Report 6/8/18

Davo's Noosa
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Report 6/8/18

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:59 pm

Fishing the shallows pays off!

The Maroochy River has again been firing with some great fish taken. Starting down toward the mouth, plenty of whiting have been on offer first thing in the morning on the run out tide, beach worm yabbies and peeled prawns have been the prime baits, for the lure angler conditions have been perfect for picking up these tasty fish on surface lures, small popper like the Bassday Chrystal pops and the small Sugapens surface walkers have claimed some nice fish, a good tip while fishing these lures on surface is to make sure you use nice long leaders, at least a rod length. Bream are also in good numbers with most fish taken on the incoming tide, mullet fillet and mullet gut have been the go to bait. For the flathead anglers, plenty of large fish have been taken from the shallows, the fish have been up in the shallow water sunning themselves to increase their body temperatures in the cooler waters, slow rolled soft plastics have been the way to go with pink and chartreuse seeming to be the better colours. The banks around Bli-Bli Island are continuing to provide anglers with good sized fish. Trolling lures is great for covering large areas and can be an effective way of finding some nice tailor. Tailor are in good numbers at the moment with some nice fish taken last week, the Jet Ski area and up towards Bli Bli Bridge have been very popular.

The weather for the offshore angler was perfect for the early starters. Old Woman Island was fishing well for smaller snapper, sweetlip and with addition of squid. Jigs in the sizes 3.0, 3.5 and 4.0 are showing results. Down on Currimundi Reef snapper and sweetlip are in good numbers with occasional pearl perch taking slimy mackerel. Heading out to the Gneerings and Murphys reefs is producing snapper, Maori cod pearl perch and spangled emperor. Further out wide on the Barwon Banks seems to be the pick with good snapper, pearl perch, Maori cod, jew and cobia all on the menu. Best baits have been flesh baits, large squid and floated pillies. With all these reefs burley is key, don’t overdo it as all you will do is bring the sharks around, smaller bait chunks seem to be working better that large amounts of chum or oil.

The beaches have been busy this week with good size bream taken on the early morning run out tides. Most fish have come from the Marcoola and Mudjimba stretches with mullet strips and worms bagging the better catches. A good tip is to use bait keeper hooks giving the bait that little extra time in the strike zone. Tailor have started to come back in to the gutters with a few choppers taken around the Mudjimba to Pin Cushion stretch. If wanting larger fish try the run in tide just inside the Pin Cushion, ensure to take plenty of pillies and keep you line tight to avoid missing the bite. Lures are working well in the same area with the Halco Twisty being the pick because of its holographic pattern.

For all the latest information log onto www.fishingnoosa.com.au for up to date bar and fishing reports, drop into Davo’s Tackle World, Davo’s Boating and Outdoor in Noosa and Davo’s Northshore Bait & Tackle at Marcoola to find out where the fish are biting.


Davo's Bait & Tackle Northshore
938 David Low Way, Marcoola Q 4564
Ph: 07 5448 8244
Davo's Tackle World Noosa
Shop 6, Noosa Homemaker Ctr, Mary St, Noosaville Q 4566
Ph: 07 5449 8099
davosqld@ozemail.com.au

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