Report 9/11/17

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Report 9/11/17

Post by subeditor » Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:18 pm

River Clearing Up Nicely!

Recent good weather and the Maroochy River slowly clearing up has given anglers the push they needed to get out on the water over the last week. The positive part about those recent rains is the high amount of bait fish in the river as well as offshore. This not only is good for the fish but also for the local anglers being able to catch live bait with ease. The river is still showing good crab’s with most anglers reporting catches further up river. Nice size whiting throughout the lower reaches and the mouth of Petrie Creek with the lower areas including the Black Banks, Chambers Island and the back of Goat Island. Bigger catches have been contributed to using worms, yabbies and soldier crabs. Flathead have been wide spread with catches taken on soft plastics and small pillies. Try using those slick colours such as motor oil and bloodworm. Top spots have been around back of Goat Island at the top of the tide and the mouth of Eudlo creek and Bli Bli Islands on the run out. Mangrove jacks are favouring the deeper holes up river since the water has cleared and will continue to improve. Lures such as the Samaki Thumper and live baits are responsible for some nice size fish. Twin Waters has seen a few trevally down near and inside the weir with most fish taking surface lures at first light or late in the afternoon.

Offshore anglers saw the snapper on fire with the close in reefs like the Gneerings, Murphys and Currimundi Reef showing fish sized around the 50 to 60cm mark. The trusty floating pillie out on these local reefs was responsible for most catches with the micro jigs in the 30 to 60 gram running a close second. Other species including grass sweetlip and Jew were taken on baits such as pillies and local squid. Out wider on the Barwon banks saw red throats, quality snapper, sweetlip and moses perch in the 35 to 50 metre mark with most catches caught on local squid, pillies and live bait. Old Women Island seems to be the pick if wanting to throw a slug or two for some pelagics like tuna and school mackerel. Out on Wide Caloundra saw anglers nailing a few pearl perch with bigger fish found in the 90 metre mark taking butterflied slimeys.

The beaches saw light winds and small swell make it very accessible for fishing the rocks as well as the open beach. The section between Northshore to Peregian showed some nice fish. Whiting are prolific along this stretch with the lower water showing the better catches. Quality beach worms either cured or live have been the proven winner. Flathead are responding well to small pillies and peeled prawns with most fish coming from the shallow water gutters. Yaroomba rocks and Noosa National Park has been the pick of rocky outcrops with snapper and grass sweetlip on the menu. Most fish are taking pillies, squid or mullet fillets on either a snooded rig or Tru Turn strip bait rig on the top of the tide.

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Davo's Bait & Tackle Northshore
938 David Low Way, Marcoola Q 4564
Ph: 07 5448 8244
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Shop 6, Noosa Homemaker Ctr, Mary St, Noosaville Q 4566
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