Report 13/9/19

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Report 13/9/19

Post by subeditor » Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:13 pm

Wind keeps anglers close!

With the wind up for the weekend most offshore reports came from late last week. Anglers did find a couple of good windows to get out and pick up some nice reef fish. Snapper number still seem to be improving with better than average sized fish coming from the Gneerings, Murphy’s and the Barwon Banks. Plenty of anglers picked up fish over the 70cm mark and then had to release even larger fish. The key to catching good fish is those larger baits, use larger strip baits of mullet, bonito, large pilchards and full squid baits have also been good. Using bigger baits has meant that there is still baits for when the bigger fish come along after the pickers have had a feed. Another tip is to use plastics on a paternoster rig with a bait on one hook and a plastic on the other.

Cobia numbers have been good and they just seem to be getting bigger, plenty of angler have been shocked by the size of some of these fish. Sweetlip are also in good numbers as the waters warm. The well know grounds just off Mooloolaba have been producing some good fish. To the north, Sunshine Reef continues to be a great spot to head too with some good pelagic activity reported over the last week. Mackerel, spotted and spanish have been reported along with some nice tuna.

On the beach we are starting to see some improvement on the tailor front, bigger fish have been taken around the Board Walk at the town of Sea Side. Most fish have come just on sunset or just after. There was also a couple of reports of jew with most fish being just legal. Down towards Pincushion Island there have been plenty of dart in the surf and the closer gutter with the better fish showing up at the top of the tide. Sand whiting are also about with worm yabbies and pippies the best baits.

The Maroochy has been looking great over the last couple of weeks and there is plenty on offer for anglers, the big new is that the mangrove jack are starting to feed with some nice fish taken around the rock walls upriver from Coolum Creek. Suspending hard body lures cast close to the rock walls and then pulled down to depth have been working well, a couple to try the Jackall Squirrels and the Zerek Tango shad in the 69mm size. Angler that have been fishing at night around the traffic bridge with live baits have also had some success. Flathead have again been on the chew with plenty of fish taken in the mornings on a run out tide. Casting upstream and working plastics across the bottom has worked well, while the bait anglers have been using frogged mouth pilchards on small ganged hooks. Trevally numbers down near the mouth have been good on the high tide, casting smaller slugs and plastics. Tailor are also mixed in with the trevally with some quite good fish amongst them.

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Marcoola 4564
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