Report 3/5/19

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Report 3/5/19

Post by subeditor » Fri May 03, 2019 3:31 pm

Plenty of great fish from the closer reefs!

With a couple of great days over the weekend with light winds and low swell plenty of angler took advantage and headed offshore to get into the action. Reef like the Gneerings Coolum and Sunshine all reported good fish over the weekend. Pearlies, tuskies, jewfish, snapper and sweetlip were all on the chew. Using a live bait rig to get some fresh Slimy Mackerel or Yakka’s has proved to be worthwhile as live baits seem to be getting inhaled as soon as they get to the bottom. Large strip baits have also been popular with fresh mullet and hussar working well. When fishing bait a consistent stream of burley will really help the cause, having some pre-mixed burley or burley logs and Tuna oil to help get you into the action. For the lure anglers; soft plastics have been working exceptionally well, jerk shad style lures in either Motor Oil, Nuclear Chicken or pink have been the go. The lead up to the new moon this weekend we should see snapper number really pick up. Those that have larger craft that did the run to the outer reefs, there was plenty of offer with some big amberjack, kingies, snapper, pearl perch, cobia and cod climbing on any live baits fished close to the reefs. Knife jigs have also been working well, dropped to the bottom and ripped up at speed has seen plenty of monster fish leave the bottom in pursuit of these fast moving jigs. The pelagic run still seems to be going on with plenty of quality mackerel and tuna taken from most of the reefs, probably the best advice is to get to the north of the feeding schools and let the fish come to you.

In the river we have seen some big Flathead from the lower part of the system. These have been caught on a wide range of baits from livies to whitebait and of course soft plastics. The tailor are making a stronger presence each week as they start to make their way north. The mouth of the river is where we are seeing most of the action with some nice trevally also in the mix. It’s important to upsize your leaders when the tailor are around as they can get through some gear if the leader is to light. The bigger fish are falling to a range of trolled lures and surface lures and fresh strip baits fished on small gang hooks. Live beach worms have been accounting for quality whiting in the lower parts of the river when rigged with lighter leaders and worm hooks. Fishing areas like black Banks Picnic Point and Chambers Island have all seen great results. Some big bream are also starting to show up as the water start to cool, fishing around pontoons and jetties with unweighted prawns has been working well.

Fishing along the Maroochy North shore has been very popular with some bigger fish on the morning and afternoon tides, jew are also about and love a feed of tailor so if you get a legal chopper take the sides off him and send it out the back. The best jew bite is always around the new moon. There is still a strong presence of Whiting, Dart and good sized Bream on most of the close gutters.

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Marcoola 4564
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