Report 16/11/17

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Report 16/11/17

Post by subeditor » Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:38 am

Plenty of fish on offer in the River.

This week has presented some bumpy weather making the anglers fishing a little more difficult. Those that did put the effort in were rewarded with some nice catches. Recent storms and showers are delaying the river clearing quickly but retuning a positive by retaining a high amount of baitfish in the river as well as offshore. As we know baitfish are great bait for chasing fish such as Mangrove Jacks and Jew. The river is still showing good crab’s with most anglers reporting catches further up river around Bli Bli Islands and the mouth of Petrie and Eudlo Creeks. Good catches of whiting throughout the lower reaches with 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 taken around Bli Bli Islands, mouth of Petrie creek and back of Goat Island with catches taken on soft plastics and small pillies. Good performing plastics include Keitech Sight flash and Fish Candy Curly Baits on the start of the run out. Mangrove jacks are favouring the deeper holes up river and around the Motorway Bridge with live bait being the winner due to its high population. If wanting to use lures, soft vibes have been the stand out and responsible for some nice size fish. Twin Waters has seen a few trevally inside the weir, surface lures are pick with the new Shimano Rise pop perfectly designed for this style of fishing due to its bubble chamber technology.

Offshore anglers were mostly in dry dock over the last week, so prior to the bumpy weather anglers were rewarded with good snapper catches on the close in reefs such as 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 and also the pick for hooking good cobia at the same time. Species also on the menu were grass sweetlip and moses perch taking pillies and local squid. Out wider on the Barwon banks showed good Jew, snapper, sweetlip and moses perch on the shallower grounds with local squid, pillies and live bait the choice of bait. Old Women Island seems to be the pick if wanting to throw a slug or two for some pelagics with the added bonus of cobia taking live baits while on the drift.

The beaches saw the swell lift a little making the rock fishing and the open beach a little interesting. The open beach has opened up a few more holes giving local anglers more choices. The usual stretch between Northshore to Peregian proved to be the better area to fish. Whiting are fruitful along this stretch with the lower water showing the better catches. Beach worms either cured or live have been the proven winner. Yaroomba rocks and Noosa National Park has been a busy spot on the top of the tide. Snapper and grass sweetlip have taken strip baits or whole local squid when rigged on two hook Tru Turn 711 hooks. Flatties are on the move with most fish responding well to small pillies and peeled prawns with most catches coming from the shallow water gutters.

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Davo's Bait & Tackle Northshore
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