As at Monday September 7, 2015.
| OFFSHORE: It was
a bit of a patchy week for the offshore brigade. Thursday, Friday and Saturday
morning were pretty much a no go, with 20 knot+ south easterlies and a 1.5m
to 2.0m swell deterring all but the desperates and die-hards. Light to moderate
variable westerlies prevailed on the better days.
When conditions permitted, Double Island Point was certainly worth the fuel, producing snapper, moses perch, coral bream, iron jaw snapper, venus tusk fish, pearl perch, amberjack and hussar. Merv Malligan from Gympie (above) is pictured with two thumper venus tusk fish from Sunday's Wild Thing 2 charter to 'D.I'. And Daniel Brew from Moana Beach, South Australia (below) did the honours with a couple of amberjacks from the same charter.
|Conditions were excellent on that trip with light
variable winds, a 0.75m swell and just a slight current to the south. Alan
Thornborrow from Tewantin (above right) was happy to pose with the knobby
snapper he boated on that particular charter. The rest of the day's catch
was pearl perch, coral bream and hussar.
Cougar One fished the Barwon Banks on Saturday. It was a little bit sloppy early on but got better as the day progressed. Bruce Brewster from Brisbane (above) boated this quality gold band snapper on the full day charter. The rest of the catch was hussar, venus tusk fish, moses perch and snapper.
| Closer in on the middle reef belt,
North Reef ran hot and cold but on the good days yielded moses perch, pearl
perch, mackerel tuna, longtail tuna, squire, venus tusk fish, bonito, cobia,
gold spot cod, teraglin jewfish and parrot fish. Stacey Sauervein from Mount
Beauty in Victoria (above left) tempted her gold spot cod with a live yakka
on Tuesday's Cougar
One charter. While Donna Norton from Biloela's cobia (above)
came from Wednesday morning's charter.
Still at North Reef, Brett Spinks, Sydney (above) boated this blue barred orange parrot fish on Monday's Trekka 2 charter. Further south, Chardon's Reef was the spot for longtail tuna, squire, moses perch, venus tusk fish and pearl perch. Chicko Vella from Davo's Tackle World and his deckie Maddie (below) fished there on Monday and reported lots of bait with tuna amongst them. Maddie is pictured here with a solid longtail which she boated just before lunch.
Favoured by the small boat owners and yak anglers, Sunshine Reef was a pretty good option for jewfish, estuary cod, grass sweetlip pearl perch and squire. Local angler Scott McKenna (below right) picked up his 12kg jewfish at the northern end of 'Sunshine' on Monday. He used a live yakka as his draw card.
|In Laguna Bay, snapper were on the bite at Jew Shoal and the odd longtail tuna was responding to trolled hard body lures around the shark nets. On the North Shore side, the Halls Reef stretch produced grass sweetlip and mack tuna. The video above left? We went back over the bar crossings we'd filmed over the last few years, picked the eyes out of the the best of the wave jumpers and wet ones, trimmed it to the bone and 'slo moed' the highlights. Enjoy.|
|PUBLICATIONS||FISH 'N' TRIPS||THE ARCHIVES||THE MAP||TALL STORIES||TALK TACKLE||FISH 'N' TIPS|
|Copyright © 2015. Fishing Noosa Pty Ltd. ABN 39 062 735 693|