The Noosa Fishing Report
As at Monday July 10, 2006

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Noosa Blue Water Charters vessel Cougar Too crossing Laguna Bay
OFFSHORE: It was a little bit like 'Groundhog Day' here in Noosa with offshore conditions pretty much a mirror image of last week. Moderate to fresh variable southerlies lumped up the waters for the first couple of days then dropped away steadily from Friday onwards with the weekend, once again, a total glass out. Every day, in fact, was certainly fishable with Squire, Pearl Perch, Snapper and Parrot Fish common to all locations. Out wide on the 'The Hards' the bonus species was Amberjack while at Chardon's Wide the extras were Cobia, Hussar, Pearl Perch, Gold Spot Wrasse and Teraglin Jewfish. Closer in, North Reef was a popular destination , producing Sweetlip, Teraglin Jewfish, Cobia, Northern Bluefin Tuna, Moses Perch and, as you can see by the photo on the right, Red Emperor. Leigh Jones, visiting Noosa from New Zealand, boated this 4.5kg specimen while out there on a half day Cougar One charter on Friday. He was kitted out with a Wilson Live Fibre rod and an Alvey 825C reel loaded with 25lb line. Sunshine Reef was the only other producer of note with the standouts there being Sweetlip and, as per the photo below, Coral Trout. Corey Schwereb from Darwin picked up this 5kg fish while on a half day Cougar Too charter to 'Sunshine' on Tuesday. He too was using a Wilson Live Fibre rod and an Alvey 825C reel loaded with 25lb line.
Coral Trout
Red Emperor
ONSHORE: Apart from Chopper Tailor being well spread, the North Shore was patchy this week with the only other report being of Bream and Dart up around Teewah. Over on the east side, Sunshine Beach produced a few Bream while Sunrise was the spot for the odd quality Jewfish. Further south, Castaways Beach yielded Dart, Bream, Whiting and Tarwhine while at Marcus Beach the catch was Chopper Tailor and Dart. Peregian Beach was another option for Chopper Tailor.
Tailor Whiting
The river continued to fire well with Bream and Whiting in good numbers up at Lake Cooroibah (along with Flathead), the Noosaville stretch (where Tailor and Trevally were still active), Noosa Sound, Weyba Creek (together with Flathead), down at the river mouth and, as you can see by the photo above right, Munna Point. Local lad Kane Barber caught the 375gm Whiting he's pictured with this morning using the ever faithful Davo's Blood Worms as his draw card. He was armed with a Penn threadline outfit loaded with 12lb line. Also in excellent numbers were Chopper Tailor with the hot spots for that species being the Noosa Harbour Marine Village, the Frying Pan and the Woods Bays (both inner and outer) where the odd Flathead and a variety of Trevally were also worth targeting. James Dunn from Kilcoy (above left) tempted the 1.2kg 'Chopper' he's posing with by floating out a Frogmouth Pilchard on ganged hooks in that general area on Tuesday morning. He was kitted out with a Silstar Crystal Tip rod and a Shimano FX2000 reel loaded with 9lb line and 25lb trace.

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