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Fishing options for Noosa River – With some large seas and a bit of wind anglers fished the river over the weekend.

With the cooler weather we have been having the flathead have been up in the shallows during the high tide period sunning themselves. Some monster lies have been seen after the tide drops and exposed the sand banks. Try targeting these fish as they will readily take a well presented lure or bait.  A small shad style lure like a Zerek tango shad or a Strada villain work really well in this environment. Fishing options for Noosa River

These are great little lures and are very successful when worked through the shallows and along drop offs. Soft plastics vibes like the Fuze pulse soft vibes have also smashed the flatties this week. Make sure you use scent when fishing soft plastics as it helps fool the fish into thinking your plastic is the real thing. For the whiting anglers; the top of the tide and the first hours of the run out around the mouth and frying pan have been fishing well. Live worms have been the go to bait for catching a feed of these tasty fish.

A popular rig is a black magic whiting whacker, this rig combines a very effective visual attractant as well as bait and has claimed some really big whiting this week. The bream are back!! Bream have shown up in big numbers this week with the average size well above legal. Try fishing the pontoons around the sound as these always hold good numbers of fish.

As the numbers of fish increase so will the competition for food. Small surface lures fished close to structure will work very well in the low light periods of the day. Lures to consider using are Atomic Hardz pop 50, Strada Viral 70 and Duo Yurameki 48. If bait is more your thing try the deeper holes along the river and use mullet gut, foul gut, strips of fresh mullet and small fish baits. Golden trevally, GT’s, queen fish and tailor have been landed this week. The Tewantin stretch up stream of the powerlines has been producing.

Once again targeting these fish around the low light periods will see you come up with the goods. The frying pan has been great for queenies and tailor with some big ones caught around dusk right up in the shallows. Fish Candy baby Bells, Strada Virals and Nomad Mad Scads have all been very popular.

With swell and wind up a little on the weekend most reports were from earlier in the week. There have been Spanish mackerel a plenty in close. These fish are in prime condition and pull like a freight train. If you like a feed of Mackerel try trolling dead Baits nice and slow around the close reefs. Sunshine reef has produced Grass sweet lip, Venus Tusk fish, coral trout and pearl perch.

North reef has had Cobia, Spanish mackerel, Pearl perch, Moses perch, snapper and tusk fish. The Hards have had Red emperor, pearl perch, Hussar, Snapper and Amberjack. Double Island Point has fired with Red Emperor being landed in great numbers as well as Mackerel, amberjack, pearl perch and snapper all hitting the decks.

Teewah Beach has fished really well for Bream, flathead, whiting and tailor. Try up towards Double Island Point as this area seems to be holding the best gutters. Live worms and pipis have been working very well as well as whole pilchards and mullet strips. The eastern beaches have fished well for school sized Mulloway as well as some larger fish.

Try fishing at night for these hard fighting critters. Flathead and Bream have also been taken in the close gutters at the low tide. The rocks around the headlands have also fished well for Bream, tailor, Mulloway and Gar fish.

Borumba dam has had some great Bass caught this week the fish are holding deep and this trend will continue as the cold weather develops. Try fishing the timber at the junction of the Yabba and Kingham arms. The deeper bays have also fished well with soft plastics fished deep and slow. The surface has been a bit quiet this week but Saratoga are still being caught on subsurface lures fished in the upper reaches of each of the major arms. Lake Macdonald has had a few nice sized bass in the upper reaches near the bird hide and road bridges.

Try and get to these areas early as the fish seem to go a bit quiet once the day gets on a bit.

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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