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As at Monday September 27, 2010

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OFFSHORE: Although the offshore scene got off to a bit of a shaky start, from Thursday onwards it was all go, with light to moderate (5 to 15 knot) south easterlies and a 1m swell providing excellent fishing conditions over the weekend.
The outer reefs were a bit slow at times and due to the full moon phase were a better option during the afternoons. The Hards, however, fired well over the weekend, producing pearl perch, spangled emperor, Maori cod, gold band snapper, yellowtail kingfish, amberjack and, as per the photo above, quality 'Knobbies'. Local angler Phil Wulff and friends spent the day there on Sunday and, using 7" soft plastics, boated mixed reefies and a few snapper in the 5kg to 6kg range.
The Barwon Banks were quite well patronised by the bigger boats and although patchy at times, on the good days yielded gold spot wrasse, parrot fish, red throat emperor, spangled emperor, hussar, pearl perch and, as you can see by the photo above, the odd quality snapper. Matthew Robinson from Sydney boated this 4kg specimen while out there on a full day Cougar One charter on Thursday. He was using 7" Gulp Lime Tiger soft plastics as his draw card.
North Reef was a good option with the shorter distance allowing more time for fishing and providing good catches of parrot fish, sweetlip, Maori cod, the odd school mackerel, plus quality cobia and snapper. Gavin Burls from Gympie (above) was out there this morning on a half day Trekka 3 charter when his live yakka bait was taken by this 12kg+ black kingfish.
And yesterday on Trekka 3, Brisbane angler David Hockings (above) boated a nice 6kg 'Knobby' on a pilchard floater.
But Tim French from Beerwah (above) weighed in this week's standout when he popped into Davo's with the 16kg cobia he's posing with. Tim spent Friday morning at North Reef and attracted this quality fish with a whole pilchard floater.
For the smaller boats, Sunshine Reef was the spot for parrot fish, sweetlip, spangled emperor and snapper to 3.5kg.

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ONSHORE: There were no decent surf gutters along the North Shore this week so the only reports were of jewfish around the rocks at Double Island Point. There was a bit more action on the east side with bream and quality whiting on the bite at the northern end of 'A' Bay. Further south, chopper tailor, bream and dart were on the chew at the northern end of Sunshine Beach, Castaways Beach produced whiting, tarwhine and dart and at north Peregian it was whiting and bream.
In the estuary, the better quality bream were taken down at the river mouth (together with trevally at night) and, as in the case of the photo above, in the Frying Pan. Louise Foster was fishing there on Friday when her live yabby attracted the attention of the 900gm yellowfin she's posing with. Bream were also active at night either side of the full moon near the Sheraton Bridge (as were mangrove jacks) and, along with trevally, in the Woods Bays. Father and son team Chester and Hayden (below) did well there on Tuesday, boating a number of quality whiting and a couple of trevally, top weight 2.2kg.
Trevally were also active (especially towards the top of the tide) around the Munna Point Bridge, along the rock stretch below T-Boats on Gympie Terrace, near the Noosa Marina late at night (on surface poppers) and (along with flathead and the odd tailor) up along the first ski run and below Makepeace Island. Whiting were biting around Goat Island (on live yabbies) and around the Munna Flats opposite the caravan park.
Weyba Creek produced the odd flathead on lures as Jack Tait (above) discovered on Wednesday. Jack was working the waters there with a Gladiator Prawn soft plastic when it was taken by a hungry Lizard. He released it after this quick pic.
Apart from that, tarpon were active between the lakes, and more specifically around Johns Landing. Kodi Wulff (above) caught and released this specimen on Wednesday morning using a Savoy Shad as his draw card.
On the freshwater scene, deep diving hard body lures trolled in the deeper waters of Lake MacDonald accounted for a few silver perch and lots of undersize bass. Borumba Dam was the venue for the latest round of the BassTastic competition with most of the big bass coming from the main Basin and around the second yellow buoy. The Timbers and the Yabba and Kingham Arms also produced fish with 2" soft plastic grubs, blades and small spinnerbaits getting most of the action.

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