Report 7/1/17

Davo's Noosa
Cnr Mary & Thomas St, Noosaville
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Davo's North Shore
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Report 7/1/17

Post by subeditor » Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:56 pm

Maroochy on the run!

Good rain fall and sporadic winds has made for an interesting week for fishing whether it be in the river or offshore. The river will has certainly changed with big whiting and mud crabs giving the best results this week. The lower salinity levels in the river has caused the bigger whiting to head for the lower reaches. Good areas to target are any sand bars that contain current flow and hold bait such as yabbies and soldier crabs. Good examples include front of Chambers Island, back of Goat Island and Picnic Point. Perfect baits include live yabbies, soldier crabs, and worms with long shanks hooks size six proving the better catches. Make sure your leader is made from fluro carbon to eliminate the whiting seeing your trace under the water. Reports of mud crabs are wide spread with catches taken as far up as Dunethin Rock. Checking your pots every few hours and make sure they well baited will result in a good size feed. Don’t forget to mark your apparatus with an ID tag and your float should be no smaller than 15cm in any dimension. The crew at Davo’s Tackle Outlets carry a great range of crabbing accessories so if in doubt call in and ask. Flathead have responded well to the fresh with most catches coming from Goat Island and the stretch between the Motorway Bridge to Nojoor Road boat Ramp. Soft plastics slowed rolled off the bank or drifting baby blue pilchards should land you a feed.

The beach is seeing an increase in the amount of gutters along the open stretches. Areas south of Peregian have been responsible for good whiting with most fish taken on the run out tide. Worms and peeled prawns have shown the better response. Dart are appearing in numbers with the start of the run in displaying the better quality fish. Pipis and mullet flesh have been the better baits while displayed on a bait keeper hook giving the bait longevity while being washed around. Keep an eye out this time of year for our large summer time tailor around The Pin Cushion area. Surface lures and pilchards at night has always been the better times.

Offshore has been a little quiet due to the weather, if you do get a window I would certainly recommend heading for Sunshine Reef and Murphys Reef in search of our famous coral trout. These fish love to bite after a good drop of rain. Best baits are live yakka’s on a two hook running sinker rig. Other areas worth a try would be Currimundi and Coolum Reefs where snapper, sweetlip and pearlies should be present. If you have a chance to head out wider to the Banks there should be snapper, maori cod and red throats available in the 35 to 45 metre mark. Using baits such as pilchards and local squid will land you a nice feed.

Now for all the latest information log onto for up to date bar and fishing reports, don’t forget to drop into Davo’s Tackle World, Davo’s Boating and Outdoor in Noosa and Davo’s Northshore Bait & Tackle at Marcoola to find out where the fish are biting, and remember Tight Lines and Bent Spines!

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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