Report 21/8/18

Davo's Noosa
Cnr Mary & Thomas St, Noosaville
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Davo's North Shore
938 David Low Way, Marcoola
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Nicole Penfold
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Report 21/8/18

Post by Nicole Penfold » Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:03 am

Plenty of river options!

The Maroochy River has seen some nice whiting taken over the past week with plenty of quality fish caught. For the lure anglers whiting have been taking a strong liking to surface walking lures such as Bassday Sugapens and River to Sea Skinny Dogs. Wading the sand flats around Chambers Island and Black Banks or casting over the banks near the Bli-Bli Oyster racks has been the spot to be, fishing the bottom of the tide and the start of the run in is the best time to chase these tasty fish. For the bait angler “fresh is best” so pumping those yabbies or collecting soldier crabs have been the prime baits. Flathead numbers are still strong with plenty of legal fish on offer. Plastics are a great approach when it comes to chasing flathead, tie on a 3” or 4” size paddle tail soft plastic and working it across the bottom has seen some good results around the shallow waters on the run out tide. Keitech Easy Shiners and the new Squidgy Bio range are the perfect flathead soft plastic with realistic colouring and great swimming action these plastics are dynamite on big flathead.

The upper reaches of the river has been really turning it to on, with good size school Jew, flathead and even jacks on the bite. Getting out early in the morning is the key with fish tending to feed more aggressively as the sun starts to rise. You will also find that darker lures in low light periods seem to work that bit better as the fish see the silhouette.

On the beaches dart have been in plague proportions right along the beachfront along with quality whiting and bream. Maroochy Northshore Beach has had a few scattered gutters which have been producing fish. Low tide and the start of the run is the key with fish moving up into the shallows to feed. Peeled prawns and cured worms have had the most success. Fishing the top of the tide has seen the odd tailor along with bigger bream from around the coffee rocks at Mudjimba and down towards Pincushion Island,

Offshore; the wind has still been pretty unpredictable, with a few good days during the week to make a run outside. For those that could get out the Inner Gneerings has had decent size snapper along with pearl perch and sweetlip. Micro jigs around 20gr size have been claiming their fair share of fish. When fishing the close reefs burley is key and if you can freeze it and get it to the bottom in a burley pot all the better. The bottom end of the Banks has been firing for snapper, amberjack, pearl perch and cobia. Fishing live baits hard to the bottom has been the most productive.

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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
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