Report 10/2/17

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 10/2/17

Post by subeditor » Fri Feb 10, 2017 10:32 am

SPOTTIE FEVER

Spotties are certainly on the chew with some local fisherman saying it’s the thickest they have seen them in a long time. The pick of the spots have been Coolum, Sunshine reef, Old women Island and the Gneerings. Both bait and lures are working well with floating pillies being the best bait, and lures such as the Halco Twisty and Sea Rock Ultra Flash Pilchard. If you are floating baits make sure to berley as this keeps the mackerel in your strike zone longer. Wider areas like the Barwon Banks and The Hards have been producing quality snapper, moses perch venus tusk fish and maori cod. Make sure when at anchor to float out a pillie as there have been a few Mahi Mahi taken this way. North reef has been busy providing grass sweetlip, snapper and the odd gold band snapper. Gold band are certainly a welcomed catch and there eating quality is brilliant. Further down the coast has seen the inside of the Gneerings and the drop off on the eastern side off murphy’s reef showing squire, grass sweetlip the occasional pearl perch.
If you like a feed of mud crabs, there are good sized crabs being caught with the better areas starting up river from the Bli Bli Bridge. Whiting are still in good numbers on the banks adjacent picnic point, black banks and chambers island. Worms and live yabbies have been the best baits along with soldier crabs when present. The Ebi Panic 70 by Jackson Lures has been the surface lure of choice which features a stinger hook on the rear of the lure for a more secure hook up. The trusty twin waters seems to be the spot at the moment with trevally inside the weir consuming surface lures like the Atomic K9 Bulldog 80mm. Mangrove jack around the pylons using bonito and fresh mullet for bait. If lures are your passion try the Jackall Squirrel in the 67mm and 79mm suspending model. Flatties are on the bite with most fish being caught between the Motorway Bridge and Bli Bli, try slow rolling soft vibes such as the Zerek Fish Traps.
The beaches are still seeing good whiting on the start of the run up tide with worms and peeled prawns the pick of the baits. Dart are present with the larger fish taking pipis, try fishing the higher water gutters on the last of the run in and the start of the run out. The rocks at Yaroomba have seen pan size grass sweetlip and squire mainly taken on fresh mullet late in the afternoon. There is plenty of worms on the beach at the moment. If you’re having trouble securing worms, Alvey reels have a great product called worming pliers that will give you that extra advantage.

Now for all the latest information log onto www.fishingnoosa.com.au 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
davosqld@ozemail.com.au

Davo's North Shore Bait & Tackle
938 David Low Way
Marcoola, Queensland 4564
Tel: (07) 5448 8244
northshore@davostackle.com.au

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