Report 9/2/18

Davo's Noosa
Cnr Mary & Thomas St, Noosaville
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Report 9/2/18

Post by subeditor » Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:18 pm

With some well-deserved rain and showers over the last week kept a lot of fisherman in dry dock. Due to the lack of anglers fishing during the week I thought we could take a look at what good will come out of the week’s weather. With run off the fresh water flushes prawns and bait fish out into the river where the water is higher in salinity levels. It’s important to note the same goes for crabs and whiting as well.

Firstly Prawns are now in season so try working the creek entrances, deep bends and holes in the river. I find prawns love the early morning on the last of the run out to the bottom of the tide. Prawns generally move around between tides this is why they tend to school up in the deeper holes as the tide slows and recedes. Two major factors needed are a top pocket cast net to allow easy removal of prawns, and a quality sounder with down imaging so you can find them easily. Whiting is next species that benefits from a flush out as the bigger fish head down river to the saltier water. Fishing areas such as the Black Banks, Goat Island and Picnic Point with worms, soldier crabs and live yabbies should bag you some quality fish. Make sure to use a long fluoro carbon trace with a size 6 long shank hook such as the Tru Turn 063 hook. You will also find if the days are hot after the rain the quantities will increase along with quality. One last tip is don’t be afraid to use a good size sinker as the big whiting will prefer to creep up on a bait rather than chase it down a current. Last estuary specie I would like to mention is everyone’s favourite the Mud Crab. Muddies love a good flush and this is when those big bucks are at their best. Dropping your pots around the mouths of creeks, drains and on the deeper bends of the river should land you a nice feed. Quality bait is the key to crabbing with fresh mullet the preferred or frozen if not available. The guys at Davo’s carry good fresh mullet most of the time and if not they carry good stocks of frozen.

Lastly they say a drought on the land is a drought at sea. This saying is correct when we talk about an offshore specie that loves a good drop of rain. I’m referring to no other than the Coral Trout, this great eating fish inhabits some of our closer reefs such as Sunshine and Murphy’s Reef. The trick to hooking one of these beauties is all about the bait and technique. The best bait is Live Yakka’s on a gang of 7/0 Mustad 7766d hooks on a single running rig with the sinker sitting on top of the hooks. The technique is to drop other baits down first to entice other species to eat first as this persuades the trout to start eating.

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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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