Report 3/2/17

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 3/2/17

Post by subeditor » Fri Feb 03, 2017 2:40 pm

Fishing Fever

With the wind dropping off last week this has given the offshore fisherman the break they need to pursue their favourite ocean going species. Quality cobia have been caught on the Caloundra 5 mile, Currimundi wide and the wrecks. Drifting with live bait and pilchards have been the winning baits. Spotties are still going hard on floating pillies, small slugs and micro jigs. A good tip when chasing spotties if you are at anchor, is to drop a micro jig like such as the Gypsy Micro Series around the 30 to 40 gram. Letting the jig slowly flutter to the bottom has produced good spotty hook ups. Popular spottie areas include north reef, Coolum reef, Old Women Island and the Gneerings. If you’re looking for a mixed bag of reefies Sunshine Reef is producing coral trout, snapper and nice size moses perch. Currimundi, north reef and murphy’s reef have all produced tusk fish, snapper and sweetlip. Barwon Banks has seen the added bonus of Mahi Mahi, these superb eating fish have been caught while floating pillies at anchor.
Maroochy River has had a flathead explosion, with good sized flathead taken in the stretch between the Motorway Bridge and Chambers Island. Most fish are being caught while drifting soft plastics. The squidgy wriggler, along with any of your bloodworm coloured favourites will be perfect. Outside the mouth of twin waters has been surface action central with wide variety of trevally being caught on surface lures like the Lucky Craft Sammy 65. Inside twin waters around the bridges, the aggressive mangrove jack are still taking fresh mullet and bonito fillets. Make sure you fish unweighted baits with 2/0 or 3/0 light weight octopus style hooks such as the Mustad Penetrator. If you want to sneak up river a little further, Coolum creek and Dunethin rocks have produced some nice jacks on suspending lures. Whiting on the Black banks, Chambers Island and back of Goat Island, all have been taken on live yabbies and worms on the run in tide.
The rocky headlands like Yaroomba are giving us pan size sweetlip on fresh mullet and pilchards, mainly on the run in tide. The open beach is producing whiting and dart to around the 30cm mark, with most fish taken on worms and pipis. The trick to keeping the fish in your gutter is to apply small amounts of burley while fishing. Neptune Fish Magnet Burley is a ready-made product and perfect for the job, all you need to do is dust a little at your feet and the waves will do the rest for you. This and all other products mentioned in the report are available at our Davos stores.

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 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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