef often forgotten is Currimundi Reef, this reef holds some great sweetlip snapper and the odd tusky. As the reef is quite shallow soft plastics work a treat, fishing the Zman scented Jerk shads on light jig heads has seen some outstanding results. Pelagics are still about with some good mackerel still take, number are starting to dwindle on the southern reefs but if you head up to Sunshine or North Reef you may come across some.

On the beach there are plenty of good gutter with large bream schooling up and snacking on passing bait fish. Add to the mix, some nice whiting and tailor and the odd jewie and the beach fisherman have been having a fine old time. For those angler that have been braving the cool morning and fishing into the night there have been some nice tailor taken at the mouth of the Maroochy River. They are feeding on small bait fish that are brought in on the tide. Rather than bait give soft plastics a go, try the Zman MinnowZ in the 3 inch, cast as far as you can and retrieve quickly, the paddle tail put out a nice vibration through the water they leave a trail like a fleeing bait fish which is the main course for a hungry tailor.

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

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