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Report 1/6/18

Post by subeditor » Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:14 pm

The Maroochy River has been very popular this week thanks to the south easterly’s blowing over the weekend keeping the offshore boaties in safe harbour. Tailor were taken in and around the Cod Hole stretch with most fish taking trolled lures. Sometimes the tailor push the bait fish up into the shallows and if this happens try throwing a small metal lure at the school. Few flatties around in the lower reaches with the soft plastics doing most of the damage. Best areas have been around Goat and Channel Island and the stretch along the ski run with bloodworm and pinks the preferred colours. If using bait try drifting the top side of the Jet Ski run with baby blue pilchards on a snooded rig on the run out tide. Looking to fish the run in try the shallows along Chambers Island and Picnic Point for some decent whiting. The bigger whiting really enjoy live bait at the moment so try pumping some yabbies or soldier crabs to give you that little extra chance of a great catch. Lure fisherman have seen bream on the increase with throwing small grub plastics at the pontoons and structures along the Duporth Ave channel. Just inside the mouth near Pin Cushion is certainly the spot for tailor and queenfish with the bigger fish taking surface lures and metal slugs.

Offshore fisherman did it tough with virtually no one heading out last weekend. Latest reports have seen the following areas producing the fish and will be worth a try. The close in reefs are in demand due to quality fish coming from the Gneerings Currimundi and Murphy’s Reef allowing anglers catches of mixed reef such as maori cod, grass sweetlip, parrot and spanish mackerel. Try quality baits like pillies and local squid to ensure better catches. In the bay at Mooloolaba and up to the north off Coolum is still seeing pelagic’s on fire with quality long tails. The long tails seemed only interested in small bait fish presentation slugs like the River2Sea Sea Rocks. It’s imperative to not to have your slug any bigger than the surrounding bait fish. Out on the Barwon Banks is where the snapper are on the run with the middle to the bottom of the banks now producing the fish. Pearl perch are really sizing up well for the season, try fishing depths in the 50m to 60m mark. All species responded well to local squid, pillies, live baits and butterflied slimey’s.

The local beaches were a little wind-blown during the week testing the angler’s ability’s. Areas worth trying include the stretch from Peregian to Mudjimba as this section is holding dart and flathead with the bigger dart at the rear of the gutter when it’s at its fullest. Even though the new moon has moved on there were a few jew still taken on the open beaches. The hot spots were the open beach gutters south of Yaroomba Headland to Pin Cushion with either worms or fresh mullet strips proving to be the better baits. Nice flatties in the gutters at the moment with the run in tide showing the best catches. Using salted bonito strips for bait on a bait holder hook will increase your chances. Lot of anglers out chasing the tailor on dusk and dawn with most catches coming from the Marcoola to Pin Cushion Stretch so keep a sharp eye out as catches will increase over the coming weeks.

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Davo's Bait & Tackle Northshore
938 David Low Way, Marcoola Q 4564
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