Report 20/4/17

Davo's Noosa
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Report 20/4/17

Post by subeditor » Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:45 pm

Maroochy looking good after the rain!

With sensational weather over the Easter period saw top catches of fish throughout the Maroochy region. The mouth of the river has been producing quality bream on the run in tide with mullet strips and small pillies being the best bait. Perfect access point would be where the rocks meet the sand on the end of Pin Cushion. The faithful sand crab are still being caught in numbers down river from the Motorway Bridge in the deeper water. If chasing mud crabs head up river placing your pots around the mouths of creeks and drains, with the last of the run in and the first half of the run out tide netting the bigger crabs. Don’t forget to bait those pots heavily and add a dash of tuna oil for that extra scent.

Whiting are still in good numbers with biggest percentage of fish caught on worms and live yabbies. Areas like Chambers Island, Black Banks and Goat Island are securing those nice catches. Soft plastics are the big winners for flathead this week with most fish preferring paddle tails such as Squidgy Prawns and Keitech Easy Shiner. The mouth of Eudlo, Petrie and Coolum creeks have been the pick of spots. Twin Waters has certainly been hot this past week with a range of species like, mangrove jack, trevally, bream and moses perch all on the dinner plate. The jacks have favoured the bonito fillets over the lures, while the trevally have loved surface lures like the Zippin Ziggy. Moses perch and the bream are taking fresh mullet fillet on a running sinker rig.

The beaches have had a surprise kick off with the first of many tailor to be caught at Mudjimba. The producing tide has been a run in, with first thing the morning the better period. With the early start to the season make sure to keep your pilchards small and on a rig of either 3 x 3/0 or 3 x 4/0 hooks. There are good catches of whiting between Mudjimba to north of Coolum, most fish are taken on worms and peeled prawns on the run out tide. Dart are still chewing hard with the larger fish smashing pipis and flesh baits. A good tip is to fish the second gutter at low tide, where the bigger fish are cruising along looking for a feed. A few Mulloway have been caught on squid and mullet fillets, with the stretch of beach from Yaroomba to the Pin Cushion the pick of spots.

Offshore weather has improved with quality catches of maori cod, sweetlip, tusk fish and coral trout all coming from Sunshine Reef. Just around the corner at North Reef has seen sweetlip, moses perch and pearl perch. The preferred baits have been pilchards, squid and live yakka’s especially for the trout. Barwon Banks are supplying quality snapper, red throat emperor, and pearl perch with most fish taking pillies, fresh mullet fillet and local squid. Red Throats have been biting before sun up so get out early to avoid missing out. Closer in reefs such as Gneerings is seeing jew, pearl perch, grass sweetlip and moses perch on the usual baits and micro jigs in the 30 to 40 gram size.

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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