The Noosa  Fishing Report



As at Monday December 28, 2009

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OFFSHORE: It was a great lead-up to Christmas with light to moderate northerlies and little or no swell. The really good news, however, was that the pelagics were almost out of control earlier in the week with frantic boils of furiously feeding bonito, mackerel tuna, spotties and Spaniards hitting on anything that moved in the water just out from the river mouth, around Little Hall's Reef and, along with school cobia, out around Jew Shoal. After a blustery weekend which saw most boats stay at home, the Spaniards and spotties were again on the bite in numbers today at Jew Shoal in Laguna Bay and around at Sunshine Reef where the odd catch and release black marlin (to 50kg) added a bit of excitement at times.
Mahi-Mahi
Further out at The Coffees and North Reef there were the usual mixed reefies such as Maori cod, teraglin jewfish, moses perch, scarlet sea perch and venus tusk fish, plus the odd snapper and a few mahi-mahi just to make life interesting. Shun Webb from Gympie (above) was out there on Tuesday on a 3/4 day Cougar One charter when his pilchard floater attracted a 6kg dolphin fish. And on the same charter, Max Friedlander (below) was happy to pose with this 6kg snapper.
Snapper
'The Banks' and 'The Hards' produced gold spot wrasse, snapper, pearl perch, venus tusk, moses perch and rosy jobfish.


ONSHORE: The North Shore stretch was inundated with 4x4's and camper trailers as the holiday crowd set themselves up for a festive season on Teewah Beach. They didn't have to go far for a feed either with quality whiting (to 39cm) and some good dart on the bite over the weekend in the surf gutters opposite the camp grounds and, along with bream and tarwhine, about 2kms north of Teewah township. Chopper tailor were also on the bite there but only around dusk. Karl Sternberg (below) hit the jackpot there on Tuesday when his live worm baits accounted for over a dozen whiting. Over on the east side the only reports of note were from Sunshine Beach where dart and whiting were the standout species.
Whiting
In the river, the flathead and bream hot spots were down at the river mouth, in the Woods Bays (where trevally were active at night) and in Weyba Creek where mangrove jacks were on the bite. Michelle Campbell from Nowra (below) was working the waters up towards the Weyba Bridge with a gold Manns 10+ lure around 7pm on Saturday night when it was monstered by the 2.2kg 'Jack' she's pictured with. She was armed with a Shimano threadline combo loaded with 6lb line.
Mangrove Jack
Apart from that, tarpon were chasing surface poppers up in Kin Kin Creek while at the Lake MacDonald the bass were responding well to Blades and (in the early morning) surface poppers in Bass Bay.


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