As at Monday February 7, 2011
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OFFSHORE: It was a pretty good week as far
as the offshore scene was concerned. Not perfect, but the north easterlies
were mostly light to moderate in the mornings and the swell hovered around
the 1m to 1.2m mark. The afternoon sea breezes tended to be a bit blustery
at times but that's quite a familiar weather pattern here around this
time of the year.
|ONSHORE: The southern
end of the North Shore (from the township of Teewah to the river mouth)
was pretty much catfish territory this week. As a result, most surf anglers
focussed their attention on the beach stretch from the camp grounds to Double
Island Point where dart (in numbers), whiting (to 32cm) and the odd average
size bream were active.
In the estuary, the clear water mark seems to have progressed up as far as the first ski run at Tewantin although the waters opposite the Yacht Club seemed to be as far up as the trevally and tailor (together with the odd grunter bream and mangrove jack) were prepared to venture. Mangrove jacks were also active around the Munna Point Bridge area as Zeb Martin-Teale (above) discovered on Friday morning when his mullet flesh bait was taken by this 1.9kg specimen.
Mangrove jacks, tailor, flathead and trevally were also well spread through the Woods Bays where they were responding well to Gladiator Prawn soft plastics, surface poppers and Gladiator Slim Jim lures. Bob Jeynes from Davo's Compleat Angler (above) did well there on Wednesday and Thursday nights, catching and releasing a dozen trevally, two flathead and four mangrove jacks. The fish he's pictured with, a 50cm+ specimen was his standout.
Estuary cod, of course, are always well spread and are fearless ambush predators. Adrian Brumm (above) was fishing in the Woods Bays yesterday morning when his live herring bait was monstered by the 2.2kg cod he's posing with. But that wasn't all. While Adrian was crouching on the jetty dehooking his fish a $20.00 note drifted by within easy reach. We suggested he might like to supply a contact number in case someone claimed the note but he somehow forgot to leave it.
Christine Ahlholm from Brisbane (above) has been catching plenty of quality bream on mullet strips from the jetty of her holiday house in Noosa Waters this week and just to prove it she popped into Davo's yesterday with a 900gm specimen.
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