As at Monday May 4, 2009
OFFSHORE: It was a good time to be on the
water this week with light to moderate variable southerlies and a 1m to
swell setting the scene for some very fishable conditions on the local
reefs up until around Sunday lunchtime.
|Chopper tailor were again on the prowl down at
the river mouth at first light while most of the better whiting were taken
in the shallower waters opposite Munna Beach and, as per the photo above
left, in the Frying Pan. Tewantin angler Brenden Tomlin boated his 400gm
fish there on Sunday morning using live sand worms as his draw card. Apart
from that, flathead were chasing live fish baits around the back of Noosa
Sound (along with mangrove jacks) and along the Gympie Terrace stretch,
which is where Rhyan Locke (above right) attracted his 1.2kg 'Lizard'. He
was using a floated pilchard for bait.
Last but not least there were school jewfish (mostly juveniles) reported in numbers in Weyba Creek and in Lake Weyba.
On the freshwater scene, Paul and Sue Fleming fished Lake MacDonald on Wednesday and, during a hot session using Littlemax 1/2 oz blades and Jackalls, caught and released 36 bass, 15 of which were legal sized including the 37cm and 38cm specimens in the above picture. The fish were caught all over the lake including 'Three Ways' and the botanical gardens bay. Then, on Saturday, Paul caught 39 bass below the spillway and released them back into the lake proper as part of the relocation program. He was aided by Troy Park (below) who also caught and released this 54cm yellowbelly.
At Borumba Dam, bass and yellowbelly were active just before dawn and after dusk around the timbers near the 'Arms'. There were also 25,000 silver perch fingerlings released into the dam over the weekend as part of the stocking program.