The Noosa  Fishing Report

As at Monday February 7th 2005

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OFFSHORE: With very light to moderate (and easing) 5 to 15 knot South Easterlies the dominant force, conditions offshore simply got better as the week progressed, peaking on Saturday with an almost wind-less TGO (total glass out) day. From Sunday onwards, however, there was a swing to light to moderate (10 to 15 knot) North Westerlies, but this meant little more than slightly choppier seas in close. All in all it was an excellent week offshore at Noosa with Squire, Pearl Perch and Parrot Fish common to most of the visited reefs. In addition, Chardon's Reef produced Spanish Mackerel, Spotted Mackerel, plenty of Yellowfin Tuna, Northern Bluefin Tuna and Mackerel Tuna, plus Mahi Mahi (Dolphin Fish) and Blue Marlin (released) while over at 'The Coffees' the bonus species was Maori Cod.Spanish Mackerel and Yellowfin Tuna Spanish Mackerel

North Reef was a popular destination, rewarding the faithful with catches of Cobia (in numbers), Snapper, Scarlet Sea Perch, Sweetlip, Teraglin Jewfish, Reef Shark, Spotted Mackerel and, as you can see by the photo above right, Spanish Mackerel. Brisbane angler Jackson Millar boated this 8kg 'Spaniard' while out there on a three quarter day Cougar Too charter on Thursday. Closer to home, Sunshine reef was the spot for Snapper, Moses Perch, Reef Shark, Coral Trout, Railway Perch, Spanish Mackerel, Spotted Mackerel and Sweetlip while around the corner in Laguna Bay things hotted up towards the weekend with Bonito, Spotted Mackerel, Mackerel Tuna, Snapper and, as per the photo above left, Spanish Mackerel and Yellowfin Tuna all on the bite. The local 'Perception Yak Anglers' did pretty well out in 'The Bay' this week and on Saturday morning it was the girls' turn to get a couple of runs on the board. Rae McCarthy (left in the photo) and Cheryl Lacey (Davo's Bait and Tackle) were in the pilot seats of a couple of tandem Synchro 'Anglers' and with the assistance of James 'Legend' Grant and Bill 'Billybob' Watson, came back with a 6.9kg Spanish Mackerel and a 4.5kg Yellowfin Tuna. The 'Spaniard' went for a trolled Spaniard Special rig and the Tuna, a cast 15gm Halco Twisty.

ONSHORE: The coastal surf beaches cranked up a notch this week with some encouraging Chopper Tailor, Dart and Bream action on the North Shore around dawn and dusk. The river mouth groyne produced the odd Spotted Mackerel in the morning while on the East side; Sunrise Beach yielded Whiting as did Castaways where some real elbow slappers were landed (with the addition of Dart) and Marcus Beach where Tarwhine, Bream and quality Dart were also on the bite.

And it was at Marcus Beach that local angler Chris Gibson (above left) landed the 625gm Bream he's posing with. Chris was working the surf gutters there this morning when his Prawn bait attracted the attention of this 'Yellowfin'. He was armed with a Shimano spin combo loaded with 12lb line. In the river, Flathead and Mangrove Jacks were again the hot species with the top spots being down towards the river mouth (where Bream and quality Whiting were active) and the Woods Bays where, as you can see by the photo above right, Trevally were also worth targeting. Nine year old Christina O'Mara from Deception Bay got the thrill of her life when the 1.8kg Trevally she's posing with monstered her live Prawn bait around 6am this morning. Her outfit was a Wilson rod and a Daiwa spin reel loaded with 10lb line. Apart from that the Munna Bridge area was a very good option for Flathead, Whiting, Chopper Tailor and Trevally (which were also active up around the ski run at Tewantin) while the stretch between the lakes produced Bream and Mangrove Jacks. On the freshwater scene the area opposite the Borumba Dam boat ramp and the 'Eagles' Nest yielded Bass and Saratoga. At Lake MacDonald it was mostly Bass chasing spinnerbaits and 'Jackal' lures with 'Three Ways' producing rather well.


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