As at Monday August 12, 2013.
PAGE ONE - OFFSHORE
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| OFFSHORE: It was
a little bit sloppy and choppy earlier in the week and although Tuesday
to Friday were still fishable, the weekend turned out to be by far the better
option for the blue water brigade. Saturday, with its 5 to 10 knot variable
southerlies and 1m-1.2m swell, presented a great opportunity to head out
wide and Cougar
One did just that, spending the day at The Hards. It was worth
the effort, too, with venus tusk fish, gold band snapper, moses perch, gold
spot wrasse, cobia, hussar, snapper and pearl perch all on the bite. Mick
from Gympie (below) is pictured with a 7kg cobia he boated on the Maxi Charter.
Also from the same charter we have Clint McGuill (below left) with venus tusk fish and gold band snapper and Ben Busiko (below right) with a 3.5kg snapper.
Despite a strong current, the Barwon Banks still fired well, producing plenty of 6kg-8kg snapper, cobia, moses perch, gold band snapper and venus tusk fish.
|Tuesday was the pick of the days earlier in the
week as you can see by the photo below. Local angler Dave Leonard fished
North Reef then in quite pleasant conditions and apart from the usual reefies,
nailed this 13kg cobia or black kingfish on an Octo Jig lure. This fish
gave him a bit of stick on his relatively light 10kg outfit and Dave's stirling
effort, extra toothy smile, top quality photo and quality fish won him this
week's $50.00 Davo's
Fish of the Week prize.
North Reef was also good for Maori cod, moses perch, pearl perch, teraglin jewfish, sweetlip, squire, gold band, jewfish and numerous schools of pilchards. Travis Meyer, below, fished there on Saturday with Bob Jeynes from Davo's and is pictured with one of two quality jewies they tempted with pilchard baits.
Chardon's Reef was very quiet this week with only bonito (but in numbers) coming on strong to any burley trail. Closer in, Sunshine Reef was the spot for squire, sweetlip and a few quality knobbies. Mark Halley from Morayfield (below) boated this thumper 8kg specimen, and dropped two more, there yesterday.
And Nancy Moyle from Brisbane (below) boated squire and sweetlip on Tuesday morning while on a light tackle charter with Noosa River Fishing Safaris.
Laguna Bay was pretty quiet with just a few snapper responding to pilchards and squid at Jew Shoal and the odd grass sweetlip on the bite at Little Hall's.
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