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As at Monday November 25, 2013.

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OFFSHORE: A modest 0.5m to 1.0m swell and predominantly light to moderate (5 to 15 knot) variable easterlies were good news for the offshore boys. The boat ramp car parks were crammed to overflowing and all manner of boats were seen crossing the bar (often in convoy) on a mission to tackle the pelagics.
Snapper and Maori Cod
The mackerel and tuna were there one day and gone the next but there were enough quality fish boated to keep local anglers interested most of the week.
For the bigger boats, Double Island Point was a tempting target but those who made the effort reported slim pickings and, unfortunately, no Spaniards. Moses perch, sweetlip and snapper were the standout species there. Closer to home, The Coffees produced moses perch, teraglin jewfish and, as you can by the photo above, snapper and Maori cod. Local lad Beau Broomfield is pictured with a snapper and a bro' from Saturday morning's Trekka 2 charter.
Mahi Mahi or Dolphin Fish
North Reef was pretty hard going, yielding mostly average size reef fish such as teraglin jewfish, venus tusk fish and sweetlip. Those species were also on the bite at Chardon's Reef but with the added bonus of Maori cod, moses perch, pearl perch, squire, bonito and mahi mahi. Peter McCorrkol from Melbourne (above) caught his mahi mahi on a pilchard floater at Chardon's on Monday. Peter's colourful fish also won him the $50.00 Davo's Fish of the Week prize.
Spanish Mackerel
The mutton birds were still in numbers on most of the local reefs but they were again in plague proportions on Sunshine Reef. The pelagics were out there as well, though, so it was a matter of trying to outsmart the birds and get your baits down before they were snaffled by these feathered fiends. It was either feast or famine out there, unfortunately, with some anglers coming home fishless and others bagging out in an hour or two of frantic activity. Chicko Vella (above) and Campbell Munro from Davo's Compleat Angler fished the bottom end of Sunshine on Tuesday morning and during a short, sharp session, boated an 8kg yellowfin tuna (on a pilchard floater), dropped a 20kg (est) northern bluefin tuna at the side and landed one quality 10kg (est) Spanish mackerel using a live yakka floater as the draw card. Other species reported there on the productive days were mackerel tuna, bonito, spotted mackerel and quality cobia.
Spotties and Spaniards were active in the latter half of the week just out from 'A' Bay while longtail and mackerel tuna were schooling just off the headland.
Spotted Mackerel
Laguna Bay was a hive of activity most of the week with the bait schools being hammered by mackerel tuna, longtail tuna, bonito and spotted mackerel just out from the river mouth bar and all the way to Little Hall's Reef. They were a bit skittish and picky when it came to lures and baits but, again, there were just as many success stories as there were failures. Jew Shoal was the spot for small Spaniards and average size spotted mackerel while some of the bigger spotties came from around Little Hall's. Jimmy Clarke's 3kg+ specimen (above) went for a well cast metal slug lure at Little Hall's Reef on Friday morning.
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