As at Monday February 21, 2011
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OFFSHORE: There were a lot of happy offshore
anglers this week with light to moderate south easterlies and a steadily
decreasing 1.5m swell setting the scene for some pretty reasonable fishing
from Thursday onwards.
Remember: An interim snapper closure is in place from February 15, 2011 to March 31, 2011. Snapper, pearl perch and teraglin jewfish cannot be taken in any Queensland east coast waters during this six week period.
ONSHORE: The only reports from the coastal surf beaches were from the North Shore where dart were in good numbers all over. Bream, whiting and flathead were on the bite down towards the river mouth, as were chopper tailor. Apart from that, whiting were biting just north of Teewah while trevally (to 3kg) and flathead were on the go up around Freshwater.
In the estuary, mangrove jacks were without a doubt the high profile species this week. The odd 'Jack' was on the prowl around the Munna Point Bridge at night but most of the action came from the stretch from the first ski run to the mouth of Lake Cooroibah. David Doran and Jessie Tesch from Cooran (below) fished the mouth of the first lake in the early hours of Thursday morning and came back with five mangrove jacks in the 2kg range. They were using mullet and garfish baits.
This week's flathead and bream hot spots were around the lower end of Weyba creek and in the Frying Pan. Apart from that, tarpon were on the go late at night around the back of Noosa Sound. Footnote: Callum Munro from Davo's Compleat Angler caught and released a 50cm+ barramundi in the stretch between the lakes earlier in the week.
On the freshwater scene, the Lake MacDonald bass were responding to blades and spinnerbaits around Three Ways.
At Borumba Dam the bass action was in the main basin and around the lower ends of the Kingham and Yabba Arms.
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