The mighty Maroochy is showing her strengths with quality fish in all directions. Twin Waters is the trevally hot spot with Tea leaf, GT and Big Eye going hard on surface lures. Walk the dog style lures such as the Atomic Bulldog 80mm will do the job perfectly. Mangrove Jack have reignited around the bridge pylons and mouth of the creeks. Use suspending lures such as the Zerek Tango Shad 69mm, as there swimming action is perfect for securing these toothy critters. Mud crabs are still on the move, with further up river producing the legal sized crabs. Don’t forget to soak your mullet in tuna oil which greatly enhances the scent trail. Nice catches of whiting are still appearing around the back side of Goat Island and the Black Banks with most fish taken on worms, live yabbies and soldier crabs.
With the winds settling down over the weekend gave the offshore fisherman the window they have been looking for. The Barwon Banks showed a good mixed bag of reefies with pearl perch, snapper, sweetlip and mahi mahi on the menu. Pilchards, squid and flesh baits were nailing the larger reef fish with floating pillies picking up the added bonus of mahi mahi. Closer in reefs like Coolum and Currimundi saw good sized spotties on either pillies for bait or throwing slugs like the Blue Blue Sea Ride. These amazing jigs can also flutter to the bottom and be jigged up if the fish are schooled up directly below the boat. Sunshine Reef was certainly the pick of the spots with good catches of pearl perch, grass sweetlip, venus tusk fish and along with some quality maori cod. Most fish were taken on mullet fillets, pillies and whole squid. Pelagics such as spotted mackerel and long tails favoured North Reef, Coolum reef and Old Women Island with most fish taken on small bait fish profile slugs and floating pilchards.
The beach fisherman have been smiling this week with nice size dart caught off the sand bags over at cotton tree with the larger fish preferring the run out tide. On the northern side of the river Mudjimba, Marcoola and Coolum Beaches have all shown whiting and dart on worms and pipis, with once again the run out the preferred tidal influence. Mouth of the river is producing larger trevally mainly on surface lures, with the Storm Chug Bug 110mm being a favourite.
Now for all the latest information log onto www.fishingnoosa.com.au 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!
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