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As at Monday October 18, 2010


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OFFSHORE: What a difference a couple of days makes! The strong variable winds, big seas and heavy rains were with us until Friday afternoon but then quickly died away. By Sunday it was as if it never happened with light to moderate winds, blue skies and a 1.5m outside swell setting the scene for eminently fishable conditions in the bay and on the local reefs.
Noosa River bar crossing at 11am, 15 minutes after a 0.63m low tide, Monday October 18, 2010. By Monday, in fact, even the outer reefs were back on the agenda although those who worked the Barwon Banks today reported only fairly average catches of pearl perch, moses perch, teraglin jewfish, venus tusk fish and gold spot wrasse.
Yellowtail Kingfish North Reef was a favoured destination among the locals, and probably the most consistent, producing snapper to 3kg, venus tusk fish, moses perch, pearl perch, striped sea perch, sweetlip, and, as per the photo above, quality yellowtail kingfish. Tim French from Beerwah caught and released this 12kg+ fish there on a live yakka on Saturday afternoon.
Sunshine Reef was hard work but those who put in the hours came back with sweetlip, morwong and quite a few squire.

The latest video clip of the Noosa Bar crossing, as at Sunday October 17, has now been uploaded. CLICK HERE


ONSHORE: The North Shore coastal beach stretch was looking a bit sad after the hammering it took earlier in the week but by Sunday things were pretty much back to normal. Sean 'Chizzo' Chisholm from Noosa Surf Fishing Tours (below) was fishing at Teewah around the top of the tide yesterday afternoon when, using a pilchard bait, he caught and released the 72cm jewfish he's pictured with. Shortly after he landed a 68cm flathead, which went for a lightly weighted mullet fillet.
Jewfish or Mulloway
The river mouth rock groyne was the spot for chopper tailor (going for pilchards, and in numbers at night) on the weekend while quality whiting were biting on the Main Beach side of the groyne over the last couple of days. Over on the east side, north Sunshine Beach produced bream and some good whiting, as did Sunrise Beach but with the added bonus of dart.
Monday morning, down near the river mouth.
The estuary was still dark and murky from the recent heavy rainfall and, of course, full of fresh water. Best results were had either side of high tide with bream, whiting and flathead still on the bite down at the river mouth. Local angler Bruno Zigliotto (below) boated a 400gm whiting and a 1.2kg flathead using live prawn baits in that area this afternoon.
Whiting and Flathead
Trevally, school jewfish (on 4" Gulp Shrimps at dusk) and small queenfish were active in the Woods Bays, flathead, tailor and trevally were responding to Savoy Shads off the Woods Point and the odd mangrove jack was on the prowl along the Gympie Terrace stretch. Adrian Brumm (below) boated a 2.2kg 'Jack' there on Thursday morning using a live herring bait.
Mangrove Jack


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