Report 21/3/19

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Report 21/3/19

Post by subeditor » Thu Mar 21, 2019 3:59 pm

The weekend was perfect for the offshore angler with low swell and light winds making it very busy time on the water. The closer areas such as the Gneerings and Currimundi seem to the favourites with snapper, grass sweetlip and parrot fish all on the menu. Best performing baits were pillies, slimy mackerel and local squid. Spanish mackerel have been taking slowed trolled skirted baits and deep diving lures with the Barwon Banks, Chardon’s and Currimundi reefs all showing good fish. Coolum reef has also seen plenty of action with quality long tails at first light and large spotted mackerel once the sun rose. Most anglers reported fish taking small bait fish profile slugs or pillies floated down the burley trail. Up to the north saw Sunshine and North Reef producing squire, venus tusk fish, good size maori cod and some good quality coral trout. Fishing hard to the reef is the key to picking up some good trout so a sz 10 ball sinker right at the top of the hook is the best rig. Best baits have been local squid, pillies and live baits. Plastics and jigs have also raised some nice fish with the Zman Coconut Ice in the Jerk Shads a real favourite in the plastics, and the Entice flops are great for the jiggers.

The Maroochy River was very popular over the weekend with some good sized crabs on the menu. Better crabs came from the areas up river from the Motorway Bridge to Coolum Creek. Baiting your pots heavy with fresh mullet has been the key to bigger crabs. Flathead are taking on soft plastics around the back of Goat Island and up the top side of Eudlo Creek. If using bait try the mouth of Petrie Creek and down river from the motorway bridge to Nojoor Road boat ramp with prawns, whitebait and pilchards on the run out tide. Grunter bream have also been in good numbers around Bli Bli Bridge up to Bli Bli Islands, small strip baits of mullet or bonito have worked well. Fishing the run in tide try the shallows along Chambers Island and Picnic Point for some decent whiting, most fish are taking fresh yabbies and worms. Mangrove jacks are also on the move with the stormy weather over the last week, surface lures very popular at the moment up Eudlo and Petrie Creeks. For the bait fisherman, try live baiting around the Motorway Bridge, Maroochy Waters and Twin Waters. Trevally numbers are also picking up along the beach near the mouth just inside Pin Cushion on the run in tide. Surface lures such as the Nomad Riptide and Chug Norris worked hard have seen some great results.

With the beaches seeing some big swell earlier in the month there are plenty of gutters to choose from at the moment, The Marcoola to Mudjimba stretch is showing some perfect holes that will hold dart and whiting with the bigger dart at the rear of the gutter at the top of the tide. The whiting will favour the last half of the run out while staying closer in the gutter. Popular baits have been worms, pipis and fresh yabbies. Pin Cushion Island would be the pick of the spots if looking to throw a pillie for tailor. Try the gutters just on the northern side of the rocks as well.

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