The Noosa Fishing Report
As at Monday July 17, 2006

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OFFSHORE: Last week's idyllic conditions continued right through until Friday afternoon when moderate to strong fresh (at times strong) south easterlies and a building two metre swell saw the traffic jam of boats crossing the river mouth bar slow to almost a trickle, especially over the weekend. Still, there were some excellent days on the water and some very nice catches of reef fish with Squire, Snapper and Parrot Fish all common to, and in good numbers at, the visited reefs.
Pearl Perch Snapper
The calmer conditions earlier in the week encouraged many of those with the bigger boats to take the trip 'out wide' and those that went that extra distance found Gold Band Snapper and Northern Bluefin Tuna were on the bite at Double Island Point, Pearl Perch at the Barwon Banks and quality Red Emperor out on 'The Hards'. Snapper, as mentioned before, were common to all of those locations but it was on Wednesday's full day Cougar Too charter to 'D.I' that Dean Brook from Gympie (above right) boated the 7.5kg 'Knobby' he's happily posing with. A little closer in, North Reef produced Shiny Mackerel, Moses Perch and Estuary Cod while over at Chardon's Reef the extras were Estuary Cod and, as you can see by the photo above left, quality Pearl Perch. Paul Stokes boated this 5.2kg 'Pearlie' while out there on a half day Cougar One charter on Thursday. He was kitted out with a Wilson Live Fibre rod and an Alvey 825C reel loaded with 35lb line. Last but not least, Sunshine Reef was the spot for Cobia or Black Kingfish (in good numbers) and Coral Trout.
ONSHORE: With the Mullet netters still camped out on the lower end of the North Shore, most anglers concentrated their efforts further up around Teewah where Bream, Whiting and Flathead were on the bite. Over on the east side, Dart were well spread although Sunshine Beach produced most of the standouts. Otherwise, Castaways Beach yielded quality Bream as did Marcus Beach but with the added bonus of Tarwhine and Dart. Peregian Beach produced mostly Whiting.
Whiting Bream
In the river, Flathead were in excellent numbers down around the river mouth (where Whiting and Queenfish were also on the bite) and to a lesser extent in Weyba Creek and up into Lake Cooroibah (together with Bream in both cases) while school Jewfish were active below the lake mouth itself. The Woods Bays were still and option for Tailor (to 3kg) on slugs in the evening and Trevally (to 2kg) on slugs and soft plastics in the morning. The Woods Bays were also well worth considering for Whiting as Tewantin lad Jayke Carlile (above left) discovered last Monday night. Jayke tempted the 500gm elbow slapper he's posing with using a live Davo's Beach Worm as his draw card. Apart from that, Munna Bridge was another Bream hot spot as young Jesse Scott (above right) found on Tuesday morning. Jesse, who was armed with a Jarvis Walker threadline combo loaded with 6lb line, used chicken breast fillet on a 1/0 hook as his draw card.

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