Report 19/8/16

Davo's Noosa
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Report 19/8/16

Post by subeditor » Fri Aug 19, 2016 9:30 am

Flathead are thick in the Maroochy!

In the river; flathead have been caught all throughout the Maroochy River system with the majority of quality fish taken in the upper reaches. Flathead are an ambush predator and prefer the dirtier water to wait in lay for passing prawns and baitfish. A good place to start searching for flathead is from the Bli-Bli Islands thorough towards Coolum Creek. Squidgy Paddle Prawn soft plastics are a great lure for chasing flathead. Try rigging them on a ¼ 2/0 TT Headlockz jig head with a bit of S-Factor scent rubbed on for extra attraction. Look for good areas to cast over like drop offs, creek mouths and drains. Trevally and tailor have also been coming through with the tides with the water surrounding the Motorway Bridge being a great place to start searching. Trolling hardbodies and casting soft plastics is a great way to come into contact with these sports fish. For better results on chasing trevally and tailor try heading out during the low light periods.
On the beaches; there’s not a lot of gutters along the local beaches at present but with the bigger tides coming up hopefully might move some sand around to form some better looking water. Tailor are still active along the beaches with most of the fish caught after dark. Good areas to try are around the Maroochy River Mouth and Coolum Rocks.
Lachie Wallis holding a bronze whaler caught off Rainbow Beach.
Offshore; snapper, snapper, snapper!! They have been coming in thick and fast for anglers, with plenty of quality fish caught over the past week. Reports of fish coming from Inner Gneerings, Arkwright Shoal, Currimundi Reef and Caloundra 12 Mile. Floating pillies have definitely been the best for targeting bigger snapper. However some good fish have been falling for soft plastics. With plastics fishing for snapper it’s important to get your jig head weight right for what water depth your fishing and how much run is in the water.
Local angler Craig Mullet with an 80cm snapper off Gneerings Reef.
Noojor Boat ramp; for those that don’t know the development of the new boat ramp has recently been opened to the public at the end of Mudjimba’s Noojor Road. The ramp came at a much needed time for local anglers and was completed 7 weeks ahead of schedule. The features include a two lane boat ramp with floating walkway and rigging/de-rigging bays, 45 car trailer parking spaces, 10 additional car parks, pathway works, designated filleting area and more. From the team at Davo’s we want to say thanks to the Sunshine Coast Council for their outstanding job! If you’re unsure on how to get there just drop by the shop, and while you’re at the shop why ask the friendly staff where all the big fish are biting!
Now for all the latest information log onto for up to date bar and fishing reports, don’t forget to drop into Davo’s Tackle World in Noosa or Davo’s Northshore Bait & Tackle at Marcoola to find out where the fish are biting, and remember, Tight Lines and Bent Spines!

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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