Report 18/1/18

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Report 18/1/18

Post by subeditor » Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:30 pm

With such good weather in the new year, gave the offshore fisherman a large window opportunity with some anglers getting out five days straight. Mackerel has been the largest caught species with some spanish tipping the 30kg mark. The better spanish are coming from trolling slimey mackerel, gar and pilchards rigged on spanish specials or TT bait troll rigs. If you’re after a good feed of spotties try Coolum or Gneerings, with drifting the current line or floating pillies down a burley trail has been the best success. The trusty coral trout are on the chew with good size fish coming from Sunshine Reef and Outer Gneerings with live yakka’s and pilchards the pick of baits. Out wide on the banks is Pearly central at the moment with anglers bagging out in the 60 plus metre mark using big squid, pillies and butterflied slimey’s. On the close in grounds such as Murphys and Gneerings has seen good catches of pan size snapper and pearl perch with floating pillies on a gang of 2 x 5/0 Tru Turn hooks providing the better catch rate.

In the river has seen an increase in mud crab numbers with most fisherman reporting good shell sizes up river from the Bli Bli Bridge. Working the deeper edges of the creeks and corners in the river on the high tide is the better time. Make sure to bait your pots heavily with mullet and stay near them to avoid poachers. Whiting around the Black Banks, Chambers Island and Picnic Point with most fish taking worms, peeled prawns and live yabbies. Try sticking to the run in tide and throw your baits on to the covered sand flats using a metre long trace. Twin Waters Weir has been popular for queenfish with small baitfish slugs such as the Halco Twisty chrome 5 gram hooking the fish. Flathead around Goat Island and surrounding sand flats on the start of the run out tide. Using Squidgy Bio Tough around the 100mm size will land you a good feed. Mangrove Jack taking live baits under the Motorway Bridge during the lower light periods. If using lures try up Petrie and Eudlo creeks throwing surface lures at fallen timber and mangroves on the last of the run in tide.

The beaches have shown dart in good numbers with the run in improving the size of the fish. Using peeled prawns and pipis will land you a good feed. Dart also love to chase small bait fish profile lures such as Sea rock Ultra Flash 7 gram when slow rolled thru the gutter. Whiting are liking the last of the run out tide with worms and yabbies the better performing baits. Few reef fish such as snapper and grass sweetlip off Yaroomba Rocks with small pilchards the winning bait. Rig these baits on Tru Turn two gang strip bait rigs for a secured hook up.

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