The Noosa Fishing Report


As at Monday November 20, 2006





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OFFSHORE: With moderate to strong (20 to 25 knot+) southerlies making life almost impossible on the outer reefs this week there was little that the bluewater boys could do apart from go to the beach (yes, conditions were great close in) or catch up on some routine boat and tackle maintenance. A few hardy souls braved the sloppy, blustery conditions over the weekend but most waited patiently for today's forecast light to moderate south easterlies before crossing the bar.
School Mackerel
As you can imagine there weren't too many reports to tally up this week but for what it's worth; Squire and Parrot Fish were common to the visited reefs. In addition, Chardon's Reef produced Snapper and Teraglin Jewfish while at North Reef the bonus species were Pearl Perch and Moses Perch. Close to home, the relative shelter of Laguna Bay was a draw card for the smaller boats but there was little action apart from, as per the photo above, the odd school Mackerel. Local yak angler Vaughan Robinson was paddle trolling a Davo's Spaniard Special behind his Swing 'Angler' fishing kayak near Jew Shoal this morning when this lone, hungry 1.8kg 'Shiny' took a fancy to his Slimy Mackerel troll bait. He was armed with a Penn Powerspin rod and a Shimano TSS4 threadline reel loaded with 30lb Platinum line.

ONSHORE: The coastal surf beaches were a little bit more lively this week with good Tailor tides producing some rewarding results on the North Shore. The 2nd Cutting produced some healthy Choppers around 1.5kg while the 1st Cutting was the spot for the Greenbacks with the top weight coming in at 4.5kg. Tailor were also worth targeting over at Marcus Beach (along with Whiting at the north end) while Castaways Beach was the spot for Dart and Tarwhine.
Whiting Tailor
In the river, Flathead were again well spread from the top end of Lake Cooroibah to the river mouth (including the Frying Pan) while Whiting were in good numbers along the Noosaville stretch and, as you can see by the photo above left, around the Noosa Sound/Munna Point area. Norm Muller from Victoria Point boated the 450gm specimen he's posing with in that general area on Friday. He was using an Alvey combo loaded with 6lb line. His bait? Live Yabby. Trevally and Tailor were active at dawn and dusk (soft plastics and poppers) in the Woods Bays and around Culgoa/Munna Point, which is where local lad Jesse Scott (above right) picked up his 1.15kg Chopper on Saturday. He was using a soft plastic Prawn as his draw card. Apart from that, the stretch between the lakes produced Bream, Mangrove Jacks and Trevally.
Mary River Cod
On the freshwater scene, the Toby Brown Cowbell Competition was held at Lake MacDonald over the weekend with club MacDonald completely dominating this years catch and release event. Also worth a mention, Yabba Creek at Borumba fired well, producing quality Bass and, as per the photo above, Mary River Cod. Steven Edwards from Brisbane spent Saturday afternoon there with his good buddy Luke during which time they caught and released 11 Bass (to 2kg) and this 3kg+ Mary River Cod. Steven was armed with a Shimano Taipan rod and a Curado Bantam reel loaded with 6lb braid.


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