Report 27/4/17

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 27/4/17

Post by subeditor » Thu Apr 27, 2017 2:04 pm

Trout about!

There has been a quite positive response in the surf fishery with the southerly’s blowing fairly hard over the last week or so. Tailor have been the first cooler weather specie to start biting with fish up to 42 cm taken on the open beach. The favourable tide has been the run in, so try to select a gutter that will start to fill on half tide. South of Surf Air has nice gutters with the Marcoola Surf Club also holding a nice piece of water. Local surfers were the first to see the schools of fish that were located in these areas. Best results have been on rigs containing 3 x 4/0 or 3 x 3/0 hooks and ensure to keep the pillies small. Good news is the block style pilchards at Davo’s are the perfect size and we have ready-made gangs available at all times. Dart and whiting are still fairly active in the surf with the run out the preferred tide. Best baits are worms and pipis fished in the lower water gutters. The larger whiting are still about with the Coolum stretch being the preferred area. If wanting to chase jew try Yaroomba Rocks and Pin Cushion with whole squid or fresh mullet at night.
Good quality bream have been taken around the mouth of the Maroochy River, a good tip when chasing big bream is to use traditional baits like mullet fillet, mullet gut and chook gut. Place these baits on a bait keeper hook which gives it a better hold and keeps the bait longer in the strike zone. The crabs are still on the run with the blue swimmers favouring the lower sandy reaches and the mud crabs are around the creeks like Eudlo, Petrie and the mouth of Coolum creek. Bait those pots heavy as we will see the crabs flow right thru until the end of May. Quality whiting are in those sandy regions around Goat Island and the Black Banks with a few surprise ones up at Bli Bli Islands. Worms and live yabbies are the baits of choice, and keeping your rod dead still will improve your catch dramatically.
The close in reefs such as the Gneerings, Murphy’s and Currimundi have all improved with catches of moses perch, snapper, grass sweetlip and pearl perch. Best baits have been pillies and squid with the floating baits securing the bigger fish. Sunshine Reef has seen maori cod, moses perch and squire, with North Reef the favourite with quality jewfish, gold spot cod, sweetlip and moses perch. If wanting to chase pelagics head up to the Jew Shoal where there have been long tail and northern blue tuna taking metal slugs and soft plastics. A good tip with so many of the shallow reefs producing top catches, is to throw in a micro jig or two. These jigs have a habit of picking up trophy fish when you least expect it.

Now for all the latest information log onto 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

Davo's North Shore Bait & Tackle
938 David Low Way
Marcoola, Queensland 4564
Tel: (07) 5448 8244

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