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Post by subeditor » Fri Apr 01, 2016 1:38 pm

Maroochy River cleans up after the rain!

With some clean water returning to the Maroochy River after the big tides of the full moon, anglers everywhere have been getting out on the water and enjoying the great fishing that has been on offer. At the mouth, whiting and bream are on the chew with the occasional large flathead also hanging around the deeper channels. If you’re fishing the area land based, long casts across the sand flats with a realistic prawn lure like the Zerek live shrimp will almost certainly land you a nice flathead or two, and by doing the same thing early in the morning or late in the afternoon also gives you the option of some nice trevally. Further downstream, the cod hole has been firing in the early morning with some nice sized trevally feeding around the pylons. When catching these trevally, light line and small, baitfish styled soft plastics or Micro jigs hopped along the bottom are perfect and have been worked well. Crabs have been in good numbers in the lower stretches of the river, there are a lot of jennies around at the moment, so you will have to make sure you identify them properly to make sure the girls go back.
For the offshore crew, it proved a very successful week with some great catches reported. Murphy’s reef and the Gneerings are definitely the standout with sweetlip, squire, trout and a whole host of other mixed reef species getting caught there. Another species that is on the chew is Spanish mackerel! These speedy predators are a popular target and after a month of not being able to catch them due to wind conditions, anglers everywhere are getting into some great catches. Floating pilchards in a berley trail has been one effective method of catching a few mackerel, another successful method has been trolling deep-diving hard bodied lures around reef edges and bait schools. The Samaki Pacemakers have been a great lure and have the runs on the board when it comes to captures, they come in a great range of colors and sizes perfect for chasing the large mackerel we get at this time of the year.
On the beach there are some good gutter down towards Pincushion Island on the Maroochy North shore. Dart have been popular with the kids and are easily caught with a smaller rod. Prawns, pippies and pilchard bait are all working well. For those that are planning a night fish the period between sunset and moon rise will be your best bet.
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Davo's Bait & 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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