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Big Swells Make Offshore Fishing a Challenge

With the big swells and strong winds over the weekend most anglers turned their attention to the river.

Quality bream have been active around the river mouth, dog beach and along Gympie Terrace.  Fresh mullet strips, prawns and live worms proving to be the best bait. Whiting are still on the chew with the dog beach, frying pan and Gympie Terrace areas producing most of the fish. Live worms and live yabbies are a couple of good options. There are plenty of Jacks still active throughout the river system, a night fish or early morning session has been the best bet.

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Fishing live baits around jetties, bridges and heavy structure has been successful. Also 4” paddle tail soft plastics have been accounting for a few of the bigger fish.

Solid queenfish are still rounding up bait schools in Woods Bays and around the river mouth. Surface popper have been the go with  the new  River2Sea Baby Bells really doing the job, with a big face they move a lot of water and have some great colours and come in two sizes. Big eye trevally and GT’s have also been active in the same area. Prawn profile Soft plastics have been working well as the sun get a little higher. Working the deeper sections of Woods Bays and the Noosa Sound should see a result.

Mud crabs are still on the move. Pots set in the deeper holes near the mangroves loaded with fresh mullet are getting the better bucks.

On the beach, the heavy surf conditions have wreaked havoc on the plans of most beach anglers over last weekend. As thing calm down through this week beach angler will reap the rewards as bigger gutter are created and tasty morsels are uncovered. The gutters along Teewah should producing good flathead, dart, tailor and the odd jew. Fresh mullet and pilchards two hours either side of the high tide will give you the best results.

There were only a few opportunity last week to get offshore, Spanish and spotted mackerel were taken from Halls and Chardons Reefs. Live yakkas were one of the best options, with floating pilchards also working well. Good sized grassy sweetlip, squire and a few trout came from Sunshine Reef. Up on North Reef gold spot cod, spanish mackerel, sweet lip and mouri cod all hit the decks. When you next plan a trip to the reefs make sure you have plenty of soft plastics, a couple of my favourites are the Zman Grubz in the 5 inch size. Violet Sparkle and Neon Pink have been getting the job done for me.

Now for all the  latest information log onto www.fishingnoosa.com.au for up to date bar and fishing reports and don’t forget to drop into Davo’s Tackle world 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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