Report 3/9/18

Davo's Noosa
Cnr Mary & Thomas St, Noosaville
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Report 3/9/18

Post by Nicole Penfold » Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:20 am

A great weekend for Father’s Day!

With the weather last weekend perfect for Father’s day, families were out in force enjoying a fish with Dad. The upper reaches of the river have been holding some nice jack that are coming on the bite as soon as we see some stormy weather, soft vibes and suspending hardbodies have been getting the best results. If you are fishing bait, live bait is king so get the cast net out! For those targeting jewfish, try fishing the deeper holes in the upper reaches also. The mud banks around Bli-Bli Island are continuing to provide anglers with good size flathead. Casting bait around the timbers that line the shallow banks has been a good approach, trolling deep diving hardbodies is another great option. Bream numbers are still strong in the river with plenty of fish taken around Goat Island and Channel Island. Prawns, whitebait and squid have all been excellent baits. Plenty of whiting have been in the lower sections of the river and have been coming up on to the banks to feed, ideal conditions have been when there is a little breeze and it is a little overcast. Worm, yabbies and soldier crabs are all great baits.

For the offshore crew it was a bit of a will we go or not situation last weekend. The weather reports were all about staying off the water but as the weekend approached the weather seemed to improve dramatically. For those that did manage to get out, the closer reefs where wear most boater headed. Old Woman Island has again fish well for smaller snapper, sweetlip and the odd tuna. With the water so clear burley is key, and if you can put a burly pot on the bottom you will stand a much better chance of catching better fish. There are some outstanding jew on the closer reefs so if we get a weather window where you can do an overnighter you stand a great chance of bagging one. Large whole baits like mullet and tailor are perfect for the jew. Down on Currimundi Reef squire and sweetlip are in good numbers. Heading out to the Gneerings and Murphys reefs larger snapper, and big cobia are also on the chew. If we get a good weather window this week a trip to the Hard or the Barwon banks is well worth it, with big pearlies snapper and cod all on offer.

On the beaches, gutters are a little hard to find at the moment, with the slight swell gutter have tended to fill and fish are holding a little deeper. Big rods and a big cast seems to be the way to go to get to the deeper water where the fish are holding. Another option is to fish the rocks and headlands were the deep water is a little closer. Small schools of tailor continue to make their way up the coast with river mouths and the rocks producing the most fish, also the high tide is a major factor. Bream are also picking up in numbers and size with the rocky beaches producing the best fish. There have been some nice size whiting in the available gutters with yabbies, worm and pippies favourite baits for the whiting anglers.

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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