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As at Monday June 21, 2010


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OFFSHORE: The offshore scene was a good place to be this week with mostly light to moderate (10 to 15 knot) variable southerlies and a nominal, rolling 1.2m to 1.5m swell to contend with. Tuesday and Wednesday were a tad blustery, and not really worth getting out of bed for, but apart from that it was full steam ahead for the bluewater brigade.
Coral Trout The outer reefs were performing quite well according to the feedback from those who went the distance. 'The Hards' area was a good option for snapper, morwong, pearl perch, hussar, teraglin jewfish and venus tusk fish, as was the Barwon Banks, but with the added bonus there of gold spot wrasse, red throat emperor and green job fish.
A little closer in, Chardon's Reef yielded the odd snapper and parrot fish plus, as per the photo above, quality coral trout. Shane, Alex and Snow did well there on Thursday afternoon with these 6kg and 6.3kg 'Trout' being their standouts.
Cobia North Reef was a popular destination, producing sweetlip, Spanish mackerel, plenty of good size spotted mackerel and, as you can see by the photos directly above and below, quality cobia and snapper. Anthony Kovac (above) was out there on a full day Cougar One charter on Thursday when his butterflied yakka bait attracted the 14kg cobia he's posing with.
Snapper While good buddies Bryce and Aden (above) hit the jackpot at North Reef on Sunday when their yakka baits caught the attention of some serious snapper. The average keeper was 5kg but their top weight fish tipped the scales at 7.5kg.
Spanish Mackerel
Sunshine Reef was quieter than usual with just the odd sweetlip, parrot fish and coral trout on the bite. Laguna Bay was also fairy quiet with the only reports of interest coming from Jew Shoal where the odd Spaniard was still on the prowl.
Jaro Cerny (above) was fishing from his kayak there on Thursday morning and, after boating a sweetlip, was just heading for home when his trolled Halco Laser Pro 120 lure was monstered by the 18kg Spanish mackerel he's pictured with.

ONSHORE: Tailor (to 2kg) were on the bite on the lower end of Teewah Beach with best results coming from the gutters opposite the cuttings. Afternoons were fishing best for this species with cast metal slug lures outfishing baits. Whiting and dart were also found in any of the good gutters. Over on the east side, chopper tailor (and a few bream) were active at the northern end of Sunshine Beach while at Marcus and North Peregian beaches the standout species was whiting.
Trevally
In the river, flathead were well spread and in good numbers at the top end of Lake Cooroibah (together with bream and trevally) and along the first ski run at Tewantin, as were tailor, trevally and (at night on live poddy mullet) mangrove jacks. The Lizards were also in good numbers down at the river mouth on the run-out tide. Also down at the river mouth, or more specifically at the car park rocks, the first of this season's luderick were starting to show interest in floated 'weed' baits.
Trevally were also active around the Sheraton Bridge (as were school jewfish to 90cm) and, as per the photo above, the Munna Point Bridge, with soft plastics and surface poppers getting most of the action. Tim Milat (above) was working the Munna Point area with a surface popper on Friday morning when it was smashed by the 1kg specimen he's pictured with.
Jewfish
Trevally, bream, school jewfish and tailor were also responding well to soft plastics and surface lures in the lower Weyba Creek stretch. James 'Jim Bob' Crothers (above) was fishing there with his buddy Chris Lacey from Davo's Compleat Angler on Saturday morning and in a hot two hour session, caught and released trevally and the 55cm school jewfish he's posing with. His lure was an EcoGear Grass Minnow soft plastic.
Chris, who was armed with a Nitro Vapor 2kg-3kg rod and a Shimano Symetre 1000 reel loaded with 2kg braid, was using a Sugapen top water lure which accounted for three tailor, the standout in the video clip (right) weighing in around the 2kg mark.
On the freshwater scene, bass to 45cm were going for suspending lures in the lower Kin Kin Creek stretch of the Everglades while the Lake MacDonald bass were more inclined towards hard body Jackalls in the Borer Creek stretch and around 'Three Ways'.

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