Report 21/9/17

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Report 21/9/17

Post by subeditor » Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:20 am

Great flathead in the Maroochy!

Tailor have been a little quiet with most catches coming from the river mouth thru to the Motorway Bridge. If using bait try lightly weighted baby blue pilchards or small metal lures. Flathead catches have increased in the last week with the run out tide the best time to chase them. Best results have come from trolling small minnows like the Zerek Tango Shads or drifting Small pilchards on a snooded rig made up of 2 x Mustad Penetrator 2/0 or 3/0 hooks. Best areas have been around Bli Bli Islands and the back of Goat Island. Sand Bars around Goat and Chambers Island have produced good whiting with fish taking worms and live yabbies on a heavy weighted trace. Plenty of Mangrove jacks have also been reported over the last week with fish taking soft plastics like the Zmans in the Calico Candy and live herring. Mud crabs are on the move with most crabs coming from Bl Bli and further up river. Pots baited with mullet soaked in tuna oil is the key to landing the better catches.

Offshore scene has improved with last weekend and early in the week giving some good windows of weather. Most anglers fished the close in reefs from Wide Caloundra through to Coolum with catches of school mackerel, snapper, moses perch and grass sweetlip. Reports have shown fish taking floated pilchards and local squid while at anchor. Good examples are fishing the Caloundra 12 mile, Gneerings, Murphys and Coolum Reefs. A good tip is throw in a micro jig or two when fishing the local reefs as they have been of catching some of the bigger fish and the occasional large squid. Further out on the Barwon banks has seen quality snapper, red throat emperor, pearlies, and cobia with pillies, squid and live slimeys securing the fish. Most red throats are being taken in the shallow areas between 30 to 40 metres before sun up, so be early.

On the beaches, has seen the Tailor a little scarce with reports of only the occasional fish taken. Best areas have been Pin Cushion, Mudjimba and around Stumers Creek during the last half of the run in tide. Pillies on the traditional 3 gang hook using Black Magic Trace for leader has been the better rig, try to stay clear of wire as it has acted more like a deterrent. Low tide gutters from north of Stumers creek and around Peregian Beach 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. Flathead have also loved those shallow water gutters with the Mudjimba to Marcoola Stretch the favoured area. Strips of salted bonito and peeled prawns on a lightly weighted long bait holder hook been responsible for most catches.

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