As at Monday April 5, 2010
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| OFFSHORE: The Easter
long weekend turned out to be a bit of a fizzer as far as the offshore brigade
was concerned with moderate to fresh (15 to 20 knot) winds making life a
tad uncomfortable from Saturday onwards. Conditions were quite fishable
up to and including Good Friday, however, and those who got out while the
going was good were well rewarded.
Laguna Bay was well worth the effort with big tuna working the bait schools, especially as the week drew to a close. Rob James from Cooroy (above) trolled around Jew Shoal on Thursday morning with a squid skirted pilchard troll bait and apart from a few mackerel tuna, hooked and landed the 5kg (est) spotted mackerel he's pictured with. He was armed with a Wilson Live Fibre 8kg to 15kg rod and a Shimano TLD20 overhead reel loaded with 65 pound whiplash braid.
And on Friday morning, John Burns from Kin Kin (above) was paddling the 'Shoal' on his little Mission 'Flow' kayak when his gold/speckled Rapala X-Rap, 12cm hard body lure was slammed by the 9kg northern bluefin tuna he's posing with.
Sunshine Reef continued to be a good option, especially for the smaller boats, producing Spanish mackerel and spotted mackerel plus, before the winds got too blustery this morning, venus tusk fish, sweetlip, pearl perch and moses perch.
Along the middle reef belt, Chardon's Reef was again the spot for quality Spaniards on trolled lures and floated pilchards while over on North Reef the standouts were squire, sweetlip, venus tusk fish and moses perch, and a little wider out; the odd catch and release marlin, heaps of mackerel tuna and, as you can see by the photo above, quality wahoo. Ken Baxter was on an overnight charter with Noosa Blue Water Charters on Tuesday which, on the way home from Double Island Point on Wednesday, trolled up a couple of wahoo wide of 'North' with Ken's 14kg specimen being the top weight.
And during the aforementioned overnighter at 'D. I.' the Cougar One boys got their clients on to morwong, hussar, Maori cod, red emperor, venus tusk fish, moses perch, samson fish and, as per the photo above, quality spangled emperor. NBWC owner Alex Pollet (above) was persuaded to pose with this 5.5kg specimen just before it was filleted and bagged.
ONSHORE: The North Shore
coastal stretch was chokka block with campers but for one reason or another
there weren't a lot of reports (at this stage) from that area. What feedback
we got, though, was of bream, dart, the odd trevally and quite a few quality
whiting feeding in excellent high tide gutters, especially up around Teewah.
Fletcher Harry and Dan Pertot (below) were up there on Friday and, using
live beach worms as their draw card, came back with dart and whiting to
400gm. On the east side, the only reports of note were of dart and whiting
on the bite from Sunrise to Marcus Beach.
By the way, the latest aerial photo of the Noosa River bar crossing has now been posted. CLICK HERE to view.
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