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Post by subeditor » Thu Jun 01, 2017 3:16 pm

Great Weather to head Offshore!

The weather has certainly played the game this week giving the offshore fisherman a longer window than usual. Quite a few guys did the miles and headed for the Hards and were rewarded accordingly with catches of snapper, pearl perch, jewfish and even the occasional red emperor. Further south down on the Barwon Banks saw similar catches with the added bonus of sweetlip and red throat thrown in. Most catches on the banks were in the 35 to 45 metre range on large squid, pillies and slimey mackerel. Don’t forget when rigging slimey’s to cut up the either side to the bottom of the fish removing the tail section then use a gang of 3 x 5/0 Tru Turn hooks leaving the last hook to swing. Up to the north has Sunshine Reef producing coral trout, sweetlip and tusk fish on pillies and squid with the live yakka’s reserved for the trout. Mackerel have also been in good numbers with plenty of fish over the 10kg mark taken over the weekend. On the southern reefs, the Gneerings, Murphys and Currimundi Reefs all showing good snapper, pearl perch, grass sweetlip and moses perch. The pick of baits have been pillies, squid and mullet fillets. Make sure to have a couple of floaters out when fishing these areas as they are nailing the bigger snapper.
The river is seeing good catches of bream in the deeper channels inside the mouth on mullet fillets. Up river around the pontoons and rocky structures on soft plastics and crab presentations such as the Fish Candy Crusty Crabs. Flathead on the shallow banks inside the river mouth near Goat Island, using soft plastics in bloodworm and motor oil colours are doing the job. Twin Waters has been producing a few nice queenfish and trevally, stick to the area just inside the weir. Throwing surface lures is the best way to catch these fun fighting fish, popular lures include Sugapen and Fish Candy Skinny Dogs. Whiting still being caught in the popular haunts such as Black Banks and Chambers Island. Ensure that you have your bait anchored correctly and use worms for bait.
The beaches have improved this week with some nice jew reported from the open beach. Most fish measured in at 92 to 120 centimetres, these fish were caught on either two snooded octopus hooks or a single Mustad 542 1/0 worm hook. Fresh mullet works well on the snooded rig with the beach worm perfect on the 542 hook. Nice tailor are being caught in the mid to high water gutters between Marcoola and North Shore with night time securing the bigger fish. If wanting to fish early morning try using a metal lure like the Halco Twisty for that extra distance. North of Coolum has reported good whiting in the lower water gutters with worms and prawns showing the better results. Marcoola seems to be the dart hot spot with fish coming in at around the 40 to 45 centimetre mark, best baits have been pipis and worms.

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Davo's Bait & Tackle Northshore
938 David Low Way, Marcoola Q 4564
Ph: 07 5448 8244

Davo's Tackle World Noosa
Shop 6, Noosa Homemaker Ctr, Mary St, Noosaville Q 4566
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