As at Monday September 16, 2013.
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| OFFSHORE: It was
a pretty good week for the bluewater boys with predominantly light to moderate
(5 to 15 knot) variable easterlies and a nominal 1m swell. Those who got
out early got the best of it ahead of the sometimes more blustery afternoon
north easterly sea breezes. The bar crossing was at times a bit sloppy but
all in all it was pretty straight forward. A dense fog early on Sunday morning
cut visibility to about 250 metres but it was blue skies from about 7.30am
onwards. Out wide, The Barwon Banks produced plenty of pearl perch (lots
of juveniles), yellowtail kingfish, venus tusk fish and snapper to 6kg.
Noosa Blue Water Charters spent a whole day at Chardon's Wide on Friday, coming back with gold band snapper, frying pan snapper, hussar, pearl perch, moses perch and quality snapper. Victorian visitors Amy Pollard from Ballarat and Steve Kelly from Anglesea (above) are pictured with a couple of nice 3.5kg specimens from that charter. Also from that trip, Paul Korczynski from Woombye (below left) was more than happy to pose with his standout 5kg knobby.
|If you knew where to go there were still a few
jewfish to be targeted on Chardon's Reef. Bruce Waldron from the Noosa
Boat Fishing Club (above) has the odd mark that holds jewies
and on Thursday morning he nailed a 9kg specimen on one of them. His was
using a paternoster rig loaded with a yakka fillet..
North Reef was well patronised this week and duly rewarded the faithful with good catches of pearl perch, sweetlip, cobia, teraglin jewfish, Maori cod, moses perch, gold spot cod, mowong, squire and venus tusk fish. Roy Salterbeck from Melbourne (above) boated his 16kg cobia (est) at the top end of North Reef on Thursday's Cougar One charter. And Vicky Butler from Melbourne (below) is pictured with pearl perch and sweetlip from Wednesday's Trekka 2 charter.
Fishing Offshore Noosa worked the bottom of North Reef most of the week with good results. Jim Powell from London (below left) put paid to the bad vibes of Friday the 13th by boating this absolute stonker pearl perch. Also worth noting was that large schools of bait, especially yakkas, were present out there.
|Cobia were certainly in excellent numbers this
week. Chicko Vella from Davo's
Compleat Angler worked North Wide yesterday for mixed reefies,
gold spot cod, longtail tuna (there's been some big bust-offs out there)
and cobia. His new deckie, Maddison, is pictured directly above with her
first ever black kingfish.
And German visitor Clemens Waetjen (above) was absolutely delighted with the 8kg cobia he boated at the bottom of North on Tuesday's Trekka 2 charter.
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