As at Monday July 9, 2007
With the chilly variable westerlies carrying
over from last week, most offshore anglers took advantage of the daily
weather pattern which saw lighter early morning winds ahead of the more
blustery 15 to 20 knot late morning blow.
|In the river, Flathead and Bream were in good numbers down at the river mouth and in Noosa Sound, which was where young Kilcoy lad James Dunn (above left) nailed the 2kg 'Lizard' he's posing with. James was drifting a whole Pilchard in the Sound around lunchtime on Wednesday when he hit the jackpot. He was armed with a Silstar Crystal Tip rod and a Shimano FX2000 reel loaded with 8lb line. Flathead were also in good numbers in Weyba Creek (along with Bream and Mangrove Jack), around the Munna Point Bridge (together with Tailor to 1.5kg) and Munna Beach. They were also active along the Noosaville stretch, around Tewantin (where Bream, Javelin Fish and small Trevally were also on the bite) and up at Lake Cooroibah. Apart from that there was plenty of Trevally and Tailor action (soft plastics and small Gold Bombers) in the inner Woods Bay in the latter part of the week and, as you can see by the photo above right, a healthy number of Mangrove Jack hookups in the Noosa Waters canals. Young Tom Cels tempted this 1.8kg 'Dog Bream' with a Rapala X-Rap lure late on Friday afternoon. He was kitted out with a Shimano Raider rod and Shimano baitcast reel loaded with 14lb Fireline and 12lb mono trace. On the freshwater scene, there were plenty of Bass chasing soft plastics and tailspinners at Lake MacDonald with the stretch from the botanical gardens to the dam wall producing particularly well.|