Report 28/10/18

Davo's Noosa
Cnr Mary & Thomas St, Noosaville
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Davo's North Shore
938 David Low Way, Marcoola
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Nicole Penfold
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Report 28/10/18

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:29 pm

Plenty of quality fish on offer!
With the water still that little bit murky from the run off over the last couple of weeks most anglers have been fishing towards the mouth of the Maroochy river. For the whiting anglers, the best results have been coming on the top two hours of the tide. Anglers have been using freshly pumped yabbies, beach worm, soldier crabs and peeled prawns and getting some outstanding results with plenty of elbow slappers around. Surface lures were also working well with the new 58mm sized Sugapens worth a go, make sure you use lighter braids to give you a decent cast. Flathead have been in outstanding numbers with good quality fish taken. These fish have been more predominate on the run-out tide, fishing the edges of sand and mud banks has been where most of the fish have been taken with both lures and baits claiming fish. The new Bio Tough soft plastics from Squidgy have been working well with the Bloodworm and watermelon colours seeming to be the most popular.

The jack angler are really starting to get excited with plenty of quality fish on offer. The one thing that really fires them up is a sudden change in the weather! Live baits of poddy mullet or herring cast around bridges and pontoons has seen some nice fish hooked, using good quality eight carrier braid of around 20lbs, and a fluorocarbon leader up to 25lb will help with the fight. Lure anglers have been using red suspending lures, the new colours in the Daiwa Double Clutch range and the Zerek Tango Shades have claimed some good fish. Trevally have also been in good numbers with plenty of fish taken on the morning tides, fast moving slugs and soft plastics have been monstered by giant, golden and big eye trevally. There have been some good sized crabs taken over the last week with the most productive pots in Petrie and Coolum Creeks, best baits have been mullet and chook frames soaked in tuna oil.

On the offshore seen, the bottom bouncer’s have seen plenty of quality fish taken on the closer reefs, there has been plenty of bait fish around and this in turn bring those predatory fish to the closer reef to feed. Coolum Reef, Hancock Reef, Arkwright Sholes and the Gneerings are all prime reefs to target. Good snapper, sweetlip, parrot, pearl perch, cobia and jew all feeding on the bounty of bait fish on offer. Plastics and micro jigs have also claimed some great fish, working these lures hard to the bottom is the only way you will come into contact with the bigger fish so make sure you have the right weight jig head or micro jig to cope with both depth and run. Pelagic reports have been a little slow and you will have to run a little wider to find fish. Large tuna schools were already moving into the area before the rains so it stands to reason that these fish will be that bit further out. Spanish and spotted mackerel were also around and were spotted by local divers. Fishing the Barwon Banks and Murphy’s Reef should see you come into contact with the odd pelagic.

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

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