The Noosa  Fishing Report



As at Monday February 27th 2006

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OFFSHORE: Ah well, we were hoping for a run of south easterlies to kick the offshore fishing into top gear and we sure got them. Unfortunately they were a tad stronger (20 to 25 knots) than hoped for which made the run-up to the weekend pretty much a non event as far as the blue water boys were concerned. And the fishable days? Nothing to get excited about over the last few days with most anglers putting in the hard yards in a 1.5m to 2m swell, for quite modest returns.
Spangled Emperor Spotted Mackerel

Double Island Point was worth a look on Sunday as far as the boys from Noosa Blue Water Charters were concerned and local angler Jamie Bacon (above left) was among those who went along for the ride. During the 12 hour 'Maxi Charter' the guys boated Snapper, Squire, Mahi Mahi (Dolphin Fish), Moses Perch, Parrot Fish and, in Jamie's case a standout 5.5kg Spangled Emperor. Jamie was kitted out with a Silstar Crystal Tip rod and a Shimano TLD20 reel loaded with 10lb line to a Pilchard bait. Back near home base, Sunshine Reef produced Coral Trout and Moses Perch while Laguna Bay was 'dead as' until this morning when the Spotted Mackerel fired up out wide. Local yak angler Bill 'Billybob' Watson (above right) was paddling his kayak about 1.5km's north west of Jew Shoal this morning when he got into a 'patch' of Spotties and boated four (2kg to 3.8kg) and caught and released three Mack Tuna in a busy one hour session. He was armed with a Shakespeare 3kg-5kg Ugly Stik and a Shimano Sienna reel loaded with 14lb Fireline and 25lb mono trace.

ONSHORE: The North Shore got the 'all clear' as far as the 'weed' was concerned this week and those who made the effort found Whiting well spread from the river mouth to Double Island Point, Dart north of Teewah and Chopper Tailor south of the First Cutting. On the east side, north Sunshine Beach produced Flathead and Tarwhine, Sunrise Beach; Chopper Tailor and Marcus Beach yielded Dart, as did south Peregian but with the added bonus of Bream and Whiting.

Flathead Bream
In the river, Whiting and Chopper Tailor were on the bite down around the river mouth, Tailor and Flathead were active in the Frying Pan and Bream were well spread from the mouth of Lake Cooroibah (along with Whiting and Flathead) to the Woods Spit, which was where Tewantin angler Alex Lonie (above right) landed her quality 1.25kg fish yesterday. Alex used a live Yabby on a 2/0 longshank hook as her draw card. Apart from that there were Mangrove Jacks up at the Tewantin ferry crossing, Trevally around Harbourtown and Trevally and Tailor in the Woods Bays. Munna Point was the spot for Bream, the odd Mangrove Jack and, as you can see by the photo above left, quality Flathead. Local angler Mark Langley tempted this 2.5kg 'Lizard' with a Pilchard on 2/0 hanged hooks on Wednesday morning. On the freshwater scene, Borumba Dam had Bass (to 45cm) going for gold Jackals around Rowe's Island and Eagles Bay Point plus Saratoga (to 65cm) chasing Jackals up in the Kingham Arm.


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