Charlies Boyes won the $50.00 Davo's Fish of the Week prize with this tailor which he caught in the Woods Bays. Photo:

Fishing the Fresh Water can be Rewarding

In the River there have been some quality giant trevally being caught around the Tewantin stretch of the river.

Soft plastics and micro jigs have been working well along with surface poppers like the Jackson RA Pop. Big eye trevally and GT’s can be found throughout Woods Bay, around Culgoa Point and along with the back of the sound.

Quality Mangrove Jack being caught around the sound and Woods Bay on strip baits and livies at night, keeping quiet is important so you don’t spook the fish as they come away from the structure they call home to feed.  The frying pan, dog beach, sand bags and the Gympie Terrace stretch of the river have been producing some elbow slappers lately.

Charlies Boyes won the $50.00 Davo's Fish of the Week prize with this tailor which he caught in the Woods Bays.
Charlies Boyes won the $50.00 Davo’s Fish of the Week prize with this tailor which he caught in the Woods Bays.
Live worms or yabbies will see you in with a good chance, run a fairly long leader as this allows the bait to move around a bit more and entice a bite. Surface poppers and stickbaits are probably the most effective lure presentation for these fish and put up a good fight on the silly string.

Some nice flatties being caught in the lower reaches of the river on trolled hardbody lures, soft plastics and blades. Fresh strip baits, whole whitebait and livies are another good option.

Out on the reefs; North Reef was fishing well earlier in the week with light winds and little run the charter boats made the most of the conditions, with similar conditions on the weekend we also saw a wide range of reefies.   Moses perch, maori cod, grass sweetlip, teraglin jewfish, mowong, pearl perch, coral trout and venus tuskfish all hit the decks. The southern reefs were also fishing well with pelagics in the mix. With the warmer conditions this week hopefully we will see an influx of the pelagic kind.

In the fresh water Lake Borumba has been fishing well. The edge bite has been pretty good of late with some nice bass being landed on spinnerbaits and TN60’s.

Have a sound around the timber as well, if you find a patch of fish you can position yourself back from them and cast a soft plastics ahead of the school and roll it through them. This is a very effective technique especially when fished on a 3/8 or ½ oz jigheads as it keeps the plastic in the fishes face for longer.

Hopping a blade is another dynamite technique with the Evergreen Littlemax blades in ¼ & 3/8 being some of the favourites. If you want to have a crack at a saratoga the Yabba and Kingham arms are worth a shot. Early morning surface fishing is probably the most exciting way to chase these fish as you can see them roll over your lure and jump about. Just make sure you have sticky sharp hooks on your lures and keep nice low rod angles when fighting them to avoid a jump off.

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