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As at Monday May 24, 2010


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OFFSHORE: Light to moderate variable southerlies set the scene for some cool offshore conditions this week. The swell wasn't much of an issue fortunately, especially later in the week, although Sunday was the least inviting day with 15 to 20 knot winds and a savage chop deterring all but the diehards from venturing much beyond the shelter of Laguna Bay.
Spanish Mackerel
Noosa Blue Water Charters
travelled as far as Double Island Point where they boated pearl perch, moses perch and Spanish mackerel in the 6kg to 9kg range. On the 3/4 day sessions they worked North Reef where the standouts were squire, snapper, sweetlip, pearl and moses perch, shiny mackerel, Maori cod, venus tusk fish and yellowtail kingfish. Sunshine Reef ran hot and cold with reports of either next to nothing or otherwise good catches of sweetlip, venus tusk fish, parrot fish, snapper, coral trout and out wide, Spanish mackerel. Mark Arnall (above) fished wide there on Saturday and trolled up three Spaniards on whole slimy mackerel baits before calling it a day. His top weight, pictured, was 12kg.
Laguna Bay was quiet with mostly mackerel tuna and bonito active around the shark nets and the Hall's Reefs stretch.

ONSHORE: On the North Shore the chopper tailor were still on the bite and in numbers opposite all three cuttings and about 5km's to 6km's north of Teewah. The stretch from Teewah down to the river mouth produced whiting and dart with bream and flathead also active at the bottom end.
Over on the east side, dart, whiting and bream were reported at north Sunshine, Castaways and north Peregian beaches.
Bream
In the river, quality whiting and bream were on the bite along the Noosaville stretch, which was where Brooke Jordan (above) tempted her 700gm yellowfin with a fresh prawn bait yesterday morning. Brooke was fishing there with her father Tim and their dog Diesel, seen below zealously guarding the 1kg flathead that his master Tim boated on the same outing.
Flathead
Apart from that, trevally and tailor were responding to lures and live baits down at the river mouth and in the Woods Bays (in the afternoon) and (in the morning) up around the Tewantin ski run where school jewfish were also on the bite.

Chris Lacey from Davo's Compleat Angler was fishing the Tewantin Ski run yesterday with Jake Lowe and took the opportunity to test drive his 'Sunglass Cam' video specs.

It was just after first light and in a busy one hour session they caught and released school jewfish, tailor and a few trevally in the waters just below Makepeace Island.

Chris was armed with a G-Loomis rod and a Shimano Curado reel loaded with 12lb braid and 20lb fluorocarbon leader. The lure that got all the attention was a Savoy Shad sinking hard body.

On the freshwater scene, the Lake MacDonald bass (to 40cm) were chasing Jackalls around 'Three Ways' after first light.


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