The Noosa  Fishing Report



As at Monday December 6th 2004

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OFFSHORE: Light to moderate (10 to 15 knot) North Westerlies dominated earlier in the week and brought with them the more fishable weather. By Friday, unfortunately, the forecast swing to moderate to strong (20 to 30 knot) South Mahi Mahi and SnapperEasterlies was with us and conditions quickly went from rather ordinary to unfishable in a relatively short space of time... and stayed that way until the more moderate Northerlies returned last night. Still, those anglers who were able to take time off earlier in the week (or today) did well enough, although the morning sessions were by far the best option before the blustery (15 to 20 knot) afternoon North Easterly sea breezes made things too uncomfortable. Squire, Parrot Fish, Moses Perch and huge schools of baitfish were all common to the visited reefs. In addition, North Reef produced Cobia, Pearl Perch, and Teraglin Jewfish while at Massoud's Reef the bonus species were Snapper, Cobia and, as you can see by the photo above right, Mahi Mahi or Dolphin Fish. Steve Corrigan, from Scarborough, Queensland, boated the 14kg specimen he's pictured with while out there on a half day Cougar Too charter on Tuesday. Steve was kitted out with an Azagaie rod and a Shimano Baitrunner 6500 reel loaded with 10kg line. Closer in, Sunshine Reef yielded Sweetlip, Maori Cod, Spotted Mackerel, Mackerel Tuna, Cobia and as per the photo on the right, quality Snapper. Local angler Stephen Matte berlied up this 6.8kg 'Knobby' not long after he dropped the pick there on Thursday morning. He was armed with a Shakespeare Ugly Stik and a Penn 330GTi reel loaded with 15kg line. His bait? Slimy Mackerel on a 6/0 hook. In Laguna Bay most of the action was from the Mackerel Tuna schools which, although they occasionally came within about 750 metres of the river mouth bar, were in real numbers near the drum lines and out around Jew Shoal.

ONSHORE: On the coastal surf beaches things were again fairly quiet. On the North Shore, the stretch from Teewah to the river mouth was relatively weed free with Tailor and Whiting making up the bulk of the catch. On the East side; the only reports of note were of Tarwhine and Dart at Marcus Beach and Whiting at Peregian. In the river, the weed again made life difficult in the lower reaches and even more so in the free flowing stretches. Having said that, there was still a bit of Tailor activity in the Woods Bays and some hot Trevally action over the weekend in the Munna Point/Bridge area with live Prawns getting most of the attention there. Apart from that, Flathead and Whiting were on the bite in Weyba Creek and Lake Cooroibah and there was a bit of Trevally activity between the lakes. On the freshwater scene, there was a lot of Bass action in the top half of the main basin at Borumba Dam with gold spinnerbaits and gold Jackals working equally well. Most of the Saratoga reports were from around the Eagles Nest. At Lake MacDonald the bigger Bass were responding well to spinnerbaits and C-Lures 'Small Fries' in Borer Creek and around the Bubble Trail.


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