As at Friday September 30, 2016.
|OFFSHORE: Wow! What a ripper start to the September school holidays! Noosa is packed to the rafters and really turned on the welcome for those wanting to get out and enjoy all the amenities. Light to moderate variable winds were the norm rather than the exception and the swell barely got a mention in the offshore reports.
The bar crossing? It was pretty much 'flat as' most days so there were no incidents reported, apart from the odd brief 'prop polish' on the sand flats around low tide.
All reef locations were on the menu this week and the bigger boats made the most of the opportunity. Trekka 2 skipper Kelly Mills targeted The Hards on Sunday... "Hey Bill. Fished The Hards for snapper, pearl perch, moses perch, venus tusk fish and Maori cod. Great conditions with light variable winds and a nominal north east swell of 0.5m. 1-3 knot of current in places. Pictured above is Shane Varney from Coolum who was over the moon to land this thumper knobby snapper after lunch."
While Wild Thing 2 skipper Paul Glover ran a full day charter to Double Island Point later in the week... "Hey mate. Fished 'D.I.' on Wednesday. Wind was 15 to 20 knots from the west before dropping to next to nothing mid morning. No current. We got snapper, pearlies, gold spot wrasse, tuskies, hussar, coral bream and cobia." Dean Alderson from Victoria (above) boated a quality cobia on the nine hour trip while his son Mitch (below left) nailed the standout knobby snapper. Well done guys.
|The middle reef belt really turned it on for the bottom bashers this week. Starting from the top, The Coffees produced squire, moses perch, pearl perch, Maori cod, grass sweetlip, cobia and venus tusk fish, as did North Reef but with the added bonus there of teraglin jewfish, coral bream, mulloway or jewfish and the odd northern bluefin or longtail tuna. Geoff Morrow from Wangaratta in Victoria (above right) is pictured with a nice pearl perch from Saturday's Wild Thing 2 charter to North Reef.
And Kyle McNamara (above) had a good soft plastics session at North Reef on Thursday. Working the deeper levels with Z-Man 5" StreakZ he caught and released a number of pan sized snapper but kept a 3kg specimen for the dinner table. An extra bonus was this 15kg northern bluefin tuna which nailed his lure on the way down.
|Further south at Chardon's Reef the catch was squire, pearl perch, moses perch, venus tusk fish, slate bream, Maori cod, gold spot cod, cobia, trag jew and sweetlip. Andrew Seqeik from Kew in Victoria (above) boated his gold spot cod there on Monday afternoon's Trekka 2 charter. The Maori cod came from the morning session.|
|Closer in, Sunshine Reef was the spot for squire, grass sweetlip, moses perch, coral trout and footballer trout. Photo and brief report from Chris Arnold from Noosa River Fishing Safaris... "Hi Bill. Photo of Pitzy Folk (above) with one of a couple of coral trout we caught at Sunshine Reef on Sunday morning using pilchard baits."
And this report from Jackson Ross... "Hey Bill. My brother Joshua fished over the weekend with Nathan Cooper. They reported that the was fishing was slow but he didn't mind after he landed this beautiful footballer trout (above right) at Sunshine Reef. It took a live yakka. The rest of the catch was sweetlip and moses perch."
Chris Cooper from Burpengary (above) was trolling a Rapala X-Rap Long Cast lure behind his kayak in Laguna Bay on Wednesday afternoon when it got monstered by a seriously powerful, hard running fish. He was working the waters well north of Big Hall's at the time and after a mega tussle, was pleased to find he'd hooked and landed this 25kg cobia. His quality fish and the mighty effort needed to defeat it, put Chris well out in front to win this week's $50.00 Davo's Fish of the Week prize.
|PUBLICATIONS||FISH 'N' TRIPS||THE ARCHIVES||THE MAP||TALL STORIES||TALK TACKLE||FISH 'N' TIPS|
|Copyright © 2016. Fishing Noosa Pty Ltd. ABN 39 062 735 693|