Report 31/8/15

Davo's Noosa
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Nicole Penfold
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Report 31/8/15

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri Sep 04, 2015 3:29 pm


OFFSHORE: There were plenty of quality fish on the bite on our local reefs this week and a good variety too. The weather wasn't too bad either with Tuesday's 15 to 20 knot northerlies being the only blip on an otherwise uninterrupted run for the offshore boys. There were a number of reports of hard running currents on some days but it appeared fairly localised and those boaties who were prepared to move a klik or so usually found better conditions.

The usual suspects, such as moses perch, pearl perch and venus tusk fish were common catches on most of the reefs outside Laguna Bay. In addition to that, Double Island Point produced a number of quality gold band snapper plus squire, oval cod, frying pan snapper, grass sweetlip, snapper and the odd slate bream.

Also out wide, The Barwon Banks were good for snapper, red emperor, morwong, more gold band snapper, good size hussar, frying pan snapper, cobia and gold spot wrasse.

Back in along the middle Reef Belt, Chardon's Reef was the spot for jewfish, gold spot cod, coral bream, hussar and cobia. North Reef was as dependable as ever, producing good catches of teraglin jewfish, gold spot cod, frying pan snapper, bonito, sweetlip, quality snapper, squire, goat fish, yellowfin tuna and the odd Maori cod. The lads from Noosa Bluewater Charters found themselves surrounded by a school of big yellowfin tuna at North Reef on Sunday morning. A few customers were blown away by some 30kg+ fish.

The Coffees turned out to be a good option for yellowtail kingfish, cobia and jewfish while at Massoud's Reef the snapper were responding well to deep jigged micro jigs and soft plastics. Closer to home, Sunshine Reef was very quiet with just the common species (moses, pearlies and tuskies) on the bite. At Jew Shoal, snapper to 3 kg were going for micro jigs around dawn and dusk. Grass sweetlip were also on the bite there.

ONSHORE: Not a lot of feedback from the coastal surf beaches this week. From the North Shore the reports were of bream well spread but with the better quality fish coming from just north of Teewah township. Tarwhine to 1kg were on the bite further up past Freshwater while chopper tailor were still on the prowl in the surf gutters at the top end. Apart from that, Marcus Beach was the only other performer, producing chopper tailor, bream, tarwhine and dart.

In the estuary, the river mouth was a quiet achiever this week. Bream and flathead were active during the day (going for mullet strip and whole prawn baits) while jewfish and trevally were harassing the bait schools around the top of the tide after dark and early in the morning.

Golden and cale cale trevally were on the prowl there later in the week with soft plastics and metal slugs working well.

Bream, tailor and flathead have been on the bite in the Frying Pan while whiting and bream were in good numbers around the Dog Beach. Baits like live blood and sand worms, frozen prawns and live yabbies have been producing some quality fish. Soft plastics like Gulp 3" Ghost Shrimp, Z-Man 4" DieZel Minnowz and Atomic 3" Prongs were also well received.

lathead were going for hard bodies like the Halco 85mm Hamma's and the Rapala Glass Shad Raps in the current line off the Woods Point while in the Woods Bays, golden trevally and GT's were responding well to live fish baits like herring, biddies and legal sized whiting. Soft plastics like the Fuze Prawn also worked well. Bream and flathead were also on the capture list there, as was the odd shovel nose.

Further up, whiting were biting near the sand dredge at Munna Beach while quality bream were responding well to whole prawn baits and Ecogear SX40 lures around the jetties along Gympie Terrace. Flathead, trevally and the odd mangrove jack were going for Gastronomic shad soft plastics, live baits and whole pilchards at Tewantin. Bream, grunter bream, flathead and GT's were reported on the chew at the first ski run. The threadies were also making a splash.

Apart from that, mangrove jacks have been caught around John's landing using hard bodied lures. On the freshwater scene, Lake Macdonald has been producing good numbers of bass along the weed edges around Three Ways, Bass Bay and Toga Bend. Soft plastics have been working best there.

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