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As at Monday October 25, 2010

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OFFSHORE: It was great week on the water with light to moderate (10 to 15 knot) south easterlies and a modest 1.2m to 1.5m swell dominating the offshore scene. With the full moon phase peaking on Saturday there were plenty of starters for night and overnight excursions and those who took the punt reported abundant catches of mostly average size reef fish.
Snapper Laguna Bay was fairly quiet with just the odd snapper (to 2.5kg) taken on Jew Shoal. Around the corner at Sunshine Reef, though, it was all on for young and old (especially at night) with squire, coral trout, red emperor (mostly juveniles), grass sweetlip (to 3kg), parrot fish, bonito, northern bluefin tuna (to 8kg), shiny mackerel, moses perch, striped sea perch and, as per the photo above, 3kg snapper. Local yak angler Ian Tagg fished the northern end of Sunshine yesterday morning and came back with some good grassies, two moses perch, a venus tusker and the snapper he's pictured with.
Yellowtail Kingfish North Reef was also well worth the effort, producing heaps of average size keepers such as moses perch, venus tusk fish, pearl perch, squire, bonito and mackerel tuna plus the odd standout like the yellowtail kingfish and wahoo pictured.
Reg Claney from Tewantin (above) boated this 10kg 'Kingy' at North on Wednesday while on a half day Trekka 2 charter.
And Jason DeBoard (above) hit the jackpot there today when his trolled Halco Redhead was monstered by a 20kg wahoo.
Further out, The Hards yielded quality snapper, as did the Barwon Banks but with the added bonus there of pearl perch, teraglin jewfish, amberjack, venus tusk fish and moses perch. Riener Walshke, above, was happy to pose with the 4kg snapper he boated at 'The Banks' while out there on a Noosa Blue Water Charters overnight excursion on Friday night.

The latest video clip of the bar crossing, as at Sunday Oct. 24, has now been uploaded. To view, CLICK HERE.

ONSHORE: The coastal surf beaches were good if only for a visit and, of course, to catch a fish was a dead set bonus. On the east side, Peregian Beach produced good dart, as did Marcus Beach but with the added bonus there of whiting. Castaways Beach was the spot for bream (to 1kg), at Sunrise Beach it was whiting and further north, quality bream were on the bite at Alexandria Bay after dark. Across the bay, chopper tailor (to 1kg) and whiting were active just north of the Third Cutting and not far past the Township of Teewah. Local angler Dan Pertot (below) fished north of Teewah around low tide yesterday and is pictured here with two of his best fish, a couple of 600gm beauties, which were taken on live worms.
The river was looking absolutely stunning over the weekend and on Sunday, when the photo below was taken, there wasn't a space at the boat ramps or a car park anywhere near the water. There were boats everywhere, people fishing, picnicking, swimming and with all the activity, of course, best results (fishing wise) were had early morning and at dusk.
Sunday October 24. River mouth side of the Frying Pan
Around first light the Woods Point was a good option for trevally on surface poppers but most of the real action was in the afternoon around the Munna Point Bridge where flathead and whiting were going for prawn baits, chopper tailor were in numbers and responding to pilchard baits and, at night, mangrove jacks were chasing soft plastic prawn lures.
On the freshwater scene, the water at Lake MacDonald was still murky and thick with sediment. Most of the fish caught and released were juveniles with the 'legals' being taken around Gazebo Bay by casting Jackalls to the weed edges.

Hey! Why not get your next catch featured on Television! The next time you land a half decent fish you could not only be on our weekly website report, you could also be on Channel Seven's Thursday night TV Fishing Report with Mark Planck!
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