Report 14/12/17

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Report 14/12/17

Post by subeditor » Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:08 am

Rain is a Game Changer!

Previous rain with follow up of storms is keeping our favourite Maroochy River a little on the chocolate colour side. The river has certainly changed and because of this any many anglers tend to not go fishing. This theory can be proven incorrect by targeting species that don’t mind a little fresh flush. First species to chase will suit our crustacean lovers the mud crab. The trick after the rain is to find where they are placed in the river system. By this I mean to drop your pots in different sections of the river and once you have found crab start placing your pots in a direction heading down river. If you like a feed of sand crabs try potting around Goat Island and all sandy channels adjacent the mouth. Make sure to bait your pots heavily with mullet and not any smelly leftovers from the freezer. Whiting would be the preferred fish to chase with the lower reaches around Goat Island and the banks adjacent picnic point up to cotton tree the pick of areas. Worms and live yabbies will be the best baits and using hooks in size six will land you a nice feed. Dog Beach is seeing good trevally on surface with most action coming from using lures like the Lucky Craft Sammy 65 and the ZipnZiggy 80mm. Flathead have slowed a little so try hitting the banks either side of the jet ski run with soft plastics on the start of the run out tide.

There’s a lot nice gutters on the beach at the moment, holding good whiting and dart. The run out tide is when the whiting are on the chew with worms and peeled prawns the perfect baits to land you a feed. Dart have mainly been caught on the run in with fish favouring the higher water gutters and pipis for bait. Make sure to use a bait keeper hook when using pipis as this keeps the bait more secure to the hook allowing it longer in the water. If you want a bit of school holiday fun there are plenty of beach worms available on the beach. All you need is a scent bag and a whole mullet to attract the worms and if you have trouble grabbing them there’s always the trusty Alvey worm pliers.

Offshore anglers had a couple of small windows with anglers reporting a high amount of live bait available. Because of the wet our famous coral trout have started to bite with Sunshine Reef showing the better results. If not wanting to head north for a trout try Murphy’s Reef with live Yakka’s, as this close in reef over the last couple of years has seen an increase amount of trout taken. Gneerings has shown mackerel taken on the troll with skirted baits and weighted chin guards rigged with gar or large pillies securing the fish. There’s also some nice snapper, sweetlip and maori cod on the eastern side of the Gneerings with most fish eating pillies and local squid. If you do get a chance to head wide try the shallows on the Barwon Banks for a good feed of red throat emperor.

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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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