Report 26/4/18

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Report 26/4/18

Post by subeditor » Thu Apr 26, 2018 1:34 pm

Offshore anglers where well rewarded last Friday and Saturday mornings with good conditions over the weekend allowing them to fish just not only the close in reefs but out wide as well. Areas that fired included Gneerings and Currimundi Reefs where snapper, grass sweetlip and maori cod were on the chew. Try quality baits like pillies and local squid to ensure better catches. Down to the south saw pelagic’s on fire around the Caloundra 12 mile with quality long tails and spanish mackerel on the menu. The long tails were hot for small bait fish presentation slugs like the River2Sea Sea Rocks while the spanish were taking live yakka’s and floated dead baits down the burley trail. 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. First signs of pearlies have been coming from Wide Caloundra with whole slimeys and large local squid landing the bigger fish. Spotted mackerel and long tails have been on the boil with Old Women Island and Arkwright shoals the proven performers. If using lures try small metal 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. Quality whiting really enjoy live bait this time of year so try pumping some yabbies or soldier crabs to give you that little extra chance of a great catch. Mangrove jacks are still around with all reported catches on live bait around the Cod Hole. 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 new moon weekend certainly opened up a can of worms with some nice Jew taken over the metre on the run in tide. Baits that produced the fish were live worms and fresh mullet fillets, with open beach gutters south of Yaroomba Headland and the Kawana beach stretch landing the best catches. 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. 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
Ph: 07 5448 8244
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Shop 6, Noosa Homemaker Ctr, Mary St, Noosaville Q 4566
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