Report 19/4/18

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Report 19/4/18

Post by subeditor » Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:44 pm

Wind hampered offshore Anglers Last Week!

The last week of the school holidays certainly proved a battle thanks to our little low pressure system up north. The keen anglers persisted in the conditions with most favouring the protected areas of the river. With the river still a little murky, staying in the lower reaches will be more favourable. The famous blue swimmer or sand crab as most like to call it, are still being caught in good numbers. Don’t forget to place your pots at different depths, this will help you discover where and what depths the crabs are in. Whiting sizes have increased with the bigger fish moving down river, areas like the sand banks around back of Goat Island, Black Banks and Chambers Island seem to be the pick of spots. School Jew are loving live baits and have been found in the deeper holes and around the Motorway Bridge. Flathead are still on the chew with the small pillies the pick of baits. Avoid using small gangs and try snooding two Mustad Penetrator hooks together, then place a piece of red tube between the hooks. This gives the rig protection from being chew off and is perfect when drifting along the channel edge. Pack your cast net as there are a few prawns in the river, keep a good eye on your sounder when idling around to find these tasty morsels. Twin Waters is producing good trevally on surface lures with the Fish Candy Skinny Dog been the favourite. Despite the temperatures dropping the Mangrove jack are still taking bonito fillets under the bridges in Twin Waters.

Big swell and strong winds kept the offshore fisherman in port. Once the weather settled earlier in the week, hungry anglers headed for Sunshine Reef as the coral trout are still in season and love eating after a little rain. The fish will bite extremely well after a fair hit of bad weather so head for the close in areas such as Gneerings, Currimundi, Sunshine and North Reefs for snapper, tusk fish, maori cod, red throat emperor and moses perch. Double Island seems to be pelagic central with spanish mackerel, long tail and spotties the pick of species smashing trolled hard bodies and casting slugs. Out wider on the Barwon Banks has produced a mixed bag of snapper, pearl perch, and tusk fish.

Good size whiting on the beaches, with larger fish coming from the stretch of beach on the north side of Marcoola. Worms and pipis combined with high water gutters is securing the best catches. Good catches of dart have been caught mainly on the Marcoola to Mudjimba stretch of beach with most fish taking pipis and strips of mullet. Don’t forget the larger fish are on the outer gutter so up your sinker size to increase your cast distance. First signs the Mulloway had started with fish weighing in around 6 to 8 kilos coming from the beach south of Yaroomba. Fresh mullet fillets and large local squid are the preferred baits.

Now for all the latest information log onto www.fishingnoosa.com.au 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
davosqld@ozemail.com.au

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