Weatherwise it was a little patchy on the offshore
scene with the south easterlies waxing and waning as the week progressed.
The fishing, sadly, was pretty much on par with the weather with many
anglers extending their stay on the
reefs to make their trip offshore worthwhile.
Parrot Fish and Moses Perch were pretty much the common species caught
at the visited reefs.
In addition, North Reef produced Mahi Mahi, Shiny Mackerel, Jewfish, Pearl
Perch, Snapper, Gold Spot Wrasse and Coral Trout while at 'The Coffees'
the extras were Squire, Hussar, Mowong and Sweetlip.
Closer in at Sunshine Reef the bonus species were Coral Trout and Squire.
Typically, with the full moon phase peaking on Friday, the fish were feeding
better in the afternoon sessions. Towards the weekend, however, rain clouds
dulled out the full effect of the big moon and, as a result, there were
still a few pelagics and reef fish on the bite in the
Local yak angler James Grant (above right) took advantage of the overcast
conditions and paddled out over Jew Shoal on Friday morning. Trolling
a Garfish on a Davo's Spaniard Special back towards Granite Bay his bait
attracted the attention of the nice little 4kg Spaniard he's posing with
in the photo.
James was armed with a Daiwa Interline rod and a Shimano TLD5 reel loaded
with 30lb braid.
ONSHORE: The coastal surf beaches were a tad
quiet this week with the only reports from the North Shore coming from
up around the Double Island Point rocks where big Trevally and even the
odd Spanish Mackerel were on the bite. Over on the east side all the action
was at Marcus and Peregian beaches with quality Whiting, Dart and Bream
being of good size if not necessarily good numbers.
the river, Whiting were the bread and butter species this week with best
results coming from down at the river mouth on the run-out tide (along
with the odd Tailor), in Weyba Creek on the run-in tide (together with
Flathead on soft plastics) and, as per the photo above right, along the
Noosaville stretch. Brisbane visitor Richard Blomfield boated the 650gm
elbow slapper he's pictured with on Tuesday afternoon. He was armed with
an Okuma estuary outfit loaded with 3kg line. His bait? Live Davo's
Worms. He also boated 2 Javelin Fish and four Bream.
The Woods Bays weren't a bad option for Bream and the odd quality Tailor
as Mitchell Pooler (right) found much to his delight. Mitchell was floating
out Squid baits from his 4m tinnie on Thursday morning when the 2.5kg
Greenback he's holding came to the party. Apart from that, Flathead were
active up around Tewantin (as were Hairtail, Bream
Trevally and Mud Crabs), at the Tewantin ferry crossing (along with Bream)
and were also chasing lures just inside the mouth of Lake Cooroibah.
On the freshwater scene, there were Bass and Saratoga on the bite in the
Kingham Arm and around the main basin at Borumba Dam while at Lake MacDonald
the resident Bass (to 48cm) were responding well to soft plastics from
Gazebo Bay to Three Ways. There were also a few Bass chasing live Worms
(as were Saratoga) not far from the boat ramp while along the 'Bubble
Trail' Jackalls were getting most of the attention from the Bass and,
as you can see by the photo above, Golden Perch. Eleven year old Callum
Munro hit the jackpot there on Thursday afternoon when he outfished his
dad, catching and releasing a number of small Bass and this 55cm 'Yellowbelly'.
He was armed with a Mojiko Plastix rod and a Shimano Cruxis 200 baitcast
reel loaded with 30lb PE braid.
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