Report 28/9/17

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Report 28/9/17

Post by subeditor » Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:04 pm

Maroochy Heats Up!

Hot weather has changed the game this week with Tailor being very quiet. Reports have shown that only the occasional chopper were taken around and just inside the river mouth. These fish are taking lightly weighted baby blue pilchards or small metal lures. Flathead catches have heated up this month with the lure fisherman favouring the run out tide around the Bli Bli Islands and the mouth of the creeks. Bait fisherman should try drifting small baby blue pillies along the channel edge and over the sand flats on the last half of the run in on a snooded rig made up of 2 x Mustad Penetrator 2/0 hooks. Black Banks, Goat and Chambers Island all are have good whiting with fish taking worms and live yabbies on the run in tide. Mangrove jack anglers have taken advantage of the hot weather and with the storm season now upon us will only see catches increase. Fishing soft plastics like the Zmans and Berkley Gulp in the 4 to 5 inch size or if using bait the trusty salted bonito fillets. Better areas have been the deeper holes up river, Coolum Creek and the Maroochy Canals. Lower reaches has been active for Sand Crabs, try around Goat and Chamber Island. Most mud crabs are coming from Bli Bli and further up river. All pots baited with mullet soaked in tuna oil is the key to landing the better catches.

Offshore scene on the weekend saw a bit of wind slow down the crowds from heading to far afield. Anglers that did fish headed for the close in reefs like Wide Caloundra, Murphys and the Gneerings. We saw catches of school mackerel, snapper, moses perch and grass sweetlip. Schoolies are taking floated pilchards and metal lures while the remainder species are taking pillies and local squid. Prior to the wind saw the Barwon banks produce quality snapper, sweetlip, pearlies, and cobia with pillies, squid and live slimeys securing the fish. With the early heat wave taking place and the water temperatures increasing try fishing the shallow areas between 30 to 40 metres before sun up for some quality red throat emperor.

On the beaches, has seen the chopper tailor stop, with upside reports of the occasional large Green Back taken at night on the open beach. Best areas have been Pin Cushion to Mudjimba and around Stumers Creek during the high tide. Large pillies on the traditional 3 gang hook or the Tru Turn strip bait rigs using salted bonito fillets are responsible for these large fish. 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 been active with the shallow water gutters between Mudjimba to Marcoola the favoured area. Strips of salted bonito and peeled prawns have secured the better catches.

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Davo's Bait & Tackle Northshore
938 David Low Way, Marcoola Q 4564
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Shop 6, Noosa Homemaker Ctr, Mary St, Noosaville Q 4566
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