Report 11/5/17

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Report 11/5/17

Post by subeditor » Thu May 11, 2017 2:40 pm

Still Crabs in the Maroochy!

Fishing the beaches this week has certainly been challenging with those southerly’s making it very sloppy conditions. Those that did brave the elements were rewarded with some reasonable catches. One of the better sized fish where the jew caught of Yaroomba with the largest around 92cm. Best bait has been the trusty mullet fillet and the run in the preferred tide. If the rocks are not you favourite place, hit the high water gutters after dark. Good size whiting are still around with Coolum to Peregian Beach the pick of spots, worms and peeled prawns are the best baits. Try using a bait keeper hook size 4 to 6 as this will hold your bait on better therefor improving your catch. Large dart have been taken from Marcoola to Mudjimba Beach with the lower water gutters proving the best. The trusty mullet fillets and pipis are landing the fish, don’t be afraid to throw a small metal slug in the ten to twenty five gram size as these are dynamite on dart.
In the river has had surprising results with catches of crabs still going strong. Areas worth dropping a pot are in any of the creeks like Eudlo and Petrie and around the Bli Bli reaches. Big eye trevally are going nuts in the mouth of Eudlo Creek on the current line. Surface walkers like the Bassday Sugapen and Fish Candy Skinny Dogs are the best producers. Bream will slowly grow in numbers with good size fish around the mouth in the deeper channel. Baits bagging the better fish have been mullet strips, bonito and small pillies. Further up river around structures such as jetty’s and rocky outcrops like off oyster bank road have the bream taking small minnows and vibes like the Zerek Fish Trap 65mm. Vibes are perfect for dropping down the side of any structure where the bream are ready to strike as the lure falls. Whiting around Goat and Chambers Island, the trick is to use a large sinker so the line sits dead still and combined with worms you can’t miss.
Offshore has been hit and miss with the weather. But those who braved the elements were rewarded with some nice fish. Eastern side of the Gneerings had a few spanyids, these fish took float lines while fishing for snapper. This shows the important side to always having a float line out while chasing reef fish on bottom tackle. The Gneerings have shown a good start this reef season with quality fish like nannygai, jew, red throat and moses perch all on the menu. Quality baits are pilchards, mullet fillets and local squid rigged with either single or two ganged hooks. Few snapper further up at Coolum Reef with first light the best time, so be early to avoid missing out. Mooloolaba 9 mile is seeing snapper and large grass sweetlip, best time is late in the afternoon or just after dark. To the north on Sunshine Reef quality coral trout, venus tusk fish, pearl perch and the occasional long tail have all been secured using yakka’s, pillies and squid.

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Davo's Bait & Tackle Northshore
938 David Low Way, Marcoola Q 4564
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