Report 30/11/18

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Report 30/11/18

Post by subeditor » Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:31 pm

Plenty of quality fish coming from the River!

The Maroochy River has again come up with some great fish for angler unable to get outside due to weather! There are still good numbers of trevally around the mouth of the river with the early morning incoming tide producing some great fish, tailor are also amongst them. Anglers have had success with a wide range of lures including slugs, smaller stick baits, and even fast moving plastics. Mangrove jack numbers are still great with plenty of fish taken in open waters at night on live baits, these fish tend to hang around structure but will feed in the open at night on school of bait brought in on the tide. A perfect example is Twin Waters Weir where the fish can be taken out of the middle of the pond in the right conditions. Another great spot to target them is the upper reaches of the creeks like Petrie and Coolum Creeks, these area are great with suspending lures like the Jackall Squirrels and the Lucky Craft Pointers picking up fish from around the rock bars. Elsewhere in the river, there has been some good size whiting getting caught in the shallows of Cotton Tree and Black Banks, prawns worms and yabbies have claimed quality fish. Nice sized flathead are also in good numbers with quality fish right the way through the system. Casting towards the shallow sandbanks from a boat and rolling soft plastics back into the deeper water should see you come into contact with a lizard or two. Crabs are also plentiful in the upper reaches of the river, the only problem is most are females at the moment with only a few legal bucks making it to the plate. Remember you must mark both you float and your pots to be legal.

On the beach the dart have been in good numbers. This is great fun for the kids with a small piece of pilchard or a prawn on a size four bait holder hook cast into the gutters will almost guarantee a fish. The gutter on the Maroochy North Shore has also seen some nice tailor and some bigger sized flathead, with the morning high tide the prime time. Fishing Coolum and Yaroomba Rocks has seen some good action coming from around the headlands with tailor and trevally being taken in the white water earlier last week.

Fishing Offshore last weekend was tough with conditions less than perfect for chasing reef fish and pelagics. For those that managed a fish getting out early and staying fairly close was the key with those strong offshore winds in the afternoon. Spotted mackerel and school mackerel were showing up on the closer reefs like Coolum and the Gneerings. The good old pilchard floater has been working well with plenty of cobia reported. The Gneerings has been good for Sweetlip parrot and snapper, Caloundra 12 mile is also holding good sized snapper, cobia and large cod. Currimundi reef is another reef that is very under rated with some nice size snapper, sweetlip and maori cod coming from there. We are also getting reports of mahi mahi coming from the northern reef out from Noosa so if you see some floating debris, having a couple of casts at that may see you with a very tasty mahi mahi. Squiding has become very popular at the moment with plenty of anglers reports some nice squid from around Old Woman Island.

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Davo’s Northshore Bait & Tackle
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Marcoola 4564
07 5448 8244

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