Plenty of fresh in the river system!
After the big rain event last weekend, the river has dirtied up as fresh water makes its way down from the upper reaches. With the king tides we are getting this will certainly clean things up quickly. Over the next week as the river clears, areas around the river mouth will be the spot to fish, with tailor, trevally and winter bream making their way in chasing bait on the run in tide. Before the rains; Trevally species like giant, golden and diamond were pretty much right throughout the system, with the first Ski Run a hot spot, with so many prawns in the river, prawn profile soft plastics were the way to go. School jew were caught in the Jew Hole during the low light periods, soft vibes like the Fuze Pulse 95’s have been a standout.
There have been plenty of bream around 25-30cm mark throughout the river, the larger sized fish have been holding around the jetties and house boats. Casting small hard bodies and lightly weighted plastics tight to structure has been the key. Weyba Creek is fishing well for flathead and whiting, worms and yabbies have been perfect for the whiting while whitebait and small pilchards have worked on the flathead. This is the time of the year where the flathead are moving into the shallows as the water cools so make sure you work those shallower banks. Soft plastics like the Samaki Boom Baits with a slightly heavier jig head to make sure you are staying close to the bottom is the key!
Again the weather last weekend cancelled a lot of plans when it came to beach fishing, with rain and strong winds followed by big swells, only the very keen ventured out. Thankfully conditions will improve dramatically this week and we should see some great gutter open up thanks to the swell.
Keep an eye out for any deeper gutters and with the moon phase and late high tide this week, this is the perfect time to target jewies. Good tailor, larger dart and winter bream should also be feeding on the small bait fish that are inhabiting those deeper gutters. On the rocks there were some nice sized squire caught during the early morning around the Noosa Headland on squid and pilchard baits.
Out on the reefs most report came from earlier in the week before the weather, the charters did well at Coffees, with nice sweetlip, squire, and school mackerel. Jew shoal also produced some nice spanish with a couple of kayakers picking up some larger fish, slow trolled live and dead baits being the best way to tangle with the pelagics. Chardons Reef has featured highly over the last few week and again has produced some outstanding snapper and gold spot cod. On the closer reefs: fishing will greatly improve as water temperatures continue to drop and smaller baitfish from the river make their way onto the reefs looking for the more saline water. Micro Jigs in this situation are perfect and claim some great fish, working the smaller sizes up to about 30gm is the way to go on the closer grounds.
Now for all the latest information log onto www.fishingnoosa.com.au 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!