Weekly Report 20 Dec 13

Davo's Noosa
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Weekly Report 20 Dec 13

Post by Brad » Fri Dec 20, 2013 9:22 am

Merry Christmas to all of you who read all the fishing reports and I personally hope that it is all you want. The fishing is looking fantastic over the Christmas break with plenty of options for every style of fishing. The weather is the key, so as long as the winds stay down there will be some nice fish taken offshore over the coming weeks. There are still mackerel around but you will need to work for them. Don't fall into the trap of pulling up where everyone else is particularly if you are targeting mackerel. Take the time to find bait fish and get your baits in amongst them to give yourself the best opportunity. Trolling lures or slow trolling live bait down at the depth the fish are holding at are two of the best methods to target mackerel.

Murphy's Reef is a good option to pull up on and drop the pick for a days fishing. Remember to get a berley trail going and stick with it for a good hour or so giving it plenty of time to work. If there is not much happening then you may have to look at a move. Of course you will need to coordinate with the tidal changes to increase your chances or fish around dusk or at sun up when the fish are hungry. The Inner Gneerings should be good to drift over with soft plastics. Normally this would reward you with cod and coral trout but patience is the key and stick around the bait.

Caloundra Wide will be the spot to target mahi mahi, wahoo and other pelagics and some quality tuskfish, pearl perch and snapper are still be caught around the pinnacles. Kingfish can be jigged up around the bait schools in the deeper water areas of 60m + and the cobia are hitting live yakkas on the known wrecks. For best results on cobia the low tide seems to be the most active feeding time. Hutchies is a good area to work for them along with the Beacons. The news is also good up north on Sunshine Reef with coral trout, red throat, snapper and a variety of other reef species are being consistently caught. Sunshine is a big reef but is well protected when areas like Mooloolaba and Caloundra are blown out so take a look at them. There are also plenty of tuna and mackerel schools around up there particularly around Coolum headland and they generally work their way down south later in the day.

The estuaries are quiet but the key is to get around the back and out of the way of all the noise and traffic during the peak holiday periods. Mangrove Jack are being taken in Bells Creek and right through to Coochin Creek with an average of 3 fish per session which is good. Whiting are around the wed beds just south of Bell's Creek and there are flathead around in patches. Trevally and queenfish are around the canals in Kawana and Pelican Waters and live mullet or lures are exceptional on these fighters. Happy Valley on the low tide has dart and flathead with an occasion whiting. The issue is you will be sharing the area with hundreds of swimmers. Currimundi lake has some whiting and small picker bream. The canals around Kawana are just loaded with bream and they are schooled up so it is just a matter of finding them.

I hope you catch some great fish this holiday period and if you do send me a photo at fishingmonthly@yahoo.com.au and I will get it on the reports or in the magazine in the coming months. Merry Christmas :P
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