Report 11/8/17

Davo's Noosa
Cnr Mary & Thomas St, Noosaville
Ph: 07 5449 8099
Davo's North Shore
938 David Low Way, Marcoola
Ph: 07 5448 8244
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Report 11/8/17

Post by subeditor » Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:27 pm

Fishing the deeper holes pay off!

The Maroochy River has shown her versatility over the last week and for those targeting jewfish, try fishing the deeper holes in the upper reaches. Remember to be patient as they aren’t called “silver ghosts” for nothing. Also mix up your approach on the day, try changing from vibes to big paddle tail soft plastics. The banks around Bli-Bli Island are continuing to provide anglers with good size bream and the occasional flathead. Trolling bright deep diving hardbodies is the best option. Trolling lures is great for covering large areas and can be an effective way of finding schooling fish. Down towards the mouth, tailor are in good numbers with some nice fish taken last week on the cotton tree side. Best method has been casting slugs on a slow retrieve or using lightly weighted small pilchards. Good numbers of bream continue to be taken with the motorway bridge pylons a hot spot, using fresh mullet fillets and chook gut.
The weather for the offshore fisherman played the game again on the weekend. Old Woman Island is fishing well for smaller snapper, sweetlip and with addition of squid. Jigs in the sizes 3.0, 3.5 and 4.0 are showing results. With the water so clear burley is key, and if you can put a burly pot on the bottom you will stand a much better chance of catching better fish. The divers tell me there are some outstanding jew on the closer reefs so if you get a window where you can do an overnighter you stand a great chance of bagging one. Large whole baits like mullet and tailor are perfect for the jew. Down on Currimundi Reef snapper and sweetlip are in good numbers with occasional pearly taking slimy mackerel. Heading out to the Gneerings and Murphys reefs is producing snapper, maori cod and spangled emperor. Further out wide on the Barwon Banks seems to be the pick with good snapper, pearl perch, moari cod and cobia all on the menu. Best baits have been flesh baits, large squid and floated pillies.
The beaches have been busy this week with good size bream on those run out tides. Most fish have come from the Marcoola and Mudjimba stretches with mullet strips and worms bagging the better catches. A good tip is to use bait keeper hooks giving the bait that little extra time in the strike zone. Tailor have started to come back in to the gutters with a few choppers taken around the Mudjimba to Pin Cushion stretch. If wanting larger fish try the run in tide just inside the Pin Cushion, ensure to take plenty of pillies and keep you line tight to avoid missing the bite. Lures are working well in the same area with the Sea Rock being the pick because of its bait fish profile.

Now for all the latest information log onto www.fishingnoosa.com.au 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
davosqld@ozemail.com.au

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