As at Monday June 17, 2013.
PAGE ONE - OFFSHORE REPORT
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| OFFSHORE: The offshore
brigade were well catered for this week with predominantly light to very
moderate (5 to 15 knot) variable westerlies and a nominal 0.5m to 0.8m swell
to contend with. Wednesday (which was a tad wet) and Saturday were a bit
blustery but still quite fishable. Conditions, in fact, were good enough
for a run to the more distant reefs with Double Island Point targeted by
quite a few boaties chasing the species seldom seen on the more local reefs.
Victor Ruban from New South Wales (below) and a few mates overnighted there on Saturday and came back with estuary cod, snapper, lots of gold band snapper and the 9.5kg red emperor he's pictured with. Victor's fish and his beamy smile also earned him this week's $50.00 Davo's Fish of the Week prize.
Noosa Blue Water Charters scheduled a run to 'D. I.' on Sunday and during the full day excursion they boated morwong, moses perch, gold band snapper, snapper, pearl perch, black tip reef shark and the 9kg (est) red emperor that Cougar One regular Dan Mallon from Maroochydore (below left) is pictured with.
|The Hards were a disappointment, producing only
venus tusk fish (fortunately in numbers) and the odd Maori cod and gold
spot wrasse. Closer in, Chardon's Reef yielded snapper to 5kg, as did North
Reef but with the added bonus of cobia, lots of squire, coral trout, a few
spotted mackerel, teraglin jewfish, hussar, venus tusk fish, morwong and
sweetlip. And for those who knew where to look, the mulloway or jewfish
were on the bite in good numbers wide on North. Cougar
One worked one of their favourite jewie spots out there on Friday
and came back with a good catch of fish (pictured above) in the 6kg to 10kg
And Scott Hooper from Kawana and Bob Caines from Caloundra (above) are pictured with the two quality 7kg and 9kg mulloway they boated while on a half day Trekka 2 charter to their jewie spot wide on North Reef on Tuesday. The rest of the day's catch was snapper, cobia, pearl perch and gold spot cod.
|Sunshine Reef was certainly worth a look this
week with quite a few snapper (to 2.5kg) on the bite plus the odd cobia
and yellowfin tuna, moses perch, Maori cod, venus tusk fish, gold spot cod,
pearl perch and, as per the photo above left, grass sweetlip. Matt Browne
from Peregian Beach spent Sunday morning out there on a Noosa
River Fishing Safaris 'Light Line and Lure'
charter and boated a snapper and a sweetlip on a jigged Rapala Snap Rap
Laguna Bay was relatively quiet with just the odd squire on the bite at Little Hall's Reef. Mulloway were active, though, further up the coast at 'Stingers' which is where Joel Imberger (above right) headed on Wednesday after a quick stop at Davo's for some fresh local squid. His 11kg jewie just couldn't go past that.
Oh, and we've just uploaded a video clip of the 2013 Noosa River to Reef Family Fishing Classic competition. To view it... simply CLICK HERE.
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