The Noosa  Fishing Report



As at Monday February 4, 2008

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Yellowtail KingfishOFFSHORE: Ah well, with the moderate to fresh (15 to 20 knot) south easterlies persisting there was still no joy for the offshore brigade.
The arrival of a 2m outside swell about midweek, together with rain squalls, just added to the pain and while a number of boats got out over the bar at various times, most boaties reported conditions on the reefs as being somewhere between rather lumpy and extremely ordinary.
The smaller tides allowed the runoff from the river mouth to colour Laguna Bay once again so there wasn't much joy to be had from the close-in reefs.
Sunshine Reef, however, was reasonably clear and those anglers who spent a bit of time there reported Snapper, Coral Trout and Sweetlip on the bite in reasonable numbers.
North Reef was the only other producer of note and while conditions were less than ideal (a major understatement) there were still a few Snapper, Cobia, Cod and, as you can see by the photo on the right, Yellowtail Kingfish to chase.
Steve Bateman from Brisbane was out there on a half day Cougar Too charter on on Friday when his Squid/Pilchard bait combo attracted the attention of this 8kg specimen.
He was kitted out with a Wilson Live Fibre rod and an Alvey 825C reel loaded with 30lb line.

ONSHORE: The coastal surf beaches weren't exactly a picture of tranquility this week but those anglers who picked their times weren't too discomforted. Although the North Shore was pretty quiet, Whiting (to 540gm) and Flathead were responding to live Beach Worms just north of Teewah. Apart from that, Dart were the predominant species with the south end of Teewah Beach giving best returns. Across the other side of the bay, the National Park headland produced average size Squire while further south, Castaways Beach was the spot for Dart, Whiting and, as per the photo below, Tarwhine.
Tarwhine
Sbig Ciercan (above) was fishing at Castaways on Thursday afternoon and apart from landing a few Whiting, tempted this 1.6kg Tarwhine with a live Beach Worm. He was armed with a SnyderGlas rod and an Alvey 600 reel loaded with 8lb line.
In the river, Flathead were well spread with best results coming from down at the river mouth on the run-in tide (along with Bream, Tarwhine, Javelin Fish, Whiting and Trevally), Weyba Creek and, as per the photo below, around Harbourtown.
Flathead
Michael Austin from Doonan (above) was fishing from the Kingfisher Boat Hire jetty at Harbourtown on Saturday when his live Prawn bait was monstered by the 65cm 'Lizard' he's pictured with. He was kitted out with a Silstar rod and a TrevallyShimano Sienna 2500 reel loaded with 6lb braid and 20lb leader.
The Estuary Cod were still in numbers around the snags near the Woods Point and the entrance to the Frying Pan (together with the odd Mangrove Jack) while in the Woods Bays Queenfish and Trevally were responding to surface poppers and, as in the case of the photo on the right, shallow diving minnow lures.
Nikki Hansard was working the waters there on Friday night when this 900gm (est.) Big-Eye came to the party.
He was armed with a Shimano Catana rod and a Shimano Sienna reel loaded with 8lb braid and 16lb mono leader.
And fishing with Nikki that night, Scott Robertson (below) from Davo's Bait and Tackle used a MegaBass 'Pop X' lure to attract the attention of the 49cm (1.3kg est.) Tarpon he's pictured with. Scott, who released the fish after a quick pic, was using an Angler Stealth rod and a Shimano Chronarch reel loaded with 15lb Tuffline and 16lb Hard Rock mono leader.
Apart from that the Grunter Bream or Javelin Fish were particularly active up around and in Lake Cooroibah.
Tarpon
On the freshwater scene, the Borumba Dam Bass were responding to soft Jackalls around the points in the main basin.



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