Report 6/10/17

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Report 6/10/17

Post by subeditor » Fri Oct 06, 2017 1:28 pm

Lizards On the move!

Flathead have been one of the popular chased species this week with catches of nice fish taken on lures and bait. The lure fisherman have favoured the start of the run out tide with popular areas being Bli Bli Islands, Eudlo creek and the Maroochy canals. Plastics seem to be the pick of lures with the Samaki Vibelicious one of the favourites because of their life like fish shape and tail vibration which works on the drop as well as the lift .Remember if using plastics for flathead the trick is to always stay in touch with the bottom. Bait fisherman on the other hand have been drifting small baby blue pillies along the channel edge and over the sand flats on the last half of the run in and start of the run out. Try to avoid using small gangs and make a snooded rig made up of two octopus size 2/0 hooks. Black Banks, Goat and Chambers Island all have good whiting with fish taking worms and live yabbies on the run in tide. Whiting love surface lures so if you are in these areas try throwing around a Bassday Sugapen or a River2Sea Bubble pop as a great alternative to bait. Mangrove jack have loved the hot weather change and fishing soft plastics like the Zmans and Berkley Gulp in the 4 to 5 inch size in the deeper holes up river or the mouths of creeks are showing good fish. If using bait the trusty salted bonito fillets in twin Waters should give you the results you need. Lower reaches have been active for Sand Crabs, where the mud crabs are coming from further up river. Try baiting your pots with mullet soaked in tuna oil to improve your chances.

Offshore fishing reports have been a little slow with most anglers taking advantage of last Saturday due to a window in the weather. Anglers that did hit the close in reefs like Coolum, Murphys and the Gneerings. Reports showed catches of school mackerel, snapper, moses perch, grass sweetlip and cobia. Schoolies are taking floated pilchards and metal lures with the reef fish liking pillies and local squid. Out wider on the Barwon banks produced quality snapper, sweetlip, pearlies, and red throat emperor. Most fish were taken down near the bottom half of the banks between 30 to 50 metres of water with the exception of pearlies found in the 60 plus mark.

On the beaches, saw the occasional big tailor taken with the top of the tide the better time. Best way to rig for these larger fish is pillies on the traditional 3 gang hook or the Tru Turn strip bait rigs using salted bonito fillets. Low tide gutters from north of Stumers creek and around Mudjimba 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 catch. Flathead have shown their tails in the shallow water gutters between Mudjimba to Marcoola, try using bonito fillets and peeled prawns to snag a feed.

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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

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