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As at Monday 31st May 2004

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OFFSHORE: Cold, moderate to fresh (20 to 25 knot) South Westerlies took a lot of heat out of the offshore scene this week and while there were a couple of glassy mornings for those lucky enough to get it right, most anglers had to endure some rather sloppy conditions in order to get a feed of reef fish. Nevertheless, Squire, Parrot Fish and Moses Perch were pretty much common to the visited reefs. In addition, for those with an urge to go the distance, the Barwon Banks yielded Hussar, Trevally, Goat Fish, Spotted Mackerel, Amberjack, Yellowtail Kingfish and Pearl Perch. Tod (right), visiting Noosa from Ipswich, is pictured with a good example of the quality of the 'Pearlies' boated on Cougar One's full day excursion out to the 'Banks' on Friday. He was kitted out with a Wilson Live Fibre rod and an Alvey 725C reel loaded with 30lb Pioneer Flexline.
Snapper
Pearl Perch

Double Island Point was certainly worth the effort, producing Red Emperor, Spanish Mackerel, Maori Cod, Pearl Perch, Gold Band Jobfish, Amberjack, Spotted Mackerel, Yellowtail Kingfish, Spangled Emperor, Mackerel Tuna and, as you can see by the photo above left, plenty of Snapper. Twelve year old Tewantin lad Cameron Roper boated this 4kg specimen while on a full day Cougar Too charter to 'D.I' yesterday. He too was armed with a Wilson/Alvey offshore outfit. Closer to home, Massoud's Reef was the spot for Scarlet Sea Perch, School Mackerel, Estuary Cod and Maori Cod while at Sunshine Reef the bonus species were Cobia, Mackerel Tuna, Northern Bluefin Tuna, Snapper, Spanish Mackerel, Estuary Cod, Maori Cod, Sweetlip and Stripeys. Last but not least, Laguna Bay fired better this week with Tailor on Little Hall's Reef and Mackerel Tuna, Cobia, Spotted Mackerel and Spanish Mackerel out around Jew Shoal.

ONSHORE: On the coastal beaches the big news was of quality Tailor (4kg+) coming from the North Shore gutters at night (with the First Cutting particularly productive) and Dart, Flathead, Tarwhine and Whiting well spread during the day. Granite Bay was the spot for quality Garfish while the National Park headland rocks worked well for Spotted Mackerel, quality Bream and more thumper Tailor. The other 'Greenback' hot spots were Sunshine and Peregian beaches.
Flathead and Trevally
In the river, the increased water clarity saw the baitfish numbers diminish and the pelagic activity subside in comparison to previous weeks. Flathead were in quite good numbers, however, with best results coming from the Frying Pan (where Bream and Chopper Tailor were also active), the back of Noosa Sound and Weyba Creek (together with Bream, Trevally and Tailor) and the Gympie Terrace stretch; which was where local angler Paul McDonald (above left) landed the 1.75kg 'Lizard' he's posing with. Paul tempted this nice size keeper on Wednesday using a Davo's Prawn on a No.4 baitholder hook as his draw card. He was armed with a Shimano threadline combo loaded with 6kg line. Apart from that, the Woods Bays fired on and off with Tailor and Trevally (as you can see by the photo above right) the target species. Local angler Ray Saunders nailed this 1.9kg 'Trev' on Saturday afternoon using (you guessed it) a fresh Davo's Prawn on a No.4 longshank hook. His outfit was a Daiwa threadline combo loaded with 8lb line. On the freshwater scene, the Lake MacDonald Bass were most active around 'Three Ways'
with Rattlin' Traps (either green or maroon) getting best results.


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