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ONSHORE: Heavy rain, blustery winds, a savage
shore dump and strong sweep were more than ample deterrents for all but
the absolute die-hard surf anglers this week. The only coastal beach reports,
in fact, were from the North Shore where the waters north of Teewah produced
some quality dart and tarwhine in very rough, at times almost impossible
The estuary didn't fair all that well this week either with the fresh
water deluge further up river resulting in an inundation of murky,
muddy water throughout the system.
Before the fresh water impacted too severely, bream were on the bite in
the stretch between the lakes and, as local angler Hank King (right) discovered
on Tuesday night, the waters around the Noosa Marina at Tewantin.
Using flesh baits, Hank landed a number of smaller fish before reeling
in the 800gm keeper he's pictured with.
Trevally and flathead were active down towards the river mouth while in
the Woods Bays, John the 'River Rat', below, scored big time (again) when
his live whiting bait was taken by the 6kg barramundi he's posing with.
John featured on our fishing report a couple of weeks ago when he boated
a 7.5kg 'Barra' in pretty much the same spot so he obviously knows something
we don't. He was armed with a Shakespeare Ugly Stik loaded with 20lb line.
On the freshwater scene, the Borumba Dam bass were going for Blades and
Jackalls around the major points of the main basin while smallish saratoga
were responding to beetle spins and spinnerbaits around the lilies and
spindly sticks near the steeper rocky banks of the Yabba Arm. The bigger
'Toga' (to 75cm) were found in the bays leading into the timber on both
sides of the dam. The lures that worked best there were surface poppers,
spinnerbaits and MegaBass Anthrax.