As at Monday July 30, 2012
PAGE ONE - OFFSHORE REPORT
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|OFFSHORE: There were no complaints from the offshore boys with light to moderate 5 to 15 knot variable southerlies prevailing most of the time. The winds got up around the 20 knot mark on Tuesday and Saturday but by and large it was a very fishable week. The bar crossing, as above, was as good as it gets.|
|The outer reefs were well and truly on the agenda
this week although the long run to Double Island Point was a bit of a disappointment
for some, with cod and snapper the only species reported on the bite. The
Barwon Banks were a better option, producing snapper, hussar, pearl perch,
venus tusk fish, moses perch and, as per the photo above left, amberjack.
Darren Derby from Brisbane boated this 12.5kg 'A.J.' while out there on
Saturday on a full day Cougar
One charter. Closer in at North Reef the standouts were snapper,
moses perch, pearl perch, teraglin jewfish, venus tusk fish, sweetlip, mowong,
mulloway, cod and, as you can see by the photo above right, the odd cobia.
Philip Thomson's 6.5kg fish was part of the catch on
Cougar One's Saturday excursion.
And on the same full day charter to North Reef, a very happy Troy O'Shea from Cooran (above) boated the day's standout, a 7.5kg jewfish or mulloway.
Offshore Noosa also ran a few trips to North Reef this week.
Tracey Thurgood (above right) was happy to pose with the 3.5kg snapper she
caught with a pilchard floater on Friday's half day charter. And on Sunday,
the Noosa Yachtie Fishing Club booked Trekka
2 for the day and came back with venus, tusk fish, snapper, moses
perch, cod and mowong. Mandy Webb (above left) is pictured with a 4.2kg
'knobby' and Bruce Bate (below) a 6kg gold spot cod.
Sunshine Reef rewarded the faithful with some good catches of snapper (in close and out wide), plus northern bluefin tuna, cod, coral trout, cobia, teraglin jewfish, pearl perch and mackerel tuna. Moet and Jett Vella and their buddy Will Cels (below left) fished Sunshine yesterday with their dad, local fishing guru 'Chicko' Vella and came back with a chilly bin full of reefies. The snapper, coral trout and estuary cod they're posing with, however, were their standouts.
|Bruce McLean from the Noosa
Boat Fishing Club (above right) had a good day out wide on Sunshine
on Thursday, catching and releasing mackerel tuna and coming home with snapper,
trag jew, pearl perch and the 10kg northern bluefin tuna he's pictured with.
The waters in Laguna Bay have cleared up and the action has improved as
a result. Jew Shoal was the main producer, though, yielding snapper, grass
sweetlip, cobia and (more widely spread) mack tuna.
Over the weekend the river mouth bar crossing was as good as it gets. To view the latest video clip, as at Saturday, July 28... CLICK HERE
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