As at Monday December 11, 2006
was a very ordinary week here on the Noosa offshore fishing scene with fresh
to strong (20 to 30 knot) south easterlies and a 2m swell making life almost
impossible for the bluewater brigade. 'Almost' was the key word of course,
with a few boats getting out over the bar on Thursday and later this morning
when conditions moderated somewhat. Under the circumstances there weren't
too many reports but, for what it's worth; North Reef produced Squire, Pearl
Perch, Amberjack, Sweetlip and Teraglin Jewfish while over on Chardon's
Reef the catch was Cobia, Pearl Perch, Sweetlip, Teraglin Jewfish and
Moses Perch. In Laguna Bay there was a bit of action from a few schools
of Bonito out near the drum lines and along the National Park shark nets.
With no offshore photos of note from this week we'll take the opportunity
to feature a couple that came in too late for last week's report.
|Sydney angler Rory Unite (above) spent last weekend at the camp ground at Sandy Cape on Fraser Island with a group of fishing buddies, one of whom was Noosa yak angler Vaughan Robinson. Spotting a big boil about 75 metres from shore Rory borrowed Vaughan's Swing 'Angler' fishing kayak and paddled out amongst the action. On his first cast his 20gm Raider slug lure was taken by a quality 5kg (estimated) Queenfish which proceeded to tow him and the kayak around for the best part of ten minutes. This was Rory's first try at fishing from a kayak and it was an excellent debut in anyone's book. He was armed with a 6kg custom composite rod and a Daiwa Sealine overhead reel loaded with 6kg mono line.|
|ONSHORE: The coastal surf beaches seemed to benefit from a bit of a stir up this week with the North Shore stretch still worth considering for Tailor. Best results there came from up at Teewah township where Greenbacks to 3kg were on the bite and at Freshwater, where the average fish was 2kg. Whiting were still active around the the river mouth rock groyne while Little Cove in Laguna Bay yielded Chopper Tailor. Around the other side of the headland, southern Alexandria Bay produced Chopper Tailor and quality Bream while the rocks at north Sunshine Beach yielded Whiting. Further south; Sunrise Beach was the spot for Tarwhine, Marcus and Peregian beaches were good options for big Dart and at South Peregian Beach the catch was mostly Chopper Tailor. In the river, Flathead were more active this week up around Tewantin and along the ski run where a few Trevally were also on the bite. Trevally were also worth targeting at night in the dredge pumping hole down at the river mouth and, as you can see by the photo above, in the stretch from the Munna Beach caravan park to the Munna Point Bridge (where a few Tailor were on the chew). Local angler Al Davidson had a great session there on Wednesday night, landing a number of Chopper Tailor and the 1.9kg 'Trev' he's pictured with. He was armed with a Shimano Pro Cast outfit loaded with 10kg braid. His lure was the ever faithful Storm 'Chug Bug' surface popper. Apart from that, Whiting were still being taken from the sand flats opposite Munna Beach with live Davo's Beach Worms being the best baits for them.|