The Noosa Fishing Report

As at Monday September 24, 2012

PAGE ONE - OFFSHORE REPORT
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OFFSHORE: As you can see by the photos above it was a bit overcast and stormy at times this week, even more so early in the morning and late afternoon.
Variable northerlies dominated the offshore scene with the lighter (5 to 10 knot) morning nor' westers providing the bluewater boys with the better conditions. The normally blustery (15 to 18 knot) afternoon north easterly sea breezes were pretty much a signal to head for home and break out the kite surfing gear.
Sweetlip
Laguna Bay was a bit quieter this week although there still appeared to be the odd thumper northern bluefin tuna on the prowl in the Little Hall's Reef area going by the various reports of near spool-outs and bust-offs from frustrated anglers. North of there, Big Hall's Reef was the spot for squire and some quality grass sweetlip as local angler Jason Armstrong (above) discovered on Saturday. Jason fished North Reef earlier in the morning and later made good use of the lone mack tuna he boated there, using it as strip baits (floated out the back) to tempt the grassies on Big Hall's Reef. Lightly rigged with 15lb braid and 15lb mono leader, he got busted off by a couple of thumpers but managed to come back with three, the 3.5kg (est) fish he's pictured with being his standout.
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Northern Bluefin Tuna and Mulloway.

Jew Shoal was deadly most of the week but that didn't deter Fred Hammond and Jonathan Grice (above right) who spent most of their day there on Sunday. And was that a good decision or what? Using pilchard baits and live yakkas the dynamic duo came back with not one, but two standouts; a 15kg longtail and an 11kg mulloway! Well done boys. Sunshine Reef wasn't exactly firing on all cylinders but there was a feed to had for those prepared to put in the time. Brian Kaiser-Cleak and Gary Norris from the Noosa Boat Fishing Club (above left) tried a number of spots there on Wednesday morning and eventually hit on a bit of action out wide where they boated sweetlip, venus tusk fish, two mack tuna and had a couple of decent longtails taken by voracious sharks.
Further out, North Reef produced squire, pearl and moses perch, cod, teraglin jewfish and mack tuna, as did Chardon's Reef but with the added bonus of Maori cod. The only other reports were from The Hards which yielded pearl and moses perch, venus tuskers, teraglin jewfish and (at night) quality snapper.

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