Fresh Water Brings on the Crabs

Whiting have been hanging down river with the recent freshwater influx. Still quality size’s and numbers being taken on live worms and live yabbies.

The sandbanks near the river mouth have also been the place to target flathead on the run out tide. 3 to 4 inch plastics and shallow running hard bodies like the Jackson fr80 being the lures of choice. The hot and humid afternoons has fired up the jacks for the evening and night fisherman. With the recent rains a lot have pushed down river in the pursuit of small bait fish. Successful locations have been Woods Bays, the back of the Noosa Sound and river mouth rocks.


Fresh mullet has been the bait of choice as the oily flesh lets off a lot of scent in the dirtier water. Quality bream have also been hitting fresh mullet baits around the rocky stretches of river, Woods Bays has seen quality queenfish hitting surface lures like the 44 & 65 mm River2sea Bubble Pops.

Mud crabs are making themselves know throughout the system after recent rains. Get the pots in around the deeper stretches of river that are close to mangroves. Weyba creek has also been a successful crabbing haunt for quality bucks. Fresh bait like mullet seems to be the main drawcard.

On the beaches the big swells we have had over the last couple of weeks has really created some great gutters and holes, whiting, bream and dart have been the mainstays but with more gutters and more bait the jew and big tailor will be on the chew. Dedicated night fisherman should see a result with the new moon over the next week.

Those lucky enough to get out in a window of fishable weather have been rewarded with good numbers of good eating size Spanish mackerel around North and Sunshine Reefs. The rain has stirred up the bait in the rivers so the closer reefs like Jew Sholes and Sunshine should be good for trout sweetlip and cobia. With the onset of some good weather spanish and spotted mackerel are sure to be on fire once again. Davos Tackle World in Noosa has a great range of mackerel munchies in store perfect for your next trip.

Bass holding hard against the weed and eating grub pattern soft plastics in Lake McDonald.

Saratoga have been worth targeting in the upper stretches of both the Yabba and Kingham arms of Lake Borumba. Bass are best targeted closer to the main basin of the dam, and around the timber at the junction.

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