As at Monday December 14, 2009
OFFSHORE: Hooly dooly,
it doesn't get much better than this! Well, weatherwise, anyway. Light
to moderate variable northerlies dropped away to barely a whisper over
the weekend before taking on a cooler southerly flavour this afternoon.
Little or no swell meant that every man and his dog was at the boat ramps
well before the sparrows passed wind and as a result there were boat trailers
parked in some very interesting spots all over Noosaville and Tewantin
on the weekend.
| ONSHORE: There wasn't a
lot to report from the coastal surf beaches this week. On the North Shore,
whiting were well spread from the third cutting upwards while over on the
east side, quality dart were active at Sunrise and Castaways beaches. Apart
from that, Sunshine Beach produced a few bream, with squid baits getting
most of the action.
The river was unusually quiet with most of the action happening away from the river mouth for a change. Weyba Creek was certainly one of the hot spots with tailor and flathead chasing hard body lures and mangrove jacks on the bite at the lower end of the creek. Mud crabs were on the move, though, as Ryan Gunthorpe from Noosaville (above) discovered on Wednesday when he snared the 1.5kg 'buck' he's pictured with using whole mullet his draw card. Muddies (big and full) were also in excellent numbers from the back of the Sound to the Munna Point Bridge and in the Noosa Waters canals. The only other report of note was of small mangrove jacks (and catfish) chasing deep diving lures around Johns Landing.
On the freshwater scene, the Lake MacDonald bass (to 42cm) were responding well to Jackalls and spinnerbaits cast towards (and into) the weed beds around Bass Bay.
At Borumba Dam the bass were in good numbers (going for Blades) around the weed islands in the Yabba Arm. The only saratoga report was from around the weed beds at Stag Bay. Jack Hinton (above) was working the waters there with a shallow diving X-Lure when it was hit hard by the 'Toga' in the photo. After a few pix he released it back into the dam.
| Well, the 2nd Edition
of 'Fishing Noosa' the book arrived from the printers right on schedule
and it looks great.
Davo's Bait and Tackle and newsagents and bookstores from Coolum to Gympie now have them in stock and the rest of the Sunshine Coast will be supplied by this Thursday (the 17th) at the latest.
If you're not sure what on earth we're talking about, just CLICK HERE or on either one of the graphics of the front or back cover either side.
If you'd like to see a list of the stores which currently have the book in stock, simply... CLICK HERE.
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