As at Monday July 25, 2011
There really wasn't a lot to get excited about this week.
Chilly, moderate to fresh (15 to 20 knot), west south westerlies dominated
until the winds eased off around lunchtime Saturday and took on a more sou'
sou' easterly flavour. Best news was that the forecast 3m+ swell didn't
get much further than the 2m mark, and then only briefly. The offshore brigade
scoped out the local reefs from Saturday onwards, although Sunday and Monday
were the most fishable days.
Under the circumstances, nobody ventured much past the middle reef belt. Chardon's Reef produced snapper and quality pearl perch but North Reef was the better performer, yielding moses perch, teraglin jewfish, cobia, Maori cod & snapper.
Alan Jones (above) fished North Reef on a half day Trekka 1 charter yesterday and was more than happy to boat the trip standout, a 12kg cobia. And on the same charter, Scott McMenamin (below) tempted a 3.5kg snapper with a yakka fillet.
Apart from that, Sunshine Wide, although lumpy at times, was the spot for the odd snapper, sweetlip and moses perch.
North Shore coastal beach stretch was certainly worth a look this week with
good quality tailor taken up the top of Teewah Beach in the corner of Double
Island Point. Further south, dart were on the bite around the Second Cutting
and, together with whiting, in the surf gutters opposite Teewah township.
On Main Beach, the middle groyne was the spot for a few tailor, while on
the National Park headland, Granite Bay still held a few garfish. Squire
and quality bream were on the bite at the Fairy Pools. Just south of there,
Alexandria Bay produced a few whiting and the odd tailor.
In the estuary, Noosa River Fishing Safaris reported flathead and bream active up around the car ferry at Tewantin and, along with whiting, at the mouth of Weyba Creek, down around Frying Pan and at the river mouth. Six year old Logan Patterson from Bungendore, NSW (above) caught and released two 30cm bream while on a NRFS charter on Thursday.
|And Jakob Mossop from Tewantin (above left)
tempted his 1kg 'lizard' with with a squid bait at the river mouth on Sunday.
Flathead were also on the bite in Lake Cooroibah on the run out tide and, together with some big bream, in the Munna Point area. Emma Pitcher, Brisbane (above right) caught this 2kg specimen there on Sunday afternoon on a live yabby.
Also at Munna Point, Aiden Hawke (below) was delighted when his pilchard bait got him this 650gm bream on Saturday.
The Woods Bays, however, still had plenty pelagic activity with a few tailor on the prowl around dawn and dusk and trevally in good numbers in the last one and half hours or so before low tide, especially (for the big eyes) after dark. There was even the odd cale cale around as Carlton Klerck (below) found when his whiting bait was taken by this 1.7kg fish.
Last but not least, the luderick were totally on fire over the weekend. With the daytime high tides maxing around 1.5m, best conditions were found at the river mouth car park rocks, roughly an hour either side of the high. Bill, Albert, John and Adam, now nicknamed; 'The Usual Suspects', did extremely well there over the weekend, as you'll see by the video.
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