The Noosa Fishing Report

As at Friday February 9, 2018.
Brought to you by... Davo's Tackle World Noosa
OFFSHORE: With 20 to 25 knot south easterlies and a 2.0m+ swell battering the coast all week there was no upside for the offshore brigade this week.
Noosa Charters 'Guess the Weight' Competition.
So, since we weren't expecting any offshore reports or fish photos we decided to run a 'Guess the Weight' Competition on our FaceBook Page. The rules are quite simple. Guess the weight of the spangled emperor above and you'll be in with a chance to win two seven hour fishing charters with Noosa Charters. Value... $400.00! Competition ends this Sunday! To enter, just  CLICK HERE or on the photo above.

We did an aerial drone flyover of the bar and lower estuary on Thursday as soon as the weather permitted. And although it was still a little bit gusty we managed to get some pretty good footage and photos of the Bar Crossing and (as below) the estuary sand flats. As you can see, it's always changing.
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ESTUARY: Report from Jimmy Free, Noosa River Fishing Safaris... "Hey Bill. The last week has produced some good fish. Plenty of goldens around at the moment outside the Coast Guard. The odd queenfish in the Woods if you can brave the southerly winds. Once the tides slowed down at the mouth the fishing was pretty good. We picked up four oversize flathead there and the odd good flathead up past the Marina at Tewantin. Plenty of jacks still about around most structures in the Sound and close to the mangroves up at the lakes. We'll be welcoming the northerlies back over the weekend."
Flathead Flathead
Apart from flathead, bream and tarwhine were also on the bite at the mouth. Mike Abraham from Brisbane (above left) caught and released two flathead and a tarwhine while we were there on Sunday morning. The one in the photo actually jumped off the hook before he could release it. And John from Melbourne (above right) caught and released this 76cm lizard in that area on Monday’s Noosa River Fishing Safari. It went for a whole whitebait.
Flathead
Further up, the Frying Pan produced some good whiting this week with live and cured beach worms, peeled prawns and yabbies working well, as were small surface lures such as the SugaPen and Strada. The Sand Bags were also good from the odd flathead while the Woods Bays yielded the odd diamond and golden trevally. Kirra Ruster from Peregian (above) caught her 65cm lizard around there on Sunday morning using fresh mullet for bait. Mangrove jacks were active throughout the lower estuary (mostly at night), going for fresh mullet strips, live baits as well as soft vibes such as 100mm Samaki Thumpers and Jackall Transams. Zerek Live Shrimp and River2Sea Flick Prawn worked well when covered in Pro-Cure scent and slow trolled.
Mangrove Jack
Bream and garfish were in good numbers along the Gympie Terrace stretch and up around Tewantin where mangrove jacks were an added bonus. From Jerry Owen, above... "G’day guys. Been fishing for my first big jack for hours every afternoon for the last fortnight. I mean hours! At least four each day. I've fished in all conditions and finally hit the jackpot (gotta have a pun). Caught this thumper jack on a soft vibe over some very rocky structure near the Marina at Tewantin. Released after this quick pic." Jerry's dogged determination and quality catch and release earned him this week's $100.00 Davo's Tackle World/ChaseBaits Fish of the Week prize. Apart from that, mud crabs were in good numbers (if not size) in the waters above the car ferry.

FRESHWATER: Lake Macdonald: Bass were a little harder to catch from the rains but were sitting deep around the Bubble Trail and deeper holes and drop offs. Blue Blue micro jigs, Bassman spinnerbaits were working well, as were 2.5-3.5” plastics including Z-Man Slim SwimZ and Fuze Tripple tails.
Borumba Dam: Bass were again sitting far into the upper reaches of the Yabba and Kingham arms. Bassman spinner baits, slow rolled 2-3” grubs on 16th jig heads worked well there. Early morning surface bite was best on Atomic K9 Bulldogs, Cultiva ZipnZiggy and Strada Zedia Walkers.

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