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As at Monday May 1st 2006


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Laguna Bay Sunrise
OFFSHORE: The first half of the week was fairly ordinary to say the least with 20+ knot variable southerlies and a 2.5 metre swell forcing most boaties to think twice about crossing the bar before Thursday. From that point on, however, conditions steadily improved as light to moderate (10 to 15 knot) winds and a 1.5 metre rolling swell saw the week out.
Spanish Mackerel
Squire, Moses Perch, Pearl Perch and Parrot Fish were common to most of the visited reefs. In addition, Chardon's Reef produced Red Emperor, Gold Spot Wrasse, and Amberjack while over on North Reef the extras were Spotted Mackerel, Shiny Mackerel, Sweetlip, Gold Band Snapper, Teraglin Jewfish, quality Snapper and, as you can see by the photo above, Spanish Mackerel. Don Freeman from Brisbane boated this 17.5kg Spaniard while out there yesterday on a full day Cougar Too charter. He was kitted out with a USA rod and an Alutecnos reel loaded with 20kg line. The only other action on the middle reef belt came from 'The Coffees' which yielded Sweetlip and Spanish Mackerel. Closer to home, Sunshine Reef was the spot for school and Spotted Mackerel plus Sweetlip while in Laguna Bay it was Mackerel Tuna.
ONSHORE: The coastal surf beaches were still ticking over quite nicely with Tarwhine, Dart, Whiting and Flathead being the standouts on the North Shore, particularly around Teewah. The rest of the surf action was over on the east side where Dart were well spread. In addition to that, North Sunshine Beach produced Bream (mostly off the rocks). Further south, Marcus Beach was the spot for Whiting, as was Peregian Beach but with the added bonus of Bream, Flathead and Chopper Tailor. In the river, Flathead were on the bite from Lake Cooroibah (trolled lures) to the river mouth, in Weyba Creek and, as you can see by the photo on the right, around Noosa Sound. Michelle Collett from Pomona caught the 1.5kg specimen she's posing with (plus two others and a Trevally) on Tuesday. She was using live Herring for bait.
Jewfish or Mulloway
Flathead
Weyba Creek was also worth a look for Bream, Whiting, Garfish and the odd Mangrove Jack while the Noosaville stretch to the Yacht Club and the Noosa Waters canals yielded Estuary Cod and a few Mangrove Jacks. Apart from that there were still Trevally and Tailor chasing surface poppers and slugs in the Woods Bays. Last but not least, the Noosa Harbour Marine Village at Tewantin fired up (especially at night) with the standouts being Trevally and, as per the photo above left, Jewfish or Mulloway. Local angler Rob Pettinger came up trumps in the very early hours of Tuesday morning when this 4kg Mulloway monstered his Prawn bait. He was armed with a 4" Alvey combo loaded with 6lb line. The rest of his catch was Bream, Tarwhine and Flathead plus a couple of small (released) 'Jacks'. On the freshwater scene, Bass and Saratoga were responding to spinnerbaits and small HB diving lures around Eagle Bay and up in the Yabba Arm. .
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