Noosa has again been a great place for a fish as the father’s Day crowds flocked to the river side to enjoy a perfect Sunday. Starting with Gympie Terrace, whiting in numbers along with bream and quality flathead, prawns, worms and live bloodworms have all been ideal baits. Good Schools of hungry golden trevally and giant trevally have been keeping anglers busy in the Woods Bays.
Good quality flathead coming from along the dog beach and off the river mouth carpark rocks. Whiting have also been in good numbers over on the frying pan, the River2sea Bubble Pops in the 45mm length have been working well on some bigger fish cruising the shallows and drop offs. Upriver the jacks are most definitely back with the area around Johns Landing proving most successful. Suspending lures like the Jackall Squirrels are perfect for working the banks in the same area.
On the beaches, whiting and flathead being taken from the gutters along the North Shore. Live beach worms small pillies and mullet strips have all been the bait of choice for dart chopper tailor and flathead.
Heading offshore the weather hasn’t been particularly kind to anglers but for those that did get out there where some nice snapper coming from North Reef, as well as large longtail tuna schools cruising around with some yellowfin amongst them. Commonly being caught on a pilchard floaters and trolling bibbed minnows like the Rapala X Rap has also proved successful. Barwon Banks and the Hards (when weather permits a trip), has seen good numbers of snapper, parrot and pearlies, good quality snapper still coming from the reefs East and Northeast of Double Island point. There has been a good mix of reef species such as cod, sweetlip and squire being taken from Sunshine Reef. Soft plastics and Micro Jigs have been a real hit at Sunshine with some quality fish boated over the last couple of weeks using these methods
In the fresh water; Lake McDonald Bass very active and falling to ice jigs and tail spinners in the deeper water. Also taking plastics and spinner baits on the weed edges.
Now for all the latest information log onto www.fishingnoosa.com.au for up to date bar and fishing reports and don’t forget to drop into Davo’s Tackle World Noosa or Davo’s Bait &Tackle Northshore at Marcoola to find out what’s biting and where, and remember Tight Lines and Bent Spines!