Report 5/1/17

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 5/1/17

Post by Nicole Penfold » Sat Jan 07, 2017 3:42 pm

The Upper Reaches of the Maroochy is the Place to Be!
The top reaches of the Maroochy River has been the place to be if you are chasing jacks threadfin or jewies, fishing upriver from Coolum Creek has been the most productive with the low light periods also helping. With the jack and jewfish try using fresh mullet strips or bonito strips light weighted into some snags or deeper holes. Jewfish and threadfin have been responding well to soft vibe lures like the Samaki Thumper Tails slowly worked across the bottom. Trolling lures across the bottom along Bli-Bli Islands can pay off with some thumper flathead reported in the area, pinks, reds and others vibrant colours are on their menu. The river mouth Chambers island and Black Banks have all been good for whiting, small queenfish and trevally. The Motorway Bridge is worth a go late at night as there has been large bait schools gathering around the light, sure to bring in the bigger predatory fish. Mud crabs are still moving around through the system with good bucks up Petrie and Eudlo Creeks, Fresh Mullet and a tide change has been the key to potting some nice crabs.

On the beaches, dart have been in plague proportions along the majority of gutters from Northshore beach to Marcoola. Whiting have also been in good numbers with the run in tide really getting them on the bite. Red tubing is great for beach fishing as it makes the piece of worm look longer then what it is. Jewfish and tailor have been caught at the River Mouth on pillies and a strip of bonito and mullet fillet.

With the weather improving over last weekend, anglers were certainly been making the most of the conditions outside. If your chasing Pelagics try heading to the outer Gneerings, there has been good bait activity there, and where there is bait there is fish. Small slug in a range of sizes and weights has been the go, give the Halco Twistys a go, these leave a great bubble trail and look very much like a fleeing bait fish. On the bottom there have been some nice size sweetlip coming from the northern reefs, Hancock Sholes, Coolum Reef and Arkwright Sholes have all produced some nice fish. Another great table fish from those same reefs is the coral trout, to be real successful with trout, fish hard to the bottom so forget the paternoster rig and fish a running sinker, make sure the drag is locked up tight ready for the strike. You will do a bit of gear but the success will far outweigh the losses.
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Davo's Tackle World Noosa
Shop 6, Noosa Homemaker Ctr, Mary St, Noosaville Q 4566
Ph: 07 5449 8099

Davo's North Shore Bait & Tackle
938 David Low Way
Marcoola, Queensland 4564
Tel: (07) 5448 8244

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