The Noosa Fishing Report








As at Monday November 24, 2008

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Snapper
OFFSHORE:
Apart from last Tuesday's strong south easterly blow the offshore week was pretty much dominated by light Snapperto moderate variable westerlies, even though the forecasts were for more blustery conditions.
Sunday's 20 to 25 knot south westerlies did chop the waters somewhat but those who got out early and hung in close were still able to wet a line and get a feed.
The outer reefs were a good option in the surprisingly calm conditions with The Hards producing squire, amberjack, parrot fish, hussar, pearl perch, yellowtail kingfish, moses perch, Maori cod and snapper.
Melina Benussi and Nathan Gill from Brisbane (top of page) were out at The Hards on a full day Cougar One charter on Saturday when they got onto a few snapper in the 3kg to 4kg range.
And on the same charter, Kitione Mau from Caboolture (right) also bagged a couple for the family dinner table.
Closer in, Chardon's Reef was the spot for wahoo and mahi mahi while at North Reef the standouts were squire, moses perch, pearl perch and, as per the photo below, more snapper.
Dave Gernyn was out there on Cougar One on Friday, jigging a chartreuse soft plastic when the 4kg 'Knobby' he's pictured with slammed it hard. He was kitted out with Freeway custom rod and a Shimano threadline reel loaded with 10kg braid.
Snapper
In the lee of the land, Arkwright Shoal was worth a pick drop when the south westerlies picked up in strength on Sunday, rewarding those who made the effort with a few moses perch, squire, sweetlip, pearl perch, parrot fish and mowong while in Laguna Bay, Little Hall's Reef produced the odd spotted mackerel and sweetlip on soft plastics and trolled baits.

ONSHORE: The coastal surf beaches were a bit more settled this week with dart reported to be in good numbers over on the North Shore. The top end of Teewah beach was particularly productive and bream were a welcome bonus there. The surf gutters a few klicks north of Teewah township worked well for chopper tailor with pilchards getting best results.
Over on the east side, whiting (in good numbers), bream, tarwhine and dart were on the bite from Castaways to Peregian.
Munna Beach boat ramp
There seemed to be plenty of people about on the river this week although the murk and fresh water from the recent rains did limit most of the fish activity to the lower estuary with the top of the tide working best. Whiting were in good numbers down at the river mouth, the top end of the Frying Pan and (along with small flathead) up near the mouth of Lake Weyba.
Javelin Fish or Grunter Bream
Trevally were still worth targeting with live baits around the Munna Point Bridge and in the Woods Bays where bream and, as you can see by the photo above, javelin fish (grunter bream) were also on the bite. Darren Landers was fishing off the banks in the 'Bays' this afternoon when his live yabby bait was monstered by the 1.8kg 'grunter' he's pictured with. He was armed with a SnyderGlas rod and an Abu reel loaded with 3kg line.
On the freshwater scene most of the action was in the Kingham and Yabba Arms of Borumba Dam where bass were responding to Jackalls and spinnerbaits and Saratoga were showing a marked preference for well cast flies.

The latest Noosa Bar crossing photo, as of Tues. 25th Nov. has now been posted. To check it out, CLICK HERE.



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