As at Monday November 10, 2014.
|OFFSHORE: Light to
moderate (5 to 15 knot) variable northerlies and a moderate 0.5m to 0.75
swell set the scene for consistently fishable conditions both in close and
out wide this week. Noosa
Blue Water Charters vessel Cougar One was sidelined for a few
days earlier in the week getting a wiring harness re-fit but was back on
the water by Friday and out at the Barwon Bank on a full day charter on
Sunday. They did well out there too, coming back with pearl perch, bonito,
venus tusk fish, hussar, gold band snapper, amberjack and knobby snapper.
Wes Troeth from Wurtulla (below) boated the standout 'A.J'.
And from the same full day charter we have Wes Simpson from Melbourne and Ash Simpson from Nambour (below left) with a nice gold band snapper and
a thumper pearl perch. While Big Rod McCarey from Point Arkright (below right) was more than happy to strike a pose with the day's top weight knobby.
2 did a run to the northern end of the Barwon Banks on Saturday
where they got onto squire, hussar, moses perch, amberjack, pearl perch,
venus tusk fish and gold band snapper. Abi Ford from England (below) outfished
all the boys on the full day charter with her standout being the 11kg+ amberjack
she's doing very well to hold up for the photo shoot. She also boated one
of the better gold band snapper and a decent size tusker, but that's another
And there were a few good quality venus tusk fish in the capture bin. Luke O'Connor from Dubbo (below left) did well to hang on to these slippery specimens
|Closer in, The Coffees produced pearl perch,
squire, venus tusk fish, sweetlip, estuary cod and quality moses perch as
did North Reef but with the added bonus of teraglin jewfish, snapper, mowong,
mack tuna and Maori cod. Andre Scott from Adelaide (above) boated his 'Bro'
on Friday's Trekka
Chardon's Reef was worth a look as well. Skipper Paul Glover took a run out that way this morning on the all new 'Wild Thing II' and got his customers on to a good haul of venus tusk fish, snapper, squire, pearl perch and quite a few gold band snapper. Local angler Roy Steberwald (above) was delighted to do the honours with a couple of the quality venus tusk fish and Greg Lachocki from Melbourne (below left) is pictured with the knobby snapper that he boated.
|And from that same three quarter day excursion,
we have a very happy but slightly sunburnt Tim Spokes from Victoria (above)
with his gold band snapper.
Sunshine Reef was pretty quiet but rewarded those anglers who were prepared to berley up. The lads from 'Wild Thing' fished there on Wednesday morning for squire, moses perch, venus tusk fish and the odd cobia. Rohan Bosnich from Victoria (above) boated his 5kg+ black kingfish on that half day charter.
There were a lot of small boats out in Laguna Bay over the weekend, especially along the Halls Reef stretch, but there were no reports from over that way. Jew Shoal, on the other hand, produced the goods in the latter half of the week with sweetlip, snapper and cobia on the bite. Local angler Owen Norris (above) fished 'The Shoal ' on Friday morning and came back with a 3kg+ snapper and this 6kg cobia. He got both fish on pilchard floaters in a berley trail.
By the way, the latest bar crossing video (as at Sunday November 9, 2014) has now been uploaded to the website. To view it... CLICK HERE.
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