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As at Monday November 23, 2009

OFFSHORE: Under the influence of the hot northerlies the temperatures soared as the week progressed. Those prepared to brave some of the hotter days day were at least rewarded with relatively calm seas with little or no swell plus a few colourful catches to boot. Noosa Blue Water Charters did well at Double Island Point this week with Friday's full day charter boating morwong, amberjack, teraglin jewfish, moses perch, spangled emperor and as per the two photos below, scarlet seas perch and quality snapper. Ryan Elson from Caboolture (below) came up with the day's standout catch when he boated this 12kg scarlet sea perch. He used a 7" Berkley Gulp soft plastic as his draw card.
Scarlet Sea Perch
And Mike Smithers (below), also from Caboolture, came in second with his handsome (although only a mother could love it) 7kg 'Knobby'. He too was using soft plastics with his snapper falling hard for a smaller 5" Paddle Tail Slam Bait.
Snapper
Sunday's Noosa Yacht and Rowing Club full day charter to Double Island Point on Cougar One got off to a real rip roaring start on the first pick drop when Gary Rossiter (below) boated the very nice 6kg red emperor he's pictured with.
Red Emperor
And not long after, Robyne Page (below) hooked and landed a thumper 7.5kg snapper. The remainder of the day was a little bit of an anticlimax by comparison to the hot start but the rest of the catch was venus tusk fish and moses perch.
Snapper
For those who had the time and the inclination, the Barwon Banks rewarded the faithful and the adventurous with good catches of moses perch, pearl perch, parrot fish, snapper and a few mahi mahi.
Closer to home, North Reef produced squire, snapper, moses perch, Maori cod, teraglin jewfish and the odd spotted mackerel. Sunshine Reef was fairly quiet, apart from a few quality pearl perch, snapper and sweetlip being boated.


ONSHORE: The North Shore coastal beach stretch was a little bit wind swept over the weekend, especially in the afternoon but it still managed to produce quite well. Whiting were well spread, flathead were reported around Teewah while the top end was the spot for a few tailor and bream. Over on the east side, Marcus and Castaways beaches produced dart, as did Sunrise Beach but with the added bonus of whiting and quality bream. Whiting were also active at Peregian Beach and at Sunshine Beach while bream were on the chew at the northern (rocks) end of Sunshine.
Whiting
The weren't a lot of reports, or fish weighed in from the estuary this week. The weather was fine, conditions were as good as they get, but there weren't that many anglers on the water and those who did wet a line were out at first light or towards the end of the day, possibly to avoid the worst of the heat. Flathead were going for live baits on the runout tide down at the river mouth and in Weyba Creek where tailor, bream and the odd mangrove jack were also active. Trevally were responding well to flies around first light at the Munna Point and the Sheraton bridges while whiting were biting at Munna Beach and, as Nambour angler Ron Priddy (above) found on Wednesday afternoon, in the Woods Bays. Ron was fishing from the bank using a live yabby as his draw card when he hooked up with the 600gm fish he's posing with. Apart from that, the odd mangrove jack, bass and flathead were reported on the bite up around the top end of Lake Cootharaba.
On the freshwater scene, the Borumba Dam bass and saratoga were chasing spinnerbaits and Jackalls just past the Eagles Nest while saratoga to 75cm were responding to spinnerbaits at the top end of the Yabba Arm.


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