Report 16/8/18

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Nicole Penfold
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Report 16/8/18

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:57 am

Maroochy is flathead central!

The Maroochy river is alive some great flathead at the moment, with plenty of fish right throughout the system, fishing Bli Bli Islands is a great spot if you have a boat, fish the banks and drop off as the fish are holding in the shallow and feeding on food making its way down the river on the tide. Soft plastics are ideal in these situation with plenty of fish taken on the Entice Bungy Baits with reds and pinks the most popular colours, as far as profile goes, the paddle tail and wriggler tail have been very popular. For the bait anglers, small fish baits and prawns have been dynamite.

A bycatch for the flathead anglers has been small to medium jew, “soapies" as they are known. These fish have been inhabiting the deeper holes and have been happy to take those same plastics, for those that target these fish soft vibes have been fantastic, give the Samaki thumper tails a go they have a broad tail that put out a lot of vibration that the fish pick up on their lateral line.

Back down the river towards the mouth there have been some good trevally and tailor taken with fish taking surface lures on the run in tide. Popper and surface walkers have been great for anglers from the boats with land based anglers doing well with smaller slugs cast to the middle of the river and retrieved at speed.

The bread and butter species have also been plentiful with plenty of young anglers picking up some nice whiting and bream around Chambers Island, Picnic Point, Cotton Tree and the River mouth, prawns, worms and yabbies have all been ideal baits.

On the beach, with little or no swell for the earlier part of last week anglers found it tough going, gutters have been a little hard to come by with most anglers opting for the rocks in search of deeper water, with the wind and swell up things will defiantly improve for anglers as the swell provides more cover for fish and they will move into those shallower beach gutters, large bream are one such fish with some good fish coming from the gutters on the high tide, fish to 40cm have been taken on the beaches between Marcoola and Pincushion Island. Tailor numbers will pick up with the rougher weather as well, jew should also be on the bite as we move into the new moon phase.

It was a tough weekend for offshore anglers with the wind and swell up, for those that did venture out in the earlier part of the week, most times we talk about the reef species but a lot of reports have been about the amount of squid on offer, plenty of good squid have come from around Old Woman Island with anglers reporting some quite large models stripping baits as they come up from the bottom, with such clear conditions these Cephalopods thrive on passing baitfish. Out on the Gneerings the snapper seem to be coming back after a lull post full moon, plenty of pearl perch and sweet lip have been boated, out at Murphy’s Reef, jew and cobia have been on the chew taking large pilchards and slab baits fished through a burley 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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