And here's a great fishy tale... Scott 'Scooter' Cochrane and his ten year old son Owen were bottom bashing the northern end of Sunshine Reef on Saturday afternoon when the young fella's rig was hit by a serious fish. Scott handed his rod to his wife Jade (who was out there on her first ever offshore trip) and then had to watch as she hooked up with, and landed, the 6.4kg, 82cm knobby pictured above, while he was otherwise occupied. Her excellent fish, lovely photo, Colgate smile and great story ticked all the boxes for us and won Jade this week's $50.00 Davo's Fish of the Week prize.

Stunning weather is perfect for Sunshine Coast anglers

Noosa anglers were blessed with perfect weather on the weekend! Starting with the river; there have been some big Jew coming from the river mouth, fishing large live baits doing the job, the later high tide has been prime time.

Luderick are also thick around the river mouth. Peeled prawn have been an effective bait if you can’t get any weed.

Last 2 hours of the run in tide has been the most successful period.

There are still plenty of monster bream in the system, flesh baits off the rocks just up from the sand bags has been a prime location.

Giant trevally and tailor have been on the chew early morning and late afternoon, surface lures like the River2sea bubble pops and the Sugarpen surface walkers have been doing the job with Woods Bay and the Noosa Sound prime areas to target.

Good Flathead are being taken in Weyba Creek on shallow running hard bodies like the 65mm River2Sea Live Minnow.

On the beaches, Bream along most gutters of the Eastern Beaches there are some nice

Tailor amongst bream in the gutters along the North Shore.

Small pilchards or frogmouth pilchards on a gang of 3 hooks have been working well, with fresh mullet or bonito strips also an option. There has also been the odd Jew at night on large flesh baits in the deep gutters along the North Shore.

Offshore thing have been equally good; Sunshine Reef has been outstanding with a good mix of reef species such as parrot, pearl perch, squire, snapper and the occasional trout.

Micro Jigs like the TT Vectors have accounted for some quality fish.

Wide Barwon Banks and the Hards have been holding good numbers of pearlies with the snapper firing early morning and evening on the reefs East of Double Island Point.

At anchor a Z Mann Streakz XL in the Pearl colour rigged on a Berkley elevator head fished down through a berley trail has proving very effective.

In the fresh water: Lake McDonald has smaller bass schooling around the bubble trail, With Larger bass in the weed on the edges of the lake.

Jerkbaits like the Daiwa Double Clutch 75 across the top of the weed is proving a successful method.

Lightly weighted, or even unweighted plastics rigged weedless fished near the surface is also an effective method.

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