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As at Monday June 14, 2010

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OFFSHORE: It wasn't an overly exciting week as far as the offshore scene was concerned with the chilly south westerlies hovering in the 15 to 20 knot range more days than not. The fishing was also a little bit patchy and those intrepid souls who ventured beyond Laguna Bay reported it as being either feast
or famine. The blustery conditions of the last couple of days were
not even worth considering.
Most boats stayed close to home with North Reef, on the good days, producing squire, snapper, Maori cod, venus tusk fish, shiny mackerel, pearl perch, sweetlip and teraglin jewfish.
Sunshine Reef was popular and quite productive, yielding coral trout, snapper, sweetlip, moses perch, big pearl perch, plus (out wide) spotted mackerel and, as you can see by the video on the right, a few Spanish mackerel.
Local angler Mark Arnall was out there on Saturday and used his 'video sunglasses' to record a nice 6kg Spaniard capture. As you can hear, the wind was playing havoc with the mike but that's all part of the 'being there' experience. Mark was armed with a Gary Howard 'Samurai' rod and a Daiwa Saltist reel loaded with 50lb low stretch line and 100lb wind-on leader. His terminal rig, which also accounted for spotties, was a slimy mackerel on a Davo's Spaniard Special.
The photos above and below? There was so much going on offshore last week that we didn't have room for some of the photos so here they are now. Above we have Patrick Lim with an 11kg amberjack he boated on a full day Cougar One charter to Double Island Point. And, from the same trip, skipper Alex Pollet with one of the Spaniards boated on the day.
Spanish Mackerel
Most of the action in Laguna Bay came from Jew Shoal where Spanish mackerel and snapper were going for trolled lures.

ONSHORE: The North Shore was one of the only producers of note on the coastal surf beaches this week with some good surf gutters all the way along Teewah Beach. The standout species there were chopper tailor, whiting and (in good numbers) dart. The only other reports were of tailor on the bite just out from the middle rock groyne on Main Beach.
Flathead, Bream and Whiting
Flathead were in good numbers in the river this week with particularly good results coming from up at the top end of Lake Cooroibah, down at the river mouth (and the Frying Pan) plus, as per the photo above, in Weyba Creek. Blake and Stella Wrigley from Brisbane fished Weyba on Sunday and, using live yabby baits, caught bream, whiting and flathead. Diamond trevally were in numbers and well spread in the lower estuary while in the Woods Bays the standout species were tea leaf trevally, jewfish (to 90cm), tailor and whiting. The Munna Point bridge area also yielded those species, while queenfish were active at Culgoa Point. Soft plastic prawn lures such as Gladiator Prawns and Atomic Guzzlers got most of the action. Apart from that, tailor were on the bite along 'The Snags' up from the river mouth and over in the Frying Pan.

Hey! Why not get your next catch featured on Television! The next time you land a half decent fish you could not only be on our weekly website report, you could also be on Channel Seven's Thursday night TV Fishing Report with Mark Planck!
Channel Seven Local News Just pop into Davo's Compleat Angler in Noosaville for a weigh-in and photo shoot or book an offshore charter with Noosa Blue Water Charters and you too could be a star! Channel Seven Local News
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