Report 18/4/19

Davo's Noosa
Cnr Mary & Thomas St, Noosaville
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Davo's North Shore
938 David Low Way, Marcoola
Ph: 07 5448 8244
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Report 18/4/19

Post by subeditor » Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:18 am

Offshore anglers where well rewarded over the first week of the school Holidays with some fishable conditions last week that allowing them to fish just not only the close in reefs but out wide as well. Areas that fired included the Gneerings and Currimundi Reefs where snapper, grass sweetlip, cod trout and tusk fish were on the chew. Try quality baits like pillies and slimy mackerel to ensure better catches. Up to the north off Coolum saw pelagic’s on fire with quality long tails and the odd spanish mackerel on the menu. The long tail and Mack tuna were hot for small bait fish presentation slugs like the River2Sea Sea Rocks while the spanish were taking live yakka’s and floated dead baits down the burley trail. Out on the banks quality snapper sizes are on the increase with the top of the banks producing the bigger fish. All species responded well to local squid, pillies and live baits. There have been some nice pearlies and cobia coming from Wide Caloundra with whole slimeys and large local squid landing the bigger fish.

In the Maroochy River flathead are loving soft plastics around the back of Goat Island and the stretch along the ski run with bloodworm and motor oil the winning colours. If using bait try the mouth of Eudlo Creek with small pilchards on a ganged hook rig on the run out tide. The river has been very popular over the last month for crabs with catches in the areas up river from the Bli Bli Bridge to Coolum Creek. There have been plenty of jennies in the pots driving anglers mad but there are a few good bucks amongst them. Baiting your pots heavy with fresh mullet has been the key to bigger crabs. If you are looking to fish the run in stick to shallows along Chambers Island, Cotton Tree and Picnic Point for some decent whiting. Quality whiting really enjoy live bait at the moment so try pumping some yabbies or soldier crabs to give you that little extra chance of a great catch. Mangrove jacks are still around with all reported catches on live bait around Twin Waters, the Cod Hole and Petrie Creek. Anglers have reported the odd larger bream just inside the mouth, hopefully this is the start of the winter bream spawning season.

The local beaches have a good range of gutters at the moment so try hitting the stretch from of beach from Peregian to Mudjimba as this section is holding dart and whiting with the bigger dart at the rear of the gutter when it’s at its fullest. With the full moon this weekend the jew may slow a little, try fish the dark period between sunset and moonrise. There have been some nice jew taken over the last couple of week but with most just under the metre mark. Whiting still on the bite and will favour the last half of the run out while staying closer in the gutter. Use popular baits like worms, pipis and fresh yabbies to ensure a quality catch. If you like to chase your own live worms Peregian and Marcoola Beaches have showed the better results.

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 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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