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As at Monday May 2nd 2005


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Sunrise in Laguna Bay
OFFSHORE: The bluewater boys had a lot more to smile about this time around as the blustery South Easterlies dropped below the 15 knot mark (for most of the week) and the swell eased to roughly one metre. Squire, Pearl Perch and Moses Perch were common to most of the reefs. In addition, the Barwon Banks produced Gold Band Snapper, Amberjack, Hussar, Parrot Fish and Snapper as did The Hards, but with the added bonus of Maori Cod. A little closer in, Chardon's Reef was the spot for Sweetlip and Northern Bluefin Tuna while over on North Reef the extras were Spanish Mackerel, Cobia and Sweetlip. Sunshine Reef was, as usual, a popular destination yielding Parrot Fish, Shiny Mackerel, Yellowfin Tuna, Sweetlip, Snapper and, as you can see by accompanying photos, Coral Trout.
Coral Trout
Coral Trout

Des Collins from Adelaide (above right) boated his 6kg 'Trout' while on a 3/4 day Cougar Too charter to Sunshine Reef on Friday. He was kitted out with a Wilson Live Fibre rod and an Alvey 825C reel loaded with 30lb Pioneer Flexline. His bait was a live Whiptail. And Nat Meltzer (above left) was out there the following afternoon when his live Yakka bait was slammed by the 5.5kg specimen he's pictured with. Nat was armed with a Wilson Live Fibre rod and a Shimano TLD25 reel loaded with 30lb line and 70lb trace. Laguna Bay slowed somewhat as the week progressed although there was still plenty of boils to keep ever hopeful anglers occupied. Most of the activity, however, was from the Mackerel Tuna schools with Northern Bluefins and Spotted Mackerel coming on the boil sporadically just out from the river mouth bar, the shark nets and around the drum lines near Granite Bay. Hall's Reef was the spot for Sweetlip and Shiny Mackerel.

ONSHORE: There were plenty of Dart on the bite on all of the coastal surf beaches this week while along Teewah Beach on the North Shore there was the added bonus of Chopper Tailor around the 3rd Cutting, plus Bream up around Teewah and, as per the photo below left, Whiting and quality Bream down towards the river mouth. Local angler Shane Cruickshank hooked the thumper 1.4kg 'Yellowfin' he's posing with around dusk on Tuesday using live Beach Worm as his draw card. He was armed with an Angler surf rod and an Alvey 600 reel loaded with 4kg line. Apart from that, there were Whiting on the bite at Little Cove, Chopper Tailor and Whiting at Sunrise Beach and Bream at Marcus Beach.
Bream and Whiting
In the river, Flathead were active in the lower reaches from Tewantin to the river mouth with soft plastics, trolled deep divers and drifted Whitebait all getting results. Trevally, Tailor (early morning) and Whiting were on the bite in the Woods Bays while in Weyba Creek the standouts were Flathead (top end), Bream and, as you can see by the photo above right, Whiting. Local lad Tremayne Fuller did well there yesterday morning when, using live Davo's Beach Worms as his bait, he landed the 300gm and 450gm fish he's pictured with in a one hour session. He was using a Silstar rod and an Alvey 500 reel loaded with 6lb line. There were no reports from the freshwater scene.

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