Report 28/9/15

Davo's Noosa
Cnr Mary & Thomas St, Noosaville
Ph: 07 5449 8099
Davo's North Shore
938 David Low Way, Marcoola
Ph: 07 5448 8244
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Nicole Penfold
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Report 28/9/15

Post by Nicole Penfold » Mon Sep 28, 2015 11:48 am

Over the past few weeks here on the coast the wind has not been favourable with southerly gusts still continually blowing. This week there is a northerly change coming through which will see the wind and swell drop out, which will make perfect conditions for a fish.

The continual southerlies have meant the rivers have been hard to fish, but the sheltered areas like Coolum Creek, Stumers Creek and small creek inlets along the Maroochy river have the best producing areas to wet a line. Flathead and whiting have been the dominant species throughout the river. This is because spring time is the time when flathead spawn and the bigger females start to enter our estuaries in bigger numbers as well as those big elusive summer whiting (elbow slappers). The best bait options have been fresh mullet, cured worms and frozen prawns. Also soft plastics and hardbodies have been working great for both species like the Zerek Tango Shads, Daiwa Double Clutches, Daiwa Spikes and the Ecogear ZX range; and Berkley 3” PowerBaits and Gulp 3” Minnows have been the standout soft plastics. Fishing the last of the run out tide and the first of the run in has been seeing the most success amongst anglers.

Though the wind has been up the beaches have been still fishable. Early mornings have been the prime bite time before the wind picks ups with quality bream, whiting, dart and flathead coming through in schools through the gutters. Quality baits like fresh mullet, cured worms, prawns and pilchards have been producing the fish. A simple 3/0 gang rig for the pilchards and Black Magic Whiting Whackers have been the standout surf rigs to be using. With the full moon approaching make sure you hit the beaches at night in search for a jew as they love to feed on a full moon. So fishing baits like fresh mullet strips on a 6/0 snelled rig and bonito fillets on the same hook setup should see you landing a quality jew.

However, with the wind changing to a northerly during early next week should see the river fire as well as the in close and wide offshore reefs and beaches as fish love to chew on a wind change. So make sure you drop in and speak to the staff about what’s biting, what gear to use and where you should be heading in search of some fish.

For the latest bar reports and other info log onto, 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.

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
Shawn O'Neil with a 42cm whiting from the Noosa River.

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