Report 19/1/17

Davo's Noosa
Cnr Mary & Thomas St, Noosaville
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Davo's North Shore
938 David Low Way, Marcoola
Ph: 07 5448 8244
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Report 19/1/17

Post by subeditor » Thu Jan 19, 2017 10:28 am


With the winds slowing down late last week, this has seen the whiting on the open beaches improve heavily. Whiting catches at Peregian and Marcoola beaches have seen the average size being caught between 28 to 32cm. Best bait for these tasty morsels has been beach worms, pipis and peeled prawns with the run in showing the better numbers. Mudjimba beach has produced quality dart on the run out tide on pipis and mullet strips. There are still a few large tailor taken inside the river mouth on bonito fillets. The rig of choice has been two 4/0 Tru turn hooks ganged with a swivel.
The Maroochy River is still producing crabs with most catches taken in the main river. A good tip is two soak your mullet in tuna oil, this will increase the scent trail giving you better results. Twin Waters is still producing mangrove jacks, most fish are taken around the bridges on strips of bonito and lures that contain red colour. We have the Ballista lures that emit a blood red led flashing light which gives a bleeding baitfish appearance. This gives you the added bonus to use the lure after dark when the jack love to feed. Up river there have been jewfish and jacks around the mouth and in Coolum creek and the deeper holes further upstream. Down river around Chambers Island and the black banks has seen good whiting on worms, live yabbies and the trusty soldier crab. A good tip when fishing these shallow areas for whiting is to use a berley. There are pre made berleys on offer at Davos Northshore and combing them with a couple of handfuls of sand will help the berley sink.
Mackeral have been the pick of species chased in the last week. The main areas have been the Gneerings, Mooloolaba 8 mile, Currimundi reef and Raper shoal. Best advice is low and slow, which means deep diving lures and slow trolled baits have been the winners. One of the best rigs for this style of trolling is the spanyid special and it works best trolled with the motor just in gear. Murphys and Gneerings have produced snapper and grass sweetlip. If heading wide try the Barwon banks for a good feed of Mahi Mahi where floating pilchards has produced the better fish. Drifting live bait on the wrecks has boated good size cobia around the 15kg mark. Don’t forget the spanner crabs are still on the move outside the Gneerings on the 35m mark and you are fishing Murphys they are regularly caught on the eastern side in around 50 meters.

The winner of the Davo’s fish of the week award this week goes to brothers Ollie and Leo Ager for a great pair of Wahoo, well done boys and for YOUR chance to take out this legendary award (and a $50 gift voucher!) simply bring your catch of the day in for a photo and you’re in the draw! Remember to visit for all the latest reports and as always, Tight Lines and Bent Spines!

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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