As at Monday August 7, 2006
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OFFSHORE: Ah well, it
was a reasonable week on the local reefs with light to moderate (occasionally
fresh) variable southerlies the dominant force and a modest 0.5m to 1m
swell prevailing. There were plenty of fishable days although those
boaties who ignored the rather misleading weekend forecast also managed
to squeeze in an extra day on the outside reefs before the much predicted
stronger winds finally impacted late on Saturday. Unfortunately the good
weather conditions weren't really mirrored by the fishing which was pretty
hard work at the best of times. Still, a little bit of extra time and
effort bore fruit in many cases with Squire, Parrot Fish and Pearl Perch
common to most locations. In addition, for those prepared to go the distance,
'The Hards' produced (as per the photo on the right) quality Red Emperor.
Local angler Jeff Colley boated the 11.7kg specimen he's posing with while
out there last Tuesday. Jeff, who was armed with a Shakespeare
Ugly Stik and a Penn lever drag reel loaded with 30lb braid, was using
Davo's Squid baits
as his main draw card. Double Island Point was another 'wide' destination
worth considering with the extras being Snapper, Maori Cod, Sweetlip,
Hussar and, as you can see by the photo below, plenty of Scarlet Sea Perch.
Cougar Too spent
the day there on Wednesday during which customers (left to right) Peter
Thomson from Peregian, Mick from Brisbane, and Cam Reid from Buderim boated
these 12kg, 9kg and 6kg 'Scarlets'.