Report 11/1/16

Davo's Noosa
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Nicole Penfold
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Report 11/1/16

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri Jan 22, 2016 2:01 pm

January 11
It looks like the middle to north end of 'The Barwon Banks' are fishing very well. 'The Hards' are pulling up a few big Trevally and Mackerel with plenty of Bait Fish. I have seen some photo's around of a coral trout caught off 'Sunshine Reef' and Norm with a massive Red Emperor off 'The Hards'. The Gneerings have had some spotties caught on medium sized Pilchards trolled deep and The Blinker has had the odd Spanish Mackerel caught on live bait with some small King Fish hard up against caught on soft plastics. Caloundra 8-12 Mile have had some good Spanish action on live bait and trolled baits down deep. Deep Diving lures at a high speed down deep have also worked very well.
The beaches on the low tide have great potential as the wind and swell are low and with the New Moon last night. Fishing the high tides at night increases the chance of a nice Jew and low tide in the middle of the day has fantastic entertainment value with easy to access gutters for even the kids to reach. Labalsa Park has worked well and locally Pipi's, Beach Worms and Prawns are the main baits for optimum catch rates.

January 12
The Mackerel have turned up in great numbers and are on the bite the last 2 days. Caloundra 8-12 Mile are holding Spaniards and the closer reefs are holding some spotties. Mack Tuna are also around and have been worked with chrome lures.
With the clearer water the pelagics are starting to feed with more regularity as this week has been the most succesfull week for anglers. There are plenty of spotties heading towards Noosa and off Mooloolaba we are seeing some more Spanish, Spotty and School Mackerel. Small pockets of Tuna are busting up around Currimundi and Coolum with the Blinker and around the Gneerings holding plenty of bait.
The Mooloolah River has the had the most amount of reported Golden Trevally action for some time. There are a few good ones around the Labalsa Park boat ramp. Whiting are widespread and Labalsa Park is touted as the go to destination for some light entertainment. Minyama Bridge has some good trevally and Jack action with live baits the best for fishing in that area.
The Mackerel are becoming a little more adventurous with Aaron catching this one on the surface at 12 mile yesterday.

January 13
The early mornings have been producing the most fish, for example schools of spottie and Spainish mackerel have been working just off Point Cartwright with one boat taking their bag limit in a couple of hours and getting a bonus Cobia.
the banks have been producing some great Dollphinfish,black marlin and mixed reeffies and the snapper pearlies and and wahoo on the 10nm off Caloundra.
in the rivers the Trevally and Bream have been stand outs with some greast catches being reported.

January 14
Looking at the offshore conditions a slow troll or drifting some pilly's should land some Mackerel and bottom fishing is improving with plenty of squire still caught off Caloundra and Mooloolabah. Putting out a bit of a burley trail if you are wanting to anchor will only increase your catch rate.
In the estuaries there has been a spike of golden trevally caught along Labalsa Park and with other species of trevally caught along Minyama Island and the bridges. Local Kayak anglers have been geetting some quality fish around the trawlers, under bridges and jetties.
there have been reports of some nice mack tuna and Spottie Mackerel in close and the Gneering have been producing some good fish over the last week with the best time being first and even before sunrise.

January 15
The river has still been fishing well with the Trevally, Flathead, Big Whiting and Bream accounting for the most part of the catches with live bait producing the best results. Mudcrabs are still being caught in the upper reaches of of the Mooloolaba and Maroochydore rivers and the beaches are producing a few big Dart.

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