Report 12/4/19

Davo's Noosa
Cnr Mary & Thomas St, Noosaville
Ph: 07 5449 8099
Davo's North Shore
938 David Low Way, Marcoola
Ph: 07 5448 8244
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Report 12/4/19

Post by subeditor » Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:46 pm

Great Holiday Weather!

With some fantastic weather for the start of the school holidays plenty of anglers were out and about. In the river Mouth the winter bream are just starting to come in with the rocks off Pincushion Island producing some nice fish, trevally have also been in numbers around the top of the tide, baits that are working is the good old half pilchard, mullet strip baits and mullet gut. Trevally and queenies are coming back onto the bite inside Twin Waters on the bigger tides with the fish responding well to live baits and soft plastics. Keitech Easy Shiners in both the 3” and 4” sizes have been working well. Whiting are in good numbers around Chambers Island sandbanks, small poppers or surface walkers have been claiming some nice elbow slappers. Upriver the stretch from Coolum Creek to Dunethin Rock has been fishing well for the odd school size jew and mangrove jack, look for those deeper sections of the river, slow hopped Transam vibes and Zerek Swimbaits have been claiming their fair share. There are still plenty of crabs in the system and with the rains over the last couple of weeks they are up and walking. Fresh mullet is a great bait for the big bucks.

The beach has also been fishing well with the gutters along Maroochy North Shore starting to produce some good numbers of dart, tarwhine and bream on the incoming tide. Pilchards, worms and fresh mullet have all been working well. Another great way to improve your catches on the beach is adding various attractors to your rigs, such as glow beads and red tubing. This last week has been the optimum time for the night anglers with the large evening tide and minimal moon light. This is the perfect time to chase the jew, there has been plenty of reports of fish with a lot undersize, still there has been the odd keeper amongst them. Fresh mullet, local squid and big clumps of worms have been great baits. Another great tip is to keep as much light as possible off the water.

For the offshore anglers, longtail and mac tuna have been in great numbers in-close over the past couple of weeks with good schools showing up around Old Woman Island. Slugs in smaller sizes have been the way to go as the tuna are feeding on very small baitfish. The Sea Rocks from River2sea have been a favorite with the lighter colors working best. The reef fish have also been very popular targets of late. With good snapper starting to show up as well as trout, spangled emperor and nice sweetlip all on the menu. The Gneerings has been fishing well and with depths ranging from around 10m – 15m, it’s the perfect place to target a few nice reefies. When fishing this area, try using soft plastic lures. Fished nice and close to the bottom, plastics tend to draw the bigger fish from the schools. Another thing to remember when chasing reef fish on soft plastics it all about the presentation, try and use the lightest weight jig head possibly for the run. With a couple of good weather day this week plenty of anglers are planning to run wide, the Barwon Bank should hold some bigger snapper, pearl perch, cod, cobia and Jew.

For all the latest information log onto www.fishingnoosa.com.au for up to date bar and fishing reports, drop into Davo’s Tackle World, Davo’s Boating and Outdoors in Noosa and Davo’s Northshore Bait & Tackle in Marcoola for all the right equipment, bait and advice to get you catching. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and remember Tight Lines and Bent Spines!

Davo’s Northshore Bait & Tackle
938 David Low Way
Marcoola 4564
07 5448 8244
northshore@davostackle.com.au

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