Report 9/6/17

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Report 9/6/17

Post by subeditor » Fri Jun 09, 2017 2:18 pm


The beaches have been the hot spot over the last week with good catches reported. Flathead have been wandering about on the run out tide gutters. Best baits have been baby blue pilchards and strips of mullet. The perfect rig for these baits is to snood two octopus style hooks in size 2/0 and combine with a slow retrieve. Because flathead lay in the gutter waiting to ambush your bait always change your cast direction to cover the entire gutter giving you a better catch. Tailor are on the bite with the sizable fish around just on dark or at first light. Stick to the middle of the run in tide and fish the gutters between Marcoola to Pin Cushion, using a three ganged hooks on a pilchard. Because there has been large amounts of live bait on the beach and headlands, the Jew fishing has been outstanding. Most fish have come from the open beach on the Mudjimba stretch with Yaroomba and Dolphin Point in the Noosa national Park being the pick of rocky headlands. One of the advantages of the headlands is there also the added bonus of some nice snapper and grass sweetlip on the chew. The better baits are pilchards, whole large squid, mullet fillets and live yakka’s combined with the last half of the run in. All is not lost if fishing the run out as this is when the better dart have been secured, pick of the gutters are from Marcoola to Coolum beach with pipis and worms the best baits.
Offshore waters has seen good catches over the week with snapper the popular catch. Currimundi Reef just on dark is producing snapper to 6kg and grass sweetlip on floating pilchards. If you do fish any of the close in reefs at the moment there still a few nice spanish mackerel floating around with reports of fish up to 12kg. Outer Gneerings and Murphy’s Reef have seen good mixed bags with snapper, sweetlip, maori cod, and peal perch all on the menu. These two reefs are fishing better after a tide change with pillies, squid and slimey’s the perfect baits. Further out wide on the Barwon Banks in the 40 to 60 metre depth has reported moses perch, snapper, pearl perch and the occasional red emperor favouring the deeper water. Further to the north on Sunshine Reef is still seeing quality coral trout on those live yakka’s with tuskies, lipper and moses perch taking squid and pilchards.
The Maroochy River is seeing those winter flatties on the bite, with the lower reaches showing the better catches. These spots are better fished on a run in tide during the day with either small pillies or soft plastics. Bream taking mullet strips and yabbies in the deeper channels in the river mouth. Fishing this area either side of the tide change will increase your catches. Queenfish are loving the surface lures just inside the weir in Twin Waters, with most fish taken on the higher water during the day. There is still a handful of sand crabs in the lower reaches so don’t forget to drop a couple of pots in while out and about on the water.

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