Weekly Report 17 Jul 11

Davo's Noosa
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Weekly Report 17 Jul 11

Post by Brad » Sun Jul 17, 2011 9:03 am

Snapper, pearl perch, sweetlip and cobia are the most prolific species around the reefs at the moment. WIde Caloundra in particular has given up some monster pearl perch and consistent catches of smaller snapper around the 3-4kg mark. It is not necessarily a case of going further north for more action as the Sunshine Coast end has been just as productive as spots like the bottom and top of the hards and around the Noosa area. The Gneerings and Murphy's have sweetlip, squire and pearlies around dusk and some will still bite in the middle of the day provided the tide is on or near a change. The making tide at dusk is ideal to target the bigger snapper but the low tide is by far the better tide to tackle cobia. The cobia are munching on yakkas at the moment and all though you may be able to catch one on a pilchard it is nearly impossible to miss if you take the time to get some live bait. Try around the blinker, Currimundi and Rapers shoal or the channel markers off the northern tip of Bribie Island for them.

Mulloway have been hit and miss with the Maroochy River mouth and rock wall in Mooloolaba around from La Balsa park the best bet. Large prawns or plenty of worms will make the difference as mulloway just relish these baits. Bream are plentiful around the La Balsa park area and the gar are still being caught right along the park strip. Land based anglers should fish the public jetty around the trawlers and long liners for trevally, bream and flathead. Mckenzies bridge still has a truck load of little pickers including chopper tailor, moses perch and bream. There are a few big ones in amongst them but not a lot at the moment. The Pumistone Passage is still giving up bream and winter whiting. The whiting are hanging around the weed beds so areas around the Caloundra Powerboat Club and south of Bell's Creek are normally packed. The pontoon at club is also worth fishing on the tide change at night. The lights are still a good attractant for predators so drop a line and see how you go. Military Jetty is just around the corner so there are plenty of options. The Boardwalk and areas around Happy Valley still have dart, whiting and flathead which get caught in the gutters at low tide. Watch the hidden rocks or you will loose plenty of equipment.

There may be a chance for offshore during this week so lets hope the fish are on the bite. If these southerly winds stay on it may be more difficult than you think. Look for the sheltered beaches like Moffats to try for bream, sweetlip (from the rocks) and sharks. Kings will be worth a cast in the evenings for whiting and bream and remember there is always a good chance that a nice reefie will be lurking about. Have Fun!

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