As at Friday September 16, 2016.
|OFFSHORE: Not a bad week for the offshore brigade with predominantly light to moderate winds prevailing from Saturday onward. A steadily decreasing swell as the week progressed was another bonus, as was the lack of strong currents on the local reefs. The bar crossing was a tad sloppy at times but there were no incidents.
Double Island Point was on fire this week with snapper, gold spot cod, pearl perch, venus tusk fish, amberjack, moses perch, slate bream, scarlet sea perch, teraglin jewfish, cobia, red emperor, blue Maori cod and mulloway well and truly on the bite. Shane Farrell from Redcliffe (above) boated a thumper scarlet sea perch there on Monday's nine hour Wild Thing 2 charter. His quality capture was big enough and colourful enough to win him this week's $50.00 Davo's Fish of the Week prize.
|While on Wednesday's charter, Ken Freeman from Noosa Heads (above left) boated a thumper amberjack, skipper Paul Glover (above) nailed a nice red emperor and Matt McCullum (below) caught and released a blue Maori cod. Out wide, The Hards produced snapper, pearl perch, amberjack and teraglin jewfish, as did The Barwon Banks but with the added bonus there of rosy jobfish, hussar, venus tusk fish, pigfish and moses perch. Local angler Julie Watson (below) is pictured with a thumper pearl perch which she boated on Thursday's nine hour Trekka 2 charter to The Hards. Conditions were good with 10 to 15 knots northerly winds and a 1.0m swell.|
|And pictured below is Brian Zavattaro from Bli-Bli with his rosy jobfish and snapper from Tuesday's Trekka 2 charter to The Banks. Both were taken on hussar fillets.
On the middle reef belt, North Reef was good for gold spot cod, moses perch, many lined sweetlip, pearl perch, squire, snapper, grass sweetlip and venus tusk fish.
|Shawn Behrendorff from Noosa Mechanical (above) had a well earned day off at North Reef on Sunday morning's Cougar One charter and capped it off by boating a couple of nice snapper. While Alex from Sydney (above right) landed his quality snapper (which went for a pilchard bait) on Wednesday's five hour Trekka 2 charter.
Closer to home, Sunshine Reef was the spot for cobia, venus tusk fish, moses perch, grass sweetlip and heaps of pearl perch. Michael from Brisbane (above) is pictured with a cobia which went for a live yakka on Saturday's Trekka 2 charter. It was a bit ordinary out there on that day with fresh 15-20 knot winds from the north.
Laguna Bay was fairly quiet. Having said that, local angler Peter 'Pedro' Doff (above) did exceptionally well fishing from his kayak north of Big Hall's Reef on Monday morning, bagging out on snapper in the 2.kg to 2.5kg range, then topping that off with this thumper 17kg cobia. The cobia, by the way, went for a live slimy mackerel.
|By the way, the very latest bar crossing aerial video (as at Friday September 16, 2016) has now been uploaded to the website. To view it.. CLICK HERE.|
|$10,000.00 TAGGED FISH COMPETITION!|
|Competition Date: Sunday September 25, 2016.
A tagged bream will be released into the Noosa River system prior to the competition start and the lucky angler who catches it will win the $10,000.00 cash prize!
The designated fishing area is between the Noosa River mouth and the entrance of Lake Cooroibah. You can fish from the bank or from a boat. No nets or illegal fishing practices.
The winner of the prize will be the first to present the tagged $10,000 fish to a Davo’s Tackle World representative before 1.00pm on site at the Lions Park, Noosaville on the day, Sunday 25th September 2016.
Entry is free so what have you got to lose?
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|COASTAL:The surf beaches got a bit messy when the northerlies kicked in later in the week but there were still fish to be targeted for those keen for a feed. Whiting were in numbers if not size at Sunshine Beach with the odd bream and chopper tailor still on the chew as well. Moving up, the National Park headland rocks produced trevally and queenfish while bream and small snapper were on the bite around the corner at Dolphin Point. Across the bay on the Noosa North Shore, there were a few decent size tailor around the Third Cutting, small whiting and bream schooling north of Teewah and tailor, tarwhine, bream and lots of dart on the bite at the top end.
ESTUARY: The bread and butter species performed quite well this week with bream, flathead and whiting showing the way at the river mouth, in the Frying Pan and around the Dog Beach/Sand Bags area. Live or cured worms or surface lures like the 70mm Strada Float pencils worked well on the whiting. Rodney Prendergast (below) caught and released this 89cm flathead near the river mouth on Friday morning using a whitebait as his draw card. He was on a Noosa River Fishing Safari.
And young Jackson from Adelaide (below) caught and released this 82cm flathead around the river mouth on Monday morning's NRFS charter, again on a whitebait.
There were a few good golden trevally chasing live fish baits in the Woods Bays, flathead around Munna Beach and the odd GT going for surface lures early morning near the Munna Point Bridge. Bream, whiting and big eye trevally were active in lower Weyba Creek as were blue swimmer crabs. Further upriver, Lake Doonella, the Noosa Marina and the first ski run were good for flathead while whiting were biting around the sand flats near the Tewantin Ferry crossing and, together with grunter bream, at the mouth of Lake Cooroibah. Last but not least, the stretch between the lakes has seen an increase in activity from mangrove jacks and keeper jewfish.
FRESHWATER: Chris Locke, Davo's Tackle World.
Lake Macdonald: The warmer spring time weather means majority of the schooled bass will be hanging around the dam wall trying to spawn. These fish are often tightly packed in a big school and respond well to tail spinners and vibe lures worked through them. The edges should also be fishing well with the warmer weather often inducing a surface bite. Try using dark coloured surface walkers such as the Lucky Craft Sammy lure during the low light periods of the day.
Lake Borumba: Jackall TN60's have been working really well on schooled bass around the main basin. Still the odd Saratoga being caught in the sheltered bays, with the ever-popular Zippin Ziggy still producing good fish. There’s even been some reports of some nice catches of red claw so pop into Davo’s to grab some traps.
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