Tailor, Whiting, Jewfish, Mackerel and Snapper at Noosa

WHAT a weekend!

Last weekend would have to have been one of the best we have seen this year for anglers. Starting with the Noosa River; quality tailor have been in good number in the lower stretches of the river. Big live baits at night have been the most consistent option to target the larger fish. Surface lures have also been accounting for their fair share of quality sized tailor. Be prepared to lose a few however as this fish are very toothy, Jackson RA Pop’s and Fish Candy 95mm Skinny Dogs being the lures of choice. Bream numbers are also starting to increase throughout the river. Lightly weighted flesh baits like fresh mullet and frozen prawn have been the best approach.

Golden, giant and tea leaf trevally numbers are also on the increase with the low light periods the most productive. The Woods Bays, Munna Point and the back of Noosa Sound have been the most active areas, again surface lures have been very popular another option has also been small plastics like the Fuse Prawn Heads. Weyba Creek and the frying pan are still providing good numbers of whiting on live worm and yabby baits. There are still good numbers of banana prawns throughout the system. Be cautious of possession limits.

On the Beaches; Sunshine Beach rocks has again produced some good jewies on large flesh and whole fish baits, Castaway beach is also fishing well for dart and bream with the top of the tide the prime time. Either side of the new moon has seen numbers of Jewfish being caught along the Northshore in the deeper gutters.

Heading Offshore; Sunshine Reef has been fishing exceptionally well. Quality coral trout and cod are in good numbers. Mixed reef species like red throat, squires and grassy sweetlip as well as pelagic like spotted and spanish mackerel have also come from Sunshine. Chardons has been fishing well for jew and snapper on the bottom, as well as spotted mackerel near the surface. Longtail, mach and the odd yellowfin tuna are still frequenting Laguna bay. North Reef has been the spot for good numbers of squire. The Hards, Barwon Banks and the wider reefs east of Double Island has seen some great sessions on quality snapper up to the 5kg mark.

In the Freshwater; the bass have been schooling in the main basin of Lake McDonald have been falling for a well presented spoon lures. Such as the Nories Wasaby. Bass in Borumba have been captured on plastics fished close around the structure at the start of the timber.

Now for all the latest information log onto 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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