The Noosa Fishing Report

As at Monday 11th August 2003

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OFFSHORE: Although the winds came from all points of the compass this week they were mostly light to moderate in strength, and with little or no swell on most days, we had all the ingredients for an excellent week offshore at Noosa. Every day, in fact, was classified eminently fishable and a couple weren't too far short of TGO's, especially as far as Laguna Bay and the closer reefs were concerned. Squire, Snapper, Moses Perch, Pearl Perch and Parrot Fish were common to most of the reefs. In addition, for the bigger boats, the Barwon Banks produced Amberjack, Red Emperor and as you can see by the photo on the right, quality Yellowtail Kingfish. Tim Rohlack, from just down the coast at Redcliffe, boated the 12.5kg specimen he's posing with while out there on a Cougar Too charter on Saturday morning. He was armed with a Wilson Live Fibre rod and a Shimano TLD20 reel loaded with 25lb line. His bait? Yakka fillet.
Cobia or Black Kingfish
Yellowtail Kingfish
Coral TroutA little closer in, Chardon's Reef yielded Red Emperor and Trevally while North Reef held on to the title of top performer by producing Sweetlip, Bonito, Tailor, Maori Cod, Northern Bluefin Tuna, Mackerel Tuna, Honeycomb Cod, Teraglin Jewfish, Spotted Mackerel (crikey!) and as per the photo above left, Cobia or Black Kingfish. New Zealand visitor Barbara Badcock got the thrill of her life on Thursday when her Squid bait was monstered by the 22kg thumper she's struggling to hold for the camera. She was on a half day Cougar One charter and was kitted out with a Gary Howard rod and an Alvey 725C reel loaded with 30lb Pioneer Flexline. Back towards home base, Victor Bailey's Reef was the spot for Bonito and Mowong and Sunshine Reef, apart from the common species already mentioned, was a good option for those hankering for a feed of Coral Trout, as local angler Peter Reinicke (right) found on Saturday morning. Using Davo's Pilchards on 3x5/0 ganged hooks Peter boated not one, but two quality 'Trout', which tipped the scales at a respectable 3kg and 5.1kg. He was armed with a Penn 320GTi combo loaded with 25lb line and 45lb trace. Laguna Bay saw some baitfish activity but, apart from a few Tuna boils North of Granite Bay, there appeared to be nothing of size working the schools.

ONSHORE: Although conditions were favourable on the coastal beaches there weren't many reports this week. The North Shore was perhaps the standout with best results coming from up around Teewah where Whiting, Bream, Dart and Chopper Tailor were on the bite, while at Sunshine Beach the Tailor were active at night. In the river, Luderick were still worth targeting at the river mouth car park rocks while Trevally were the standout species around the Munna Bridge, Culgoa Point area. Flathead and Whiting catches were spread from Tewantin (where Bream were on the bite), around the Sound and down to the river mouth. There was a bit of Chopper Tailor in the stretch opposite T-Boats while the Woods Bays fired well in the afternoons towards the end of the week with Tailor, Trevally and Tarpon chasing Slider Grubs and flies. On the freshwater scene, the Lake MacDonald Bass continued to respond to soft plastics and spinnerbaits.

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