Report 8/9/17

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Report 8/9/17

Post by subeditor » Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:00 pm


Maroochy River has seen good schools of trevally moving throughout the lower reaches chasing live bait such as small mullet. Tailor have been a little sporadic so try the river the river mouth where there has been tailor hitting small schools of bait fish as they move further upstream. Most anglers have found success casting slugs like the River2Sea Sea Rocks and micro jigs like the TT’s Vector. A good tip when using micro jigs as a slug is to tie them on the rear tow point and with a fast retrieve these slugs imitate bait fish perfectly. Large flathead have also been on the bite with the run out tide the best time to chase them. Small pilchards, fresh mullet and prawns have all been perfect baits. Sand Bars around Goat and Chambers Island is producing good whiting with fish taking surface lures like the Bassday SugaPens, this popular lure is fantastic as it gives of that wounded bait fish look. Up River school jew have been in the deep holes up past Yandina Creek, live baits and paddle vibes like the Samaki thumper tails are doing the job.

Offshore lately has been typical summer weather patterns with the winds in the northerly direction coming in the afternoon, so most anglers have taken advantage of the morning lighter winds. The upside to this is we are seeing the Mackerel starting to chew with reports of schoolies and the occasional Spanish on the closer in reefs. So with this in mind fishing areas like the Caloundra 12 mile, Gneerings, Murphys and Coolum Reefs for good quality snapper, grass sweetlip and the odd coral trout. While fishing these areas most mackerel have been hitting floated pilchards while at anchor or Micro Jigs have been very successful for the reef fish and schoolies, with the Palm Slow Blats working extremely well. There have also been some good schools of slimy mackerel just out of Mooloolaba so make sure you have our bait jigs ready to go. These live baits out on the Barwon banks are securing quality snapper, pearlies, amberjack and cobia.

On the beaches, Tailor have been a little quiet with only the occasional school moving up the coast. Best areas have been Pin Cushion, northern sand bags and any higher water gutters along the Marcoola stretch. Low tide gutters around Marcoola and Mudjimba have been producing the best bite on the last half of the run out, with quality whiting and dart have been inhabiting these gutters. Using worms and pipis for bait should land you a feed. Nice flathead have also been taken on the run out with mullet fillet, bonito and peeled prawns on a long shank hook helping secure the better catches.

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Davo's Bait & Tackle Northshore
938 David Low Way, Marcoola Q 4564
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