By JACK MANGROVE
THE fishing action in the Noosa River has been red hot lately, with whiting, bream and flathead all in good numbers throughout the shallows of the Frying Pan Area.
When it comes to choosing the right tide for this area, the mid to low tide is perfect as all the fish are concentrated in the deeper sections of the river. The bream and flathead have been best enticed with prawn imitation soft plastics lately, and the latest creation from Live Target is being a real hit. Whiting are also in good numbers and are moving over the sand flats in the hunt for small morsels such as yabbies and worms.
Tailor are still in Woods Bay early morning and late afternoon and are taking surface lures like the Atomic Walker or Atomic Bulldog. There is also mixed schools of trevally in the same area with the odd larger fish destroying lures.
Along the beaches, there have been some great reports of whiting, bream, tarwhine, dart, chopper tailor and larger tailor up towards Teewah as well as some nice jewfish at night. Fast moving spinners like the Halco twisters are a good way to go when chasing tailor, cast as far as you can, and with a quick retrieve they look like a fleeing bait fish.
Offshore, things are really hotting up with the bottom bite really starting to come on as the water temperature drops. Chardon’s Reef, Sunshine Reef and Halls Reef have been a little slower, but the anglers that put in the time and burley up are seeing results with coral trout, sweetlip and pan-sized snapper all on the chew. The deeper reefs like the Barwon Banks and The Hards is the place to be at the moment, as there has been some large snapper as well some monster pearlies. Up towards Double Island point, the fishing has also been strong with large snapper up to 5kg getting anglers excited.
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