Report 3/5/18

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Report 3/5/18

Post by subeditor » Thu May 03, 2018 2:49 pm

Offshore anglers where well rewarded over the Anzac public holiday with good conditions all day and Thursday 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 spanish mackerel were on the chew. Try quality baits like pillies and local squid to ensure better catches. Up to the north off Coolum saw pelagic’s on fire with quality long tails and spanish mackerel around the 20kg mark 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. Long tails have been on the boil with Old Women Island and Arkwright shoals the best areas with most fish responding to metal lures on the cast.

The Maroochy River has been very popular over the last month for crabs with catches in the areas up river from the Bli Bli 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 the stretch along the ski run with bloodworm and motor oil the winning colours. If using bait try the mouth of Eudlo Creek with baby blue pilchards on a snooded rig on the run out tide. Looking to fish the run in stick to shallows along Chambers Island and Picnic Point for some decent whiting. Quality whiting really enjoy live bait at the moment 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. Anglers have reported tailor just inside the mouth with trolling lures in the deeper channels landing the fish.

The local beaches have a good range of gutters at the moment so try hitting the stretch from of beach from Peregian to Mudjimba as this section is holding 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. Current moon phases has slowed the Jew catches with open beach gutters south of Yaroomba Headland the best option. Whiting still on the bite and 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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