Report 13/1/17

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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Report 13/1/17

Post by subeditor » Fri Jan 13, 2017 2:40 pm

Maroochy is Crabbing Central!

With the strong winds and showers over the past week has certainly seen good catches of crabs in the river. These tasty crustaceans have been caught not only in the popular creeks like Eudlo and Petrie, with better than average catches in the main river system. A good tip when fishing the river is to place your pots at different depths, by this I mean to place your pots close and wide from the river bank. Twin Waters seems to be the jack hot spot with fish between 50 to 60cm been taken under the bridges, with strips of bonito or suspending lures like the Zerek Tango Shad 69mm have been the favourite. If heading up river wanting to chase a jack or jewfish try using lightly weighted fresh mullet and bonito fillets. This method has been producing the better catches in those snaggy areas. If fishing the deeper holes up river, bouncing Fish Candy soft vibes of the bottom is securing nice size jack. Down river around Chambers Island and Black Banks have been the whiting hot spots with worms, peeled prawns and live yabbies being the best bait. Don’t forget if the whiting are a little timid drop your hook size and place red tube above the hook, this will improve your hook up rate. The motorway bridge is still producing jewfish on live bait with the fish showing up mostly at night.
On the beaches has seen tasty whiting taken in the shallow gutters on beach worms. The dart have been in the higher water gutters on the run out with pipis and mullet strips producing the better fish. The hot bite this week has been large tailor in the river mouth. If wanting to target these fish the best tides have been the run in at night. The popular rig is two 3/0 Tru Turn hooks ganged with a swivel then baited with a good strip of bonito fillet.
The offshore reports have been little quiet due to the weather late last week and earlier this week, but those that did brave the small windows of weather saw good pelagics on the outer Gneerings. Throwing small slugs like the Sea Rock have been popular because of their realistic bait fish pattern. Arkwright shoals and Coolum reef have had the elusive Spanish mackeral eating trolled lures such as the Samaki Pacemaker. Make sure if you do fish this area try getting to Coolum before first light and float pilchards for a snapper or two. The spanner crabs are on the bite, popular areas have been the 40m line off Coolum reef and the 35m line north of the Gneerings. Best bait for these ocean bound frogs has been pilchards, make sure to place them in a bait bag to ensure longevity.

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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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