ENTER: Bring your catch in to Davo’s for your chance to win.
ENTER: Bring your catch in to Davo’s for your chance to win. Contributed

Rain fires up river fish

GONE FISHIN' with Davo's

WITH the recent rain falling throughout the Sunshine Coast area and the water starting to darken, expect the fish to start firing.

The river should start to liven up, with most of the bait holding in the far-up reaches starting to head downstream with the dirty water.

If it's flathead you are chasing, try to focus most of your efforts in the mouth of creeks, especially with the runout tide.

Bream, whiting and trevally have also been in good numbers out the front of the black banks, with a variety of baits and lures doing the job.

The river mouth has also been fishing well, with the change of the tide being a good time for thumper sea bream and the odd tailor to enter the river.

On the beaches, there have been some good catches of whiting, bream, dart and the odd keeper flathead. When chasing whiting of the beach, it's crucial you can feel and detect all the small hits and that you know exactly when to strike.

Having the right gear makes everything so much easier, with rods in the 9-10' range being ideal for this type of fishing. One of our favourite rigs would have to be the Black-Magic whiting snatcher; which makes it almost too easy, as they come armed with small KL circle hooks and offer a perfect hook-up almost every time you use them.

The Davo's Social Fishing Comp is on this weekend. It is run from Davo's Tackle World in Noosa and will start today (Friday) from 4pm, with species prizes and lucky draw prizes. The comp goes until 1pm on Sunday, with a free sausage sizzle and prize draw back at the shop. To find out more, call into the shop and the team will give you all the info.

This week was a little quiet with no fish of the week, so for your chance to take out this legendary award (and a $50 gift voucher), simply bring your catch of the day in for a photo.

Visit www.fishing noosa.com.au for all the latest reports.

Tight lines and bent spines!


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