Richard Jordan from Brisbane caught and released his nice GT on Monday morning's Noosa River Fishing Safari. Photo:

New moon gets the fish fired up

The lead up to the new moon we really saw the fishing fire up, in the lower estuary some great catches of queenfish, trevally and tailor taken on surface and with plastics around the bridges and in Woods Bays. Surface walkers including the Strada viral, Bassday Sugapen and Jackson Risk bait were all perfect for the job. For those angler that like plastics, the Zman Slim Swimz, Chasebaits Paddle weighted on 1/6th-1/4oz jig head worked well.  Flathead have been in good numbers and love to feed on the runout tides so fishing the sandy drop offs has seen some good result. For the bait anglers, fishing lightly weighted small pilchards and whitebaits has been the go while soft plastic prawn profiles have also claimed some big momma’s. New moon gets the fish fired up

Fishing the deeper holes in the ski Run and up toward the lakes with soft vibe have seen some nice jew taken.  Try the Samaki Thumper Tails or the new Live Target Swimbaits as they both give off a great vibe action that will encourage a reaction bite. Down towards the river mouth the whiting are still in good numbers, anglers fishing the Dog Beach and the Frying Pan have produced some good elbow slapper on worms and yabbies.

With some favourable conditions last weekend plenty of boats crossed the bar in pursuit of some great fish and with the recent swell stirring up the bottom the fish really came on the chew. The local reefs have really been firing up with some solid coral trout taken on pillies and livies fished hard on the bottom as well as quality snapper and sweetlip. Even though the water has cooled a little we are still seeing a great run of Spanish mackerel in the 10kg and above range. Having a pillie floater out on a 5/0 gang hook at all times in a solid burley trail is going to get you into them if you are at anchor. Using Tuna oil mixed in with pillies or Big Johns burley mix will have the fish coming in good numbers.

If trolling, using Halco Laser Pros, Rapala X-Rap and Samaki Pacemaker divers in a couple of colours and dive depths will help to entice a strike. On the slow troll, Davo’s Spanish Specials are the way to go, they come in two weights and a myriad of colours. Reefs like Sunshine, Jew Sholes, Coffees and North Reef have all seen some great mackerel. Don’t forget to get your Spanner crab pots out as there have been some good numbers around at the moment, filling those bait pouches with pilchards and leaving them to soak for an hour should see a good result. If you have never fish for spanners call in and see one of our friendly staff at Davo’s and we will get you set with everything you need.

With the new moon beach angler were on the hunt for jewies over the weekend. Some nice fish were taken with plenty of fish just under the meter mark landed. The baits of choice has been fresh mullet, local squid, pilchards and tailor fillets.  Bream, whiting, flathead and tailor, continue to be found around rocks and along the surf gutters. For the whiting anglers to get the best from your baits try using a Whiting Wacker rig. These 2 hook rigs are designed for light surf fishing and come fitted with 1/0 hooks, tinsel teasers and glow beads.

In the fresh water, Borumba Dam is still producing quality bass in the deeper sections and drop offs. Slow trolled plastics 2.5” wriggle tail plastics and paddle tail plastics have been working well. Don’t forget to use a good coating of sent to help increase your bite rate. The surface bite is starting to slow down as the water temps drop so targeting fish during the hotter days and last light periods will be your better options. Strada Zeidas and Cultiva Zip n Ziggy lures are proven performers.

Now for all the  latest information log onto for up to date bar and fishing reports, don’t forget to drop into Davo’s Tackle World in 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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