Wet and Wild – With heavy rain, wind and swell smashing the coast of southeast Queensland, it comes as no surprise that fishing offshore has been on hold. The Noosa Bar will see some changes once the rain recedes, so for those heading out once things clear up, take your time because your previous track may not be there. Noosa fishing report
Now is a great time for boat owners to do all those tasks we often put off. Checking wheel bearings for play is important, particularly if you are planning a trip away. Also look at the condition of leaf springs and rollers too. If you need grease, bearing kits, split pins and rollers for glass and plate boats, be sure to stop into Noosa Outdoors, which is next to Tackle World Noosa. Noosa fishing report
Surf anglers will see some big changes along the coastline, with a big shift in sand, especially as we approach a full moon. With the flush in the rivers, you would do best to fish around the river mouths with bigger bait of mullet and pilchard because jewfish and maybe tailor will be on the chew after dark, with light from the moon. Noosa fishing report
In the river things will start to run a bit dark and as such smelly bait, vibration lures and plastics should be top of your list. For bait anglers, fishing around the top of the tide when the water will be at its saltiest will help you. Try to stay around the dog beach, the mouth and Gympie Terrace because further upriver, things may be too fresh.
Bait anglers should be running 12lb Sunline FC Rock leader and smaller size 1-1/0 beak style hooks with mullet and pilchard chunks. You can expect to pick up bigger flathead and maybe a jack, particularly if you fish into last light.
Lure anglers will do well with soft vibes from the Samaki range and the new Berkley Shimma Pro-Rig has recently landed. This bait has a big paddle tail and body roll that are sure to tempt bigger predatory fish.
With the big flush, you can expect mud crabs to be on the move once again. With a string of crab pots loaded up with heads and frames, the scent trail is bound to get the interest of a passing buck.
Freshwater angling is now on hold with the lakes and dams closed due to excessive flooding and levels. Once these drop, as for the river, you are going to have to use vibration baits such as vibes and blades. Expect the surface bite to be very quiet as fish adjust to the cooler water from the rain, so fish deep and even break out spinnerbaits because it is likely to remain dirty, and the gold blades from the TT vortex will stand out well.
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 Tackle World Noosa, Noosa Boating and Outdoors and Northshore Bait & Tackle in Marcoola for all the right equipment, bait and advice to get you catching. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and remember Tight Lines and Bent Spines!