Quintrex Boats The Noosa Fishing Report

As at Monday April 8, 2013

PAGE TWO - ONSHORE REPORT
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ONSHORE: The North Shore coastal surf beach stretch was still a challenge but the serious 4x4 enthusiasts pretty much took it in their stride. Those who planned their trip to coincide with the low tide seemed to have little drama. The bottom end of Teewah Beach, which was slightly more accessible, produced flathead along the drop-offs inside the river mouth and greenback tailor on pilchards and live baits after dark. Further north, the waters about 10km's-12km's above Teewah township yielded bream, whiting and quality dart. The only other reports were from up at Double Island Point where jewfish were on the bite.
Flathead
The river mouth really fished well this week with the overcast conditions, especially in the morning, bringing a variety of species on the bite. Flathead were in excellent numbers and James Hart from Brisbane (above) is pictured with a 55cm specimen he caught there on a Noosa River Fishing Safari on Saturday.
Dart Bream
Dart were on the bite from the bay side of the Coast Guard tower to the end of the river mouth rock groyne. Tony Ho (above left) got into a few swallowtails on Thursday morning using discarded cooked prawn tails as his draw card. Bream were out and about as well. Marcus Aiello from Melbourne (above) fished the river mouth with Noosa River Fishing Safaris on Sunday and during a busy afternoon session, caught bream to 29cm, flathead and a chopper tailor.
Mulloway
Mangrove jacks were active at night along the river mouth car park rocks while flathead and school jewfish were on the chew in the morning. Justin McNab from Boreen Point fished that stretch on Saturday night and landed a 2.5kg jack then the next morning, using live poddy mullet as bait, caught and released the 61cm mulloway in the photo above. Justin's hard work, positive attitude and good fish also won him this week's $50.00 Davo's Fish of the Week prize.
Bream and Tarpon Trevally
Wow! And that's not all! Mate and Martin (above) got into some good bream on prawn baits while fishing just out from the Coast Guard tower on Saturday morning and were astonished to hook and land a thumper tarpon as well. This fish fought hard and by the time they got it in removed the deep throated hook it was beyond releasing so they kept it for their mum to turn into, hopefully, an edible meal. Whiting were also biting at the mouth, in the Frying Pan, around the Munna Flats and, together with flathead, bream, moses perch, estuary cod and the odd trevally, around the back of Noosa Sound and in Weyba Creek.
Lael Killworth (above right), newly arrived in Noosa, took the advice of the boys at Davo's and worked the Munna Point Bridge area with a Gladiator Prawn lure on Sunday morning. He wasn't disappointed, either, when his new lure attracted the attention of a golden trevally. He released the fish after a quick pic.
Mangrove Jack Whiting
Mangrove jacks were also on the prowl around the mouth of Lake Cooroibah, the Noosa Marina at Tewantin, in Weyba Creek and the Woods Bays. Most fish were taken at night but Andrew and Tom Wall from Sunshine Beach (above left) got their 1.5kg specimen on a jigged soft plastic just off the Woods Point on Sunday morning. Apart from that, whiting were biting along the Noosaville stretch. Dylan King (above) caught his 28cm fish near the Boathouse Restaurant.
On the freshwater scene, tarpon and bass were active in the Everglades. At Lake MacDonald, the bass hot spots were at Fry's Run and around Toga Bend.
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