Report 21/9/15

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Nicole Penfold
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Report 21/9/15

Post by Nicole Penfold » Mon Sep 21, 2015 3:24 pm

Maroochy Report
The wind certainly hasn’t been favourable over the past week with the strong southerly gusts continuing to blow for the coming weekend. With that being said we’ll hopefully see a break in the weather mid-week.

The howling southerlies have resulted in the rivers being tricky to fish followed by big tides from the recent full moon. When the wind resides we’ll see mangrove jack start to fire up with the warmer weather and the occasional stormy afternoons which they love. Fishing early mornings and late afternoons using lures and soft plastics have seen the better results with jacks up to 60cm being landed. Areas like Pelican Waters, Coolum creek, Maroochydore River and Kawana waters have been the standout spots to target those mangrove jacks preferable on the last hour and the run out tide an either side of the change. Ecooda 70mm shads and Ecogear sx60 have been the standout hardbodies, Squidgy 100mm whipbaits have been the standout soft plastics. Don’t be afraid to keep one or two for a feed as mangrove jack are a prized eating fish.

On the beaches; you can still manage to fish the beaches even in the windy conditions, fishing the early morning bite has been paying off with some quality whiting coming through the gutters; good size bream have been coming through in numbers as well as dart and flathead. Using quality baits like live sand worms, frozen prawns, fresh mullet stripes and my favourite pilchards have been gaining the most success amongst anglers. If you can brave the cold weather during the night along the beach with a nice pair of waders you could see yourself hooking a mulloway if you’re lucky. Snelling two 6/0 Black Magic C-points together on 60lb leader with a glow bead above with a strip of fresh mullet should result in a beautiful mulloway for the dinner table.

Offshore has also been affected by this wind seeing a low number of fish captures being reported. Though this can be a good thing as it allows the reef dwelling species to regenerate before anglers start targeting those favourite areas when the wind drops out. As the weather clears in close reefs like Coolum reef and Arkwright Shoal will be the go to areas for reef fish as well as the odd pelagic as the weather and water warms up fish like Spanish mackerel, tuna, kingfish and marlin will start making appearances in close and out wide.

For all the latest information log onto for up-to-date bar and fishing reports and don’t forget to drop into Davo’s Tackle World Noosa or Davo’s Bait &Tackle Northshore at Marcoola to find out what’s biting and where. And remember - Tight Lines and Bent Spines!

Davo's Bait and Tackle Northshore
938 David Low Way, Marcoola Q 4564
Ph: 07 5448 8244
Davo's Tackle World Noosa
Shop 6, Noosa Homemaker Ctr, Mary St, Noosaville Q 4566
Ph: 07 5449 8099

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