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As at Monday May 30th 2005

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Laguna Bay at lunchtime today
OFFSHORE: Predominantly light to moderate variable winds (mostly from the South) plus seas that hovered in the 0.5m to 1.5m range meant that while there were no TGO's this week, every day was eminently fishable as far as the offshore brigade were concerned. Squire, Parrot Fish and Pearl Perch were common to most of the visited reefs. In addition, 'The Hards' produced Amberjack, Gold Spot Wrasse and Southern Fusilier, as did the Barwon Banks but with the added bonus of Snapper, Rosy Jobfish, Bonito and Mackerel Tuna. A little closer in, Chardon's Reef was the spot for Teraglin Jewfish, Moses Perch, Sweetlip, Hussar and, as you can see by the photo on the right, Gold Band Snapper. Local angler 'Barney' boated two of these quality fish (both weighing 8kg) while on a Cougar Too charter to Chardon's 'Wide' on Friday. He was kitted out with a Wilson Live Fibre rod and a Shimano TLD15 reel loaded with 8kg line. His bait? Pilchard on a 6/0 hook. North Reef was another popular destination, yielding Spangled Emperor, Spanish Mackerel, Red Emperor, Snapper, Coral Trout, Maori Cod and, as per the photo below; Spotted Mackerel. Local lad Daniel Farge boated this very nice 6kg 'Spotty' out there yesterday morning using a live Yakka as his draw card. He was armed with a Purglass rod and a Shimano Triton reel loaded with 10kg line. Not too far from home, Sunshine Reef was a good option for Sweetlip, Shiny Mackerel, Moses Perch, Maori Cod and Red Emperor while Castaways Reef produced Jewfish.
Spotted Mackerel
Gold Band Snapper
ONSHORE: The coastal surf beaches continued to reward the faithful and the North Shore was as good a place as any to start, with Dart and Whiting again in numbers all the way to Double Island Point, plus Tailor in the stretch between the FlatheadFirst and Third Cuttings. The waters around the river mouth groyne on Main Beach produced Bream, Whiting and Dart as did the middle groyne but with the added bonus of Tailor chasing cast metal slug lures around first light. On the East coast, Sunshine Beach was the standout with Whiting and Dart the high profile species. In the river, Flathead and, (to a lesser extent) Bream and Whiting, were in good numbers from Tewantin right down to to the river mouth with the area around Harbourtown working particularly well, as local lad Bradley Arthars (near right) discovered to his delight on Saturday afternoon. Bradley tempted these 2.1kg and 2.2kg 'Lizards' while trolling a C-Lures pearl and silver Jack Snack behind his Quintrex tinny. He was armed with a Pioneer/Abu baitcaster combo loaded with 8lb braid and 20lb mono trace. Another Flathead (and Grunter Bream) hot spot was Weyba Creek and that was where Noosaville lass Ella Teaho (far right) boated the 1.9kg specimen she's posing with yesterday morning. Ella, who was armed with a Shakespeare threadline outfit loaded with 10lb line, used a live Poddy Mullet as her draw card. Apart from that, the Woods Bays were also a good option for the odd 'Lizard' plus Tailor on trolled shallow divers and plenty of small Trevally on surface poppers. On the freshwater scene, the Lake MacDonald Bass were responding well to Jackals around the Dam wall and spinnerbaits just out from the Scout Camp.
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