The Noosa  Fishing Report
As at Monday April 18th 2005

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OFFSHORE: The moderate to strong (20 to 25 knot) South Easterlies were once again the dominant force this week so offshore conditions were pretty ordinary to say the least. Friday and Saturday, fortunately, provided some opportunities for outside reef work when the winds eased, but otherwise the bluewater boys had to cool their heels for the third week in a row. When fishable, the Barwon Banks produced Squire, Rosy Jobfish, Hussar, Moses Perch, Parrot Fish and Southern Fusilier while North Reef yielded Snapper, Maori Cod, Pearl Perch, Mowong and Parrot Fish. Closer to home, Sunshine Reef was the spot for Coral Trout, Sweetlip, School and Spotted Mackerel, Parrot Fish and Moses Perch.
Northern Bluefin Tuna

Spotted Mackerel

On a brighter note, Laguna Bay was invaded by hungry schools of Mackerel Tuna, Bonito, and as you can see by the accompanying photos above, Northern Bluefin Tuna and Spotted Mackerel. The most consistent areas of activity were Little Hall's Reef, the middle of the bay, Jew Shoal and (earlier in the week) the shark net line. The best overall performer, though, was the outer Tea Tree Bay, Granite Bay area and that was where Donna McKevett (above right) boated the two 2.6kg 'Spotties' she's pictured with on Saturday morning. She was using a Wilson Live Fibre rod and a Shimano Baitrunner 6500 reel loaded with 20lb braid and 40lb mono trace. The lure that did the deed was a trolled gold Reidy's B52 shallow diver. And yesterday morning, in roughly the same area, Mitchell Tippet (above left) and Chris Lacey hooked up with a couple of 9kg (est.) Northern Bluefin Tuna while trolling a C-Lures Huntsman and a whole Pilchard on a Spaniard Special troll rig. They were armed with Wilson Live Fibre rods and Shimano Baitrunner 6500 reels loaded with 30lb line.

ONSHORE: The coastal surf beaches were certainly workable and quite productive for those who made the effort. On the North Shore, Dart and Whiting were in good numbers and the area around Teewah the best bet. The National Park cove points were worth a shot with Spotted Mackerel boiling within easy casting distance from Dolphin Point. Further down the coast, Sunshine Beach was a good option for Bream, as was Marcus and Castaways beaches but with the added bonus of Whiting and Dart. Peregian Beach was the spot to consider if you were after a feed of Tailor.
Bream and Trevally
In the river, Flathead and Bream were active from Lake Cooroibah to the river mouth, where a few Trevally and Tailor were also on the bite. Steve Brown (above left) from Marcoola boated the thumper 1.6kg Bream he's posing with at the mouth of Lake Cooroibah yesterday afternoon. Steve tempted this quality 'Yellowfin' with a piece of Squid on a 1/0 hook. He was armed with a Jarvis Walker threadline combo loaded with 4kg line. Mangrove Jacks were responding to surface poppers in the inner Woods Bay while Trevally and Tailor were chasing chrome slugs and surface poppers around the Noosa Sound/Munna Point area. Local angler Andy Batten (above right) landed this 1.1kg 'Trev' (and released two others) by working a surface popper around the Munna Bridge pylons at first light today. He was kitted out with a Silstar rod and an Okuma Epix EB30 baitrunner reel loaded with 6
lb Fireline. On the freshwater scene, the Lake MacDonald Bass (to 35cm) were responding to beetlespins and slider grubs from the Gazebo to 'Three Ways' while at Borumba Dam there were Bass and Saratoga chasing 'Rattlin' Spots' opposite the boat ramp and Saratoga going for small minnow lures in Yabba Creek.


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