Report 15/9/17

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Report 15/9/17

Post by subeditor » Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:49 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 slow so try the river mouth thru to the Motorway Bridge as there have been the occasional school chasing small baitfish. If using bait try baby blue pilchards or small metal slugs such as the Halco Twisty’s. Make sure when throwing these slugs is to mix up your retrieve rate depending on the way the fish are bitting. Good flathead have been on the chew with the run out tide the best time to chase them. Best results have come from trolling small minnows like the Zerek Tango Shads over the sandy bottoms up to two metres in depth or plastics around the snags in and around Bli Bli Islands. Sand Bars around Goat and Chambers Island have produced good whiting with fish taking worms and peeled prawns on a heavy weighted trace. This keeps the line fixed while the long trace lets the bait gently float in the current. Plenty of Mangrove jacks have also been reported over the last week with most fish taken on live baits. Good news is the mud crabs have already started with most catches coming from up river due to the lack of rain.

Offshore lately has been a little difficult with only small windows available due to the afternoon winds getting up. A good tip is to hit the close in reefs for some school mackerel where most fish have been taken using floated pilchards while at anchor. Good examples are fishing the Caloundra 12 mile, Gneerings, Murphys and Coolum Reefs. These areas are also responsible for some pan size snapper, grass sweetlip and moses perch. Best baits are pillies and local whole squid. Don’t forget to throw in a micro jig or two when fishing the local reefs as they have been of catching some of the bigger reef dwellers. Out on the Barwon banks with the weather permitting has seen quality snapper, pearlies, amberjack and cobia with pillies, squid and live slimeys securing the fish.
There are good schools of slimy mackerel south east of Mooloolaba bar so make sure you have our bait jigs ready to go.

On the beaches, has seen only a handful of Tailor taken in the local gutters. Best areas have been Pin Cushion, and the stretch between Marcoola to Mudjimba during the last half of the run in tide. Low tide gutters in the same area and Stumers creek have been producing whiting and dart on the bottom half of the run out. Using worms and pipis for bait should land you a feed. Good flathead have also been caught 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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