Report 22/3/18

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Report 22/3/18

Post by subeditor » Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:14 pm

Sunday and Monday were the days where we saw most of offshore anglers head out as the swell started to decrease. Gneerings and Currimundi showed snapper, grass sweetlip and parrot fish. Best baits were pillies and local squid. Up to the north off Sunshine Reef is still the choice for a coral trout or two with other species such as venus tusk fish and maori cod also on the menu. Best baits will be live Yakka’s or slimeys on a two hook rig with pillies and fresh mullet securing the other species. Out on the banks is where the snapper sizes are on the increase with the middle to the top of the banks producing the bigger fish. All species responded well to local squid, pillies and live baits. Spanish mackerel try slowed trolled skirted baits and deep diving lures with Chardon’s, Currimundi and Arkwright shoals the proven performer. 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 slowly cleaning up as the showers decrease (hopefully). The murky water has certainly got the mud crabs feeding. Stick to the areas up river from the Motorway Bridge to 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 and Petrie Creeks with baby blue pilchards on a snooded rig on the run out tide. For the run in stick to shallows along Chambers Island and adjacent Cottontree beach for some decent whiting. Whiting love a good flush out 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. Trevally along the dog beach near the mouth with surface lures such as the Bassday Sugapens doing the job.

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 Yaroomba 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. Pin Cushion is the spot for decent size trevally with most fish taking strip baits and small slugs.

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938 David Low Way, Marcoola Q 4564
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