OFFSHORE: There wasn't
a lot to crow about as far as the offshore brigade were concerned this
week with moderate to strong south east and easterly winds making life
very uncomfortable on the outer reefs.
The week, in fact, kicked off in mostly unfishable style and only improved,
as the days went by, to pretty ordinary at best.
The middle reef belt was about as far as most boaties were prepared to
venture and those who made the effort reported Sweetlip, Scarlet Sea Perch,
Squire, Teraglin Jewfish and a few quality Moses Perch at North Reef.
Closer to home, Sunshine Reef was the only other producer of note, yielding
Maori Cod, Sweetlip, Parrot Fish, Moses Perch, Snapper, Squire and Yellowtail
Now for some good news! Noosa Blue Water Charters have got Cougar
Too back on the water after a five week wait for motor parts and
are raring to go for the summer season. To celebrate their fleet being
back to full complement, and to herald what we expect to be a ripper pelagic
season, we're running a competition with two Half Day fishing charters
up for grabs. So, what's the deal? Just estimate the weight of the Sailfish
(above) and/or the Mahi Mahi (below) and email your entry to Noosa
Blue Water Charters. The first entry in with the correct weight
for either fish will win a Half Day Charter worth $130.00. If the correct
weight isn't picked, the closest to it by 6pm next Monday, Nov. 26, will
be deemed winner.
Anyway, what are you waiting for! Click on the hyperlink above, or HERE,
and send in your entry. By the way, both these fish were taken on Blue
Water Charters boats in December last year so this is what you can look
forward to if the sea gods are kind. Note: There is a limit of one
entry, per fish, per person, so take care and get it right. Oh,
and good luck.
ONSHORE: The coastal surf
beaches were a bit sand blown this week, but were still worth a look,
with Dart and Whiting well spread and quite active. The top end of the
North Shore saw most of the action with Tailor and Trevally on the bite
from the rocks at Double Island Point. Trevally were also on the bite
around the corner in Rainbow Lagoon where Grassy Sweetlip (to 2kg), Flathead
& Bream were an added bonus. The middle groyne on Main Beach was another
Trevally hot spot (on soft plastics) while over on the east side, Castaways
Beach produced quality Bream.