Report 14/8/19

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Report 14/8/19

Post by subeditor » Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:28 pm

Winter weather is perfect for the reef!

With the breezes blowing over the weekend most offshore anglers keep to the closer reefs with some larger craft ventured to the outer reefs to find they were really firing. The Barwon banks and the Hards have been fishing extremely well for pearl perch, snapper, cobia and jew making the long trip from the bar well worth it. A little closer to home mixed reef species like parrot, sweetlip, cod and squire have been keeping anglers happy at Sunshine Reef along with some quality coral trout still hanging around. The odd mackerel and tuna are still being taken around Coolum Reef even with water temperatures dropping. On Murphy’s Reef there were good numbers of snapper being taken on Micro Jigs in the 40 – 60g sizes seemed to be doing the job. The Cast PTYD Jigs are a great jig with that perfect slow action that works well for bigger sweetlip, pearl perch and snapper. Large strip baits like mullet fillet, slimy mackerel fillet and squid baits on paternoster rigs with 4-6oz snapper sinkers have been the standard baits and working well, lightly weighted whole pilchard baits floating down the burley trail have also produced some bigger snapper.

On the Beach, fishing those closer gutters during the days has been producing, with whiting, bream and dart taken on worm’s pipes and yabbies’. Cast to the back of the gutter and roll those bait under the white water to get the best results. For the rock hoppers; fishing bigger stickbaits like Shimano Rock Slide and Fish Inc Flankers cast off the headlands of Yaroomba and Noosa National park has seen catches of trevally, queenies and the odd large dart. Jew will be a little quiet as we move into the full moon your best chance is after the moon has set.

In the Maroochy Rivers we have had an outstanding bream season. This time of year they school up in big numbers as they spawn and are willing to take a wide variety of lures and baits. When targeting bream on soft plastics jig head selection is quite important, as you want the lure to sink fairly slowly and stay in their face, another great option is the very popular Crusty Crab, these crab have to be one of the most realistic profiles on the market. Dropping your leader size too will see better numbers, most anglers opt for a 3 to 6lb leader when targeting these wary fish. If you want to soak a bait for a bream, fresh strips of mullet are pretty hard to go past. Elsewhere in the River, the river mouth has been providing some spectacular surface sessions lately, with trevally schooling up and smashing bait fish. Surface lures in the low light periods have been perfect with both popper and surface walkers getting the job done. Flathead numbers are also improving with plenty of fish taken in the shallower water, these fish will congregate in these areas as the water is that bit warmer. Fishing the run out tide with plastics or shallow diving lures should see you with a feed.

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