The Noosa  Fishing Report

As at Monday August 9, 2010

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OFFSHORE: With 10 to 15 knot variable southerlies dominating most of the week, all reefs locations were quite fishable. Unfortunately, most of the resident adult fish decided to play hard to get so while there were plenty of reefies on the bite, there were a lot of juveniles in amongst the 'keeper' size fish. Nevertheless, there was still a feed to be had and conditions were good enough for those with the bigger boats and/or larger fuel tanks to plan the odd excursion to the out-wide reefs.
Moses perch, pearl perch and venus tusk fish were pretty much common to all of the visited reefs. In addition, the Barwon Banks produced squire, red throat emperor, hussar, gold spot wrasse and, as you can see by the photo above, the odd snapper. Courtney Hallett, visiting Noosa from Vietnam, was out at the Banks on a full day Cougar One charter on Friday when he boated the 3kg+ 'Knobby' he's pictured with. Apart from squire, amberjack and the common species 'The Hards' yielded most of this week's better snapper with fish to 6.5kg going for 7" Gulp Nuclear Chicken soft plastics.
Ben Nothling (above) and friends did well at The Hards on Thursday with this 3.5kg snapper just a sample of their catch.
Venus Tusk Fish
Double Island Point yielded plenty of average size reefies although Aleyha from Dubai (above) was very happy with her 2kg+ venus tusk fish. Aleyha boated her colourful trophy at D.I. while there yesterday on a full day Cougar One charter.
Closer in, North Reef was the spot for sweetlip, cobia, yellowtail kingfish and quite a few snapper in the 4kg to 5kg range. Peter Close (above) from Brisbane attracted his 4kg+ fish with a well jigged 7" pink Gulp soft plastic while out there on a half day charter on Trekka 3 on Saturday. And Hugh from Miles (west of Kingaroy) was absolutely delighted with the 12kg+ yellowtail he boated while on yesterday's Trekka 2 charter to North Reef. His drawcard was a strip of mullet flesh.
Yellowtail Kingfish
Apart from that, Sunshine Reef was the spot for squire, sweetlip and coral trout while in Laguna Bay all the action was around Jew Shoal where snapper and sweetlip were responding well to whole pilchard floaters and jigged soft plastics.

ONSHORE: It was still pretty flat on the open beaches this week so the surf gutters were once again few and far between. Nevertheless there were still fish to target on the North Shore with whiting in good numbers if not size (especially around Teewah) plus quality bream and dart opposite the Third Cutting. Chopper tailor were also well spread although the better returns came from the waters just past the camp grounds. Across the bay, garfish were schooling in numbers in Granite Bay and (along with bream) in Winch Cove. Further down the coast, Sunrise Beach was the spot for bream, whiting, plenty of average size dart and the odd flathead while at Marcus Beach the standout species were dart and tarwhine.
In the estuary, flathead and whiting were on the bite at Lake Cooroibah (along the boat channel and at the top end) plus in the stretch from Munna Beach to the river mouth. Trystan Sweet and Rachael Cazaly (above) fished Cooroibah at low tide on Thursday and, using whole prawn baits as their drawcard, came back with the two 1.5kg 'Lizards' they're pictured with.
Tailor (on the run-in), trevally and big bream (on the run-out) were active at night along 'The Snags', around the Woods Point and in the Woods Bays. A few big tailor were also on the prowl in the 'Bays' during the day as Neville Donaldson from Rosanna in Victoria (above) discovered around 2pm on Thursday afternoon. Neville was floating out a whole prawn bait hoping for a bit of flathead or bream action when it was slammed by the thumper 4.1kg 'Greenback' he's posing with.
Quality bream were responding well to Sugapen lures in the deeper waters near the sand islands opposite Munna Beach and to fresh prawn baits in the Woods Bays. Tewantin angler Ron Router (above) was working the Bays with a whole prawn bait on Saturday afternoon when it was monstered by a 750gm yellowfin. Apart from that, the luderick action was a little more subdued but still mostly along the 'Platform' stretch, the better quality whiting came from the Munna Flats while Gladiator Prawn lures worked well at night on the mangrove jacks and big eye trevally around the back of Noosa Sound.

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