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As at Monday 26th May 2003


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OFFSHORE: Well, what about this week? Disregarding Tuesday, which was a tad lumpy (but still fishable), it was an absolute corker with conditions going from good, to excellent to 'it doesn't get much better than this' as the week progressed. Light South/South Westerlies, together with light afternoon North Easterly sea breezes dominated the scene for most of the week with the outside swell dropping comfortably below the 0.5m mark from Wednesday morning onwards. Squire, Parrot Fish, Hussar, Snapper, Trevally and Moses Perch were common to most of the visited reefs. In addition, for those with bigger fuel tanks, Double Island Point was the spot for Pearl Perch and Honey Comb Cod and the Barwon Banks produced Rosy Jobfish, Amberjack, and Gold Spot Wrasse. A little closer to home, North Reef was a good option for Mackerel Tuna, Spotted Mackerel, Bonito, Yellowfin Tuna, Maori Cod, Pearl Perch and Sweetlip while Chardon's Reef yielded Mahi Mahi, Maori Cod, Gold Spot Wrasse, Cobia, Tailor and Goat Fish. For the smaller boats, Laguna Bay had plenty of Tuna Boils (Mack and Frigate) to chase and Spanish Mackerel going for deep trolled Garfish and Slimy Mackerel baits, as did Sunshine Reef with the added bonus of Sweetlip, Red Emperor and Maori Cod.
Cobia or Black Kingfish

Spanish Mackerel
Thursday was a good day as far as 'Big Bill' Haack (above, red shirt) was concerned, considering he boated the day's standout fish on a Cougar One trip to North Reef. Bill tempted this 23.5kg Cobia or Black Kingfish using a Pilchard, Squid combo as his draw card. He was kitted out with a Pioneer rod and an Okuma TG50 reel loaded with 35lb line. With the murk from the river run-out finally clearing from Laguna Bay the Spanish Mackerel have returned, as Fishing Noosa webmaster Bill ' Billybob' Watson (above right) found just after first light this morning. Bill nailed the 12kg 'Spaniard' he's pictured with while trolling a Davo's 'Spaniard Special' troll rig behind his Perception fishing kayak. He was armed with a 6-8kg Wilson Live Fibre rod and a Shimano TSS4 reel loaded with 30lb line. His troll bait? A whole Garfish.
ONSHORE: The surf beaches looked a treat this week with good water to be found along the whole coastal stretch. On the North Shore, the gutters around Teewah were particularly productive with Chopper Tailor, Dart and Whiting all on the bite, as they were at Castaways Beach on the East side, with the added bonus of the odd Greenback as you can see by the photo on the right. Top gun Tailor specialist Ian 'Tinny' Treloar landed this quality 4.6kg specimen on Wednesday morning on his third cast of a Bonito fillet on 2x6/0 ganged hooks. He was kitted out with a SnyderGlas surf rod and a Penn 8500 Spinfisher reel loaded with 20lb Schneider line and 80lb trace. In the river, Flathead, Bream and Whiting were on the bite around Harbourtown, Munna Point and the Woods Bays (where some thumper Trevally, Tailor and the odd Mangrove Jack were chasing C-Lures 'Jack Snacks'), Weyba Creek and down at the river mouth (along with Chopper Tailor). On the freshwater scene, the Yabba Arm at Borumba Dam had Bass going for spinnerbaits, and Saratoga favouring beetle-spin/slider grub combos, as Davo's staffer Mark Pertot (below) found when he caught and released this 2kg specimen on Tuesday morning.
Saratoga
Greenback Tailor

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