Report 5/4/19

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Report 5/4/19

Post by subeditor » Fri Apr 05, 2019 2:52 pm

Whiting have been plentiful!

Whiting have been plentiful with good catches reported thru out the lower reaches of the Maroochy River. With the recent run off plenty of larger fish have headed down river giving local anglers bigger and better catches. Best areas for whiting have been Black Banks, Chambers Island, Cotton tree and the banks around Goat Island. Best performing baits have been worms, yabbies and soldier crabs. With the predicted South Easterly winds fishing poppers from the southern side of the river would also worth a shot. Flathead have been around with catches of nice fish taken on lures and bait. If you’re lure fishing then plastic is the way to go try the Zman Grubs and Squidgy Prawns in darker colours. Popular areas the mouth of Eudlo and Petrie Creek on the last half of the run out. Bait fisherman on the other hand have found drifting small pillies along the channel edges giving them the best results. The run in and top of the tide has been good for trevally with most fish taken on surface lures. Lower reaches of the river has shown catches of Sand Crabs, the mud crabs are coming from further up river and are walking, get those pots in deep as they will be looking for the more saline water, try the deeper sections near the Bli Bli Islands.

On the beaches, has shown good whiting this week with most catches coming from the low water gutters. Try using quality beach worms on a Blood Worm hook sized 4 or 6 for those bigger fish. Peregian down to Stumers Creek and Yaroomba down to Marcoola beach have been the pick of spots. Trevally have also been in the gutters with the high tide the time to pick them up along with some of the bigger dart, prawns small pilchards and whitebait have been showing the better results. If you are looking for jew hit those high tide gutters with strip baits such as bonito and mullet on a Tru Turn strip bait rig.

Offshore fishing anglers were a little hard done by the weather with only a small window early on the weekend. Most reports are from earlier in the week, anglers hit the close in reefs like the Gneerings, Murphys and Currimundi all reported catches of snapper, moses perch, and grass sweetlip with baits such as pillies and local squid. A good tip when on these grounds is to troll around as solid cobia have been caught this way. The tuna schools have been very large with plenty of long tails on offer, the trick is to get to the north of them and let them come to you, casting slugs and stick baits has been very successful. Out wider on the Barwon banks produced quality snapper, sweetlip, pearlies, and jew.

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

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