As at Monday November 30, 2009
OFFSHORE: The variable
northerlies continued to drive the temperatures up and by Saturday afternoon
the hot winds had picked up in pace and we were up over the 30 degree
mark and feeling it. From then on offshore was a no go as the winds pushed
through 25 knot barrier, bringing with them hot stormy afternoons with
just a threat of rain but not much more. Fortunately there were enough
fishable days before the blow to keep everyone happy and those who went
out wide reported snapper, moses perch and gold band snapper at the Barwon
Banks. Chardon's Wide was another good option, producing snapper, pearl
perch, venus tusk fish and, as you can see by the photos below, mahi-mahi
or dolphin fish.
| ONSHORE: The
coastal surf beaches were less than exciting this week with no reports of
any note at all from the North Shore. Across the bay, the National Park
headland rocks produced bream to 38cm while Alexandria Bay was the spot
for whiting. Further south, bream and tarwhine were on the bite at north
Sunshine Beach while dart were active at Marcus Beach. Last but not least,
Peregian Beach fired well in the mornings with quality whiting being the
In the estuary, the better bream were on the bite down at the river mouth while trevally fired up amongst the bait schools at night with the Woods Bays and Munna Point seeing some frenzied activity at times.
Flathead were quite well spread and responding well to trolled hard body lures this week with best results coming from the Munna Point area (along with mangrove jacks and trevally), the deeper waters out from O' Boats (on soft plastics) and up around Tewantin where trevally to 2kg were also active.
The Noosa Waters canals were good for a few 'Lizards' as Paul Hempstead (above) discovered on Friday. Paul's trolled Gold Bomber proved too much of a draw for the fish in the photo but fortunately he was happy to keep it only long enough for a quick pic before releasing it back into the water. Apart from that, tarpon were on the prowl at night in Weyba Creek.
Note: The holiday speed limit starts tomorrow. This means that a 6 knot zone will apply from T Boats to the river mouth.
We finally managed to get the time to sit down and write a more updated
and expanded version of our hugely popular publication 'Fishing Noosa'.
We've covered fresh and salt water.
Onshore and offshore.
Where to find them. How to target them.
Best rigs, best baits & lures, best tactics.
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