In the river, mangrove jack are still in good numbers, getting up early and heading up the river pitching hard body lures at the banks is a perfect way to target these fish.
Give the River2sea Live Minnows a go in the 95mm size, these are perfect on the baitcaster, using a baitcaster outfit will give you the pinpoint accuracy you need to get close to the snags where these red devils love to live. Elsewhere in the river, there has been some good size whiting getting caught in the shallows of the frying pan and Weyba creek. Good flathead have also been inhabiting the same area, prawns worms and yabbies have claimed a good number of the fish. Crabs are also plentiful in the upper reaches of the river, remember you can only take the bucks and they must make size, 15 cm across the widest point of its carapace.
Fishing Offshore this week was tough with conditions less than perfect for chasing reef fish and pelagics. For those boat that managed to get out, there is still good numbers of fish. Spotted mackerel and the odd Spaniard were showing up on the closer reefs and in Lagoona bay, with the majority of the action being around bait schools. Trolling hard body lures is a great way to cover ground while you are making your way to your favorite fishing ground. When you pull up, the good old pilchard floater has been working well with most of the pelagics swimming mid water. Another species of fish that is hanging around the bait schools are long tailed Tuna. These fish are a great test for anglers and can really stretch the arms.
On the beaches the dart are everywhere. This is great fun for the kids with a small piece of pilchard or a prawn on a size four bait holder hook cast into the gutters will almost guarantee a fish. Whiting, flathead bream and odd tailor have also been taken from the surf.
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!