As at Monday November 30, 2015.
week of northerlies and temperatures in the thirties. It was mostly good
conditions though with the swell in the 0.5m to 0.75m range. With the full
moon phase peaking mid week the currents were roaring (and heading south)
most of the week which meant extra lead for the bottom bashers.
The really good news was that the pelagics were active in the mid to upper levels with large schools of pilchards and lots of flying fish the main attraction.
|Not many boats ventured out wide this week and
with so much going on within ten to 15 kliks of the bar that's not surprising.
Along the middle reef belt, The Coffees served up some good snapper as well
as squire, pearl perch and venus tusk fish. John Kirkhope from Melbourne
(above left) boated his standout knobby there on Wednesday's five hour Trekka
2 charter. Back from there, North Reef really fired, producing
gold spot cod, venus tusk fish, grass sweetlip, squire, snapper, gold spot
wrasse, Maori cod, frying pan snapper, jewfish, spotted mackerel, slate
bream, bonito, many lined sweetlip, brown line sea perch and pearl perch.
Phew! Mark McGimpsey from Sydney (above right) boated his quality knobby
snapper there on Tuesday's five hour
And on that same excursion, Tom Domlamaro from Forestville in Sydney (above) boated a very large family dinner in the shape of a cobia or black kingfish.
Wild Thing 2 also did well at North Reef. Nikki Payne from Eumundi and Sam Sartori from Castledine (above) each boated a jewfish on Saturday's charter.
While Jenna Blackley from California (above) is pictured with a spotted mackerel from Sunday's charter. Further south, Chardon's Reef was good for moses perch, gold spot cod, Maori cod, mahi mahi or dolphin fish and venus tusk fish. There was also the odd wahoo and juvenile black marlin hooked but either released or dropped. Shane Allchorn from Eumundi (below) boated his thumper 'dolly' there on Sunday's Cougar One charter. It went for a pilchard floater.
And Layla Innes from Tewantin and Lachlan Hellwing from Cooran (below) took turns fighting their fish (which engulfed a live yakka) and shared the credit.
There were lots of boats working Sunshine Reef after last week's reports of mahi mahi and wahoo but this week they were coming back with cobia, coral trout, hussar, Spanish mackerel, spotted mackerel and mackerel tuna. Local angler Travis Meyer took a few friends out to Sunshine for a fish on Saturday morning and stopped in at Davo's Tackle World on the way home for a couple of trophy pix. Below, Callan Casprikum opted to pose with an 8kg Spaniard from the chill bin (which, incidentally, was the first of the season weighed in at the shop) and Shriyanka Harrison (inset) claimed this colourful coral trout. As a combined entry, the pair took out this week's $50.00 Davo's Tackle World 'Fish of the Week' prize. Both fish, by the way, went for whole pilchard baits.
Laguna Bay was a bit patchy but on the good days there were Spanish, school and spotted mackerel around Jew Shoal and the odd squire at Little Hall's.
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