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Report 17/8/17

Posted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:16 am
by subeditor
Plenty of bream in the River!

With the recent good weather period over the last month, there has been plenty of anglers in all types of craft out and about, and with this warmer spurt we should see those warm water species coming on line sooner than expected. Those fishing the Maroochy River have been well rewarded with good bream in numbers taken down towards the river mouth and the deeper sections of Black Banks the pontoons in Maroochy water and as far up as Bli Bli Islands. Small pilchards and whitebait have been the go to bait as well as the trusty mullet strips. For the lure angler’s smaller soft plastic like the Keitech Easy Shinner in the 2and 3 inch size have been really firing. Small hard body lures are also going well with the Eco Gear CX35 a favourite of mine. Good tailor are still being reported from the river with the run in tide and the early mornings the prime time. Try the Jet Ski run as well as casting Fast moving slugs and plastics from the tip of Chambers Island. Fishing small pilchards has also done some damage for the bait anglers. Flatties are also on the chew with some crackers coming from the lower reaches around Goat Island and up river around Bli Bli throwing lures at the snags. Jewies are still around with some bigger fish being taken up river in the deeper holes around Coolum Creek. Most fish are coming from live baits and deep diver lures such as the Lucky Craft Pointers.

Offshore has been fishing really well lately with the wider reefs producing the larger catches. Up to the north off Sunshine Reef, anglers have boated squire, maori cod and grass sweetlip. North Reef has been the favourite with nice size jewfish, snapper and cobia with the larger fish taking live yakka’s. Murphy’s and Gneerings haven’t been extremely busy, but are still providing a handful of snapper, grass sweetlip and moses perch with pilchards and squid the best baits. Out wider on the Barwon Banks and up on The Hards is seeing the most action. Big cobia on pillies and live baits while the pearl perch are taking butterflied slimey mackerel. Worthy catches of snapper, gold spot wrasse, and venus tusk fish have preferred the pilchards and squid.

On the beach has seen a few tailor on the run with anglers reporting fish up to 65cm on the run in tide. Better times have been late afternoon and into the evening with the stretch along Mudjimba Beach and on the northern side Of Stumers Creek. There has been a lot of live bait around the mouth of the river, therefor giving the larger tailor and jew a perfect feeding ground. A good tip would be to find a deeper channel around the sand bags or Pin Cushion and throw pillies for the tailor or mullet fillets or even sacrifice a tailor for the jew. Due to the unusual warner north westerly’s blowing, surprisingly the lower water gutters have shown some nice flathead, these fish are taking peeled prawns and mullet fillets.

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