With the promise of some good pelagic action, offshore anglers were out in force last weekend. Anglers were not disappointed with the Pelagics really starting to fire up. With plenty of bait in the water, Halls Reef, Jew Shoals and Sunshine Reef have all reported spotted and smaller spanish mackerel. Trolled lures, live baits, pilchard and yakka floaters have all worked well. Good numbers of coral trout have also come from sunshine reef with live bait fished hard to the bottom the most productive. We are still seeing good sized snapper coming from the Barwon banks and the Hards with quality pearl perch also in the mix. Mackerel, wahoo and mahi mahi on the troll around North reef. Fast moving deep divers like the Zerek Bluewater Craft Limited have been doing the job. Juvenile black marlin have been smacking bait schools around Chardons Reef.
In the Noosa River; quality whiting have been great fun on surface lures. Weyba creek, the Frying Pan and Dog Beach have been the best areas to chase them on lures, the Fish Candy 65mm Skinny Dogs have been firing but any colour similar to a river prawn have been popular. Soft plastics and surface lures fished early and late afternoon around the Woods Bays have been accounting for big eye trevally and giant trevally. The area just off the Tewantin boat ramp has seen lots of big eye trevally and giant trevally throughout the night. Good Flathead continue to be caught from the sandbanks around the river mouth on soft plastics and drifted baits. Mangrove jack are really firing up with the warmer water, the deeper areas of the first ski run and under a lot of jetty’s and structure in the river. Paddle tail soft plastics around 4” are perfect, the Fuze Fin Baits are one of the best option. Crabbers have been getting good catches and blue swimmers down towards the mouth and mud crabs a little further upriver.
On the beach; good whiting have coming from the gutters along the eastern beaches, North shore and Teewah. Live beach worms and pippies being the most successful bait. Dart and flathead are also inhabiting the same gutters.
In the fresh water; Surface lures around the edges of Lake Borumba has proving successful on the bass, Plastics fished amongst the weed on the edges of Lake McDonald are accounting for some quality specimens.
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 Northshore Bait & Tackle at Marcoola to find out where the fish are biting, and remember Tight Lines and Bent Spines!