Shane and Julie Hackett were joint winners of the Davo's Fish of the Week competition with their quality yellowfin tuna and Spanish mackerel. Photo:

Queenies in the Noosa River!

Woods Bays have seen some great queenies over the weekend. Saturday was the better day producing good numbers of queenfish on surface lures like the Bassday Sugapen, Atomic K9 Walker and Strada Floats. Most fish ranging from 60-80cm, Sunday morning the fish were there but not feeding like the previous morning. Good numbers of big eye trevally and giant trevally were also in the mix also taking surface lures, Keitech crazy flapper’s soft plastics and small micro jigs from 8 to 12g also proved successful. There have also been some good bream on prawns and pilchard baits. If you are chasing whiting the Dog beach and Frying Pan are still the place to be. Quality whiting have been taken on live worms and yabbies, with larger fish taking surface poppers and stickbaits. Mangrove jack on live baits around the River Mouth rock wall with Fuze Pulse soft vibes and Squidgy prawns also doing the job.

Off the beaches, dart are still in good numbers up and down the coast, there have been some good flathead also taken off the beach. Fishing the national park has also seen some good results over the last couple of week with sweertlip and squire on the menu. The odd small tuna or mackerel is also on the cards for the land based game fisherman.

Offshore Sunshine Reef has seen some nice sized coral trout on live baits and micro jigs. Plenty of good sized sweetlip and tuskies as well as a few nice pearlies on the southern end of Sunshine Reef.
Out on the Hards; a couple of anglers got into some quality snapper, coronation trout, amberjack, big pearlies and moses perch. At the time there was minimal run so Micro jigs like the Maria Shore Trickers would have worked a treat. North Reef and Chardon’s Reef saw some cracking spotties on floaters and trolled baits and lures, Spanish ranging from 6 to 10kg with triple hook-ups not being uncommon on the troll. Live baits on stinger rigs have also accounted for a few of the larger specimens. Good numbers of yellowfin tuna, have been spotted on most of the reefs as well as in the bay.

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