Report 20/7/17

Davo's Noosa
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Report 20/7/17

Post by subeditor » Thu Jul 20, 2017 1:18 pm

Anglers blessed with good weather!

With perfect weather over the last couple of weekends has seen good fish coming from the river, surf and offshore. The surf fisherman have had a good burst of large bream with most fish taken on the last half of the run out in the stretch between Marcoola to Mudjimba Beach. The best performing baits are mullet strips and gut combined with a bait keeper hooks to give your bait longevity. Tailor have improved with a handful of larger fish up to 4 kilos being caught around Mudjimba and Pin Cushion. Best baits are the trusty blue pilchard or if lures are your passion, get your hands on some Shimano Colt Snipers. These metal lures were originally designed for micro jigging and now have become a highly desired surf lure.
Offshore has been firing well due to the good weather with quality cobia, moses and pearl perch coming from middle of the Barwon Banks. Favoured baits have been pillies, flesh baits and slimey mackerel. A good tip is to butterfly the slimey mackerel and use a 3 gang Tru Turn rig leaving the back hook swing loose as pearlies find these irresistible. The Hards have fished similar to the Banks with the added bonus of red emperor which are loving flesh baits, so don’t be afraid to sacrifice the odd hussar or two. Back in closer on North and Sunshine Reef is seeing moses, spangled emperor, squire and if you’re lucky the occasional coral trout on Sunshine. Don’t forget the trout love live yakka’s so make sure to keep a bait jig handy. Further south on the Gneerings is producing good snapper, grass sweetlip and moses perch with the bigger fish hanging on the high spots after dark. Currimundi is another snapper hot spot with fish up to 6kg taking whole floating pilchards and micro jigs. When selecting micro jigs stick to around a gram per meter, good models include Slow Blatt and Blue Blue Sea Ride.
Maroochy River is tailor mecca at the moment with good catches of larger size fish taken around the mouth and the Motorway Bridge. Best techniques include metal slugs in the 20 to 40 gram range using the slow roll retrieve. If bait is your preference try fresh mullet fillets and pillies on a lightly weighted gang. Bream have moved up river with the Bli Bli Bridge and Oyster Bank Road showing fish up to and over 30cm. Perfect lures have been the Ecogear ZX35 or if fishing the heavy snagged areas use the Cranka Crabs. Cod Hole is the pick of spots if wanting to land jewfish, with most fish taking live mullet and fresh mullet fillet. Plastics are the other favourite, with heavy weighted jig heads giving better results. The favourable plastics would be with 4 and 6 inch Zman SwimmerZ because of the amount of live bait in the river at the moment.

Now for all the latest information log onto for up to date bar and fishing reports, don’t forget to drop into Davo’s Tackle World in Noosa or Davo’s Northshore Bait & Tackle at Marcoola to find out where the fish are biting, and remember, Tight Lines and Bent Spines!

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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