The Noosa  Fishing Report

As at Monday January 22, 2007

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Noosa River mouth, Monday January 22, 2007
OFFSHORE:
It was a bit of a quiet one here on the offshore scene with moderate variable easterlies easing (and taking on Coral Trouta hot, northerly flavour) as the week progressed. Unfortunately, as the temperatures ramped up, the fish went off the bite, with most bluewater boaties having to work hard to get a feed. Those in the know, of course, opted for the morning sessions, avoiding the more blustery afternoon north easterly sea breezes or at least returning with the stronger winds at their backs. Squire, Pearl Perch, Moses Perch and Parrot Fish were common to the visited reefs. In addition, North Reef produced Teraglin Jewfish and Cobia while closer in at Sunshine Reef the extras were Spotted Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Estuary Cod, Railway Perch, Cobia and, as you can see by the photo on the right, Coral Trout. Ross Mansfield, the proprietor of Zacharys Restaurant in Hastings Street, boated this 3kg specimen while out there on a half day Cougar Too charter on Tuesday. He was kitted out with a custom Wilson M10 rod and an Alvey 825C reel loaded with 35lb line. His bait? The ever faithful Pilchard.

ONSHORE: The coastal surf beach action was pretty ho hum this week with no reports at all from the North Shore. On the east side; Sunrise Beach produced Bream and some quality Whiting while Marcus Beach yielded Tailor to 1.5kg.
Whiting Flathead
In the river, Flathead and Whiting were in good numbers in the lower reaches with some good fish coming from down around the river mouth (along with Chopper Tailor, juvenile Cobia and quality Bream), the Frying Pan and in the Woods Bays where Trevally were chasing surface poppers at first light. And it was in the Woods Bays on Tuesday morning that Sam Leach (above right) nailed his 1.5kg 'Lizard'. Sam, who was armed with a Silstar estuary combo, used a drifted Frogmouth Pilchard as his draw card. Whiting were also active in the stretch from Goat Island to the Yacht Club as young Sam Struthers (above left) discovered on Thursday morning. Sam used a live Yabby around top of the tide to attract his 310gm catch and a Jarvis Walker estuary combo to land it. Apart from that there were Bream around the back of Noosa Sound plus Trevally and Mangrove Jacks in Weyba Creek and in the stretch from the Tewantin boat ramp to the ferry where the odd Flathead was also on the bite. Further up river, the stretch between the lakes produced Trevally and Mangrove Jacks with live Prawns being about the only bait getting any attention. On the freshwater scene, the Lake MacDonald Bass were chasing soft and hard Jackalls around the shallow weed beds of 'Fry's Run' and 'Three Ways'.

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