As at Monday November 23, 2015.
|OFFSHORE: Mostly northerlies
this week which meant a steady build up in temperatures as the days went
by. Conditions were good though, with the swell around the 0.5m mark more
often than not. Sunday, in fact, was an absolute pearler with a light northerly
breeze, glassed out seas and little or no current.
The outer reefs were worth the effort and those who went the distance reaped the rewards. The Barwon Banks produced good snapper, moses perch, cobia, jewfish, venus tusk fish, mowong, spangled emperor, hussar , Maori cod, amberjack, gold band snapper, mowong, sea bream, rosy jobfish and mahi mahi.
Arlie Mitchell (purple shirt in the photo above) roped in a bunch of friends and booked Wild Thing 2 for a nine hour charter to The Banks on Sunday. They were experienced anglers so when the fish came on the bite they made the most of it, bagging out on snapper and topping off with jewfish, mahi mahi, pearl perch, venus tusk fish and gold band snapper. And Adam Dahl from Coolum (below left) is pictured with a quality spangled emperor from Friday's charter.
2 targeted The Banks on Saturday. Luke Somerville from Eskdale
(above right) was happy to pose with two nice snapper from that full day
charter while Jeff Stones from Adelaide (below) did the honours with a couple
of quality venus tusk fish. Click on the thumbnails further down for more
Back in along the middle reef belt, North Reef was the spot for mahi mahi, Maori cod, squire, sea bream, many lined sweetlip, pearl perch, grass sweetlip, moses perch, heaps of grinners on some days, frying pan snapper, bonito, venus tusk fish, lots of flying fish and big schools of pilchards. Looks like being a great pelagic season. Big Jorn Oksendal from Norway (below) boated this thumper mahi mahi out there on Sunday afternoon's five hour Trekka 2 charter.
Further south, Chardon's Reef was good for moses perch, bonito, brown line sea perch, cobia, gold spot cod, lots of flying fish, sergeant baker and jewfish or mulloway. Marty, Cam, Chris and Woody (below) are pictured with the quality mulloway they boated there on Wednesday's half day Wild Thing 2 charter.
And Sunshine Reef really came to life this week. Lots of flying fish meant mahi mahi, wahoo and juvenile marlin. Plus there was spotted mackerel, moses perch, albacore, pearl perch, Spanish mackerel, grass sweetlip, venus tusk fish, squid, longtail tuna and snapper. Dave Hirst from Peregian Springs (below) bought himself a new Daiwa/Nitro combo from Davo's Tackle World on Wednesday and christened it on Thursday morning out on Sunshine. He thought he was doing ok initially, picking up a few reasonable size spotties on his trolled Halco Laser Pro lure, but hit the jackpot around 7.00am when this 11kg wahoo crashed the party. And just to add a little bit more icing to the cake, he also picked up this week's $50.00 Davo's Fish of the Week prize for his efforts.
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