OFFSHORE: Apart from last Tuesday's strong south easterly blow
the offshore week was pretty much dominated by light to
moderate variable westerlies, even though the forecasts were for more
Sunday's 20 to 25 knot south westerlies did chop the waters somewhat but
those who got out early and hung in close were still able to wet a line
and get a feed.
The outer reefs were a good option in the surprisingly calm conditions
with The Hards producing squire, amberjack, parrot fish, hussar, pearl
perch, yellowtail kingfish, moses perch, Maori cod and snapper.
Melina Benussi and Nathan Gill from Brisbane (top of page) were out at
The Hards on a full day Cougar
One charter on Saturday when they got onto a few snapper in
the 3kg to 4kg range.
And on the same charter, Kitione Mau from Caboolture (right) also bagged
a couple for the family dinner table.
Closer in, Chardon's Reef was the spot for wahoo and
mahi mahi while at North Reef the standouts were squire, moses perch,
pearl perch and, as per the photo below, more snapper.
Dave Gernyn was out there on Cougar One on
Friday, jigging a chartreuse soft plastic when the 4kg 'Knobby' he's pictured
with slammed it hard. He was kitted out with Freeway custom rod and a
Shimano threadline reel loaded with 10kg braid.
In the lee of the land, Arkwright Shoal was worth a pick drop when the
south westerlies picked up in strength on Sunday, rewarding those who
made the effort with a few moses perch, squire, sweetlip, pearl perch,
parrot fish and mowong while in Laguna Bay, Little Hall's Reef produced
the odd spotted mackerel and sweetlip on soft plastics and trolled baits.
ONSHORE: The coastal surf beaches were a bit
more settled this week with dart reported to be in good numbers over on
the North Shore. The top end of Teewah beach was particularly productive
and bream were a welcome bonus there. The surf gutters a few klicks north
of Teewah township worked well for chopper tailor with pilchards getting
Over on the east side, whiting (in good numbers), bream, tarwhine and
dart were on the bite from Castaways to Peregian.
There seemed to be plenty of people about on the river this week although
the murk and fresh water from the recent rains did limit most of the fish
activity to the lower estuary with the top of the tide working best. Whiting
were in good numbers down at the river mouth, the top end of the Frying
Pan and (along with small flathead) up near the mouth of Lake Weyba.
Trevally were still worth targeting with live baits around the Munna Point
Bridge and in the Woods Bays where bream and, as you can see by the photo
above, javelin fish (grunter bream) were also on the bite. Darren Landers
was fishing off the banks in the 'Bays' this afternoon when his live yabby
bait was monstered by the 1.8kg 'grunter' he's pictured with. He was armed
with a SnyderGlas rod and an Abu reel loaded with 3kg line.
On the freshwater scene most of the action was in the Kingham and Yabba
Arms of Borumba Dam where bass were responding to Jackalls and spinnerbaits
and Saratoga were showing a marked preference for well cast flies.
The latest Noosa Bar crossing photo, as of Tues. 25th Nov.
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