Report 30/9/16

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Report 30/9/16

Post by subeditor » Fri Sep 30, 2016 2:12 pm

Perfect weather to fish those closer reefs!

With some of the best offshore days we have seen in some time angler’s headed out in droves. With the school holidays also in full swing launching ramp car parks were full to overflowing. Fishing the closer reefs is always popular when the kids are on board and anglers saw some quality fish, off the bottom there are still some quality snapper around as well as trout and large sweetlip. Cobia are also around in good numbers as they tend to be when the whales are migrating. The good old pilchard floater was the bait of choice. Pelagics are also starting to come on with more and more report of spotted and school mackerel around with the odd spanish mackerel also in the mix. Large bait schools are also around so there is plenty of bait to be had, make sure you have a couple of bait jigs with you because there is nothing better than live bait. Heading further afield, larger craft made their way to the Barwon Banks with quality snapper, pearl perch, cobia, sweetlip and jewies all boated. Again large fresh baits and squid were the baits of choice.
On the river it is still all about the flathead, September, October is always the best time for flathead as they get ready to spawn, popular locations to tangle with a flathead has been down towards the mouth, fishing the edges of sand bars and mud banks on the run out tide has been the most productive. Prawns and small baitfish like whitebait and hardy heads have been very productive baits. Soft plastics have also claimed some quality fish. The Keitech range of plastics has been a favourite, working the lure slowly along the bottom seems to be the most productive. Whiting numbers are also improving and the mouth of the river around Black Banks and Cotton Tree has produced some good elbow slappers. Worm and yabbies have been the prime baits. Trevally are also in good numbers with the bigger fish taken on the high tide around Sunshine Motorway Bridge and Twin Waters Weir.
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On the beach the weather has been perfect for wetting a line, fish those deeper gutters for whiting, bream and swallow tail dart, again prawns, worms and small flesh bait of mullet have claimed some nice fish. for those fishing into the evening some good sized tailor have also been taken. Off the rocks around the headlands larger bream, sweetlip. Tailor and trevally have all been taken. The GT Ice cream has been a very popular casting slug, they are perfect for the rock as they carry a single assist hook limiting snags on the rocks.
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Davo's Tackle World Noosa
Shop 6, Noosa Homemaker Ctr, Mary St, Noosaville Q 4566
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