Report 15/2/18

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Report 15/2/18

Post by subeditor » Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:46 am

The weekend offered a good weather window allowing the offshore fisherman to get out and get amongst them. Sunshine Reef off Noosa offered quality fish with the early morning producing coral trout on the bottom and good size cobia on the floaters. There’s been plenty of live bait on the way out in the bay, so make sure you have a good supply of bait jigs on board. Down further of Coolum has shown spotted and Spanish mackerel with trolling baits on either Spaniard Specials or TT Bait Troll Rigs proving the better results. Further to the south on the Gneerings is where the spotties right thru to reef fish such as pearl perch, grass sweet lip, squire and Moses perch are on the chew. Using good baits like pillies, local squid and fresh mullet fillets on a two gang Tru Turn rig are securing the bigger fish. Out wide on the banks is where we are seeing pearl perch, big moses and snapper. Try using butterflied slimeys for the pearlies and floating big pillies for those bigger snapper. Try snooding a couple of octopus 5/0 hooks for a more secure hook up with the moses and three gang 5/0 Tru Turns for your floaters.

In the Maroochy River things are also looking good as the river starts to clear. Jack anglers have had good results at the Cod Hole a go with big baits of fresh mullet and bonito fillet being the popular baits. The jacks have also been taken on soft plastics late afternoon and early morning around the creek mouths. The darker colours have been working well with the new Watermelon Red in the Bio Tough range from Squidgy claiming some good fish. Plenty of flathead have been in the lower sections of the river with the area around Channel and Goat Island fishing well. Whitebait and frog mouthed pilchards on small ganged hook cast upstream and worked back on the outgoing tides has been the way to claim some good lizards. Plenty of whiting have been around Chambers Island, Picnic Point, and Black banks while using beach worms on a size four long shank hook. Trevally have also been in great numbers as the schools of bait increase in size. Good sized giant trevally and big eye trevally have been taken around Oyster Bank Road and the weir into Twin Waters on the run in tide.

On the beaches is where anglers are enjoying throwing small slugs like the Halco Twisty five and ten grams sizes for big dart. These surf speedsters love hitting small slugs when retrieved at an average pace on the last half of the run in tide. Whiting are still in good numbers along the open beach with the stretch from Peregian to Marcoola Beach showing better numbers. Stick to the lower water gutters on the last half of the run in tide with worms and peeled prawns resulting in good catches. Pin Cushion on the run in tide is showing giant trevally with most fish taken on big surface lures and metal bait fish profile lures like the River2Sea Sea Rocks.

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Davo's Bait & Tackle Northshore
938 David Low Way, Marcoola Q 4564
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Shop 6, Noosa Homemaker Ctr, Mary St, Noosaville Q 4566
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