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As at Monday September 6, 2010

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OFFSHORE: With light to moderate variable winds and a modest swell continuing on from last week the conditions on the local reefs were again ideal for both the small and the larger boats. Out wide the current was running a tad hard but those who upped their sinker lead reported some good catches of cobia, pearl perch and quality snapper at the Barwon Banks.
A bit wide of there, towards the shelf, the boys from from Fishing Offshore Noosa did well on an extended overnighter, coming back with quality amberjack to 25kg, as per Troy Heathwood's fish above, thumper pearl perch, yellowtail kingfish to 7kg and snapper to 6kg. Shaun Turner (below) was happy to pose with one of the better 'Knobbies' from the trip.
Double Island Point also fired well, producing snapper in the 2kg-6kg range plus venus tusk fish, hussar and pearl perch. Closer in, North Reef was again well patronised and didn't disappoint the faithful, producing Maori cod, squire, pearl perch, moses perch, venus tusk fish and, as you can see by the photos below, cobia and coral trout. Nambour angler Trevor Draper was out there on a 3/4 day Cougar One charter on Wednesday when he boated the 8kg cobia he's posing with.
And Jason Fechner from Brisbane (below) was on a half day Cougar One charter to North Reef on Saturday morning when his pilchard/squid combo bait was monstered by the very colourful 4.5kg coral trout he's pictured with.
Coral Trout
Sunshine Reef was relatively quiet but still produced the odd squire, snapper and sweetlip in close around the 26m mark.
Laguna Bay was alive, with large schools of pilchards being harried by schools of sharks, especially in close to the surf line along the northern stretch of Teewah Beach. Bonito, tuna and spotted mackerel were amongst the mix there as well.

ONSHORE: There was a lot of activity on the upper part of the North Shore coastal beach stretch with huge schools of pilchards right in close to the surf gutters being hammered by large numbers of sharks. The upside was the presence of large bream plus schools of tuna and spotted mackerel which were successfully targeted by shore based surf anglers. Further up, the rocks at Double Island Point yielded cobia, tailor and, as you can see by the photo below, trevally and snapper. James Paine from Tewantin (below) worked those waters with 7" Blue Pearl Shad soft plastics around lunchtime on Friday and was very happy with his catch of trevally and tailor plus his bonus 2.2kg keeper snapper.
Trevally and Snapper
The only other reports of note from the North Shore were of bream, quality tarwhine and whiting in numbers opposite the Third Cutting on the incoming tide. Over on the east side, the northern end of Sunshine Beach produced the odd jewfish (to 80cm) plus some quality tailor a couple of hours after high tide while further along the beach, flathead, bream, dart and whiting were on the bite. Apart from that, Castaways Beach was the spot for bream and dart while Marcus Beach produced whiting, as did north Peregian Beach, but with the added bonus there of tarwhine and dart.
In the estuary, whiting and big bream were on the bite down at the river mouth while flathead and trevally (diamond and tea leaf) were responding well to soft plastics along the first ski run and near Makepeace Island at Tewantin.
Mangrove Jack
Mangrove jacks were active at the mouth of Lake Cooroibah and, as you can see by the photo above, around Munna Point. Nathan Carrott, manager of the Tewantin Noosa Bowls Club, attracted this 58cm specimen with a Gladiator Prawn soft plastic lure on Wednesday night. He was armed with a Nitro rod and a Shimano Twin Power reel loaded with 3kg braid. Apart from that, the inner Woods Bay towards the Sheraton produced the odd trevally in the morning.
On the freshwater scene, the Borumba Dam bass, which were schooling in numbers in the main basin, were chasing blades, spinnerbaits and soft plastics.

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