The Noosa Fishing Report

As at Monday September 8, 2008

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Snapper
OFFSHORE:
There wasn't a lot to shout about as far as the offshore scene was concerned with moderate to strong 20 to Snapper25 knot winds and a 1.5m to 2m easterly swell hammering the coast most of the week.
The first and last days of the week, in fact, were the only fishable options but fortunately for those who took the punt the reefies were on the bite in no uncertain terms.
North Reef was by far the most popular destination, producing
squire, pearl perch, teraglin jewfish and, as you can see by the accompanying photos, northern bluefin tuna and quality snapper.
John Boon from Officer in Victoria (top photo) was out there today on a half day Cougar One charter when the absolute thumper 9kg 'Knobby' he's posing with slammed his pilchard bait. And on the same charter, father and son team Jayden and Robert Campbell both hit the jackpot with Jayden's snapper coming in at a very credible 5kg, a great effort from the young fella. Robert's 8kg 'Longtail' (below) was a particularly good result as he was lightly armed with a Berkley drop shot rod and a Shimano 4000 reel loaded with 10kg braid to a 5" (Sweet n Sour) soft plastic.
Northern Bluefin Tuna
ONSHORE: The coastal surf beaches took a real hammering this week with only the die-hards and desperates braving Flatheadthe conditions in the hope of landing a feed.
The upper end of the North Shore was a bit of a no go zone so most anglers concentrated their efforts just north of Teewah (where dart were on the bite) and around Freshwater where tailor to 1.5kg were the main attraction.
Across the bay, in the lea of the National Park headland, Winch Cove produced bream and whiting while further south, the only other report was from Marcus Beach where dart and tarwhine were active.
In the river, bream and flathead were well spread in the lower estuary but were not in great numbers.

Brisbane visitor Sarah Price (right) attracted the attention of this 1.2kg 'Lizard' on Saturday morning while floating out a whole prawn on a No.4 longshank hook. Yes, I know the board says 'August'. Nobody at Davo's has noticed yet that we're now a week into September. Anyway, she was armed with a Jarvis Walker spin combo loaded with 8lb line. Apart from that, trevally were responding to prawn baits around the Munna Beach area.
Bass
At Lake MacDonald, the resident bass were in pretty good numbers if not size over the weekend during the Bass Electric Competition. Shane Anderson (above) was the outright winner and also caught and released the biggest bass at 879gm.



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