Report 26/6/17

Davo's Noosa
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Report 26/6/17

Post by subeditor » Mon Jun 26, 2017 2:52 pm

Still crabs in the Maroochy!

With recent unstable weather conditions certainly made fishing a little difficult, but those who did brave the conditions were rewarded with some nice fish. One thing that has surprised anglers is the catches of mud crabs in the river. Most catches are coming from the creeks such as Coolum and Eudlo, and also placing pots outside those drains on a run out tide. Best bait to improve your catch rate is fresh or frozen mullet soaked in tuna oil which will enhance your scent trail. Bream catches have started moving further up river, try fishing the rocky outcrops and structures like jetty’s and pontoons. Casting small minnows and curly tail plastics like the Zman Grubz in 2.5 inch are perfect or baits such as fresh mullet strips, yabbies and chook or mullet gut will do the job. Twin Waters has queenfish and A few trevally on the chew with most fish hitting surface lures like the Zippin Ziggy and Sugapens, with the high water providing the better results. Nice size flathead taking soft plastics around Goat and Chambers Island, with better catches on the run in tide during the day. Black Banks are holding nice size whiting with the bigger fish taking worms on the last of the run in tide.
On the beaches is seeing good whiting on the chew taking worms, with the best areas are north of Coolum beach on the run out tide. Mudjimba Beach seems to be the spot if chasing a good feed of dart. This stretch is holding top looking gutters at the moment which is perfect for these fish. Best baits are pipis and worms or throwing small metal slugs like the Halco Twisty 15 gram will secure a nice feed. Jew reports have quieten a little but this is only due to sloppy conditions. The trick is to stick to those run in tides with strip baits and worms on the open beach. If you are using worms the Mustad 542 1/0 hook is perfect for this bait and is super strong.
Offshore has been a little quiet due to the southerly’s, but don’t think that offshore fishing is out of the question. A good idea in those strong southerlies is to fish the bays that offer protection from this wind. Good areas include out front of Mooloolaba Rocks and Alex Headland. Anchoring up out from the rocks in around the 7 to 8 metre mark and float pillies back towards the rocks will secure you squire, grass sweetlip and moses perch. Using gang hooks with 3 x 5/0 or 4/0 Tru Turn hooks and Black Magic Leader is the perfect rig. In the south-westerly most people have favoured the Gneerings, Currimundi and Murphys Reef, with all locations providing feeds of snapper, pearl perch, sweetlip, moses perch and the occasional spanish mackerel. Popular methods have included plenty of burley and floating pillies down the trail.

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Davo's Bait & Tackle Northshore
938 David Low Way, Marcoola Q 4564
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Shop 6, Noosa Homemaker Ctr, Mary St, Noosaville Q 4566
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