Report 14/2/19

Davo's Noosa
Cnr Mary & Thomas St, Noosaville
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Davo's North Shore
938 David Low Way, Marcoola
Ph: 07 5448 8244
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Report 14/2/19

Post by subeditor » Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:11 pm

Offshore anglers where well rewarded over the weekend with some fishable conditions, the swell was up a little but light variable winds made it tolerable. Areas that fired included Gneerings and Currimundi Reefs where snapper, grass sweetlip and spotted mackerel were on the chew. Try quality baits like pillies and local squid to ensure better catches. Up to the north off Coolum saw pelagic’s on fire with quality long tails and mackerel on the menu. The long tails were hot for small bait fish presentation slugs like the River2Sea Sea Rocks while the spanish were taking live yakka’s and floated dead baits down the burley trail. Down on the Currimundi is where the snapper and sweetlip are on the increase with the middle to the top of the tide producing the bigger fish. All species responded well to local squid, pillies and live baits. Large cobia have been coming from Wide Caloundra with whole slimeys and yakkas landing the bigger fish. Mack tuna have been on the boil with Old Women Island and Arkwright shoals the best areas with most fish responding to metal lures on the cast.

The Maroochy River has been very popular over the last month for crabs with catches in the areas up river from the Bli Bli Bridge to Coolum Creek. Baiting your pots heavy with fresh mullet has been the key to bigger crabs. Flathead are loving soft plastics around the back of Goat Island and the stretch along the ski run with bloodworm and motor oil the winning colours. School jew are also in good numbers, if using bait try the mouth of Eudlo Creek with baby blue pilchards on a snooded rig on the run out tide. Looking to fish the run in stick to shallows along Chambers Island and Picnic Point for some decent whiting. Quality whiting really enjoy live bait at the moment so try pumping some yabbies or soldier crabs to give you that little extra chance of a great catch. Mangrove jacks are still around with all reported catches on live bait around the Cod Hole. Anglers have reported tailor and trevally just inside the mouth with trolling lures in the deeper channels landing the fish. Twin Waters has been fishing well for both queenfish and trevally on the incoming tide.

The local beaches have a good range of gutters at the moment so try hitting the stretch from of beach from Peregian to Mudjimba as this section is holding dart and whiting with the bigger dart at the rear of the gutter when it’s at its fullest. Fishing a couple of days after the new moon last weekend certainly opened up a can of worms with some nice Jew and tailor taken on the run in tide. Whiting still on the bite and will favour the last half of the run out while staying closer in the gutter. Use popular baits like worms, pipis and fresh yabbies to ensure a quality catch. If you like to chase your own live worms Peregian and Marcoola Beaches have showed the better results.

Now for all the latest information log onto www.fishingnoosa.com.au for up to date bar and fishing reports, don’t forget to drop into Davo’s Tackle World, Davo’s Boating and Outdoor in Noosa and Davo’s Northshore Bait & Tackle at Marcoola for all the right equipment, bait and advice to get you catching. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and remember Tight Lines and Bent Spines!

Davo’s Northshore Bait & Tackle
938 David Low Way
Marcoola 4564
07 5448 8244
northshore@davostackle.com.au

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