Jayden Pragnell won the $50.00 Davo's Fish of the Week prize with the 38cm whiting he caught near the Noosa Yachtie. Photo: www.fishingnoosa.com.au

Noosa: perfect for the school holiday break

The Noosa River has been performing exceptionally well over the last week with good numbers of quality whiting being taken on live worms and yabbies along Gympie Terrace and around the dog beach. Whiting have also been taken on surface lures like the River2sea Skinny Dogs in the 65mm size. The Frying Pan and the shallows of Weyber Creek are perfect places to try this technique. Heading up the river; schools of bigeye trevally and giant trevally are really worth targeting at the moment and have been to up towards the Tewantin Harbour and the first ski run, Surface poppers in the low light periods have been the most productive. The mouth has also been performing well at the change of the tide for good quality flathead try drifting lightly weighted baits like frogmouth pilchers and fresh mullet strips.

Heading out to the beaches, there have been some lovely whiting coming from the gutters along the Noosa North Shore, fresh bates like sandworms yabbies and pippies have been working well. Cast your bait to the back of the gutter and slowly roll it under the white water. There have been good quality Tailor with the area from Sunshine Beach down to Castaways Beach producing some great fish, Jewies have been prowling the deeper gutters with some good catches reported from down Coolum way.

Offshore things have been a little bit quieter over the weekend with the strong winds, for those boats that have braved the elements some great trout have been boated from Sunshine Reef as the water temp has started to increase. Nice sized snapper and pearl perch have been coming from the Hards and the Barwon Banks, just remember to keep an eye on the weather, it’s a long way back if the wind picks up. Amberjack have also been another hard pulling fish on the wider reefs and very challenging when you get onto a larger one.

Heading out to the freshwater; Lake McDonald has been coming up with the goods, quality bass have been hanging around the weed edges and with soft plastics worked around the weeds we have seen some great results. In a lake Borumba bass of been holding in schools around the main basin, Tale spinners and vibes have been the way to go, worked through the schools the bass can’t help themselves.

Davo’s Tackle World in Noosa are having a great junior fishing competition for the duration of the School Holidays! The Comp will start on Saturday 19th September and finish on Sunday 4th October, with the winners drawn on Monday 5th October. There are two categories Junior Under 14’s and Senior Under 18’s.The Under 14’s prize is a Storm Trickster Rod and Okuma Ceymar reel valued at over $280 and the under 18’s prize is a Storm Mojo rod and Rapala Contessa reel valued at over $450. Entry is free, for details on how to enter call in and see the team or give the shop a call.

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 Bait &Tackle Northshore at Marcoola to find out what’s biting and where, and remember Tight Lines and Bent Spines!

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