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As at Monday May 29, 2006

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Sunset at 'The Hards'
Sunset at 'The Hards' on Friday afternoon, courtesy of Ben Nothling, Noosa.
OFFSHORE: With light to moderate (5 to 15 knot) variable southerlies dominating the offshore scene this week we had a daily dose of almost idyllic conditions. Those who headed out early got the very best of it with the odd late afternoon blow ruffling the waters at times. To add a bit of icing to the cake there were even a few TGO's (total glass-outs) and those boaties who targeted the outside reefs confirmed that Snapper, Squire, Parrot Fish, Pearl Perch and Moses Perch were pretty much on the bite at all locations. In addition, for those with the bigger boats, 'The Hards' produced Cobia, Red Emperor, Amberjack, Hussar and Rosy Jobfish while at the Barwon Banks the standouts were Maori Cod, Gold Spot Wrasse and Gold Band Snapper. Chardon's Reef was also a worthwhile option with those heading 'Wide' catching Cobia, Hussar, Maori Cod, Yellowtail Kingfish, Gold Spot Wrasse and Amberjack and in 'Close'; as you can see by the photo on the right, quality Red Emperor. Mark Dix from Yaroomba boated this 7kg specimen while out there on a half day Cougar One charter on Thursday. He was armed with a Wilson Live Fibre rod and an Alvey 825C reel loaded with 35lb line. And during a full day Cougar One charter to Chardon's 'Wide' on Friday, Tom Schwabet (below) from Sunshine Beach boated the 21kg Amberjack he's posing with. He too was using a Wilson Live Fibre rod, an Alvey 825C reel and 35lb line.
Amberjack
Red Emperor
Although North Reef was relatively subdued it still produced a few Sweetlip and the odd Cobia or Black Kingfish. Close to home, Sunshine Reef was the spot for Sweetlip, Shiny Mackerel, Spotted Mackerel and Spanish Mackerel while Laguna Bay was very patchy, with the odd Spaniard and Bluefin Tuna hitting trolled shallow diving lures out around Jew Shoal.
ONSHORE: With good Tailor tides around dawn and dusk earlier in the week the the surf gutters around Teewah on the North Shore produced a few Greenbacks, as did Freshwater, but with the added bonus of the odd Jewfish. The middle groyne on Main Beach was another good option for Tailor while the National Park headland rocks, and more specifically, the Fairy Pools, yielded Snapper to 45cm. Further south, Tailor were also active at Castaways Beach while Marcus Beach fished well for Jewfish (to 8kg) at night. In the river, Flathead and Whiting were the bread and butter species with best results coming from down towards the river mouth (along with Bream), the Gympie Terrace stretch, Weyba Creek (where Bream and Tailor were also on the bite) and, as you can see by the photo on the right, Noosa Sound. Young Georgia Carmine landed the 600gm elbow slapper she's pictured with while fishing the 'Sound' around lunchtime yesterday. She was using live worms for bait. Apart from that, the Woods Bays were still worth a shot for Trevally and, as per the photo below, Tailor. Local lad Tom Murphy tempted this thumper 2.275kg Greenback while fishing the Noosa Parade side on Saturday morning. He was using a Penn/Abu combo and whole Pilchard baits.
Greenback Tailor
Whiting

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