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As at Monday October 24th 2005


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OFFSHORE: We had a bit of a blustery start to the week with moderate to strong (20 to 25 knot) south easterlies marginalising the offshore scene ahead of Thursday's more settled conditions. From that point on, however, there was no stopping the blue water boys with a continuous run of light to moderate winds (NW and SE) providing near perfect conditions on the outside reefs. Squire, Snapper, Parrot Fish and Pearl Perch were pretty much common to the visited reefs. In addition, for those prepared to go the distance,'The Hards' (wide) yielded Coral Trout and, as you can see by the photo below, quality Red Emperor. Local angler 'Hozza' boated this thumper 14.2kg 'Government Bream' yesterday morning after a productive overnighter. He was armed with a Shakespeare Ugly Stik and a Shimano Trinidad reel loaded with 40lb line and 80lb trace. His bait? A butterflied Yakka on 2x6/0 hooks. The Barwon Banks was another good out-wide option, producing Gold Band Snapper, Amberjack, Red Emperor, Hussar, Moses Perch and Yellowtail Kingfish. Closer in, at both Chardon's Reef and North Reef, the bonus species were Teraglin Jewfish, Maori Cod and Cobia.
Red Emperor
Spangled Emperor

Sunshine Reef, a favourite in-close option, was fairly quiet although it did produce this week's top weight Snapper and the odd Mackerel Tuna. Laguna Bay had some fast moving Bonito and Mackerel Tuna schools on the prowl out around Jew Shoal while over on Hall's Reef and a bit further north there were Spotted and Doggie Mackerel, Cobia, Sweetlip, Red Emperor and, as per the photo above right, Spangled Emperor. Mark Salangsang boated the 4kg specimen he's posing with while out on Hall's on Tuesday morning. His bait was a live Tailor on 3x5/0 ganged hooks.

ONSHORE: The coastal surf beaches were a pleasant place to be this week and as the saying goes; 'the fishing was a Breambonus'. On the North Shore the stretch south of the First Cutting was working well with Tarwhine, Bream and Chopper Tailor all on the bite. Dart were in good numbers from the river mouth to Double Island Point while the gutters North of Teewah produced some quality Whiting. There were also a few Bream on the chew around the top end as Rob James (right) found on Saturday. Rob tempted this 1kg 'Yellowfin' with a mullet fillet on a 2/0 hook. He was armed with a Wilson 13' 6" surf rod and an Alvey 650 reel loaded with 15lb line. On the east side, North Sunshine Beach was the spot for Bream and Tarwhine, Marcus Beach yielded Dart and Whiting, and at Peregian Beach the standout species was Chopper Tailor. In the river, quality Trevally were on the bite around Munna Bridge (along with Chopper Tailor and Bream), Harbourtown (where Mangrove Jacks and Bream were also on the bite), both ski runs (together with Tailor and Bream) and up at Lake Cooroibah where Flathead were taking trolled lures. Apart from that there were a few Mangrove Jacks going for gold deep divers in the stretch between the lakes plus quality Whiting and Flathead down towards the river mouth. On the freshwater scene, the Borumba Dam Bass and Saratoga were responding to Jackals and spinnerbaits around Rowe's Island in the Kingham Arm.


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