As at Monday August 2, 2010
| OFFSHORE: An extended
run of warm, moderate to fresh variable northerlies lifted up the average
temperatures to the point
that you'd have thought it was spring, but the warmer weather was the only
upside to an otherwise mediocre week.
The weekend was forecast to provide more moderate conditions as the winds eased and took on a southerly flavour, but Sunday, which was tipped to be the pick of the offshore week, could at best be described as 'fishable'.
Nobody ventured beyond the middle reef belt this week but those boaties who went even that far reported thin catches of pretty average fish.
Chardon's Reef and North Reef were fairly lackluster, producing the odd squire, moses perch, striped sea perch and, as you can see by the photo on the right, venus tusk fish.
Grant Atkins caught this 3kg specimen on a strip of mullet flesh at North Reef while on a half day Trekka 3 charter.
Closer in at Sunshine Reef the catch was squire, moses perch, parrot fish, Maori cod, sweetlip and, as per the photo below, the odd quality snapper.
Local angler Jamie Nelson fished Sunshine Wide early yesterday morning but decided to call it quits after he attracted then boated this 4kg 'Knobby with a well jigged Gulp soft plastic.
In Laguna Bay there was no pelagic activity but Jew Shoal was the spot for snapper and, would you believe, flathead.
ONSHORE: The North Shore
coastal beach stretch was chokka block with beach worms this week. The
waters were flat so there weren't as many beach gutters in close. As a
result, most of the action came from the deeper water behind the breakers
where bream, dart, tarwhine and flathead were on the bite. The top end
of Teewah Beach near Double Island Point saw most of the tailor action
with plenty of 2kg+ fish responding well to bonito flesh baits. Over on
the east side, Sunshine Beach was the only producer of note with some
good gutters yielding average size bream in numbers.
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