The Noosa  Fishing Report



As at Monday December 15, 2008

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Mahi Mahi or Dolphin Fish
OFFSHORE:
The hot variable northerlies continued to dominate the offshore scene and with wind strength mostly in the Snapperlight to moderate range, and little or no swell, there were plenty of takers for a trip to the local reefs.
With calm conditions prevailing, the Hards were well worth a look and those who made the effort reported catches of pearl perch, moses perch, squire, sweetlip, amberjack, hussar, parrot fish, rosy jobfish, snapper and mahi mahi.
Brisbane angler Rob Matheson (above) was out there yesterday on a full day Cougar One charter when he boated the 4kg mahi mahi he's pictured with.
And on the right, Keagan Matheson and Stefan Cocan were happy to pose with a few of the snapper caught on the same charter. Closer in, North Reef produced teraglin jewfish, squire, moses perch and collared sea bream while over on Chardon's Reef the standouts were wahoo, black marlin (tagged and released) and, as you can see by the photo below, quality snapper. 'Sozza' from Eumundi was out there on Friday floating down squid baits when he hooked up with this 6.8kg (only a mother could love it) 'Knobby'. He was armed with a Jarvis Walker/Okuma combo loaded with 25lb line.
Snapper
And Bruce McLean (below) was out at Chardon's Reef the day before and not only caught and released his first ever black marlin, but did it again half an hour later, then hooked and landed his first ever (est. 12kg) wahoo. Goodonya Bruce!
Wahoo
Sunshine Reef was a pretty popular destination this week with cobia (on soft plastics and pilchard baits) and average size (80cm-90cm) Spanish mackerel there in good numbers. In close, on the northern end of the reef produced best for the Spaniards with trolled Gold Bomber hard bodied lures and whole pilchards on squid skirted troll rigs getting most of the attention. There were also a few small Spaniards on the prowl around Jew Shoal in Laguna Bay.

ONSHORE: News from the coastal surf beaches was a bit more promising this week with whiting well spread along FlatheadTeewah Beach on the North Shore plus chopper tailor on the bite around the camp grounds and, together with the odd school jewfish, in the surf gutters at Peregian Beach on the east side. Also over that way; whiting, tarwhine and bream were on the bite at North Sunshine and Marcus beaches.
The river action picked up a bit this week with trevally and bream on the bite down at the river mouth and in the Munna Point stretch where whiting and school jewfish were also active.
Flathead were down in numbers with the better quality fish on the chew in Weyba Creek and, as per the photo on the right, along the Noosaville stretch.
Local angler Richard Morris was casting a 3" Berry Shad soft plastic from the river bank on Thursday morning when it was monstered by the 2.1kg 'Lizard' he's posing with. He was armed with a Shimano T-Curve rod and a Shimano Stellar 2500 reel loaded with 3kg braid and 4kg monofilament leader.
On the freshwater scene, Borumba Dam was still firing really well with spinnerbaits working well around the timbers and soft Jackalls getting excellent results around the Eagles Nest.



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