Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Fish 'On' in the Bay; the Ideal Time to Chase Jew

Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Fish 'On' in the Bay; the Ideal Time to Chase Jew

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Byline: Davo's Tackle World

Offshore

WITH a couple of good windows of weather on the weekend plenty of anglers braved the swell and headed out.

Double Island reefs were again producing with some great species hitting the decks.

The charter operators recorded plenty from the bottom with gold band snapper, nannygai, tusk fish, moses perch, red emperor, snapper, cobia, sweetlip and gold spot wrasse.

Last Saturday was the pick of the days with 5-knot winds and not too much current.

Pilchard floaters, local squid and live baits have been the prime baits.

Down toward Noosa, Laguna Bay was popular with anglers with good schools of tuna and mackerel on offer and with conditions a little trying through the week this gave good protection to anglers.

Around the corner at Sunshine Reef some bigger spanish mackerel were on the chew with plenty taken on large pilchards, slimy mackerel, and sauri.

These all seemed to work well on the slow troll so using the Davo's Spanish special rigs was ideal.

Beaches

ON THE beaches on the weekend, with the winds dropping and a little swell around there was plenty of action.

Jew fish numbers have been up on the Noosa North Shore with plenty of fish taken on the evening tide after the new moon.

This is the ideal time to chase jew with low light levels and a good tide these fish will move into the shallower gutters to feed.

There have also been some stonker tailor taken with good fish over the 60cm mark reported.

For those that prefer the daylight hours the dart and whiting numbers have been good with some nice fish taken around Rainbow beach and Inskip Point.

There are plenty of worms on the beaches at the moment and if you can master pulling them you will have a never ending bait supply, remember as a recreational angler you can only have 30 in your position at any time. …

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