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25 July 2010

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Sam & GT

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Matt & GT

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GTs fight above their weight

GT
Matt - GT

 


Bream
Bream

Cale cale
Cale Cale Trevally

Tailor
Tailor

Bream
Bream

Hey guys.

Thought I'd send through a few photos from the last two weeks. I've been fishing the river a bit with Paul and Sam, and doing quite well. I've been getting a few trevs, mostly small but there has been the odd bigger one in amongst them.  

GT
Tailor
Paul's Tailor

Most of the fish have been caught on shad/fish style soft plastics, fished on the bottom. The bigger fish and the tailor were caught on poppers, mainly Megabass Pop X and the Lucky Craft G-Splash. The fish were well speadout over the river during the week, with fish coming from the Woods, way up the second Ski Run and every where in between.

Thought I'd also send in a interesting pic I took while fishing as well. We were drifting out in the middle of the river when I noticed a commotion along the shoreline, where something was smashing jelly prawns on the surface. I motored over on the electric to see what is was. When we got close I was able to see it was a stingray, it was sticking its head out of the water and feeding on the jelly prawns.

Ray

Well thats it from me.
Cheers,

Matt

 

 


Hey guys.

I went out on Saturday at about lunch time and stayed out till 10am Sunday morning (24/7 - 25/7).

When me and my mate Hayden got on the water, we went straight to the outer Woods Bay (opposite Ricky's). We were there for about 1 minute and Hayden was hooked on to a nice size cale cale.

Cale cale

Then we headed round the back of the sound. Wasn't very lucky round there. Then to the frying pan and there was heaps of mullet everywhere, but as we started flicking our lures it started raining so we headed to the sound bridge.

On the way there we stopped out the front of Ricky's and after a few casts I got hooked on to a very nice cale cale, it measured 55cm (on Atomic Prongs). After the nice fight we were heading to Harbor Town with the tide.We got heaps of live bait up there and I landed and nice little bream (33cm) and Hayden landed a little tailor.

After the tide had stopped moving me, Hayden, Josh, Jake and Chris went under the sound bridge with live bait. There were heaps of tailor around . I got a bream and a tailor , Josh got a tailor and Chris got a few as well. The next morning we didn't have much luck. Hayden got a little bream and Jake dropped a few bream around the back of the sound and Josh dropped a few pike at the Sheridan.

Cheers,

Sean

25 July 2010

GT
GT

Tailor
Tailor

 

 

GT
Sam's GT

flathead
50cm Flathead

Jewfish
Back she goes!

 

Mary Bass
Mary River kayak Bass
 

Mary Bass
Wild river bass
 

Mary Bass

 

Hey its Liam, just writing to show you some photos of the fish that we caught on the 24/07/10-25/07/10.

My dad (Chris Wright) and I headed out early on Saturday to the Ski Run, deciding to have a bit of a troll to see what we could pickup.

GT

After a short time I hooked and landed a nice GT that went 40cm. Soon after 2 followed also measuring around the 40cm mark. As we trolled back and forth we picked a few small GT's and Flattys. I hooked a little chopper tailor that was also released. Dad wasn't having much luck, so we called it a day.

Sunday we did the same thing. and again small fish were boated. The rain set in so we decided to have one more troll before we headed home. I had a few takes but only one average GT was landed. Dad hooked a few small GT's and Tailor. All my fish were landed on River2Sea Baby Cranks, and Dad used X-Raps.

Cheers

Liam

 


Hey All!!

Went out Saturday & Sunday (24-25/07/10) with Sam.
Not much success on Saturday only boating a few GTs and Tailor here and there.
After a quiet Saturday we were keen to get some quality fish.

We decided to kick the day off heading to the top of the Ski Run
After an hour of waiting for the tide to catch up, the fish came out to bite.

Flicking my 3 inch powerbait towards the shore I unexpectedly hooked a School Jewfish. After a heavy fight the jew was boated an mesured 65cm, and away it went.

Jewfish
Tom's Jewfish

Also throughout the morning we caught and released a few Gts and a 50cm flathead.

See you around

Tom & Sam

 

 

 


G'Day gents.

Me and Benny hit 'spot X' in the Mary river on Friday morning. After getting lost about 10 times and blowing our 6:30 launch out to about 8, we eventually found our launching spot (no thanks at all the bloody Navman).
Launched and paddled about a Km to the first good looking bend. Benny casted out his SK Pop and got hammered by what we both thought was a cattie, until he boated a 45cm bass!

Mary Bass

I then got 2 around 40 on a SK pop Grande in the purple colour. Then a boil from what must have been the Mary River monster (scared me)! Benny got another 40+ on his Sk Pop, and I landed another 49 on a Bassman spinnerbait in colour 26, and another 45ish on a Jackall Aragon (the jointed cracker bait) in AYU.

Benny got smashed and bricked (huge run probably that monster again) using a squidgy fish watermelon pearl 100mm.

All in all had an awesome day considering we only fished until 11, wanting to leave some of the river untouched until next time. Plenty of surface action and all bass going 40+ and an almost 50, and believe me I was trying to stretch him - haha. Just goes to show bass still fire in the cold if you’re in the right place.


SK Pop

Cheers

Nathan

 

19 July 2010

Chris - Tailor
Chris - Tailor

Jack on plastic
Noosa Mangrove Jack

Silver Trevally
Silver Trevally

Chris - GT

Hey guys.

We've been fishing the river and close reefs a fair bit lately. Woods Bays are full of bait and the trevally and tailor are thick.

Cale Cale trevally

We have been fishing most mornings this week, catching and releasing over 40 trevally for the week on a variety of plastics and poppers. We have caught some big flathead up to 78cms around Weyba creek.

On Sunshine Reef the smaller snapper, tusk fish and pearlies have been smashing soft plastics from 4inch to 7inch. Good sign that the fishing is still very healthy around Noosa.

Cheers,
Chris

 

GT
Woods Bay GT

19 July 2010

Sams Jewfish

Sam - Jewfish

Sams Jewfish
Sam's Jewfish

Hey all =)

Over the last week I've been having some of the best sessions in the Noosa river. Sunday morning, decieded to go out for a quick flick before work.

Our first stop was Ski Run. I was catching little Gt's 30-40cm. After about 30 mins of throwing around plastics this 65cm School Jew Fish climbed on to my plastic. After a tuff fight she was boated, a few quick pics - then back she went.

Cale cale trevally
Cale Cale Trevally

Also after work went back out late in the afternoon. Started at Woods and lost count how many trevally were landed! The stand out fish would of had to have been this 45cm Cale Cale trevally. The most effective lure/plastic of the day and all week was the 3 inch minnow from Berkley Power Bait.

Power Bait Minnow
Great Fishing
Thanks
Cya On The Water

Sam =) ><>

16 July 2010


Goerge - Jewfish
George & Jewfish

Hugh - Flathead
Hugh's Flathead

Hey all,
George and I have had a couple of good fishing sessions in recent days.  It all started on Thursday afternoon when we thought we would go and get some live winter whiting for bait. 
All went well and as we headed into the boat ramp. George said we should have a few flicks around Harbour Ttown.  Sure enough, George gets on the end of a school jewfish within 5 minutes. 

The next morning we thought we would try our luck in the Woods Bays. We hooked a number of trevelly and tailo,r however none of which were photo worthy.  As the tide stopped we decided to head in and try our luck later that night. 

George - Mangrove Jack

We didnt get much action until about 7:30 when my Savoy Shad was shashed by this 80cm flattie.  A few quick pics and back in the water she went.  The action slowed down so we decided to try some live baits, after a couple of bite offs George managed to get this 45cm mangrove jack into the boat.  Fun fishing at the moment.

Cheers, Hugh.

16 July 2010

 

Justin - Flathead
Justin - Flathead

Paul - Flathead
Paul - one of many flathead

Diamond Trevally
Diamond trevally

G'day.
Here are a few pics of myself and Paul from a day on Tin Can Bay.

Justin - Snapper

First thing I decided to try and bust a myth around the bay that good snapper are only in the deeper holes. This one was caught in 4 meters of water on a fast drift throwing 4 inch swimming mullet on 12lb leader. The snapper went 67cm and what a fight in shallow water.  We then went on to fish 2 other spots and caught and released too many fish too count from good sized bream that would fight over the lure which lead to a number of double hookups.

Dusky flathead showed themselves regularly in good sizes getting ready for spawning. Trevally were thick and good sized squid and summer whiting made an appearance. All in all a great day out. Never short of a bite.

Jewfish

Here's a few pics from my son Seth and his fishing antics around the bay over the school holidays. All caught on plastics. A prodigy in the making.

Justin McMahon

15 July 2010

Coopers GT
Cooper's GT

GT
GT

diamond trevally
Diamond

GT
GT

GT
Ali's first fish - a GT from the Noosa River

Gday All

Seriously, I've been having the best fishing sessions in the Noosa river that I have seen for many years, and loving it !!! Not always big fish, but plenty of quantity and all readily happy to attack my lures !!!

I have done a few trips in the last week and have taken out some different crews including my 3 boys, where Cooper my middle son caught his first trevally on a popper. His favorite lure was the 8cm Chug Bug .

The stand out was bringing my mates Kelvin and Ali out for a fish. We had a great morning with numerous trevally landed. It was Ali’s first time fishing, and after persisting and learning the techniques she caught and released her first fish - a nice GT on a Soft plastic ( Squidgy fish 80mm ).

I think it is one of the best things about angling when you can impart to someone else what you have been taught and then see them get their first capture. I think we have a new convert to our sport.

I had another trip today as the tides were ideal and will be for the next few days to fish the last of the run out in the Woods Bays first thing in the morning which is my favorite tide. I ventured out with a couple of mates - Isaac and Cameron from Encounter youth group .We had so much fun catching and releasing over 25 GT’s , Big Eye , Tea leaf and Diamond trevally and a couple of others species showed up.wriggler plastic

Most fish were caught on poppers. Our selection included: Zip Baits ZBL Popper , Storm Chug Bugs and Rapala Skitter pops. The best quality fish were the Diamond Trevally with 5 being caught and released. They were all taken on Squidgy Wrigglers in Bloodworm , hopping them off the bottom got the takes.

diamond trevally
Diamond Trevally

I will be back out very soon to make the most of the current hot bite we are experiencing in Noosa .

We have been getting plenty of reliable reports also of big bream showing up in the system, fish up to 42cm caught and released! The big bream are here to spawn so please keep this in mind if targeting them, and if you going to keep a feed go easy as these big fish - they are very important for future stocks.

Look forward to seeing you in the store or out on the water .

Cheers Ed

15 July 2010

 

flathead
Tom's 75cm flathead

 

45 Cale Cale
Sam - 45cm cale cale trevally

Hey all.

With the last of the hoildays arriving we decided to go for one last fish before we all go back to school. Tom and I started the day out the front of Woods Bay. At the start it seemed quiet, but as the sun came up we were rewarded with some great fish.

50cm Cale Cale

Firstly we were throwing around surface poppers trying to find some surface action. After no luck we switched to plastics and started to fish down deep. After a few cast I hooked & boated a 45cm cale cale trevally followed by another 50cm cale cale. After a few quick pics, back into the water they went.

Now it was Tom's turn, hooking up to this monster flathead going 75cm. After struggling to fit her in the net and getting a few pics she was realeased back into the water. The most effective lure/plastics were SquidgyFish and Powerbait Minnows.

All up it was a good last hoildays fish
Thanks
Catch ya later
Sam & Tom

8 July 2010

Danielles 2nd Jew

 

 

Danielles 2nd Jew

 

New Penny Shrimp
New Penny Shrimp

Hi All,
I took Danielle (my much better half) out for a fish on Monday morning. (BIG MISTAKE)

We fished at Harbour Town in the morning with a start time of about 8.30am. We boated Dan's first fish (I say 'we' but I really mean 'she'.) within about 5 mins of starting - a 38cm bream...

Danielles Bream

Then she got a 65cm jew and a 55cm jew then numerous trevs .
I did manage to get a few fish, but not picture worthy. This was the best session Danielle has had in the river todate!! I sort of enjoyed it too. Best plastic of the day was a 4 inch New Penny Shrimp.
Best of luck and tight lines!!
Paul

Danielles 1st Jew

 
Hey guys,
 
Went for a fish around tewantin tuesday night with James from Hooked on and boated this nice jew fish right out the front of Harbour Town.  Apart from that we only caught only a few  trevally.
 
Hugh
Hughs Jew

7 July 2010

GT

GT

Flathead

GT

Hey guys.

Thought I'd send you guys a bit of a "what happened last weekend."
Got picked up from my Gympie home by a new fishing buddy of mine who was keen to get out and chase some GTs, tailor and whatever else happened to come our way. We got to the boat ramp early to find Ed putting in. He hinted a couple of places to try, which I was happy with because they were nearly exactly where I was going.

First we tried the Sound, there were lots of boats casting lures, with a few people hooking up. We struggled at first to get something going but all we got for our troubles was a small GT on surface. With not much going on I thought it was time for a move.

So we made our way up to the first ski run, using plastics. After a little perseverance it all came together. We landed 5 or 6 GTs from about 30 to 40cm, and a couple of small ones. On top of that we had plenty of hook ups and bust offs for our trouble. One in particular that I couldn't stop and it bricked me in the rocks.

After a while things started to slow down, so it was time for another move. Deciding to head around to the Frying Pan as I've been catching quite a few good ones around the 45 to 55cm mark. My mate was really keen to try and land one on fly. Unfortunately, the fly gear didn't surface because it was heaps windy out the front. So we stuck to the old faithful.

Flathead
After a few rat flatties and a tailor I was starting to think they weren't on the job, and thought it was about time for another move... until something jumped on and took off. What ever it was.. HEAVY. But it was still running really fast, so I was a little confused as to what it might be. Then we got a glimps of something big and brown. It was a crocodile, thing hardly fit in the net. She was massive! she went just shy of 80cm.

The lures that did the damage were the ever faithful wriggler soft plastics.

Had a great day on the water, apart from the wind. Was great to go fishing with someone I'd only just met, so thanks for that Steve, really enjoyed the day. Thanks for the bit of compition Ed, always fun.

See you guys on the water.

Jackson


4 July 2010

Fishing Noosa River
Rob Lowther - Flathead

Fishing Noosa River

GT from the Noosa River

Fishing Noosa River

I love this time of year. The mornings are fresh and the winds are calm. The Noosa river is a beautiful place to start the day . My friend Rob Lowther was in town from Orange, so a fishing trip was required. My other regular fishing partner, Trevor Davies, also headed out with us for a lure session chasing trevally and tailor.

I have had some really good trips in the river lately - so was quietly confident that we would do well . We started off around the back of the 'Sound' using a variety of lures form surface to hard bodies and soft plastics - different techniques to search the water.

We moved towards the Munna Bridge and Rob promptly hooked up a G.T on a Jackall SK Pop Grande. After a tussle, the fish was netted, photographed and released . It went quiet near the bridge and the sun was well up so I thought the surface action would slow down and we would probably target bream in the deeper holes on plastics and blades. Trev suggested we first have a look in the Woods Bay.

I was reluctant to go there as my last few trips in the Woods have been very inconsistent. We went there anyway and stopped the boat near the first moored yacht. The tide was ripping out and was in its last hour of run. It was now about 7.30am the sky was a little overcast we all still had surface lures on and proceeded to cast.

Fishing Noosa River
Noosa GT
Straight up Trev and I were on double hook up , it didn't take Rob long to join in the fun either . Then followed an hour of double and triple hook ups on Trevally. Trevor was using the ever faithful 8cm Chug Bug, Rob was stoked with how well the SK Pop Grande performed and I used a few different lures as I also donated a few to the fish (I might up my leader from 6lb I think)

The most effective lure for me was the Lucky Craft Wake Tail which is a fizzer. We lost count of how many fish we hooked ,landed and lost. At times you needed to take a number to use the landing net as someone else was landing a fish. Most fish were between 35 and 45cm and great fun on 4lb tackle . Definitely the hottest session I have had in the river for some time and will be one of those mornings that will be talked about by the three of us for years to come.
Cheers
ED

 

 

Fishing Noosa River

Fishing Noosa River

Fishing Noosa River
Solid Noosa GT
Hey all

I’ve been fishing for the last week with me mates Tom & Josh. Start of the week the fishing was a little harder than it was today (03.07.10). We managed to boat a few small Gts and a few tailor 30-35cm. As the week went through and the tides fell into place and the fishing improved. Scoring a bit thicker trevs and a few chopper tailor with the odd double hook up here and there. Also boating this monster flathead that went 65cm. We caught most of our fish fishing down deep with plastics and little hard body lures, although we did have some nice surface action on wed with a few surface lures (Rebel Pop R & S-K Pop).

Fishing Noosa River
Awesome fighting fish - GT
Josh was using golden sliders and I was using some squidgy wrigglers and fish. All up it was a good weeks fishing
ThanksCatch ya later
Sam =)



 

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