OFFSHORE: The winds were harder to pick than
a broken nose this week but although there were a few blustery days in
the mix, conditions were never bad enough to curtail the activities of
the bluewater brigade.
Squire, moses perch and parrot fish were common to all of the visited
In addition, out wide, the Barwon Banks produced teraglin jewfish, as
did The Hards, but with the added bonus there of samson fish, snapper,
hussar and cobia.
Closer in, North Reef ran hot and cold but on the good days yielded pearl
perch, Maori cod and, as you can see by the accompanying photos, quality
Rick Price from Coolum (top of page) boated this 4kg snapper while out
there on Saturday on a 3/4 day Cougar
One charter. He was using a Berkley drop shot rod, a Shimano
Symetre reel, 20lb braid and a 7 inch 'Peppered Prawn' soft plastic lure.
And on Tuesday, Robere Tabboule from Sydney (above) boated a 5kg snapper
while out there on a 1/2 day Cougar One charter.
He was armed with a Nitro rod and a Daiwa Advantage reel loaded with 20lb
braid to a 5" 'Nuclear Chicken' SP.
ONSHORE: The North Shore was the spot for quality
tailor this week with fish from 3.5kg to 6kg (and jewfish to 10kg) being
landed up towards the top end over the weekend. Further south, the stretch
2kms to 7kms north of the township of Teewah produced tarwhine, dart,
bream (to 1.25kg) and tailor to 2kg. Over on the east side, the rocks
at North Sunshine Beach yielded chopper tailor, dart and bream while at
Peregian Beach the standouts were bream and quality whiting.
In the river, whiting were well spread and, although not in huge numbers,
were of excellent quality. Best spots for the elbow
slappers was up in Lake Cooroibah (along with flathead), around Munna
Point, in the Woods Bays (where mangrove jacks were responding to soft
plastics) and, as you can see by the photo at the bottom of the page,
down around the Frying Pan.
Tony Zahn and Josh Cook cleaned up on the whiting down there on Saturday
and topped off a good session by landing a 2kg flathead (pictured) as
They were armed with Black Queen rods loaded with 6lb line. Their bait?
Whole prawns on No.2 baitholder hooks.
Apart from that there a few trevally on the bite along the Munna Point
stretch as Melbourne lads Darcy and Charlie (right) discovered last Monday
The boys were floating out whole prawns around the top of the tide when
the 1kg 'Golden' came to the party. Apart from that, trevally were also
active around the back of Noosa Sound along with the odd queenfish and
a few small mangrove jacks while Weyba Creek had plenty of baitfish activity
but little else.
On the freshwater scene, the main basin at Borumba Dam saw a lot of bass
activity around the 30' to 40' water mark with fish from 30cm to 46cm
responding well to spinnerblades and soft plastics.