The Noosa  Fishing Report



As at Monday December 6, 2010


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OFFSHORE: There was no good news on the offshore scene this week with fresh to strong variable easterlies, a 2.5m+ swell and rain deterring even the die-hards from contemplating crossing the bar. The only real window of opportunity came this morning when the sun came out and the wind and swell dropped away. This allowed Trekka 1 to do a quick run to Sunshine Reef where (although the current was running hard) they got onto a few squire (to 2kg), teraglin jewfish, moses perch and tusk fish. By lunchtime, however, the winds were up over 15 knots and the rain had returned with a vengeance.

ONSHORE: Anglers were few and far between on the coastal surf beaches with wind, rain, swell and sweep a major deterrent. The only report of any note was of a whiting, which were biting (or so we're told), at Peregian Beach.
Flathead
The estuary, like anywhere else, was quite devoid of boat traffic most of the week which, considering the wet and windy conditions, was hardly surprising. A few of the keener souls got on their sou' westers or drizabones and headed out regardless and some, in fact, did better than normal especially after dark. 'Chopper' Dave (above) braved the elements on Friday night and was delighted when his live herring bait attracted the attention of the 82cm flathead he's pictured with. Dave was fishing down at the river mouth when he boated this PB 'Lizard' which, of course, he released after a quick pic.
Tailor Danny Manning (above) was another night prowler who did well, this time in the Outer Woods Bay on Wednesday night. Danny was working the waters with a Gladiator Slim Jim lure which got him a nice whiting and this 1.8kg (est) tailor.
Mangrove Jack
And fishing with Danny, Bob Jeynes from Davo's Compleat Angler (above) further enhanced the reputation of the Gladiator Slim Jim lure by using it to catch two mangrove jacks (one which he released), size (approx.) 2.3kg and 3.0kg.
Barramundi
And what about this one! Chris Lacey from Davo's Compleat Angler (above) joined an exclusive and not very long list of anglers who have caught and released a barramundi in the Noosa River. Chris was working the waters around the back of Noosa Sound with a Gladiator Prawn soft plastic (on 1.0kg line!) on Wednesday night when he hooked this 65cm fish.
Apart from that, there were a few tailor on the bite from the Woods Point to the river mouth at night, bream were active in the lower Gympie Terrace stretch and mangrove jacks were on the bite just below Makepeace Island at Tewantin and, along with the odd school jewfish, at the mouth of Lake Cooroibah.
On the freshwater scene, the Borumba Dam bass were responding to Ice Jigs, spinnerbaits and blades in the main basin.

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