at Monday October 8, 2007
|OFFSHORE: With little or no swell and light to moderate (5 to 15 knot) north westerlies dominating, the offshore scene was pretty much as good as it gets for this time of the year. By Sunday morning, however, a strong wind warning was in place and those who failed to get out to the reefs earlier in the week simply had to cool their heels for a couple of days.|
| Squire and Moses Perch were common to
the outside reefs. In addition, North Reef produced Gold Band Snapper, Pearl
Perch, Sweetlip and, as you can see by the photos above, Cobia. Matt Robinson
from Sydney and 11 year old Raijk Huntling-Price
from Gympie (who was on his first ever offshore trip) boated these 10kg
Black Kingfish while out there on a half day Cougar
One charter on Tuesday.
Sunshine Reef continued to please, yielding Maori Cod, Sweetlip, Parrot Fish and, as per the photo on the right, Snapper and Mowong.
Local kids Adam, Tim, Ben, Jake and Maddie had a ball out there on a half day Cougar One charter last Thursday.
They were kitted out with Wilson Live Fibre rods and Alvey 825C reels loaded with 30lb line.
Apart from that there was a bit of activity in Laguna Bay with a few Snapper and Sweetlip on Jew Shoal and Cobia boiling close in behind the surf line along the Hall's Reef stretch.
ONSHORE: The coastal surf beaches were again worth a look this week, especially in the morning when the winds were lighter and more westerly. The North Shore stretch produced Chopper Tailor up towards the top end and down towards the township of Teewah where Cobia were in numbers and well and truly on the boil just beyond the surf line.
Tewantin angler Ross Stewart (right) was there on Sunday when they fired up and, casting a metal slug lure out past the breakers, hooked up on the 11.5kg specimen in the photo. This was an especially meritorious catch as Ross' Shimano surf outfit was only loaded up with 12lb line and it took him roughly 45 minutes of careful handling to bring this fish up onto the sand. Well done mate!. Across the bay, Snapper were active off the National Park headland rocks with metal slug lures getting good results. Further south, Dart were on the bite at Marcus Beach while Whiting were the high profile species at Sunrise and Peregian.
In the river, Whiting, Flathead and, as per the photo on the right, Trevally were in good numbers down at the river mouth.
Davo's junior staffer Scott Robertson caught and released this 2kg (est.) 'Golden' on Friday using an Atomic soft plastic as his draw card. He was armed with an Angler 3-4kg Angler rod and a Shimano Chronarch 100B reel loaded with 15lb Tuff line and 16lb Fluorocarbon leader.
Incidentally, behind Scott you can see the bar crossing. Hardly a ripple on the day.
Whiting were also in good numbers in the Frying Pan while Trevally were active in the Woods Bays (together with juvenile Cobia), the back of Noosa Sound and around the Munna Point Bridge with live baits and surface poppers working best. Flathead were also worth targeting in Weyba Creek (on soft plastics), around the drop-offs opposite Munna Point (along with Grunter Bream and Whiting) and at the bottom of Lake Cooroibah (as were Bream) where trolled hard bodied lures and soft plastics got best results. Apart from that, the odd Mangrove Jack was taken above Tewantin on live Herring baits, Whiting were biting at the top of Lake Cooroibah and Bream were chasing soft plastics in the stretch between the lakes.
On the freshwater scene, the Everglades Bass were responding well to spinnerbaits while at Borumba Dam all the Bas action was around the Eagles Nest where soft plastics and Jackalls were the order of the day.