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As at Monday March 7, 2016.
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ONSHORE: The coastal surf beaches produced quite well this week despite the rather blustery conditions. On the Noosa North Shore, quality whiting, dart and bream (in good numbers) were on the bite in the waters a couple of kliks either side of Teewah township with the odd elbow slapper coming from the surf gutters about 5kms to 6kms north of there. Chopper tailor were active at the river mouth end of the beach early in the morning and after dark while further south at Sunshine Beach, good tailor were responding to cast metal slugs and surface walkers in the late afternoon and evening. Jewfish were also going for fresh mullet strip baits there after dark. Further down the coast, Marcus Beach was the spot for chopper tailor, bream and a few quality whiting.
In the estuary, quality tailor were taking whole pilchard baits at the river mouth around first light while mullet flesh and live fish baits got the attention of the odd mangrove jack after dark. During the day it was bream, flathead, trevally and even the odd small noah. Geoff Thomas from Possum Creek, New South Wales (above) caught and released this dusky whaler shark at the river mouth on Sunday morning. He was on a Noosa River Fishing Safari at the time.
Flathead Flathead
And yes, the lizards were definitely still on the chew. Marcus Watson, on holiday in Noosa from the Gold Coast (above left) caught and released this 63cm specimen at the river mouth on Friday's Noosa River Fishing Safari. He was using a whole whitebait as his draw card. While on Sunday morning's charter, Jennifer Couthard from Cooroy (above right) caught and released this absolute thumper 84cm flathead near The Sand Bags using a whole prawn bait.
Whiting and Golden Trevally
Further up, bream, flathead and whiting were all active in the Frying Pan and, together with trevally (GTs, tea leaf and big eye on surface lures early in the morning) and mangrove jacks (on live fish baits, mullet strips and large soft plastics at night) in the Woods Bays. The jacks were also going for Z-Man soft plastics around the back of The Sound while Weyba Creek was the spot for blue swimmer crabs in numbers plus bream, flathead and whiting. Young Moses Casaubon from Bli Bli (above) fished the lower estuary with his uncle Jake from about 6.00am on Sunday morning and stopped in at Davo's Tackle World around lunchtime to show off his catch. They started off at Tewantin but hit pay dirt in Weyba Creek where they got onto a school of quality whiting. Moses' standout fish went 45cm and his other one wasn't far off that. The golden trevally was a bonus. All fish went for prawn baits. Moses also informed us that he was going to be ten years old today so the fact that his catch took out this week's $50.00 Davo's Fish of the Week prize couldn't have worked out better.
Mangrove Jacks
Bob Jeynes (above) sent in these pix and a report from last night's session in the lower estuary... "G'day Bill. My cousin Fred Dengate (inset) and myself fished the Woods Bays and Tewantin for some very nice jackasaures last night. We also caught a hammerhead shark, a white spot shovel nose and a few mixed trevally. There were plenty of fish about just before the rain come through. We got the jacks on fresh Davo's mullet and live biddies. Cheers, Bob."
Estuary Cod and Golden Trevally
Whiting and bream were on the bite along the Noosaville stretch while up around Tewantin the catch was flathead (on drifted pilchards), estuary cod and trevally. Katie, Taylor and Bella Lower (above) fished the Tewantin stretch with their dad on Thursday morning and popped into Davo's on the way home for a quick pic of their catch; two estuary cod and a golden trevally. All fish went for whole prawn baits. On the freshwater scene, The Everglades had plenty of hungry bass around the edges chasing small surface presentations and small hard bodies like the 50mm Jackson Kanade. The Yabba and Kingham arms in Borumba Dam have been seeing some exciting saratoga action. Surface walkers like the 85mm Strada Zeida in bright colours were doing the damage there.
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