As at Monday October 12, 2009
| OFFSHORE: There
wasn't a lot to report from the offshore scene this week apart from the
fact that the snapper were still biting. Light to moderate south easterly
winds dominated earlier in the week with conditions blowing out somewhat
on Thursday and Saturday. The swell was mostly moderate, but up briefly
over the weekend, peaking around the 1.7m mark.
Noosa Blue Water Charters ran a full day charter to Chardon's Wide earlier in the week and came back with Maori cod, pearl perch, moses perch, tea leaf trevally, parrot fish and, as you can see by the photo above, snapper. Angela Boderick from Melbourne boated this 3kg specimen using a 7" Nuclear Chicken soft plastic as her draw card.
North Reef was the next best option, producing frying pan snapper, teraglin jewfish, venus tusk fish, moses perch, pearl perch, mowong and snapper. Young Henry Minson from Adelaide (above) was out there on Wednesday on a half day Cougar One charter when his squid/pilchard combo bait attracted the attention of the 4kg 'Knobby' he's pictured with.
Apart from that, snapper were in good numbers around the northern end of Sunshine Reef as local yak angler Ian Tagg found yesterday morning. Ian reported conditions a little choppy but otherwise quite fishable and in a hot couple of hours he bagged out on snapper in the 3.5kg to 5.5kg range. He used 110mm Flick baits with a 1/4oz jighead as his draw card.
ONSHORE: The coastal surf beaches were pretty quiet this week with the only reports from the North Shore being from the top end around Freshwater where tailor were still very much on the bite. Over on the east side, North Peregian Beach produced quality dart, as did Sunrise Beach but with the added bonus there of whiting.
The river wasn't exactly firing this week either and no particular species stood out as being in good numbers or well spread. Flathead were on the bite around the sandy drop-offs opposite the Munna Point caravan park and the odd jewfish was taken up near the entrance to Lake Cooroibah. A few tailor was still active in the Woods Bays around dawn with metal slug lures getting most of the interest there. Apart from that, the Noosa Waters canals produced the odd mangrove jack as Chris Lacey from Davo's Bait and Tackle (above) found yesterday afternoon. After spending the morning fishing between the lakes without much success, Chris decided on a troll around the canals when he got home and his Gold Bomber lure soon attracted the attention of the 'Jack' he's posing with. He released it after the photo.
On the freshwater scene the only reports of activity were from local freshwater angler Graham Walker (above) who fished Borumba Dam earlier in the week. Graham was chasing silver perch for us as we lacked a decent photo of this species for the latest edition of our upcoming publication 'Fishing Noosa'. Thanks mate. He caught and released a number of these fish around the timbers in the Yabba Arm using a surface popper to good effect.
Hey! Why not get your catch on TV! The next time you land a half decent fish you could not only be on our next website report, you could also be on Channel Seven's Thursday night Fishing Report with Mark Planck!
|Just pop into Davo's Bait and Tackle for a weigh-in and photo shoot or book an offshore trip with Noosa Blue Water Charters and you too could be a star!|