As at Friday July 1, 2016.
|OFFSHORE: It was fairly
quiet on the local reefs this week. Conditions were pretty good most days
with light to moderate (5 to 15 knot) variable southerlies and a 0.5m to
1.0m swell. Wednesday and Thursday's 15 to 20 knot blow roughed up the exposed
reefs a bit but it was still fishable for the bigger boats.
The bar crossing was quite straight forward a couple of hours either side of high tide. A few boats found themselves stranded around the low but there were no serious incidents, just the odd red face from the exertion of pushing to deeper water or perhaps embarrassment. It was one of those weeks where there weren't a lot of standout captures. Even Double Island Point failed to deliver on the trophy fish with mostly average size reefies on the bite. Wild Thing 2 fished there on Sunday and skipper Paul Glover sent in this report... "Hey mate. I fished D.I. wide today with heaps of southerly current. Next to no wind and a 1.5m swell. We got cobia, tuskies, hussar, pearl perch, moses perch, gold spot wrasse and one legal red." The photos above and below are from that trip.
|Other species on the bite up that way were squire, grass sweetlip, slate bream and hussar. Brian Jennings from Caloundra (below left) tempted his quality grass sweetlip with a whole squid bait on Sunday's nine our Trekka 2 charter to 'D. I.'. The current on that day was fairly light in close and roaring out wide.|
|Along the middle reef belt, Chardon's Reef and The Coffees produced squire, moses perch, grass sweetlip, venus tusk fish, teraglin jewfish and reef shark, as did North Reef, but with the added bonus of the odd quality snapper, Maori cod and gold spot cod. Raisa Firsova from Russia (above) caught a thumper pearl perch on a yakka fillet on Friday's Trekka 2 charter to North while Josh from Geelong (below left) boated his gold spot cod on Wednesday's charter.|
|Closer to home, Arkright Shoal produced the odd
quality snapper, as did Sunshine Reef but with the added bonus there of
grass sweetlip and Maori cod.
Directly above, and above that on the right, we have the first entry for the Crazy Costume Competition. Local yak angler Peter 'Pedro' Doff stopped in at the shop on Thursday with some quality fish and a carefully prepared 'Fishy' hat, all ready to enter the comp. Only problem was, it wasn't due to start until Saturday morning. Anyway, he was so enthusiastic about the whole thing that Davo's proprietor Peter Wells decided to accept the entry and declare the competition started. Problem solved. His fishy story... Pedro had a ball in his kayak at his favourite fishing grounds north of Big Hall's, picking up three good snapper on trolled deep diving hard body lures plus a jewfish and a decent longtail tuna, both on live yakka floaters. Excellent catch and excellent hat mate.
Last minute report this morning from Chicko Vella from Davo's Tackle World... 'Hi Bill. It was a good morning. Love this time of year. Headed out early, first boat at the ramp. You little ripper! We fished Laguna Bay around first light for one explosive hour. Heaps of reef sharks about. Caught snapper to 3kg, spotty mackerel, grass sweetlip and a 14kg Spaniard which gave my good mate Don Stokes a blood rush. Lots of bait around, accompanied with bird action too."
Late Mail: Wild Thing 2 fished Chardon's Reef on Thursday for gold spot cod, moses perch, jewfish, pearl perch and squire. Michael Novak from Noosaville (above) is pictured with a jewfish or mulloway from that seven hour charter. It was sloppy but fishable with 15 to 20 knot southerly winds and a 1.5m swell.
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|Check this out! Davo's Tackle World are running a 'Crazy Costume Competition' these school holidays! The competition is currently underway and will finish at 6.00pm Sunday July 10, 2016. During that period, if you come in to the shop wearing some sort of costume (we think a lot of kids will be in this one) or crazy hat and have a keeper size fish you'll be in with a chance to win a great prize worth over $500.00. You can also send in your own photo as long as it's the original, straight from the camera. So, dust off those Spiderman, Batman and Pirate costumes!|
|But wait, there's more! There's a fantastic bonus for you kids (twelve years and under) as well. While you're eligible to enter the $500.00 Crazy Costume Competition, you'll also have a chance to win this great extra prize worth over $150.00... 1 x Air Strike Spin Combo and 1 x 300 Piece Plano Monster Tackle Kit... and you don't even have to catch a fish to enter! Just get your photo taken at Davo's Tackle World dressed as your favourite movie character or wearing your best, most outrageous costume and you'll be in with a chance! Age limit: Twelve Years and Under.|
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