Report 15/3/18

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Report 15/3/18

Post by subeditor » Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:56 am

The weekend was not so good for the offshore angler with large swell and big winds making it unfishable for even the keenest of anglers. You will find once the weather clears the closer in areas such as the Gneerings and Currimundi will show snapper, grass sweetlip and parrot fish. Try using baits like pillies and local squid to help land you a good feed. If those easterly’s stay around plan to fish the eastern edges of these reefs for coral trout as this will give you the upper chance to get them up and out. Best baits will be live Yakka’s or slimeys on a two hook ganged rig of 6/0 or 7/0. Up to the north try Sunshine and North Reef for squire, venus tusk fish, good size maori cod and of course, coral trout. All species responded well to local squid, pillies and live baits. Spanish mackerel try slowed trolled skirted baits and deep diving lures with the Barwon Banks, Chardon’s and Currimundi reefs very popular choices. Coolum reef will be worth a try for pelagic’s such as quality long tails at first light and large spotted mackerel once the sun rises. Using small bait fish profile slugs or pillies floated down the burley trail will land you a feed.

The Maroochy River is a little unsettled and slowly cleaning out as the showers decrease (hopefully). The dirty water has certainly got the mud crabs feeding. Stick to the areas up river from Bli Bli Bridge to the Cane Bridge and Coolum Creek. Baiting your pots heavy with fresh mullet has been the key to bigger crabs. Flathead are loving soft plastics around the back of Goat Island and adjacent banks. If using bait try the mouth of Eudlo Creek with baby blue pilchards on a snooded rig on the run out tide. For the run in stick to shallows along Picnic Point and Chambers Island for some decent whiting. Whiting love a good run off and you will see the sizes increase because of this. Mangrove jack are on the move with surface lures very popular at the moment up Eudlo and Petrie Creeks. Throwing your lures on the last of the run in and the start of the run out at submerged timbers and snaggy rock bars will ensure a good sized fish. For the bait fisherman, try live baiting around the Motorway Bridge and Cod Hole areas. Bream have started to run with most trophy fish coming from structures like old jetty’s and pontoons along the south channel and Cotton tree.
The beach has been quiet with the large swell stirring up the sand during the week so try to look for some new deep gutters along the open stretch between Peregian to Mudjimba beaches. These gutters will hold dart and whiting with the bigger dart at the rear of the gutter when it’s at its fullest. The whiting will favour the last half of the run out while staying closer in the gutter. Use popular baits like worms and pipis will produce now that the sand has been stirred up. There are heaps of worms available on the beach if you are wanting to have ago at catching some yourself. When you can hit Yaroomba for squire and sweetlip with flesh baits on Tru Turn strip bait rigs.

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