As at Monday October 4, 2010
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| OFFSHORE: Despite
the rather erratic forecasting and predictions of strong winds and a rising
swell, most of the week was quite fishable. Thursday and Friday were a no
go but the early forecast of a blowout weekend just didn't eventuate.
Light to moderate (10 to 15 knot) southerlies, in fact, were the norm rather than the exception and most anglers who got out over the bar came back with a better than average feed of reefies, although few went further than the middle reef belt.
North Reef was by far the most popular and, fortunately, also the most productive with good reports of Maori cod, moses perch, sweetlip and, as you can see by the accompanying photos, quality cobia, pearl perch, red emperor and plenty of snapper in the 2.5kg to 5kg range. Kim Jenkins (above), visiting Noosa from Ballarat in Victoria was out at North Reef on Tuesday morning on a half day Trekka 3 charter when she hooked and landed the 7kg cobia she's pictured with.
And on the same charter, Scott McGuigan's pearl perch (above), at around 4kg, was the day's top weight for that species.
Fishing Offshore Noosa worked North Reef throughout the weekend and were back there this morning. Mike Bradford from Tumby Bay in South Australia (above) was on that charter and was delighted with the 5kg red emperor he boated.
Sunshine Reef ran hot and cold but on it's good days it really fired, producing plenty of snapper and sweetlip and the odd cobia. The only other offshore report to hand was of quality snapper up the coast off Double Island Point. Local angler Blake Cole (above, with daughter Layla) did well up there on Wednesday, working the waters about 1km off the headland from his kayak and coming back with some excellent snapper which, cleaned, tipped the scales at 5kg. He was armed with a Shimano Sahara 4000 combo loaded with 15lb braid. The lures that got all the attention were 7" Gulp soft plastics.
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| ONSHORE: Despite
the school holiday crowds on the North Shore there weren't a lot of reports
filtering back to town. Perhaps they were having to much fun? Anyway the
only feedback received to date was of dart and whiting opposite Teewah and
quality jewfish off the rocks at Double Island Point. Across the bay the
rocks off the National Park headland produced dart, bream and, as per the
photo below, black drummer. Dylan Thoms was fishing there on Tuesday when
his pilchard bait was taken by the 600gm drummer he's posing with. Further
south, dart were on the bite at Marcus Beach.
In the estuary, whiting were in good numbers around the Munna Flats, the Woods Bays, in the Frying Pan and, as per the photo below, down at the river mouth. Bruno Zigliotto boated these 500gm fish there on Saturday using live prawns as his draw card. Trevally (mostly tea leaf and golden) were responding to live baits and surface poppers in the Woods Bays.
The Gympie Terrace stretch fired well this week, producing bream (to 720gm), chopper tailor and plenty of flathead to 1.7kg. Live baits such as herring, prawns and beach worms all worked well there with first light producing the better fish.
The only other reports of note were from along The Snags where bream and the odd luderick were active. Fishing buddies Jacob Harris and Jake McGowan (above and below) from Gympie worked that area on Thursday and, using 3" Gulp Minnow and Banana Prawn soft plastics, caught and released a number of bream and, as per above, one luderick.
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