Report 15/10/18

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Nicole Penfold
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Report 15/10/18

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:59 pm

Rain changes the way we fish!

If the saying “a drought on land a drought on the water” is true, we are in for a real treat when it comes to fishing. Recent rains have seen the very clear Maroochy River turn to a chocolate colour. With the recent weather events the way we fish has certainly changed. In the river most anglers are concentrating their efforts more toward the river mouth and fishing the incoming tide. Whiting have been taken around the mouth and along Black Banks with most fish taken on worms and peeled prawns.

Trevally have also returned in numbers and are feeding on bait forced to the river mouth in the hunt for more saline water. Fast moving slugs and soft plastics have been the go, give the Halco Twisty is silver a try or for the plastics angler Zman Opening Night in the MinnowZ 3” on a 1/4 Jig head is a great option.

There are some great flathead around the entrances to Petrie and Eudlo Creeks, this fish are sitting in wait for prawns and bait fish running to sea or brought down on the tide. Casting small fish baits like pilchards, whitebait or hardy heads upstream and working them slowly back on the tide has been very successful. Plastics anglers have been using predominately darker coloured paddle tail soft plastics to give off vibration and colour in the darker water.

Mangrove jacks have been having a fine old time ambushing baits as they float past, fishing around structure has been the prime area to find them so the traffic bridge pylons is a great place to start, live baits of poddy mullet or herring has been the most productive method. For the bream angler fishing the many pipes that run into the river has been where a lot of bream have been taken. Very small soft plastic cast into the run off have been picking up fish laying in waiting for a snack brought down with the run off. The crabs will be up and walking with the influx of fresh into the system, place your pots near mangrove in the deeper holes, mullet soaked in tuna oil has been a top bait.

The offshore reports have been from very few with most offshore anglers leaving the boat on the trailer and wait for calmer waters, after the rain event make sure you stick to the closer reefs as the bait from the rivers and creeks will head to the nearest cover. Old Woman Island, the Gneerings, and Handcock Sholes will all be prime hunting ground as the predators move in to feed on the abundance of bait. For the pelagic’s hunters you will have to run to the blue water areas like the Barwon Banks to find mackerel and tuna as these fish prefer the clearer waters.

On the beaches; if you can avoid the showers there are some great Gutters forming with the large swells brought in with this southerly change. Nice whiting, bream, flathead and larger dart have all come from the gutters. Fishing the dirty water lines at the river mouths on the run out tide has also been very successful, good quality trevally and bream have been taken around Pincushion Island and Stummers Creek. Pilchards, mullet fillet and prawns have all been prime baits.

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

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