Report 13/4/18

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Report 13/4/18

Post by subeditor » Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:08 pm

The persistent winds and large swell has made it very tough for the offshore fisherman over the last few weeks with only minimal windows in the weather. Once the weather stabilizes head for Gneerings Shoal and Currimundi Reef 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 try Sunshine Reef where it should be still producing quality coral trout with other species like venus tusk fish, maori cod and the occasional spanish mackerel 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 should see snapper sizes start to grow with the middle to the top of the banks producing the bigger fish. All species will respond well to local squid, pillies and live baits. Spotted mackerel and long tails are still around on the closer in grounds such as Chardon’s and Coolum Reefs. If using lures try small bait fish profile slugs or baits such as pillies floated down the burley trail will land you a fish or two.

The Maroochy River is still producing crabs over the remaining Easter break. Better crabs came from the areas up river from the Bli Bli to Coolum Creek and the old cane bridge. Baiting your pots heavy with fresh mullet has been the key to bigger crabs. Flathead are taking soft plastics around the back of Goat Island and the stretch form the Motorway Bridge to Nojoor Road. If using bait try drifting the channel between Chambers Island to Cotton Tree. Best bait is baby blue pilchards with a snooded rig on the run out tide the perfect time. Good whiting in the shallows along Chambers Island and Picnic Point, as the larger fish have been swarming this area with most fish taking fresh yabbies and worms. Mangrove jacks are still on the move with areas such as Bli Bli Islands and Coolum Creek very popular at the moment. Throwing your lures 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 beach near the mouth just inside Pin Cushion on the run in tide. Surface lures such as the Nomad Riptide and Chug Norris proving the better results.

The beach has been repeatedly hit by large swell allowing some good gutters to form. The Marcoola to Mudjimba stretch is showing some perfect holes that 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 would be the pick if looking to throw a pillie for tailor. Try the gutters just on the northern side of the rocks as well as Pin Cushion itself. Stick to run in tide using pilchards on a gang of 3x 3/0 or 3 x 4/0 hooks. Few worms available with south of the Marcoola Beach swimming area showing the best 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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