As at Monday June 15, 2015.
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|ONSHORE: The exposed beaches were not the place to be from about Wednesday lunchtime onwards as the fresh to strong south easterlies hammered the coastline. Earlier in the week, Marcus Beach produced bream, flathead and whiting while chopper tailor were on the chew at Castaways Beach. Further up, the northern end of Sunshine Beach was also good for a few quality bream, while chopper tailor (which were harassing the bait schools) were responding to cast metal slugs. The coves and points on the Laguna Bay side of the National Park headland provided good shelter for the rock fishos (and the fish) with sweetlip and squire on the prowl in Granite Bay, off Dolphin Point and The Boiling Pot. Across the bay, Teewah Beach on the Noosa North Shore wasn't warm and welcoming in the blustery conditions, although there were a few reports of quality bream, tarwhine and chopper tailor on the bite north of Teewah.|
|In the estuary, the river mouth was fairly subdued
with just the bread and butter species on the bite. Bream were in good numbers
but slightly down in size with the 40cm+ fish making themselves scarce.
Mullet flesh, blood worms, whole prawns, small fish baits and pilchards
worked well on the bream and the odd flathead. Sam Brown and his son Beckett
(above) fished the river mouth car park rocks on Monday and popped into
Davo's on the way home
for a quick pic of their 36cm and 38cm bream. They went for herring baits.
And Wayne Thomas from Yamba (above) caught a 50cm flathead at the river
mouth on Sunday morning's Noosa
River Fishing Safari. His bait? Whole prawn. All things being
equal, the luderick should come on the bite there next Monday.
The Dog Beach/Sand Bags area also yielded bream, whiting and flathead. Bryce Francis and Jack Beeson (above) fished the lower estuary on Sunday and sure made their presence felt. First up, Bryce caught and released a 60cm mullet on a Xesta After Burner up around Tewantin. Then, after moving downriver to work the Woods Bays, the Sand Bags and Frying Pan, they caught and released bream, tailor and tea leaf trevally on 70mm Bassday Sugapens. They then switched to 95mm Sugapens and boated quality GT's, tea leaf trevally and tailor. They were well armed with Nordic Stage Areals and Areal Pro rods.
|The outer Woods Bays and associated current line
were also good for the odd yellowtail kingfish and golden trevally. Justin
Mcnab (above left) is pictured with a quality yellowtail kingfish which
he caught and released in the outer bay on Monday. He tempted it with a
live winter whiting, And twelve year old Oscar Hendry from Peregian Springs
(above right) boated his personal best 3kg golden trevally in the same area,
also on Monday. It went for a live yabby.
Weyba Creek was another good spot for the bread and butter species. Young Hayden Giuliani from Cooroibah (above) caught this 64cm flathead on a no name soft plastic in Weyba on Saturday morning. And Paul Cornelissens from Victoria (below left) is pictured with a 53cm flathead and a 35cm bream which he caught and released there on Thursday morning. He was on a Noosa River Fishing Safari at the time. Both of Paul's fish went for live herring baits.
|Further upriver, bream were schooling in good
numbers around the Tewantin boat ramp, while the first ski run produced
trevally and the odd school jewfish. Mathew Ray from Nudgee (above right)
caught his 35cm bream on a fresh mullet fillet (from Davo's,
of course) near the boat ramp on Tuesday afternoon.
Note: The next Davo's Social Fishing Comp will be held on Friday 26 June to Sunday 28 June. Nominated species; trevally, tailor, bream and flathead.
On the freshwater scene, the Lake Macdonald bass were in good numbers around the Botanical Gardens Reach, Bass Bay, Borer Creek and the Three Ways. Fishing soft plastics along the weed edges was quite productive with some of the favourite lures being the Z-Man Slim Swimz and Lunkerhunt Swim Bento. In the deeper water, Evergreen Little Max blades and Nories and Maria tailspinners were effective. Chris 'Fella' Arnold from Noosa River Fishing Safaris (above) caught and released a number of quality bass at Macca's on Saturday morning. They all went for soft plastics along the weed edges.
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