As at Monday August 25, 2008
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OFFSHORE: There wasn't
a lot happening on the offshore scene this week
with 20 to 25 knot south easterlies making life difficult for the blue
water brigade. Having said that, there was a brief lull in the blustery
conditions on Thursday and Friday when the winds dropped back into the
5 to 15 knot range, so any action was centered around that short period.
The only reports of note, however, were from North Reef which produced amberjack, sweetlip, squire, pearl perch, parrot fish, moses perch and cobia to 20kg. The top end of the reef was also good for snapper and scarlet sea perch. In the last few days there were some huge baitfish schools in Laguna Bay so there might be some action in close this week.
ONSHORE: The North Shore stretch continued to fire this week with the waters above Teewah producing particularly well. Quality bream (to 1kg), Tailor (to 4.5kg) and, as per the photo above, cobia were all feeding well in the surf gutters.
Local angler Ian 'Tinny' Treloar' hit the jackpot there on Saturday afternoon when his tailor flesh bait attracted the attention of the 11.25kg specimen he's happily posing with. He was armed with a SnyderGlas custom surf rod and a Shimano Baitrunner 6500 reel loaded with 20lb line to a wire trace. Across the bay, whiting and garfish were on the bite in Tea Tree bay while tailor were in numbers off the headland at the Fairy Pools.
Further south, whiting were biting at Marcus Beach and there were a few quality tailor (to 4kg) taken at Coolum Beach.
In the river, flathead were well spread from the top end of Lake Cooroibah to the river mouth where quality bream (to 1kg) and, as you can see by the photo below, luderick were active. Local angler Milan was one of a number of anglers (above) working the waters around the river mouth car park rocks armed with their 'Blackfish' outfits.
In a busy one hour session Milan landed four of these feisty sportfish using 'Cabbage' on a No.8 hook as his draw card.
Bream were also of good quality around the Munna Point area along with schools of chopper tailor, while in the Woods Bays, Trevally were back in numbers.
Mitch O'Brien (right) boated this 53cm 'Golden' on Saturday using a shallow diving Rapala X-Rap lure as his draw card.
He was using an Okuma Precision rod and a Daiwa Redback reel loaded with 4lb Fireline.
Trevally were also on the chew around the rocks near the Sheraton Bridge while in the back of Noosa Sound and up towards the Munna Bridge area there were a few mangrove jacks and school jewfish on the prowl.
Last but not least, there were also plenty of bream in amongst the trevally in the Woods Bays as young Bardo Imber-Dixon (above) discovered on Friday afternoon. Bardo christened his new Penn estuary combo (bought just recently at Davo's) by catching his first ever fish, these two 300gm 'Yellowfins'. His bait? Frogmouth pilchards.