Report 6/4/17

Davo's Noosa
Cnr Mary & Thomas St, Noosaville
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Davo's North Shore
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Ph: 07 5448 8244
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Report 6/4/17

Post by subeditor » Thu Apr 06, 2017 3:54 pm

Rain will get the crabs walking!

It was certainly a wild early start to the school holidays with the Maroochy River receiving a good run of fresh water. The great part about having a good run off is it improves the whiting and mud crabs. With this said I would stay down river and fish the Black Banks and around Goat Island with live yabbies and worms for some big whiting. There has been good catches of sand crabs throughout the lower reaches of the river, the trick is to make sure your pots are well baited. There has been some nice flathead taken in the creek mouths on soft plastics, with the Keitech Sight Flash being a very popular colour. The Keitech plastics are made from PVC which means they are super soft and gives them unparalleled action in the water, which are proven to be irresistible to flathead. Trevally are still biting well at the Twin Waters weir on surface lures like the Owner Zipi’N Ziggy, when retrieve correctly they give off that wounded or distressed bait fish look. Mangrove are taking bonito fillets with the bridge pylons in Twin Waters the pick of spots. School jew have been hitting live baits in the deeper holes around the motorway bridge, with live bait proving to secure the fish. A good tip when out on the river is to keep an eye on your sounder as the prawns have started to run. So don’t forget to pack your cast net when heading out on the river this week.
Big swell and strong southerly’s has kept the offshore fisherman in port. With the decent rain that fell lately I would head for Sunshine Reef as the coral trout love bitting after a good wet. You find fish bite extremely well before and after a low pressure hits the coast. Try the close in areas such as Gneerings, Currimundi, Sunshine and North Reefs for snapper, tusk fish, maori cod, red throat emperor and moses perch. Double Island seems to be holding the pelagics with spanish mackerel, long tail and yellowfin tuna the pick of species smashing trolled hard bodies. Out wider on the Barwon Banks has produced a mixed bag of snapper, pearl perch, tusk fish and some cracking dolphin fish.
Wet weather has seen the whiting sizes increase on the beaches, with larger fish coming from the stretch of beach on the north side of Stumers Creek. Worms and pipis combined with high water gutters is securing the best catches. Good catches of dart have been caught mainly on the Marcoola to Mudjimba stretch of beach with most fish taking pipis and strips of mullet. Best advice is to fish the low water and use a large sinker to get the better distance as the bigger fish are out wide. First of the Mulloway have started with fish weighing in around 6 to 8 kilos. Fresh mullet fillets and large local squid are the preferred baits.
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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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