The Noosa Fishing Report

As at Friday May 12, 2017.
Brought to you by... Davo's Tackle World Noosa
OFFSHORE: Wow! That's got to be the smallest window of opportunity for the offshore brigade (short of complete shut down) that we've experienced in quite some time. Sunday morning. And that was pretty much it for the week. Fresh to strong (20 to 25 knot+) south easterlies prevailed for the rest of the week. Game over.
Coral Trout
Wild Thing 2 took advantage of a brief window mentioned above. This report from skipper Paul Glover... "Fished Sunshine Reef on Sunday morning. Wind was 15 to 20 knots+ SSE with little or no current. We got a good feed of tuskies and lipper. Also boated moses perch, coral bream, monocle bream and some nice coral trout." Jye Bidmade from Warnambool (above) is pictured with the standout trout but Sandra Dobson from Palm Beach (below) was more than happy with the runner up
Coral Trout
Laguna Bay was an option when the bar permitted with longtail and mack tuna responding well to Sea Rock and Arma Radico metal slugs in the 15gm to 20gm range.
Above left; with the week being a tad quiet we saw it as a good opportunity to feature our April Offshore Roundup and while we were at it we thought we'd throw in the latest aerial drone footage of the lower estuary (above right) as of Sunday. You can view the latest Bar Crossing Aerial Drone footage on the Noosa Bar Report page.

COASTAL: Not much feedback from the surf beaches this week. The only reports, in fact, were from Double Island Point where dart, tailor, bream and squire were on the bite. Around the corner in the shelter of the headland, however, it was a bit better. This from Tim McIvor, below... "Caught this 65cm mack tuna and two others plus a tailor and three bonito on Rainbow Beach last Thursday. All on metal slugs. The tuna had rounded up the baitfish and herded them into the bay. Cheers, Tim."
Mackerel Tuna Mackerel Tuna
ESTUARY: It might have been a bit wet and windy at times this week but those anglers who worked the lower estuary (regardless of the conditions) sure reaped the rewards. The bread and butter species (bream, flathead and whiting) were active from the river mouth to the Frying Pan with trevally and tailor on the bite around dawn and dusk. Local angler Jack Wilson (below) caught a 67cm flathead near the mouth on Sunday morning's Noosa River Fishing Safari. It went for a whole whitebait.
And this report from Pasquale Cordua... "Hi Bill. My daughter, Chilli (below left) is keen as when it comes to fishing. Every weekend we're together it's either fishing, surfing or the farmers markets. This weekend though, she wanted to plate a fish. We've been trying for a while now. We ventured off around 9am Sunday morning to catch the run out at the spit. With adverse weather, we opted for some shelter and stuck near the trees on the boardwalk to the Dog Beach. At the risk of almost losing her raincoat in the river (it floated 100+ meters before a fellow fisherman retrieved and delivered it back to us. He could see me flicking/chasing for it) and her nearly going for a 'swim' trying to land her fish, she finally got these two! Well deserved and thoroughly enjoyed, a 34cm whiting and a 44cm flathead. Cheers, Pas."
Flathead and Whiting Bream
And Samantha Thassim from Singapore (above right) caught and released a 35cm bream in the Frying Pan on Wednesday morning's Noosa River Fishing Safari.
Queenfish and Tailor
The stretch from the Frying Pan to the Woods Point and Munna Beach area fired up in the low light periods with trevally (cale cale and big eye), tailor and queenfish in good numbers. From local angler Jack Tait ... "Went for a quick spin in my boat late on Wednesday afternoon after not having it on the water for a few months! Anyway took a rod with me and ended up having a great session on the queenies and small trevally in the Munna Flats/Frying Pan area. I ended up losing my only Sugapen (the only lure I had with me) so raced into Davo's Tackle World and grabbed another surface lure (a Strada Viral surface walker, according to the lads in the shop) that one of the guys said to give a go. Made it back to the fish in time to catch and release another six queenies and a tailor. Safe to say the new lure did the job. Regards, Jack." Jack's impressive catch and release tally, and persistence in the rain, won him this week's $100.00 Davo's/ChaseBaits Fish of the Week prize.
Bream Queenfish
The Woods Bays were also worth a shot with flathead, trevally and whiting on the bite during the day and a mix of trevally (cale cale, GT's, big eye and golden), tailor (there were 70cm to 80cm fish going for mullet fillet and live fish baits after dark) and queenfish cruising the outer bay current line around dawn and dusk. The bream, of course, were well spread around The Sound as young Lewie Mensforth from Geelong in Victoria (above left) found when he wet a line this week. Further upriver, the Lake Doonella boat ramp area was good for whiting and flathead while waters from the Noosa Marina and to Makepeace Island produced bream, trevally, flathead, queenfish and grunter bream during the day and quality tailor at night on the run-out tide. From Brady Reid, above right... "Me and my friend woke at 5am and fished around Tewantin on Sunday morning. We found a school of bait getting chopped up by a 68cm queenie. I flicked my Sugapen in the middle and wound it as fast as I could and got smashed by it. It took around 10 mins with the queenie jumping. Then a few quick pictures and back she went to fight another day. Cheers, Brady."

FRESHWATER: Bass were active in the Bubble Trail and the Botanical Gardens in Lake Macdonald early morning. With the water level being so high try surface lures fished slowly in the upper reaches of the dam around the weed and fallen timber. Lures such as the Jackall Pompadour Jnr and the Storm Floating Pencil in 60mm are ideal for getting in amongst the weed and structure. Borumba Dam fished well for bass in amongst the trees and at the entrance to the Kingham Arm. Soft plastics fished deep amongst the snags were the go. A few Toga still being caught in the upper reaches of each arm and as well as the steep cliffs in the Yabba Arm.


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