As at Monday April 1, 2013
PAGE ONE - OFFSHORE REPORT
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|OFFSHORE: With light
to moderate (5 to 15 knot) variable southerlies, and only a nominal 1m-1.2m
swell dominating the offshore scene, it was a fantastic lead-up to the four
day Easter long weekend. The favoured Noosa Bar crossing was virtually straight
out from the river mouth rock groyne and while it was a little bit sloppy
a couple of hours either side of low tide, those boaties who were prepared
to wait until mid tide (or after) to cross hardly got their bows wet.
The middle reef belt was pretty popular this week with Chardon's Reef producing red emperor, spotted mackerel and Spanish mackerel in healthy numbers. North Reef was also good for mackerel but also had the added bonus of snapper, moses perch, pearl perch, venus tusk fish, sweetlip, gold band snapper, gold spot cod, cobia and coral trout. Ryan Mitchell South Africa (above) is pictured with a 4kg+ trout he boated there on a Cougar One charter on Saturday.
|Also keen to show their captures from the same
half day Cougar One charter, we have David Tobin from just down the road
at Pacific Paradise (above left) with a 6kg gold spot cod and (above right)
we have Col Mills from Tin Can Bay with a gold band snapper and Jarrod Kris
from Adelaide with his snapper.
And Eric Van Puynabroock from Cooroy (above) boated his 5kg+ cobia while on a three quarter day Trekka 2 charter to North Reef on Saturday morning.
There were a lot of bait schools on North Reef and it was worthwhile dropping a few weighted pilchards down through them to see what was lurking below. Pitzy Folk (above) motored out there on Friday afternoon with his mate Chris Arnold and, fishing the afternoon and just on dark, they boated three mulloway and a coral trout. Pitzy's standout 12kg 'jewie', together with his big beamy smile was enough to win him this week's $50.00 Davo's Fish of the Week prize.
|The Zigliotto boys fished Massoud's Reef on Saturday and reported the fishing slow. The 6kg+ spangled emperor that youngest family member Caleb (above left) is pictured with, in fact, was all that made the day reasonably worthwhile. But that's fishing. Closer in, Victor Bailey's Reef was the spot for venus tusk fish and quality sweetlip while Sunshine Reef was a good option for cobia, Spanish and spotted mackerel, venus tusk fish, sweetlip, sea perch, moses perch Maori cod and coral trout. Bob Jeynes from Davo's Compleat Angler (above right) fished there earlier in the week for a mixed bag of reefies and coral trout like the 4kg specimen he's pictured with. And Victorian visitor Peter Panayiotou's trout (below left) came from today's Trekka 2 charter to Sunshine Reef.|
|While from the same charter, Barry Glendenning from Dubai and Michael Phelan from Melbourne (above right) are pictured with a couple of dark-tailed sea perch they tempted with pilchard baits. In Laguna Bay, northern bluefin tuna, mackerel tuna and spotted mackerel were active at and around Big Hall's Reef.|
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