The Noosa Fishing Report





As at Monday November 12, 2007

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OFFSHORE: With moderate to strong (15 to 25 knot) south easterlies hammering the coastline without much of a letup this week there were very few opportunities for the offshore brigade to get anything much in the way of 'runs on the board'.
Mackerel Tuna
Realistically, Laguna Bay was pretty much the only option for those who couldn't wait for the conditions to settle and even then the pickings were rather slim with Bonito on the bite out beyond the shark nets and around the drum lines and, as you can see by the photo above, Mackerel Tuna on the boil around Jew Shoal as the week drew to a close.
Local jet ski angler Rob Grace was out there on his waverunner this morning in pretty ordinary conditions and tempted this 7kg 'Mac' with a well cast 14gm River2Sea metal slug lure. He was armed with an Outermark rod and an Okuma Epix 80 spin reel loaded with 30lb braid and 80lb mono leader.

ONSHORE: The exposed coastal surf beaches were not the most exciting option this week and consequently there were no reports of any activity (from man or fish). Most anglers, in fact, directed their attention to the more sheltered estuary.
Whiting
In the river, things were a bit more subdued than normal with anglers seeking out the more sheltered spots to wet a line. Flathead were still well spread but in lesser numbers with best results coming from down at the river mouth, Weyba Trevally and TailorCreek (together with Grunter Bream and Whiting) and the top and bottom of Lake Cooroibah where Mangrove Jacks and Trevally were also responding well to live Prawns and Herring.
Whiting were chasing live Worms and Prawns around Munna Point (as were Bream) and, as per the photo above, live Yabbies in the ever faithful Woods Bays.
Ron Priddy from Maroochydore boated the thumper 625gm specimen he's pictured with just before noon on Friday.
He was armed with a Penn spin combo loaded with 6lb Platypus line.
The Woods Bays were also host to Trevally and Tailor (on live baits and Prawn lures), as was the Munna Bridge area as local angler Alan Davidson (above) found on Saturday morning. Alan was casting and jigging a 5" white Snapback soft plastic when he attracted the attention of a 1kg Chopper Tailor then a 1.6kg Tea Leaf Trevally.
He was kitted out with a Daiwa Procaster rod and a Shimano Symetre reel loaded with 10lb braid and 20lb Seagar leader.
Mangrove Jack
Apart from that, Bream and a few Mangrove Jacks were on the bite in the Noosa Waters canals. Local lad Jake Packard (above) was working the waters with a River2Sea Bubble Popper on Sunday morning when it was slammed by the 1.75kg 'Jack' he's posing with. Jake was using a Tsunami rod and a Tica Spinfocus reel loaded with 8lb Fireline and 16lb trace.
On the freshwater scene, the Borumba Dam Bass were chasing spinnerbaits around the second yellow marker and (together with Saratoga) at the start of the Yabba Arm, while at the top of the 'Arm' the catch was Yellowbelly.



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