As at Monday 21st July 2003
Well, as far as offshore was concerned it was a pretty ordinary week to
say the least. The most positive spin you could put on it, in fact, was
that we had very consistent weather, with 20 to 25 knot South South Easterlies
and a 2m-2.5m swell dominating the scene. This, of course, made the outside
reefs a no go zone from go to whoa.
The photos above? They're from a batch that didn't make it into last week's report due to a technical hitch (a roll of film from Cougar Too went walkies) so here they are now. Victorian angler Greg Hault (above left) boated this 3.5kg Coral Trout on a 3/4 day charter to North Reef last Tuesday. Greg was kitted out with a Wilson Live Fibre rod and a Shimano TLD20 reel loaded with 25lb line. And from the same charter, Harvey Boag (above right) from Adelaide, posed with his standout; a 5kg Snapper. He was using a Wilson Live Fibre rod and a Shimano 6500 Baitrunner reel loaded with 8kg line.
ONSHORE: With the East side beaches copping a hammering from the strong South Easterlies, those surf anglers who were determined to wet a line made a beeline for the relative calm of the North Shore. It wasn't too bad an option either with Bream, Dart and quality Whiting all on the menu. In the river, Luderick continued to respond to well presented 'weed' baits under float at the river mouth car park rocks while Flathead were the higher profile bread and butter species. Best results for the 'Lizards' (and to a slightly lesser extent, Whiting and Bream) came from Lake Cooroibah, the Tewantin stretch from the ferry to Harbourtown, Weyba Creek, the general Munna Point area and the Woods Bays (where Trevally were also on the active list) and down towards the river mouth. And it was Munna Beach that produced an excellent 1.9kg Golden Trevally for Beenleigh angler Malcolm Wuttke (above), currently up here on a camping holiday. Malcolm had just bought a new Jarvis Walker Pioneer threadline reel loaded with 6lb Platinum line from Davo's and christened it in style on Tuesday morning when he landed this fish. His bait? Mullet fillet on a 1/0 hook. On the freshwater scene, the Lake MacDonald Bass were tempted by Slider Grubs on 'Rev Heads' (around the edges of the weed beds) and C-Lure 'Borers'.
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