As at Monday July 5, 2010
| OFFSHORE: With strong
south easterlies hammering the coast on Saturday and Sunday all of the offshore
action was concentrated either side of the weekend. Light variable southerlies
and a nominal swell during the first half of the week provided excellent
fishing conditions all the way out to the shelf with quite a few boats staying
overnight out wide to take advantage of the calm conditions. The Barwon
Banks were well patronised, producing gold spot wrasse, lots of squire,
pearl perch, moses perch, red throat emperor, jewfish, venus tusk fish,
hussar, Maori cod, morwong, plenty of snapper and, as per the photo below,
the odd cobia. Fonda Arbanipis from Melbourne was out there today on a full
day Cougar One
charter when he boated this 10kg black kingfish. It wasn't as calm as earlier
in the week but it was still fishable.
Apart from that, out wide at Double Island Point was a good option for quality snapper and pearl perch in numbers.
Closer in, North Reef was the spot for spotted mackerel (to 6kg), teraglin jewfish, moses perch, squire, venus tusk fish, sweetlip and Maori cod while back at Sunshine Reef the standouts were snapper and, as you can see by the photo below, sweetlip and pearl perch. Kodi Wulff tempted these specimens with pilchard floaters at Sunshine on Tuesday.
Laguna Bay was holding huge schools of pilchards but apart from snapper on Jew Shoal, there were no other reports.
the North Shore, whiting and dart were well spread all the way to the top
end of Teewah Beach while tailor were active in excellent low and high tide
gutters between the Third Cutting and Teewah township, especially after
dark. The river mouth rock groyne was another tailor producer late in the
afternoon with bonito strips accounting for fish in the 1.5kg to 2kg bracket.
Over on the east side the only report of note was of dart and whiting at
north Peregian Beach.
In the river, the 'Platforms' stretch down towards the river mouth continued to yield plenty of good luderick with many anglers bagging out around the top of the tide. Adam Witchard (above) had six of these feisty sports fish in the net when we photographed him with two typical fish and was still floating out weed hoping for a bit more action. Also in that area, tailor and trevally were reported schooling in numbers today with surface poppers getting plenty of attention while flathead and whiting were on the bite just up from there around The Snags. Flathead (to 60cm) were also active in the Frying Pan, going for soft plastic prawns and, as per the photo below, up along the Gympie Terrace stretch. Young guns Joden, Flynn and Jacob had a ball there on Tuesday and were happy to share the glory of catching two 'Lizards', top weight 700gm.
Bream were on the bite and responding well to fresh pink mullet gut at the Munna Point Bridge and at the Gympie Tce boat ramp where whiting were also on the bite. James Bain (below left) caught his 500gm bream near the boathouse restaurant on Wednesday using a 'Blade' lure while Lachie Gunner used a fresh prawn bait to attract his 300gm whiting.
School jewfish, mangrove jacks and trevally were responding well to Crawdad Jerk Baits up along the ski run at Tewantin at first light. Trevally were also on the prowl in the lower Weyba Creek area and, as Izak Clifford (below) discovered yesterday afternoon, in the outer Woods Bay. Izak was trolling a Rapala X-Rap lure just out from Ricki's when it was slammed by the 50cm 'Golden' he's pictured with. He also caught and released a school jewfish later on a Cultiva Shad.
On the freshwater scene, Callum Munro from Davo's Compleat Angler fished Lake MacDonald earlier in the week and reported that the bass were going for soft plastics and blades along the Bubble Trail and up near the point just before Three Ways. Another report was that live shrimp baits also accounted for bass to 40cm off the jetty near the dam wall.
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