As at Monday November 9, 2015.
|OFFSHORE: It was a
pretty consistent weather pattern for most of the week with light (5 to
15 knot) variable northerlies and a 0.5m to 0.75 swell setting the scene
for good fishing conditions on the local reefs. And, of course, because
of the northerlies it was hot and sultry, at least right through until late
Sunday morning when the forecast cool, fresh to strong (15 to 20 knot) south
easterlies came to town, bringing with them heavy, but much needed rain
to the coast.
The bar crossing was as good as it gets; quite well defined and well behaved with very little swell or wave action to speak of. Being a relatively quiet time of year, however, there was no mad scramble at the boat ramps or at the river mouth. The only report we received from the more distant reefs was from Double Island Point where the catch was (the odd) Spanish mackerel in close plus gold spot wrasse, moses perch, squire, hussar, teraglin jewfish, coral bream and amberjack. Adam Gill from Bendigo in Victoria (above) boated a nice amberjack there on Saturday's full day (nine hour) Wild Thing 2 charter.
North Reef produced snapper, cobia, moses perch, venus tuskers, Maori cod (lots of juveniles), teraglin jewfish, many lined sweetlip, squire, pearl perch, mowong, monocle bream and frying pan snapper. Rob Blackmore from Adelaide (above) boated his quality cobia there on Tuesday's Cougar One charter.
Jake Bennett from Cooroy, pictured above with a couple of quality pearl perch from Saturday's half day Trekka 2 charter to North Reef, was on his bucks party at the time. He loses his freedom to do this sort of stuff on Saturday, December 5. And local lad Zac Mitchard (below left) turned eight years old on Saturday and one of his birthday treats was a trip out that way on Sundays morning's Trekka 2 charter. This thumper pearl perch was the icing on the cake.
|Closer to home, Sunshine Reef was the spot for
a few (just legal size) spotted mackerel, moses perch, red throat emperor,
venus tusk fish, Maori cod, slate bream and brown line sea perch. Stuart
McGillivray from Tewantin (above right) boated his Maori cod out there on
Thursday's half day Wild
Thing 2 charter.
And from that same five hour charter we have Niamh McDonald from Victoria (above) with a nice red throat emperor and venus tusk fish. Apart from that, snapper, grass sweetlip and the odd bonito were on the bite around Jew Shoal in Laguna Bay.
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