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Davo's Noosa
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Report 16/2/17

Post by subeditor » Thu Feb 16, 2017 12:04 pm

Big seas, hot weather and virtually no rain has certainly made fishing a little less pleasurable over the last week. The people who braved the elements and fished the small windows of opportunity were rewarded with some nice catches. With the water temperature being around two degrees hotter than usual, has made for a superb mackerel season so far. Spotties in some areas have been so thick schools have been coming up right under the boat. Best areas for the spotties have been Gneerings, Coolum, Old Woman Island and Sunshine Reef. Floating pillies and throwing small slugs like the Halco twisty’s in the 15 to 40 grams are nailing the fish. Another technique that has been producing spotties is the micro jigs in 20 to 40 gram size, jigs such as the Shimano Colt Sniper produce a perfect flutter action which seems to be irresistible to these speedsters. Spanish are still liking those deeper lures such as the Rapala Xrap 20 and 30 foot models and don’t forget everyone’s favourite the Spanish Special. Troll any off these lures in areas like Outer bay and sunshine reef off Noosa or Arkwright shoal at slow speed to secure these monsters. The wider grounds on the Barwon banks have been producing quality Mahi Mahi on floaters along with squire, moses perch, venus tusk fish and the odd amberjack. The closer in reefs like Murphys, sunshine, Currimundi and north reefs are all seeing snapper, grass sweetlip and moses perch, with pilchards and squid been the popular baits.
Maroochy River is still seeing good quality mud crabs mainly up river from Bli Bli, please ensure all pots are marked correctly, and your floats are the correct size as the fisheries are taking a shine to this lately. Whiting have been biting on worms around the black banks, Chambers Island and inside Goat Island on the run in tide. If chasing a good feed of flathead try drifting small pillies along the deep channel, down river from the nojoor road boat ramp. Best time has been in the slower current an hour and a half either side of the tide change. Twin Waters is all fired up with good catches of trevally at the weir on surface lures like the River2sea Skinny Dogs. The mangrove jack on suspending lures around the bridge pylons with right on dark producing the best fish. If wanting to chase the jack further up river try the mouth of Coolum creek, Petrie creek and Dunethin rock. Live baits have been nailing the better fish or try trolling lures such as the Zerek Tango Shads.
The beaches have seen nice size whiting in those shallow water gutters on worms and pipis. The trusty dart have been mainly appearing in the higher water gutters late in the afternoon, with the better bait being pipis and pilchard pieces. Make sure to use bait keeper hooks with the dart as this helps the bait stay on the hook longer ensuring a larger catch. Rocky headlands such as Yaroomba and Pin cushion have produced pan sized grass sweetlip and squire on fresh mullet.
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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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