As at Monday July 12, 2010
| OFFSHORE: Light to
moderate (10 to 15 knot) variable southerlies dominated the offshore week
with a brief, moderate to strong blow on Friday and Saturday marking those
days as the least exciting in an otherwise eminently fishable week.
Double Island Point fished well, producing plenty of Spanish mackerel in the 5kg to 7kg range (on the troll), plus pearl perch, Venus tusk fish, cobia and, as per the photo above, quality snapper. Noosa Bluewater Charters regular Anthony Kovac (above) was out there on Tuesday on a full day charter and was happy to pose with his standout 6kg+ 'Knobby'.
The Barwon Banks were well worth the effort with quality snapper (to 7kg) and pearl perch (to 3kg) on the bite while at North Reef it was sweetlip, pearl and moses perch, parrot fish, spotted and shiny mackerel, teraglin jewfish and snapper.
Closer to home, Sunshine Reef was the spot for coral trout (to 6kg), squire and sweetlip while in Laguna Bay there was always the chance of a tuna hookup. Local angler Josh Collins (above) was fishing just out from the river mouth in line with the shark nets on Tuesday when his pilchard floater attracted the attention of the 25kg 'Longtail he's pictured with.
North Shore coastal beach stretch continued to produce tailor from the bottom
end to just south of Teewah township. Dart were in numbers and well spread
with the odd bream and whiting in amongst them. Across the bay, garfish
were schooling in Granite Bay and around the Fairy Pools on the National
Park headland. Further down the coast, whiting were biting at North Sunshine
Beach and at North Peregian Beach but with the added bonus there of dart.
At the bottom end of Peregian, around the Pitta Street access, there were
reports of jewfish coming on the bite after dark.
In the estuary, tailor were active down at the river mouth after dark. Flathead were also on the bite down there on the run-out tide while luderick continued to respond well to 'cabbage' along the 'Platform' stretch, the run-in from mid to high tide producing best.
Trevally, tailor and tarpon were going for prawn pattern soft plastics around the back of Noosa Sound and in the Woods Bays where surface poppers also got a bit of attention.
Prawn soft plastics, and more specifically, Gladiator Prawn lures, worked well with the mangrove jacks in Weyba Creek, Noosa Sound and around the Woods Point.
Bob Jeynes from Davo's (above) and his buddy 'Dazza' (right) caught and released a dozen trevally and the quality 'Jacks' they're pictured with on Friday night.
Flathead were on the prowl along the boat channel at Lake Cooroibah, in Lake Doonella and around Goat Island which, as you can see by the photo below, was also a good option for whiting. Harrison Buckland-Crook from Tewantin used live yabby baits to attract the quality whiting he's posing with (and the odd bream and small 'Lizard') in that area on Saturday.
Bream were also on the bite along the lower Gympie Terrace stretch and around the loch at Noosa Waters. Jack Tait (below) had a ball there on Friday using 2" Gulp Shrimp soft plastics to entice a number of these yellowfins.
Apart from that, whiting were active around the Munna Point Bridge and trevally were responding well to surface poppers in the lower Weyba Creek area. Shannon Lacey (below) fished there most of the week starting about 6am and, using a Storm Chug Bug to good effect, caught and released two or three trevally (as per the photo) in each session.
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