Report 8/10/18

Davo's Noosa
Cnr Mary & Thomas St, Noosaville
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Davo's North Shore
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Nicole Penfold
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Report 8/10/18

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:19 pm

Plenty to choose from in the River!

For those that braved the weather over the weekend the Maroochy River was again fishing well, good jew and jacks are in good numbers with some larger sized fish bring taken up towards Bli Bli Islands Coolum creek and Dunethin Rock, small pilchards and whitebait have been the go to bait as well as mullet strips. For the lure angler’s soft plastic like the Keitech Easy Shiner in the 4 and 5 inch size have been really firing. Vibe style lures are also going well with the Jackall Transams a proven favourite. Good trevally are being reported from the river with the run in tide and the early mornings the prime time. Fast moving slugs and plastics have been the way to go for the lure anglers while the good old pilchard has done most of the damager for the bait anglers. Flatties are also on the chew with some cracker coming from the lower reaches around Goat Island. Again Soft plastics have proven to be outstanding along with slower trolled diving lures like the Zerek tango shades. The whiting are also in good numbers with good catches recorded down towards the river mouth and around Chambers Island.

Offshore has been a little slow with the weather making things a little uncomfortable, for those in the larger craft that did make the run outside some good fish have been on offer, the pelagics still seem to be around with some spotted and school mackerel taking a liking to pilchard and yakka floaters. Large schools of tuna are also on offer but are very flighty and if you come across a school you tend to only get one or two casts at them. Let your slugs sink through as there are a few long tails amongst the Mack tuna hanging that bit deeper. Speaking of slugs, the new Chilli Pack slugs from Zerek are perfect for the job as they resemble the rain bait that they are feeding on and because they are tungsten you get much better cast weight. On the bottom the closer reefs have also been producing some pan sized fish like snapper, sweetlip and mori cod. The outer reefs have seen larger snapper, pearl perch and some solid cobia.

On the beach there has been a bit of swell which is great news for beach anglers, there are some quality gutter forming between Pincushion Island and Yaroomba, scouting out these gutter on the low tide then going back to fish on the incoming has been very successful, tailor, smaller jew, flathead, whiting and dart have all been taken with the morning tide seeming to be the most productive. For the dart and whiting freshly pulled worms, pippies, peeled prawns and yabbies have been great baits, while the pilchards, mullet strips and squid have been great on the jew, tailor and flathead.

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Davo’s Northshore Bait & Tackle
938 David Low Way
Marcoola 4564
07 5448 8244

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