As at Monday January 31, 2011
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OFFSHORE: The weekend warriors were, sadly,
once again out of luck with fresh to strong (20 to 25 knot) east south
easterlies and 2m+ seas and swell hammering the coastline and local reefs
from late Friday afternoon onwards.
|ONSHORE: The North
Shore coastal beach stretch showed a bit of life before the stronger winds
set in although, apart from dart which were well spread, most of the action
appeared to be up near the top end where bream, tarwhine and trevally were
active. As an added bonus, the rocks at Double Island Point produced the
odd quality jewfish and tailor.
With the water clarity improving in the lower estuary, flathead were in good numbers along the Gympie Terrace stretch, around the Munna Point Bridge area and, of course, down at the river mouth. The Woods Bays were also well worth a look with tarpon, trevally and mangrove jacks responding well to Gladiator Prawn soft plastics. Mullet fillet also worked well on the 'Jacks' as Joel Greig (above) discovered when he boated a 2kg (est) specimen in the 'Bays' on Friday night.
It was still a bit murky in Weyba Creek and the back of Noosa Sound but that didn't seem to deter the odd standout fish. Steve Haebich (above) was fishing 'The Sound' on Wednesday when his prawn bait was taken by a 5kg threadfin salmon.
On the freshwater scene, Lake MacDonald is again open for fishing although there's still plenty of murk and debris to contend with. Most of the bass caught and released, however, were juveniles with just the odd 40cm+ fish among them.
At Borumba Dam the bass, with many in the 40cm+ range, were responding well to Ice Jigs, spinnerbaits and live shrimp baits amongst the trees around the upper edge of the main basin. Nothing was happening in the open and deeper waters.
Note: Care should be taken on Yabba Creek Road with bridge crossings 1, 2 and 6 having sustained flood water damage.
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