Plenty of Tailor in the river systems of Sunshine Coast

With little or no rain over the last few weeks, the river is looking pristine. Heading upstream from the Tewantin Boat ramp there have been plenty of flathead, bream, trevally, tailor and a few nice size Jew. A lot of catches are coming from the anglers working surface poppers in the morning and afternoon sessions.

With the water so clear, the fish are more aware, so be sure to pause lures while retrieving, this will look more natural and therefore entice bigger fish to bite. Anglers using soft plastics around the deeper channels of the river mouth have landed a few flathead and some great catches of Diamond Trevally. Those using live baits on the run out tide have caught flathead, estuary cod and some small size mangrove jacks up around Woods Bays.

For the bream angler; the lower end of the river has seen some nice fish landed, mullet gut, chook gut, prawns and fresh mullet have all got the job done, for the lure anglers the Cranka crabs have been the go to lure, fishing the drop-offs and structure have seen great numbers of bream attacking these very popular lures. Big Whiting are still on the chew around Weyba Creek, fishing the last of the run out is still working the best. Small Z-man soft plastics with a light weighted jig head, surface poppers, live worms, peeled prawns and yabbies have been the go for catching a feed.

With the great offshore weather conditions continuing again this week, we have seen good reports from anglers using metal jigs and big soft plastics in burley trails whilst drift fishing. Anglers fishing with bait have reported they have at times struggled to catch a lot of legal size fish, most probably due to the amount of grinners that are still lurking around our local reefs at the moment. Sunshine reef is still producing great numbers of Pearl perch, sweet lip, tusk fish, and Cobia. Snapper are still around as well but mainly feeding in the low light periods in the afternoons.

Chardons has had a great run of better size snapper, Mac tuna, long tail tuna, and mulloway this week, with anglers having most their success on floating whole pilchards, and a wide range of soft plastics fished with light tackle. The Barwon Banks fished well this week for cobia, tusk fish, Moses perch and Pearlies, while The Hards has producing Snapper, Tusk fish, a few red emperor, pearl perch, Hussar, cobia and Mori cod. North reef has been great for bigger Tusk fish, Cobia, Pearl perch and Moses perch. For those that did the big steam up the reefs off Double Island Point got Snapper, Red emperor, tusk fish, pearl perch and some big cod.

On the beach; Sunshine beach has been fishing well for dart and bream using prawns, pippi’s and live sand worms. Fishing early morning and late afternoon, and using burley have been the best methods this week for catching larger numbers of fish. At Noosa North Shore anglers using metal slugs as well as whole ganged pilchards have landed some nice flathead and quality tailor, those fishing with fresh pippi’s and sand worm have also had some quality whiting and dart catches.

The bays and upper reaches of the two main arms at Borumba Dam have again fished well for smaller schooled bass using ice jigs, spoons and Hot Bite spin tail lures. The bass in Lake Macdonald have been feeding aggressively along the edges of the weed beds, the bass are hitting prawn imitated lures such as Ecogear ZX and Jackson Ebi Panic, the new Jackall Micro Pompadours are living up to their name as well, with reports they are getting a lot of attention as well from both the bass and saratoga.

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