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As at Monday October 26, 2009
OFFSHORE: With light to moderate (5 to 15 knot) north easterlies and a 1m to 1.5m swell prevailing for most of the week, the local reefs looked tempting whichever way you looked at them. Weather aside, however, there wasn't a lot to rave about with most anglers having to put in a lot of time and raid their box of tricks to get some sort of tangible result.
Red Emperor Even those who spent time at the outer reefs
were a tad disappointed, reporting only modest catches of snapper, pearl perch, venus tusk fish, hussar, Maori cod and gold spot wrasse. There was, however, the odd diamond in amongst the rough as 'Patto' from Peregian (above) discovered on Wednesday morning when he motored up to Double Island Point. He found it hard going and his pilchard baits only accounted for one keeper. Fortunately for him it was a 13kg red emperor.
Snapper Closer in, North Reef was patchy but still produced a few teraglin jewfish, moses perch, squire, sweetlip, pearl perch and, as per the photo above, the odd snapper. Sarah Campbell from Geelong was out there on a 3/4 day Cougar One charter on Friday when she boated the 3kg specimen she's pictured with.
Venus Tusk Fish
Noosa Blue Water Charters
worked Chardon's Reef on a full day on Saturday and while they weren't overwhelmed with the fish numbers they still managed some teraglin jewfish, snapper, hussar, pearl perch and, as per the photo above, a venus tusk fish or two. Chris Palfreyman from Caboolture was happy to pose with this 3kg 'Parrot' for the report.
Sweetlip Spangled Emperor
Last but not least, Sunshine Reef ran hot and cold but on the good days, in close, it was the spot for squire, snapper, yellowtail kingfish and, as you can see by the photos above, grass sweetlip and spangled emperor. Toby Back (above left) and his buddy Tom Clancy had a ripper time there on Friday, catching and releasing all the species mentioned before going back on Saturday morning for a session on the kingies (to 60cm) more sweetlip and snapper to 48cm. They got best results with light spin gear and Jackall Mask Vib 60's, Jackall Tranzams and 5" Berkley Banana Prawn Jerk Shads.

ONSHORE: Conditions on the coastal surf beaches were as good as they get for this time of the year but the fishing was a tad slow. Having said that, on the North Shore, quality whiting were going for live beach worms in the surf gutters down at the river mouth end of Teewah Beach. The only other report of note from over there was of quality jewfish on the chew about 4km's north of Teewah township. Over on the east side, Sunshine Beach produced chopper tailor around top of the tide while at Castaways Beach the standout species was dart. The only other report was of whiting at north Peregian.
In the river, trevally were on the move throughout the system with the hot spots being the Frying Pan, the Woods Bays and around the Sheraton Bridge. Best results were had with soft plastics, poppers and live baits around dawn and dusk. There were some big trevally boils this morning in the inner Woods Bay with small metal slug lures working best. Jigged soft plastics down deeper attracted the odd (50cm) school jewfish while cast Savoy Shads picked up the odd chopper tailor as Dan Pertot, above, found on Friday evening.
Mangrove Jack
Mangrove jacks were active around the back of Noosa Sound and, as local angler Mark Arnall (above) found on Friday morning, near the mouth of Lake Cooroibah. Mark boated two of these fish casting and retrieving hard body lures and kept the one he's posing with for the dinner table. The jacks were also on the bite between the lakes where live fish baits and whole pilchards worked well. Apart from that, bream were going for mullet fillet at Lake Doonella and Harbourtown, trevally (to 2.2kg) were on the prowl near Makepeace Island, flathead were taken on soft plastics around the weed edges just before the Tewantin ferry on the run-in tide and school jewfish were on the bite at the mouth of Lake Cooroibah. Phew!

On the freshwater scene, the Lake MacDonald bass (to 30cm) were responding to blades at Borer Creek and Three Ways while in the Kingham Arm of Borumba Dam, in 25 to 35ft of water, they preferred slow rolled Slider Grubs.

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