As at Monday June 18, 2007
With cool, light to moderate (10 to 15 knot) south westerlies dominating
the offshore scene this week there were plenty of opportunities for the
blue water brigade to wet a line. Admittedly, on some days it was a tad
lumpy on the outer
reefs but most boaties were happy to take the good with the bad in order
to get a decent feed.
Squire and Moses Perch were common to the visited reefs.
In addition, North Reef produced Cobia and Sweetlip while closer in at Hancock's Shoal, the bonus species were Railway Perch and Coral Trout.
Back up the coast a little, Sunshine Reef yielded Parrot Fish and Sweetlip and, as Tony Mullin from Bli Bli (below) found to his delight yesterday morning, quality Coral Trout.
Tony was out there on a half day Cougar Too charter when his live Yakka bait attracted the attention of the 5.2kg 'Trout' he's posing with.
He was armed with a Wilson Live Fibre rod and an Alvey 825C reel loaded with 30lb line.
Apart from that, Jew Shoal in Laguna Bay fired reasonably well earlier in the week with the odd Spanish Mackerel making its presence felt.
Local yak angler Bill 'Billybob' Watson (right) was out there at first light on Tuesday morning and, trolling a small Mackerel Tuna behind his Perception Swing fishing kayak, hit the jackpot when the 13kg 'Spaniard' he's pictured with came to the party. He was armed with a 6kg-8kg Wilson Live Fibre rod and a Shimano Baitrunner 4500 reel loaded with 20lb Fireline and 30lb Fluorocarbon leader.
ONSHORE: The coastal surf beaches were certainly worth a shot for the bread and butter species this week with the North Shore stretch from Teewah down to the first cutting producing Dart, Flathead and Whiting in good numbers with Trevally and Tailor being the added bonus.
There were also some bigger 'Trevs' (GT's) on the bite around the rocks at Double Island Point.
Over on the east side; Dart were in good numbers on all of the beaches. In addition to that, Sunrise, Marcus, Castaways and Peregian beaches produced Whiting and, to a lesser extent, Bream.
In the river, Bream, Whiting and Flathead were active along the Noosaville stretch and, along with Trevally, up at the Tewantin ferry crossing.
Trevally, and as you can see by the photo on the right, Tailor were also on the go in the Woods Bays (on soft plastics and surface poppers) and around the Munna Point Bridge. Davo's staffer Scott Robertson (above) was working the waters of the inner Woods Bay with a small gold 'Chug Bug' on Saturday morning when it was monstered by this 1.8kg (est) specimen.
He was kitted out with a 7' 2kg-4kg Starlo Stix rod and a Shimano Sahara 2500 reel loaded with 6lb braid and 16lb Fluorocarbon leader.
And, also on Saturday morning, local lad Jake Packard (right) put a Squidgey Prawn soft plastic to good use around the Munna Bridge area, landing three 'Trev's', the 2.2kg 'Golden' he's pictured with being his standout.
Jake was armed with a Shakespeare Ugly Stik/Shimano threadline combo loaded with 8lb line. Apart from that there were a few Bream on the bite in and around Noosa Sound while Flathead (to 68cm) were responding to trolled C-Lures Jack Snacks in Lake Cooroibah.