As at Monday May 12, 2014
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| OFFSHORE: Apart from
a brief blow (and a bit of rain) on Thursday and Friday, the week was dominated
by light to moderate variable southerlies. The swell got up a bit over the
weekend but not much more than 1.2 metres, although there were a few stand-ups
on the bar that caught the odd boaty by surprise.
The currents along the middle reef belt were quite modest, running to the south earlier in the week and north over the weekend. Either way, conditions were ideal for a spot of bottom bashing but the irony was, it was pretty hard to get through the mackerel as they were feeding frantically on all levels nearly every day. Fishing Offshore Noosa worked North Reef most of the week and more often than not came back loaded up with Spanish and spotted mackerel.
Jenny McLaren and Rachel Quinton (above) are pictured with a couple of the standout Spaniards from Tuesday's three quarter day Trekka 2 charter
And there were a lot of smiley faces back at the jetty after Wednesday's half day charter. The Toyota Group were having a conference here during the week and treated some of their top sales people to a morning on the water aboard Trekka 2. They fished North Reef in glorious conditions and were straight into the Spaniards as soon as they dropped the pick. And they left them biting. Oh what a feeling! Pictured above are: Julie-Ann Nguyen, Rachel de Jonge, Nicole Clennell, Van Huyen, Luke Clennell, Jayden Edgar and Craig 'The Hammer' Hammermeister. As you can see by their grins, they had a damn good time.
|Toyota Group organiser Craig 'The Hammer' Hammermeister
(above) also boated a nice amberjack when they moved to Sunshine Wide after
they got tired of boating the mackerel. Noosa
Blue Water Charters, of course, were in amongst them earlier
in the week as well. Phillip Fifield (above) is posing with a thumper tea
leaf trevally that he boated at 'The Wreck' on Monday. And from that same
charter we have Josh Deidun with a cobia and Cheyne Perry and Dan 'The Man'
Mallon (below) with a couple of Spaniards from North Reef. The rest of the
catch? Scarlet sea perch, moses perch and spotted mackerel.
North Reef sure was firing. Local angler Bob Good (below) dropped the pick there on Wednesday morning and was planning to do a spot of bottom bashing when his pilchard bait was taken down deep by the 10.2kg Spaniard he's pictured with. That was good enough for him so he packed up and headed home.
Other species on the bite at North Reef during the week were; squire, sweetlip, yellowfin tuna, venus tusk fish, shiny mackerel, striped tuna and pearl perch.
By the way, the latest bar crossing video (as at Saturday May 10, 2014) has now been uploaded to the website. To view it, just... CLICK HERE.
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