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As at Monday 3rd May 2004


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OFFSHORE: It was another great week in Noosa (and it's nice to be able to say that three weeks in a row) if you ignore Wednesday's and Thursday's rainy, although still reasonably fishable, conditions. Light to moderate (10 to 15 knot) variable Westerlies were the dominant winds and with the seas and swell steadily abating as the week progressed, the weekend was an absolute ripper.
Squire, Parrot Fish, Sweetlip, Moses Perch and Spotted Mackerel were common to most of the visited reefs. In addition, Double Island Point produced all the aforementioned, plus Hussar, while closer in at North Reef the extras were Mackerel Tuna, Pearl Perch and Bonito.
Coral Trout
Cobia or Black Kingfish

Sunshine Reef was popular, yielding School Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Hussar, Spangled Emperor and as you can see by the photo above left, Coral Trout (in numbers). Anthony Russell from Burpengary, Queensland, boated this 4.5kg specimen while out there last Monday on a 3/4 day Cougar Too charter. He was armed with a Penn Mariner rod and a Penn 320GTi reel loaded with 30lb braid. But it was Laguna Bay that captured most of the attention once again as the Spotted Mackerel (and Mack Tuna) schools went into an even more frantic feeding frenzy than last week. The strip from the river mouth bar to Little Hall's Reef saw most of this frenzied activity with shoulder room only on many days. Cast metal slugs were the most common lures in use but realistically the Spotties were attacking anything shiny moving in the water. Apart from that there were Spaniards out around Jew Shoal and the odd Cobia at Hall's Reef. Tewantin angler Allen Myers (above right) hooked onto this 17kg Black Kingfish out on Hall's yesterday morning and did well considering his Penn 330GTi combo was loaded with 20lb Platinum line. His bait? A whole Davo's Pilchard on 3x5/0 ganged hooks.

ONSHORE: The coastal surf beaches were a pretty good option most of the week and were certainly 'the family' place to be over the long weekend. Working from North to South; on the Teewah Beach stretch the profile species were Bream, Whiting and Tailor, at the river mouth groyne on Main Beach it was Flathead and Tailor, the Points of the National Park coves were a good option on and off for Spotted Mackerel while at Castaways Beach the predominant species was Dart.
Mangrove Jack and Trevally
With every man and his dog chasing the Spotties in the bay things were fairly quiet in the river, but for those who resisted the temptation there were Bream and Flathead down towards the river mouth plus Trevally, Flathead and Tailor (to 3kg) in the Woods Bays, and as per the photo above right; Munna Point. Dave Davies was fishing from the bank at Munna Point on Saturday morning when this 1.4kg 'Golden' monstered his fresh Prawn on a No.2 hook. He was armed with a Silstar threadline combo loaded with 2kg line and 5kg trace. Apart from that there were Flathead taken on the drift in the Gympie Terrace stretch and very early in the week; the odd Mangrove Jack in the Woods Bays. And they don't come much odder than the 1.3kg Jack 'head' that local angler Matt Forden (above left) is pictured with. Matt tempted this (estimated) 3kg fish using a jigged Power Bait but in the process of playing it out was beaten to the punch by something which left this fairly impressive bite mark. Matt's outfit was a Penn Pin Point rod and an Abu Cardinal reel. On the freshwater scene, the Lake MacDonald Bass were responding well to soft plastics on 'Rev Heads' around 'Three Ways'.


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