The Noosa Fishing Report

As at Monday August 20, 2007
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OFFSHORE: With moderate to fresh south easterlies roughing up the outer reefs from Saturday onwards, those offshore boaties lucky enough to get out earlier in the week ahead of the more blustery conditions got the best of the deal.
Snapper Although fairly quiet, Squire, Pearl Perch, Moses perch and Parrot Fish were pretty much common to the visited reefs. In addition, North Reef produced Teraglin Jewfish, Cobia, Snapper and Maori Cod while at Massoud's Reef the bonus Bream, Tailor and Flatheadspecies, as you can see by the photo above, was Snapper.
Tim from Brisbane was out there on a full day Cougar One charter last Monday when he boated this 4.5kg specimen. He was kitted out with a Wilson Live Fibre rod and an Alvey 825C reel loaded with 15kg line. His bait? A live Yakka.
Last but not least, Sunshine Reef yielded Railway Perch, Sweetlip and the odd Mowong.

ONSHORE: Dart were in good numbers and well spread on the coastal surf beaches this week so anyone with a small surf outfit and fresh bait was pretty much guaranteed a feed.
On the North Shore, apart from the abundant Dart, the waters opposite Teewah were good for Bream and Tarwhine as were the surf gutters about 6km's north of there where average size Flathead were an added bonus.
Over on the east side coastal stretch; Bream, Tarwhine and Whiting were also well represented in the gutters from Marcus Beach to Peregian Beach.
In the river, Flathead, Chopper Tailor and Bream were active down in the Frying Pan as local yak angler Jim Vagne (above Trevallyright) found when he fished the area on Tuesday morning. Jim used floated Pilchards on 4x3/0 ganged hooks to good effect and came back with a good feed for a large family.
Flathead were also on the bite in Weyba Creek (as were Bream), in the stretch between the lakes (
with trolled hard bodies and drifted Whitebaits working well) and around the top of Lake Cootharaba where trolled soft plastics rained supreme.
Apart from that, Bream and Tailor were on the bite just below the mouth of Lake Cooroibah while there were plenty of Whiting and Bream and (as per the photo on the right) a few Trevally in the stretch from Goat Island to Munna Point.
Ian Bland (right) was working that area from his canoe on Friday morning when his half Pilchard bait was taken by the 1.9kg 'Golden' he's pictured with. He was armed with a Silstar rod and a Shimano 2500 spin reel loaded with 4kg line and 20lb trace. The Woods Bays were a lot more sedate than previous weeks although there were still the odd Trevally, Bream, Tarpon and Tailor for those prepared to put in the time. On the freshwater scene, Borumba Dam was worth the effort with Bass active around the Eagles Nest and Yellowbelly chasing spinnerbaits and Jackalls at the start of the timber. The Lake MacDonald Bass (to 45cm) were responding well to soft plastics around Gazebo Bay.



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