Report 29/3/18

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Report 29/3/18

Post by subeditor » Thu Mar 29, 2018 12:45 pm

Offshore anglers were kept off the water over the weekend allowing them to make sure there vessels and fishing equipment are tip top condition and ready for the Easter break. Areas that should fire over the break will include Gneerings and Currimundi Reefs where snapper, grass sweetlip and maori cod will be on the chew. Try quality baits like pillies and local squid to ensure better catches. Up to the north off Sunshine Reef is still the choice for a coral trout 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, squid 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. Spotted mackerel and long tails have been on the boil with Chardon’s, Currimundi and Arkwright shoals the proven performers. If using lures try small bait fish profile slugs or baits such as pillies floated down the burley trail will land you a feed.

The Maroochy River has been very popular over the last couple of weeks for crabs with good sized shells still on the dinner plate. Stick to the areas up river from the Motorway Bridge to Coolum Creek and the old cane bridge. 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 up river side of Eudlo Creek. 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 Picnic Point for some decent whiting. Whiting have enjoyed the previous run off with larger fish swarming this area with most fish taking fresh yabbies and worms. Mangrove jacks 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 other local bridges and structures surrounding this area. Trevally along the dog beach near the mouth with surface lures such as the Zippin Ziggy’s being a good performer.

The beach has changed quite a bit with the larger swell opening up some new gutters. Try hitting the stretch from Peregian to Mudjimba Beach as these new 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, pipis and fresh yabbies to ensure a quality catch. Pin Cushion is the spot for decent size trevally with most fish taking strip baits and small slugs like the small Spanyid Raiders. If you like to chase your own live worms Peregian and Marcoola Beaches have showed the better results. To maximise your results drop in and grab yourself a whole mullet and scaler bag giving you a greater scent trail.

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Davo's Bait & Tackle Northshore
938 David Low Way, Marcoola Q 4564
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