Weekly Report 23 Jan 14

Davo's Noosa
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Weekly Report 23 Jan 14

Post by Brad » Thu Jan 23, 2014 12:11 pm

Amazing reports with plenty of fish offshore at the moment. There have been schools of smaller spotty mackerel up to 4kg around of Point Cartwright and around the Gneering Shoal with some bigger spaniards around for the taking. Floating out pilchards on a lightly weighted line has been the best for results or slow trolling small medium diving minnows. Wahoo and mahi mahi are out wider around Wide Caloundra with recent catches coming in around 22kg for the biggest who but most fish are around the 8kg mark. Like, who cares as any day you get on to them is a good day. Trolling large divers and skirts are the best way to get them hooked. North around Coolum and Noosa there have been great catches of mackerel and they have been mixed amongst the tuna schools that have been ravaging the bait balls.

The reefies are still around with pearl perch and the occasional cracker snapper being caught out around the Barwon Banks and the Hards. Murphy's and the Caloundra 12 mile have also good numbers of sweetlip and tuskfish for the taking. Live bait has been the killer on the bigger reefies so it is worth spending some time getting it. Try around Currimundi Reef and from there you can troll for mackerel down to Brays Rock or lay out a few livies on a balloon or floater.

The estuaries have been giving up trevally and queenies with some smaller tarpon being caught in the early mornings in the Pelican Waters canals. Through the day things go quiet but in the evening the whiting and bream start to move again along with the flathead. Smaller bream are being caught fro the Boardwalk in Caloundra and whiting and small dart are in the surf area of Happy Valley. The Blue Hole is worth a cast for bream and chopper tailor but the changing tide is the time you will need to be there in for best results. Military Jetty and the Gemini Pontoon are two other good spots to take the kids this long weekend to get amongst the bream. Yabbies, peeled prawns or fish strips are the better baits to try.

Overall it should be a good long weekend so take the time and enjoy it. Remember that patience is the key and if someone needs assistance please lend a hand. Have fun!

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