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Pre-summer warm up getting ready for pelagics
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baitfish into the surf zone and smash them.
titude of locations.
Try any points, rock bars, deep holes and mangrove edges – to name a few places these fish are likely to hang
Be warned though, a jack will know how to get home and fast.
The better places to find them would be where there is a good light source from public jetties or houses with flood lighting.
less hooks allow for great surface presenta- tions, as these plastics float.
You may pick up a mackerel from any of the rocky areas, with the middle groyne in the Noosa River occa- sionally providing an- glers with this species and many other fish on the right day.
Many anglers will cast
It should be noted that many anglers see these fish as prized sportfish, with most returned only to be caught again and again during the sea- son.
Baitfish are attracted to this light, so a pad- dle tail plastic such as a Keitech Swing Impact Fat in Sight Flash col- our with a slow roll will succeed in hooking-up flathead.
Once the sun rises, suspending jerkbaits are best deployed and the Jackall Squirrel is no stranger to getting smashed on the pause.
Mangrove jack are on fire, and anywhere from the mouth of the river towards Coothara- bah will provide a mul-
Night fishing can be very productive be- cause jack will often break from cover under a night sky.
Bigger flathead are still showing up, and are generally found in the lower part of the river and around the mouth of Lake Co- oroibah.
For daytime anglers, bream and whiting are firing up, and a few great locations are from the frying pan to the dog beach.
If the wind is up and the bite has died off, us- ing smaller tailspinner jigs such as the Jackson Iga Jig will turn the fish on because the vi- bration and small size tends to be irresistible enough to trigger a re- action bite.
or slow troll hard-body lures, cast soft vibes, flick soft plastics and fish live and dead baits.
Mangrove jack have to head offshore to breed, so please consider your bag limits before keep- ing them.
Working edges and overhanging trees are often overlooked, so be sure to give them a try if you are finding the bite a little tough.
Corey Scholes showing off a nice giant trevally.
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While checking the conditions, don’t forget to purchase a stocked impoundment permit.
You can also find these fish throughout Lake Weyba and the various sand flats sur- rounding the area, as well as the frying pan on the north shore.
The MMD Splash Prawn is proving popu- lar for the light 2-3kg tackle brigade, as is the smaller Bassday Sug- apen 58mm with a short 50cm leader.
These jigs often get inhaled, so squashing the barbs down will al- low for easy hook re- moval and quick return.
These are generally the first fish caught by anglers using lures and they respond well to trolled hard-body lures such as Zerek Tango Shad and the shallow Samaki Redic.
Surface lures can bring fish out from al- most anywhere.
Flatties can also be caught at night when targeting jack.
When skipped across the flats, angry packs of whiting can suddenly appear, so it’s a good idea to always wear po- larised glasses for this style of fishing.
Don’t forget to check for current conditions online before you head out, as upgrades and al- gal blooms can result in temporary closures.
Craig Mullet with a 70cm snapper snagged off Coolum Reef.
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Weedless rigged Z- Man FrogZ and small MinnowZ on weight-
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For bait anglers, a simple running sinker rig and a little red whit- ing tube above your hook is the go for a fresh feed of whiting.
For the latest informa- tion, log onto fishing- for up- to-date bar and fishing reports, and don’t for- get to drop into Davo’s Tackle World, Davo’s Boating and Outdoors in Noosa and Davo’s Northshore Bait & Tackle in Marcoola for all the right equipment, bait and advice to get you catching.
The freshwater has provided anglers with a shot at bass, yellow- belly and saratoga.
And early morning has proved a great time to chase bass and toga on the surface, with 12lb leader the lightest and 16-20lb perfect for big models.
Enjoy this month on the water!

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