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As at Monday May 18, 2009

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Sunrise at Noosa pictured from the deck of Cougar One
OFFSHORE:
It was an absolutely sensational week as far as the offshore scene was concerned with light to moderate (5 to 15 knot) south westerlies flattening out whatever swell there was and providing ideal conditions on the local reefs.
Snapper Trips to the outer reefs were on the cards for the bigger boats with Chardon's Wide producing teraglin jewfish, parrot fish, hussar, moses perch, pearl perch and, as per the photo above, quality snapper. Noosa lad Christopher Bland was out there on Wednesday on a full day Cougar One charter when his 7" soft plastic bait attracted the attention of the 6kg (est) 'Knobby' he's posing with. He was armed with a Team Daiwa outfit loaded with 20lb braid.
Spanish Mackerel
Double Island Point was also well worth the effort, yielding cobia, snapper, sweetlip, cod and plenty of Spanish mackerel. Andrew Kliese from Bokarina (above) boated his 10kg 'Spaniard' while out there on Sunday on a Cougar One excursion.
Red Emperor
A little closer in, North Reef was the spot for snapper, jewfish, cobia, pearl and moses perch, Maori cod, yellowfin tuna and scarlet sea perch while at Chardon's Reef the standouts were pearl perch, moses perch, sweetlip, parrot fish and, as you can see by the photo above, quality red emperor. David 'Hatchy' Hatch hooked and landed this 10kg specimen on Wednesday afternoon using yakka flesh baits as his draw card. He was using a Shakespeare Ugly Stik and a Penn 555 reel loaded with 30lb line. Sunshine Reef was another hot spot this week producing coral trout, snapper, sweetlip, squire, moses and pearl perch, parrot fish and (feeding down deep on the top of the tide) Spanish mackerel in mega numbers.


ONSHORE: The coastal surf beaches were pretty quiet this week and the lack of surf and swell might have had a lot to do with it. Having said that, there's always something happening somewhere and in this case there were whiting and school jewfish on the bite north of Teewah on the North Shore. Over on the east side, Sunshine Beach was worth targeting for quality dart, bream (to 1kg) and chopper tailor while Sunrise Beach produced a few whiting, dart and bream.
Greenback Tailor
In the river the pelagics were on the bite big time in the lower estuary with the Woods Bays alive with trevally and tailor most of the week. Local angler Mark Arnall got into both species earlier in the week, catching and releasing thirteen 'Trevs' in one session and working his way up from a 1.8kg 'Chopper' tailor on Tuesday (on a Savoy Shad hard body) to the thumper 3.5kg 'Greenback' (pictured above) he caught with a Rio's Prawn lure on Saturday. He was armed with a G-Loomis rod and a Shimano Curado reel loaded with 10lb braid and 16lb Fluorocarbon leader. And Chris Lacey (below) caught and released a few 'Trevs' in the deeper waters opposite Ricky Ricardo's on Sunday using a Savoy Shad lure as his draw card. His outfit was a Nitro rod and a Shimano Stradic 2500 reel loaded with 6lb braid.
Trevally
Whiting were biting along the shallows and drop-offs along the Munna Point stretch as Mat Hough from Tewantin (below) discovered on Saturday. Mat was floating out whole prawn baits from one of the jetties when the 400gm fish he's pictured with came to the party. He was kitted out with a Jarvis Walker estuary combo loaded with 2kg line and 7kg trace.
Whiting
Apart from that, chopper tailor were on the bite in the Frying Pan and Flathead were chasing live baits in Weyba Creek.

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