Report 7/7/17

Davo's Noosa
Cnr Mary & Thomas St, Noosaville
Ph: 07 5449 8099
Davo's North Shore
938 David Low Way, Marcoola
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Report 7/7/17

Post by subeditor » Fri Jul 07, 2017 1:21 pm

Great fishing on the beaches!

With the recent perfect weather on the new moon and the tides reducing in size has certainly turned the beach fishing on. Bigger sized bream have now come on the chew with most fish coming from Mudjimba Beach stretch. The trick to these bigger fish is the tides and bait. Best baits are are fresh whole mullet cut into strips, trusty bonito fillets and beach worms. A good tip when using strip baits is to pre-cut before going to beach and lightly cover in tuna oil, this gives the bait that little bit extra scent. The last half of the run out and the start of the run in has been the favoured tides, combine this with a sprinkling of burley and you’re in business. A few whiting on the chew north of Coolum with the larger fish preferring the first half of the run in. Beach worms secured on a long baitholder hook have landed the better catches. The long baitholder hooks are perfect for all light surf applications giving your bait security therefore keep your bait longer in the water. Everyone’s favourite the dart, have been taken in those higher water gutters on pipis and worms with the morning tide showing the better action. There’s been a handful of tailor caught with pin cushion late in the afternoon showing fish up to 3.5 kilos. Lures have been the weapon of choice with the River 2 Sea, Sea Rock giving good results.

Offshore has been busy with some glassy conditions on offer over the last couple of weeks. Close in reefs like the Gneerings and Murphys are seeing snapper, spangled emperor and moses perch with better catches coming from pillies and whole squid. Don’t forget micro jigging these areas is a great alternative to bait so give one ago today, popular models include Slow Blatt Oval and the Blue Blue Sea Ride Jigs. Micro jigs will land you all the usual reef species and even the occasional large squid. Further to the north on Sunshine reef has seen catches of snapper, moses perch, cobia and pearl perch with live yakka’s, pillies and squid securing the fish. Out to the east on the Barwon Banks has been productive with quality snapper, hussar, venus tusk fish and pearl perch with most fish caught on Davo’s fresh mullet fillets. If you don’t mind doing a few extra miles I would suggest to head up off Double Island where there is Quality red emperor, jewfish, spangled emperor and hussar. Take plenty of bait such as pillies, squid, and mullet fillets, don’t be afraid to sacrifice the odd hussar as large red emperor love them.

The Maroochy River catches of bream have increased as with their size. Popular areas such as Oyster Bank Road, mouth of Petrie creek and the channel behind Goat Island all are showing good fish on flesh baits, peeled prawns and gut. If you love lures try fishing the jetty pylons and any rocky out crops with small prawn presentations, this includes hard bodies or plastics. The deep holes in and around the Motorway Bridge are producing good Jew with live bait producing the fish. Few nice flatties on the run with most fish taken in the lower reaches. A good tip is to stick to the run in tide on those bright sunny days. Still a few whiting at the Black Banks with the run out tide the pick, with worms and peeled prawns the preferred baits.

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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
Ph: 07 5449 8099

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