Jake Bennett from Cooroy, pictured with a couple of quality pearl perch from Saturday's half day Trekka 2 charter to North Reef, was on his bucks party at the time. Photo: www.fishingnoosa.com.au

Warmer weather means the fish are chewing!

Over the last few weeks there has been some quality fish landed in the Noosa River around the Tewantin Stretch and Munna Point area.

Soft plastics and hardbodies have been proving the success as well as surface poppers and walkers. The standout lures have been the Jackson Flow Shads, River2Sea Rovers and the River2Sea Bubble pops. Whiting have been in good numbers around the Frying Pan, Gympie Terrace stretch, Munna Point and the dog beach with the preferred bait being live blood worms using a size 4 longshank baitholder hook.

Though if you want to have some fun have a go chasing the whiting on surface lures, with the 65mm Fish Candy Skinny Dog producing the better numbers and the odd elbow slapper.

Though the water is warm the trevally schools have be present throughout the Tewantin Ski Run and Woods Bays. Using surface lures early morning like the River2Sea Bubble Pop and mid-day use a 3” soft plastic like Squidgy Wrigglers and Gulp Nemesis on a 1/8 and 1/6 jighead. With the warmer weather has meant the mangrove jack have really started to chew right throughout the Noosa River. Preferable try and use live baits like herring, poddy mullet and biddy bream using a snelled 4/0 hook setup (Mustad Penetrators) fishing around heavy man made structure like bridges, jettys and moored boats and natural structure like fallen trees and undercut banks. Using soft plastics like the Shads Ribbed Bone 3” paddle tails and the Shads Prawns have been getting the success lately.

Though the wind hasn’t been in our favour for the past couple of weeks, the beach fishos have been getting some nice fish while braving this weather. Reports have mentioned quality tailor have been caught fishing the deeper, cleaner gutters right along the north shore. If you can brave the afternoon thunderstorms head to either Castaways or Yaroomba Beach where nice sized Jew have been caught using mullet and bonito strips on a 6/0 snelled hook rig. Good numbers of good sized of whiting, dart and flathead have also been taken from the gutters along north shore and the eastern beaches during the day which the kids and you will enjoy.

Offshore is still producing mixed schools of reef fish like snapper, pearl perch and trag jew from North Reef, Chardons Reef, Sunshine Reef and most reefs east of Double Island point in around 60m of water. The hard fighting coral trout have been on the bite taken from Sunshine Reef. All fish have been taking a liking to Pilchards and live baits.

On the freshwater scene bass have been active on the edges of Lake McDonald on weedless soft plastics like the 3” Gulp Nemesis. As well as fishing the edges bass have been active in the open water, therefore fishing vibes like the 65mm Fish Candy Paddle Vibes will get you success. As the afternoons cool off the bass have been taking a liking to small surface poppers like the Jackson RA Pop fishing along the weed edges.

For the latest up to date fishing and bar conditions, be sure to visit fishingnoosa.com.au and as always, Tight Lines and Bent Spines!

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