As at Monday December 22, 2014.
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|OFFSHORE: There were no complaints from the offshore brigade with light to moderate (5 to 15 knot) variable northerlies earlier in the week ahead of light to moderate south easterlies over the weekend. Mornings were best with the afternoon nor' east sea breezes more often than not in the 15 to 20 knot+ range.|
|The Coffees were about as wide as anyone cared
to venture this week. Trekka
2 fished there on Friday and got their customers onto moses perch,
coral bream, goat fish, sweetlip, teraglin jewfish, mowong, hussar and a
feisty juvenile marlin. Mick Tolios (above left) is pictured with a quality
pearl perch from that three quarter day charter while the marlin (above
right) took a slow retrieved pilchard floater and was played and boated
by Steve Kane in the red cap.
North Reef ran hot and cold at times but when it fired it produced a wide range of species such as spotted mackerel, moses perch, squire, grass sweetlip, mowong, cobia, pearl perch, teraglin jewfish, coral trout, coral bream, gold spot cod and the odd mahi mahi or dolphin fish. Will Dedekind from Palmview (above) boated his thumper 11.6kg 'bull' on Friday morning's half day Cougar One charter to North Reef. This quality fish went for a whole pilchard floater.
While Milo Bent from Edinburgh in Scotland (above) was happy to pose with this cobia from Thursday's half day Trekka 2 charter to the middle of North.
Looks like North Reef was the place to be this week. Wild Thing 2 fished the top end on Wednesday. The spotted mackerel were apparently schooling out there but were hard work. Most of the action was on the bottom with the standout reefie being the 72cm coral trout that Mark Stewart (above) is posing with.
Last but not least, Jordan Watson from Brisbane (above) is pictured with the mahi mahi from Sunday's Wild Thing 2 charter. It went for a pilchard floater.
Closer in, Sunshine Reef was good for mahi mahi out wide plus grass sweetlip and venus tusk fish in close. Spotted mackerel and small Spanish mackerel (there were lots of juveniles) were schooling on the southern end. In Laguna Bay, cobia and sweetlip were on the bite around Jew Shoal, school mackerel were active, but not in numbers, around the the shark nets while the Hall's Reef stretch yielded reef shark, juvenile black marlin and northern bluefin tuna. Craig Linklater (above) boated this thumper 15.8kg northern bluefin or longtail tuna at Hall's yesterday morning. It went for a live yakka under a balloon float.
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