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As at Monday September 13, 2010

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OFFSHORE: There wasn't a lot of change from last week as far as the offshore conditions were concerned. A modest 1m to 1.2m swell and light to moderate variable winds prevailed and trips out wide were the norm rather than the exception.
Red Emperor
The Hards turned it on for those who made the effort and Noosa Blue Water Charters got in on the action there on a number of full day charters. There were good numbers of common reef species boated such as hussar, moses perch, parrot fish, spangled emperor, teraglin jewfish, red throat emperor, frying pan snapper, gold spot wrasse and, as per the photos above and below, red emperor and plenty of snapper. Chris Park from Hobart (above) boated a 5kg red emperor while out there on a Cougar One charter yesterday while Jason Argill (below) nailed a couple of 5.5kg and 6kg snapper.
And on the same charter, Chris' wife Deborah (below left) was more than happy to pose with more of the day's 'Knobbys'.
The Barwon Banks also fired well, producing parrot fish, moses perch, morwong, snapper, hussar, red throat emperor and gold spot wrasse while out on the shelf, Fishing Offshore Noosa cleaned up on the snapper and, as you can see by the the thumper fish that Trekka 3 skipper Clint Ruster is posing with in the photo below right, quality pearl perch to 5kg.

Snapper Pearl Perch
North Reef was the spot for snapper in the 3kg to 5kg range, amberjack, yellowtail kingfish, parrot fish, teraglin jewfish and pearl perch while at Sunshine Reef the standouts were squire, school mackerel, sweetlip, parrot fish, pearl perch and, as you can see by the photo below, coral trout. Benoit Fourie boated this 2.5kg specimen there yesterday afternoon.
Coral Trout
Laguna Bay was pretty quiet, although Jew Shoal still managed to yield sweetlip and the odd Spanish mackerel to 6kg.

ONSHORE: The coastal surf beaches were a joy to behold this week and it was one of those times when you could honestly say the fishing was a dead set bonus. On the North Shore, whiting were biting well in the surf gutters about 5km's north of Teewah and tarwhine were an added bonus there. Tailor were active in the waters around the shire boundary and further north around the rocks at Double Island Point where jewfish, trevally, squire and snapper were also on the chew. Over on the east side, the only reports of any note were of dart and bream at Sunrise and Marcus beaches.
In the estuary, most of the whiting and flathead action (and the better quality fish) came from down at the river mouth. Shirley Blacka (above) was trying out a few soft plastics down at the mouth on Saturday morning when the 68cm (2kg) 'Lizard' she's pictured with swallowed one whole. She was armed with a Shimano spin combo loaded with 10lb braid.
Mangrove Jack
Flathead were also responding well to drifted mullet fillets at the entrance to Noosa Waters while in the Woods Bays, and more specifically in the inner bay and near the Sheraton, trevally and chopper tailor were chasing surface poppers early in the morning. Mangrove jacks were on the prowl in that same area as local angler Alex Marshall (above) discovered before first light on Wednesday morning. Alex was working the waters with a Gladiator Prawn lure when it was taken by the 2.6kg 'Jack' he's posing with. Apart from that there were some quality bream on the bite near the Munna Point Bridge.

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