The Noosa  Fishing Report



As at Monday February 12, 2007

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OFFSHORE: With light to moderate (5 to 15 knot) east south easterlies dominating the first half of the week and only a moderate swell to contend with, those anglers who got out over the bar before Friday were certainly ahead of the game.
The weekend warriors, unfortunately, had to contend with a rising swell which peeked at 2m on Sunday. With only two days classified as unfishable, however, there were few complaints, even if the results were less than sensational. Pearl Perch and Moses Perch were the common catch at all visited reef locations. In addition, North Reef produced Shiny Mackerel and Goat Fish while Chardon's Reef yielded Parrot Fish and Maori Cod, as did 'The Coffees' but with the added bonus of Teraglin Jewfish and Railway Perch. Closer to home, Sunshine Reef was the spot for Shiny Mackerel, Parrot Fish, Sweetlip, Railway Perch and, as per the accompanying photos; Coral Trout and Wahoo. Local angler Tim (above right) boated these 2.5kg and 3.5kg 'Trout' while out there on a half day Cougar Too charter on Saturday. And Frank Yorn (below right) was out there on Tuesday when his trolled Laser Pro lure was monstered by the 7.5kg Wahoo he's posing with. He was armed with a Shimano Backbone rod and an Accurate reel loaded with 30lb braid. Apart from that there were small Mackerel Tuna chasing the bait schools in Laguna Bay.

ONSHORE: The coastal surf beaches weren't particularly exciting this week, even less so as the swell built over the weekend. On the North Shore there were a few Bream and Dart taken from the waters around Teewah and some quality Dart from the beach gutters opposite the First Cutting. On the east side it was even deadlier with the only report of note coming from Marcus Beach where Whiting and Dart were on the bite. In the river, Flathead and Trevally were responding to live baits down at the river mouth. Quality Whiting were also worth targeting there with peeled Prawns working well. The Woods Bays were best early in the morning with chrome slugs working well in the Trevally boils. Further up river, the first ski run had Trevally and Mangrove Jacks going for drifted live baits at night around top of the tide. Apart from that, the stretch between the lakes continued to produce Mangrove Jacks almost on demand as Jason and Amy Miller (right) found yesterday morning. Our dynamic duo decided to work the snags above John's Landing with 100mm Atomic Shad soft plastics and did very well as you can see by these 2kg and 2.2kg Jacks. They were armed with Daiwa Capricorn spin outfits loaded with 15lb braid and 30lb mono leader. The freshwater scene? Quality Bass were chasing hard rattling Jackalls around Three Ways at Lake MacDonald.
Coral Trout
Wahoo
Mangrove Jack

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