As at Monday June 22, 2009
|OFFSHORE: The offshore scene
was a bit hit and miss this week with light to moderate variable southerlies
freshening as the week progressed. The morning sessions were best ahead
of the more blustery afternoon conditions but by Sunday morning it was all
over with 15 to 25 knot winds and patchy rain deterring all but the diehards
from venturing far from the shelter of Laguna Bay. Double Island Point was
worth a shot earlier in the week, producing cobia, snapper, pearl perch
and red emperor while North Reef yielded sweetlip, squire, pearl perch,
northern bluefin tuna and mackerel tuna. Closer to home, Sunshine Reef was
the spot for school mackerel, snapper, pearl perch, parrot fish, sweetlip,
northern bluefin tuna, moses perch and the odd Spanish mackerel. Laguna
Bay was quiet with just the odd snapper on the chew at Jew Shoal.
Local yak angler Ian Tagg (above) spent a couple of hours paddling around the Shoal in his Swing Angler fishing kayak on Saturday morning before his trolled pike on a Spaniard Special rig finally attracted the 2.5kg snapper he's posing with.
ONSHORE: The coastal surf beaches continued to fire quite well with the bulk of the action coming from the North Shore where bream (to 1kg) and dart were in good numbers all the way along Teewah Beach. In addition to that, tailor were on the bite down towards the river mouth, opposite the First Cutting and up around the township of Teewah. As an added bonus, whiting were biting around Freshwater and at the Second Cutting where school mackerel were chasing cast metal slug lures. Over on the east side the only other reports were of whiting going for live beach worms at north Sunshine Beach and tailor in numbers chopping up the bait schools further south at Coolum.
And what about the photo above? Local angler Scott McKenna weighed in this thumper 10.5kg golden trevally at Davo's last Tuesday morning after a spot of rock fishing at his secret spot. We can tell you that his bait was a live whiting.
There were plenty of bream (to 1kg) in the river this week with the Gympie Terrace stretch, the outer Woods Bay and the river mouth all producing well. The river mouth also saw some good Tailor with a number of 2kg fish and one 3.8kg fish taken. Luderick came on the bite at the river mouth car park rocks around top of the tide as the week wound to a close.
Noosaville angler Andrew Russell (above) caught this 750gm (est.) blackfish down there late this afternoon just as the rain set in and made things a tad uncomfortable. He was using a locally harvested 'weed' burley and bait as his draw card.
Tailor were also active in the Woods Bays with prawn soft plastics, Rio's Prawn lures and surface poppers all working well. Tim French (below) attracted his 2.1kg tailor there on Friday morning using a surface popper.
Flathead were on the bite up around the Tewantin boat ramp jetties as young Dean Cameron (below) discovered on Saturday morning. Dean was working the waters with a Kokoda soft plastic when this healthy looking 'Lizard' came to the party. This was his first ever flathead capture and he released the fish straight after this picture was taken. Onya mate.
On the freshwater scene, the Borumba Dam bass were responding well to live shrimp at the top of the Kingham Arm while redclaw were in good numbers all over the dam. At Lake MacDonald most of the bass action was around the Botanical Gardens stretch where Blades and soft Jackalls got most of the attention.