Jarred Taig from New Zealand boated the standout knobby at The Coffees on last Thursday's Trekka 2 charter. Photo: www.fishingnoosa.com.au

Noosa River continuing to produce quality fish

Trevally have been thick in the Noosa River over the past week, with fish up to 3+kg being caught. Big golden trevally have been coming back into the river system with most of the activity happening around the Woods Bays area. Slow rolling a gladiator prawn is a sure fire way to come in contact with these hard fighting pelagics. Early morning surface fishing has also been working around the Woods Bays for lure anglers with tea leaf, giant trevally and tailor taking both poppers and surface walkers.

For the bait anglers, big flathead have been active up the Weyba Creek stretch on the change of tide with live baits and also whitebait being their undoing. Fishing after dark around the Tewantin Marina has been producing quality bream, flathead, tailor, tarpon and even the odd mangrove jack. Better size school jew have been active in the stretch of water between the lakes. Try focus your times fishing the change of tides around the deeper holes. Soft vibes like the Fuze Pulse vibes are ideal for targeting jewfish.

On the beaches; the weather over the past weekend was perfect for packing the gear up and heading up the beach. Bream, dart, flathead and whiting were on the bite during the day on prawns whitebait and worms. With the added bonus of tailor coming onto the bite around the low light periods. When chasing tailor along the beaches it definitely pays to put in the time and find the best gutter possible. Jewfish have been around with the best bait to target them being mullet and bonito strips.

Offshore; with the weather for the weekend looking promising, expect to see some good snapper! The middle and of reefs have been the best for these lovely fish with North reef producing some great catches. Sweetlip and Pearlies are also on the chew with these hard fighting fish taking a liking to soft plastics hopped around the coral structure. Berley is the key offshore for the angler getting good results. Any leftover bait from the last trip really comes in handy!

Start your trail with cubed pillies then send down a frozen burley log and before long you’ll have them coming over the side. Soft plastics and micro jigs fished in close or on the wider grounds can be very effective for any reef species, with a couple of standouts being the 5” Zman Paddlerz as well as the Palms Slow Blat jigs.

Now for all the  latest information log onto www.fishingnoosa.com.au 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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