Report 12/1/18

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Report 12/1/18

Post by subeditor » Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:21 pm

Boats galore is the best way to describe this week’s action on the river, with most anglers receiving a good feed. Even though the river has been bombarded with crab pots, fisherman that are baiting there pots heavily are still potting a few legal shells. Mud crabs are on the move with most catches coming from the stretch upriver from the Bli Bli Bridge. Whiting catches are on the improve with the lower reaches from the motorway bridge to the mouth the better strip. Picnic Point, Black Banks and Chambers Island are just some of the better areas with most fish taking worms, live yabbies and soldier crabs. If you have a surface lure or two try fishing the yabby banks as they get covered on the last half of the run in tide, this seems to be showing the bigger fish. Petrie and Eudlo Creeks is where most of the mangrove jack catches are coming from with 50cm plus fish being caught on the top of the tide. Fishing surface lures like the Bassday Sugapens or Samaki Thumper tails over submerged snags and mangroves will land you a trophy fish. Flatties are taking soft plastics and baby blue pilchards along the strip up river from the Nojoor Road boat ramp. This zone is perfect as it can be accessed by foot and by boat. At the end of Northshore Road is trevally central with most fish smashing surface lures on the run out tide. A good example of a top performing lure is the Nomad Dartwing 70mm.

Offshore anglers took advantage of the light morning southerly’s which produced some awesome fishing. There are massive amounts of live bait at the moment thanks to good rain fall before Xmas which has led to a high amount of shark activity on the local reefs, so make sure to get you fish on board as soon as you can. Gneerings is one of the hotspots due to its close proximity and catches of spotted mackerel, cobia and mahi mahi. Also on offer at the Gneerings is catches of snapper and grass sweetlip on pilchards and local squid. Further to the north on Coolum and Sunshine Reefs is where the Spanish mackerel and cobia are taking live baits and floated pilchards while on the drift. There is a lot of surface action around Old Women Island which is made up of spotty mackerel and tuna. This is great fun if you want to throw a metal slug or even a weighted stick bait for that extra visual effect.

The beaches have shown a lot of pan size flatties over the last week with most catches coming from mullet strips on a number 1 or 1/0 long shank hook. Run in tide seems to provide the better numbers. Still a couple of tailor around Pin Cushion Rocks with the run in at night the preferred tide, coupled with large pilchards should land you a trophy fish. Whiting along the open beaches with the bigger fish coming from Marcoola and Coolum. Worms, peeled prawns and yabbies with the last of the run out tide should land you a nice feed.

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Davo's Bait & Tackle Northshore
938 David Low Way, Marcoola Q 4564
Ph: 07 5448 8244
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Shop 6, Noosa Homemaker Ctr, Mary St, Noosaville Q 4566
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