at Monday 20th June 2005
It was a mixed bag of Northerlies and Southerlies this week but fortunately
they hovered in the very light-to-moderate (5 to 15 knot) range until
Sunday. A 1.5m to 2m shore break, however, did keep the number of boats
crossing the bar below average but those who ventured out were rewarded
with healthy catches of Squire, Moses Perch, Pearl Perch, Parrot Fish
and quality Snapper at all of the visited reefs. In addition, the Barwon
Banks produced Amberjack, Hussar, Rosy Jobfish, Cobia (Black Kingfish)
and Small Mouth Nannygai. Closer in, North Reef yielded the common species
mentioned earlier while at Sunshine Reef the extras were Sweetlip, Mackerel
Tuna, quality Spanish Mackerel and, as you can see by the photo on the
right, Cobia. Kirsty Morrison from Wellington, New Zealand boated this
10kg 'Black Kingfish' while out there on a half day Cougar
Too charter on Tuesday.
|And Lindsay Mitchell (above left) from Burpengary
nailed the 4.3kg Snapper he's posing with while on a 3/4 day Cougar
One charter to Sunshine Reef on Saturday. Apart from that,
the waters in the general area of Jew Shoal in Laguna Bay, although murky
at times, were worth considering for Mackerel Tuna plus quality Snapper
and the odd Spanish Mackerel.
ONSHORE: The solid 1.5m to 2m beach break made life a tad difficult for coastal surf anglers this week although those who persisted nearly all went home with a feed for their troubles. On the North Shore, the waters out from the Second Cutting produced quality Dart, as did the area around Teewah but with the added bonus of thumper Whiting and Bream.
Garfish were a welcome bonus around at Granite Bay just in from the headland while further South; Sunrise Beach was the spot for Whiting and Dart. In the river, Flathead and Bream were the bread and butter species with best results coming from the mouth of Lake Cooroibah, the Tewantin/Harbourtown area, Munna Beach and down near the river mouth, including the Frying Pan. And it was at the river mouth that Jim Dyer (above left) from North Curl Curl in New South Wales boated the 880gm Yellowfin Bream he's pictured with. Jim tempted this healthy specimen on Tuesday using chicken fillet as his draw card. He was armed with a Shakespeare threadline combo (a recent Davo's purchase) loaded with 6lb line. Apart from that the Trevally and Tailor were responding to surface poppers in the Woods Bays while live baits were the go for Mangrove Jacks in the Noosa Waters canals. Local angler David Rushford (above right) used a live Worm on a No.6 longshank hook to attract the attention of the 1.75kg 'Jack' he's pictured with on Friday morning. He was armed with a telescopic rod and a Shimano spin reel loaded with 6lb line. On the freshwater scene, Borumba Dam was where most of the action seemed to be this week with Bass chasing gold spinnerbaits around Big Weed Point and the Eagles Nest.