Report 19/10/17

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Report 19/10/17

Post by subeditor » Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:57 pm

Whiting a plenty!

Top river species this week has been the Whiting with good catches reported thru out the lower reaches. With recent run off has cause the larger fish to head down river giving local anglers bigger and better catches. Best areas for whiting have been Black Banks, Chambers Island and the stretch in front of Picnic Point. Make you sure your rig is weighted well keeping your line still in the current. Best performing baits have been worms, yabbies and soldier crabs. Flathead have been productive with catches of nice fish taken on lures and bait. If you’re lure fishing the TT’s Grubs and Squidgy Prawns have secured the better fish. The run out tide with popular areas being around Back of Goat Island at the start off the tide and the mouth of Eudlo creek on the last half of the run out. Bait fisherman on the other hand have found drifting small baby blue pillies along the channel edges giving them the best results. Mangrove jack have been widespread around the Motorway Bridge and Coolum Creek with live baits the better performer this week. Twin Waters has been prevalent for trevally with most fish taken on surface lures. Lower reaches of the river has shown catches of Sand Crabs, where the mud crabs are coming from further up river near the Bli Bli Islands.

Offshore fishing anglers were a little hard done by the weather with only a small window early Saturday morning. Anglers that did hit the close in reefs like the Gneerings, Murphys and Currimundi all reported catches of snapper, moses perch, and grass sweetlip with baits such as pillies and local squid securing the fish. A good tip when on these grounds is to troll around as solid cobia have been caught this way. Out wider on the Barwon banks produced quality snapper, sweetlip, pearlies, and red throat emperor. Red throats are bitting before sun up, so be early.

On the beaches, has shown good whiting this week with most catches coming from the lower water gutters. Try using quality beach worms on a Tru Turn 063 hook sized 4 or 6 for those bigger fish. North of Stumers Creek and Mudjimba beach have been the pick of spots. Flathead also have been laying in those shallow water gutters with peeled prawns and baby blue pilchards showing the better results. If wanting to secure a big tailor hit those high tide gutters with strip baits such as bonito on a Tru Turn strip bait rig. Areas such as the gutters just north of the river mouth and Yaroomba rocks have been the pick.

Now 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, and remember Tight Lines and Bent Spines!

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
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