Report 18/5/17

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Report 18/5/17

Post by subeditor » Thu May 18, 2017 1:00 pm

With the southerly’s pumping the river has been the popular spot to fish. Twin Waters is firing with queenfish smacking not only live bait but surface lures as well. The trick is to fish the top of the tide using unweighted live herring rigged on a Mustad Demon Circle 1/0 hook. Popular surface lures include Bassday Sugapens and the Fish Candy Skinny Dog. Good size flathead on soft plastics from Chambers to Goat Island, bloodworm coloured in curly tails proving to be the popular style. Trevally such as big eye are nailing surface lures on and around the current line at the mouth of Eudlo Creek. Still a few mud crabs around with upriver from the motorway bridge seeing the better size. Whiting around Black Banks and Goat Island with worms and peeled prawns the pick of baits. If you’re after a feed of bream there have been good fish in the river mouth in the deeper channel. Try using fresh mullet strips or gut on a baitholder hook, with the run in tide producing the better fish.
On the beaches has been dart and more dart with most fish coming in at 40cm plus. Popular areas have been from Marcoola to Pin Cushion with good amounts of gutters reported along this stretch. The pick of baits have been peeled prawns, pipis and mullet fillets. Dart also respond well to lures so don’t be afraid to grab yourself a couple metal slugs like the Halco Twisty in 15gram or the Sea Rock in 20 gram, combined with a slow retrieve will secure you a feed in no time. Small catches of tailor on the open beach with baby blue pilchards on a gang of 1/0 or 2/0 hooks securing the catch. Local surfers have spotted larger fish further out so it might be worth throwing heavier metal lures in the 60 to 70 gram size for that extra distance. Whiting in the shallow gutters at Peregian Beach with the bigger fish on the last of the run out taking worms.
Offshore finally saw some better weather early this week, with most reports coming from the close in reefs. Up to the north on Sunshine Reef has provided sweetlip, tuskies and everyone’s favourite coral trout, best baits are squid, pillies and yakka’s. East side of the Gneerings and the southern side of Murphys have produced jew, snapper, grass sweetlip and moses perch rigged with a single lightweight 5/0 circle hook . A good tip this week would be head south to Currimundi and fish sun down for snapper. Use the floating bait method with 3 x 5/0 Tru Turn hooks and place just enough lead so the bait takes around 20 minutes to hit the bottom. You will find that the fish will hit either just as the sun hits the horizon or as it vanishes. A good burley trail is important, I find the Big Johns Burley perfect as its readily available and easy to use.

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