The Noosa Fishing Report

As at Monday June 17, 2013.


PAGE ONE - OFFSHORE REPORT
Brought to you by... Davo's Compleat Angler
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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.
Red Emperor
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.
Red Emperor Mulloway or Jewfish
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 range.
Mulloway or Jewfish
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.
Sweetlip Mulloway or Jewfish
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 Ice Jig.
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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