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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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Nicole Penfold
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Report 2/3/17

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri Mar 03, 2017 4:26 pm

Change in the weather will bring on the fishing!

Big winds and larger seas certainly gave the offshore fishing a break over the last week. Despite the mackerel being hit and miss lately, the recent southeasters should see them more active along the coast. The couple of guys that did battle out early in the morning landed spotted mackerel and mac tuna. Most fish were taken while throwing bait fish pattern slugs like the River2Sea Sea Rock. These slugs have the perfect baitfish profile with the 25 gram being the pick. Pick of the areas has been Old Women Island and in front of the Light house at Point Cartwright. Once the wind drops off head out to the Middle of the Barwon Banks where there will be a good feed of tusk fish, snapper and mosses perch waiting. Make sure to run a floater out the back as there have been quite a few Mahi Mahi taken this way.

On a brighter note the Maroochy River is seeing a mixed bag with the trevally being the popular species. Try fishing the mouth at night on the run out with flesh baits or surface lures, where there have been large trevally and the occasion tailor taken. Popular surface lures for this area include Storm Chug Bug 110mm or the Kamikaze 96s. The chug bug gives of a great popping action with its deep cup face, while the Kamikaze has a swaying action under wind which drives predatory fish nuts. The second trevally hot spot is Twin Waters Weir where a wide range of trevally including tea leaf, GT and big eye have been nailing the surface lures. The Duel Silver Dog 75mm is just one off the popular models securing the fish. Whiting have been taken around the black banks on worms, with the back of Goat Island showing the better sized fish on the run in tide with the trusty surface lures. Up river is seeing flathead in the mouths of Petrie and Coolum Creeks mainly taken on small pillies, with the favourite snooded pillie rig giving the better hook up rate. If heading up river make sure to drop a pot or two as there are still good mud crabs to be caught.

The beaches between Mudjimba to Coolum have produced nice size dart, with the bigger fish on small chrome coloured slugs such as the Halco Twistys in the 10 to 20 gram size. Whiting and smaller dart are in the shallower gutters on the run in tide mainly on worms and pipis. Please make sure your hooks for the whiting are either size 4 or 6 as they tend to shy away from anything larger.

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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