As at Friday August 26, 2016.
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|OFFSHORE: Weatherwise it was a bit of a mixed bag on the offshore scene this week. Wednesday was the only no go day (due to the strong northerlies) but the rest of the week was, at times, a tad sloppy on the more exposed reefs. Not a big deal for the larger boats but those in the 4m-4.5m tinnies tended to get the worst of it.
The bar, as usual, caused a few problems for those boaties determined to cross around low tide but, apart from the odd grounding, there were no incidents reported. Double Island Point was worth a shot for those prepared to go the distance, producing a wide range of species such as grass sweetlip, snapper, venus tusk fish, pearl perch, coral bream, moses perch, hussar, longtail tuna, red emperor, large mouth nannygai, Maori cod, cobia and gold spot cod. Steve, Paul, Edward and Will (above) and Paul (below) are pictured with the standout red emperor, nannygai, snapper and pearl perch boated up that way on Saturday's Cougar One charter.
And Wild Thing 2 fished 'D.I.' on Saturday with a bunch of lads from Brisbane who were having a bucks party. Sam, the groom (below right) had a damn good time,
The fat Maori cod that Tom is pictured with below left was also boated on that charter. They did well on the knobbies too but that's another story. Oh, and Trekka 2 fished The Banks on Sunday for squire, venus tusk fish, moses perch and, as per Joe Smallwood and Beth Stevenson's photo below right, the odd quality snapper.
|Closer in, North Reef was good for jewfish, pearl perch, longtail tuna, venus tusk fish, coral trout, squire, trag jew and moses perch. See the thumbnails further down.
Down the line, Chardon's Reef was fairly quiet with just the odd moses perch, gold spot cod and bombie cod on the bite. Sean Vanderwalt (above) boated a nice gold spot cod there on Sunday's Wild Thing 2 charter. And moving in from there, Sunshine Reef produced the odd snapper, grass sweetlip and northern bluefin tuna.
Jarrad Rodgers from Doonan (above) launched his kayak at Sunshine Beach early Saturday morning and hit the jackpot on the edge Sunshine Reef when his slimy mackerel floater (purchased from Davo's Tackle World, of course) was taken by what he first thought was a good size shark but instead turned out to be a thumper 23kg northern bluefin tuna. For some reason this fish never went deep (as they nearly always do), making it easier to bring to the side. By that he meant it only took him half an hour instead of an hour or more to tire it out and drag it on board. Jarrad's quality capture earned him this week's $50.00 Davo's Fish of the Week prize.
One of the prizes that local kayak angler Peter 'Pedro' Doff (above) won in last month's Davo's Crazy Costume Competition was a 2kg-4kg Airstrike spin combo. He loves this outfit, having caught nearly 20 snapper on it without an ounce of trouble. On Saturday morning, north of Hall's Reef, Pedro added to that impressive tally by landing this 80cm knobby. Not a bad effort on 10lb Power Pro line. His bait? Half a Davo's pilchard. Apart from that, Jew Shoal was good for the odd squire and lipper.
|As is often the case, we couldn't fit all of the great photos on the page. To view the full size pix, click on the thumbnails in the Lightbox Gallery below.|
|By the way, the very latest bar crossing aerial video (as at Friday August 26, 2016) has now been uploaded to the website. To view it, ... CLICK HERE.|
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