The Noosa  Fishing Report



As at Monday March 8, 2010

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OFFSHORE: Rain and wind. Then wind and rain. There wasn't much relief from the elements this week and not much to do but watch the murky runoff from the river pouring out into Laguna Bay, steadily darkening the water all the way out to Sunshine Reef and well beyond. The only reports to hand were from today when conditions settled enough for a run to North Reef where Spanish mackerel (on pilchard floaters) and spotted mackerel (on cast metal slugs) were on the bite.
Bar crossing Monday March 8, 2010.
There was plenty of baitfish and associated bird activity just out from the river mouth over the last couple of days but no captures that we know of. Best guess would be that bonito, bluefin and/or mackerel tuna were working the bait schools.

ONSHORE: Under the circumstances there weren't that many anglers working the coastal surf beaches this week but those who made the effort did quite well. On the North Shore, about 10km's past Teewah where the water was a bit clearer, whiting, bream and quality dart were on the bite. Otherwise, most of the activity came from the surf gutters down towards the river mouth where, after dark, tailor were active. Over on the east side, whiting were biting at Sunrise Beach.
River Mouth
With the estuary system now fully murked up (and flush with fresh water) the river mouth proved to be one of the better performers, especially a couple of hours either side of high tide. Whiting were there in good numbers, as were tailor with the top weight being the 3kg (cleaned) Greenback that Josh Clissold (below) caught on a mullet fillet on Wednesday.
Greenback Tailor
The better quality whiting, however, were on the bite at the Munna Point caravan park and the Munna Point Bridge while the mangrove jack hot spots were around the Woods Point and, together with bream, at the Sheraton Bridge after dark.
Last but not least, trevally were still in good numbers if not size, especially in the Woods Bays (on prawn soft plastics) and, as per the photo below, around the back of Noosa Sound and Weyba Hole. Tom Lindsay and Brodie MacAfferty boated these two 'Trevs' (top weight 1kg) in that area on Saturday morning using surface poppers as their main draw card.
Trevally
There were plenty of mud crabs in the lower reaches with an unusually large number of juveniles boding well for the future.

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