Report 24/3/16

Davo's Noosa
Cnr Mary & Thomas St, Noosaville
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Davo's North Shore
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Nicole Penfold
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Report 24/3/16

Post by Nicole Penfold » Sat Mar 26, 2016 4:00 pm

Still plenty of crabs in the rivers!

For those that enjoy a spot of crabbing, now is the perfect time to head down to your local creek or river and put a few pots out! There are many myths about catching crabs but the most consistent method is to use fresh mullet and leave the pot in for at least one change of tide. Muddies are pretty much everywhere with even the upper reaches of the Twin Waters Canals holding crabs. Both our Davo’s stores have crab pots on special at the moment so if you are looking to get into crabbing or updating your pots now is the perfect time.

Another crustacean on the move at the moment is river prawns. For those after a few prawns, the black banks area has been extremely productive with the last of the run in to the start of the run out tide being the most productive.

The Maroochy River has been fishing well this week with trevally and tailor action on the increase. “Chopper” Tailor and Giant Trevally have been feeding on prawns and baitfish right throughout the system with majority of the action being centered around the Twin Waters Weir , the Traffic Bridge and down towards the mouth.

For those after a feed of flathead, the mud flats located near the Maroochy River Bridge and opposite Oyster Bank road have been very productive, especially with prawn profile soft plastics. Fishing the run out tide has been the best to target these fish as prawns and small baitfish are getting flushed out down river.

Whiting activity is on the rise with some thumping whiting getting caught around the shallow sand flats of Black Banks and Chambers Island. These tasty fish are best targeted with small baits like worms, yabbies and pealed prawns. Surface lures like small poppers and surface walkers worked across the top of the water are also a great way to attract an elbow slapper.

Offshore has been the domain of bigger craft as these consistent winds we have had over the last month keep a lot of smaller boats on the trailer. A bit of advice for smaller boat owners is to be ready to go, last week saw a couple of mornings where angler in smaller boats could have made a quick run outside to the closer reefs and got a good mornings fishing in.

On the bottom it has been all about the coral trout, good fish touching the 5kg mark have been taken on the closer reefs, pilchards, squid and of course live bait fished hard to the bottom have resulted in some quality fish. The pelagic action has also been there with tuna, spotted and spanish mackerel working bait schools on or close to the surface. Small slugs have been the key as the bait they are feeding on is quite small, another tip is to let you slug sink a little as the bigger fish appear to be a little deeper.

For all the latest information log onto for up to date bar and fishing reports, don’t forget to drop into Davo’s Tackle World in Noosa or Davo’s Northshore Bait & Tackle at Marcoola to find out where the fish are biting.

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

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