As at Monday 29th August 2005
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It's hard to believe from the photo of the Noosa
Bar above (taken around lunchtime today) that offshore was pretty much
a no-go zone for most of the week. Last Tuesday, in fact, was really
the only fishable day we had, ahead of a rather
monotonous run of moderate to fresh, then strong South/South Easterlies,
accompanied by 3m seas and a 2.5m+ swell. Way out-wide (you don't have
to be crazy but it helps) 'The Muds', produced Snapper, Amberjack, Parrot
Fish and Red Emperor while in-close, Sunshine Reef posted the only other
returns of any note. Mick Thompson from Buderim (right) was one of a
few lucky anglers who managed to wet a line before the blow, spending
a good part of Tuesday aboard Cougar
Too at Sunshine Reef where he boated the 9kg Cobia he's pictured
with. This quality Black Kingfish was the 3/4 day charter's standout,
with the rest of the catch being Squire, Moses Perch and Parrot Fish.
Mick was kitted out with a Wilson Live Fibre rod and an 825C Alvey reel
loaded with 15kg line. His bait was the ever faithful Pilchard. The
only other reports were of Tailor and juvenile Shiny and Spotted Mackerel
schooling between the Boiling Pot and the Shark nets in Laguna Bay.