Report 16/5/19

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Report 16/5/19

Post by subeditor » Thu May 16, 2019 3:15 pm

Weather Window got angler offshore!

With the wind and swell not quit playing the game over the weekend most offshore reports came from late last week. Quality snapper are starting to show with some bigger model coming from the southern reefs last week, Coolum Reef has been fishing well with squire, sweetlip, cod and jew all claimed last week. For those with the bigger boat that can handle the conditions, heading to the Caloundra Wide has been productive for quality snapper, pearlies, jew, sweetlip and cod. Some local anglers also headed to the Barwon Banks last week and bagged some good snapper, cod and pearl perch. The tuna have been nuts with large schools just offshore, the schools consist of mainly Mack tuna but there are some good long tails amongst them. Fishing slugs and fast moving soft plastics on lighter gear has been a test for anglers. Mackerel have been a bit hit and miss with some angler’s donutting and others hitting a purple patch, one angler last Friday managed three fish over the 10kg and lost another two. Floater pilchards have been the most productive with large trolled dead baits accounting for some good fish as well.

In the Maroochy River, trevally have been in good numbers and seem to be traveling in small schools with dawn and sunset the prime attack times. Fishing down towards the mouth with surface presentations have been the most exciting and effective ways to target these fish. Quality tailor have also been feeding amongst these trevally so you will have to upsize your leader. As night falls there are still plenty of fish on offer so switch to soft plastics with larger paddle tails or grub tails. Queenfish have also been in the mix with the early morning and around the turn of the tide the best times. Good numbers of bream are starting to show throughout the lower estuary, they provide great fun on light line with lightly weighted fresh mullet pieces or prawns as bait. The area between Eudlo and Petrie Creek has been holding good amounts of bait so predators like tailor, giant trevally and diamond trevally have been feeding hard, plastics like the Zman 2.5”- 3” GrubZ have been the go to plastic for catching these feisty fish . Larger presentations like soft vibes and bigger plastics have been accounting for jew and large flathead in the same area. Quality flathead have also been taking from the lower reaches of the river on the run out tide, smaller fish baits like frog mouthed pilchards, hardy heads and whitebait on small ganged hooks have claimed some great fish.

On the Beach, Good numbers of bream and whiting have all come from the gutters on the Maroochy North shore. Live beachworms have been one of the best baits, good quality jew have also come from the deeper gutters with the night high tide getting the best results. We are starting to see more and more tailor showing up on most Sunshine Coast beaches, angler’s fished pilchards and mullet strip baits. For the kids finding a close gutter should see you with plenty of dart and you won’t have to cast far. Worm, squid and prawns are the perfect baits with the bigger fish coming around the top of the tide.

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Davo’s Northshore Bait & Tackle
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Marcoola 4564
07 5448 8244

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