As at Monday November 15th 2004
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OFFSHORE: Ah well, it was a bit of a mixed bag this week with winds coming from the South and then the North and waxing and waning from very light (5 to 10 knots) to (at times) a pretty strong 25 knots plus. Those blue water anglers who managed to get it right found themselves in TGO conditions while those who got it wrong had to put up with some pretty lumpy waters. Still, all in all it wasn't a bad result with Friday (fresh to strong North Westerlies) being the only real shut-out.
As is the normal
weather pattern at this time of the year, blustery North Easterly sea
breezes were a feature on most afternoons
so, as per usual, the morning sessions were the most popular with Squire,
Parrot Fish, Pearl Perch and Moses Perch common to most of the visited
reefs. In addition, Chardon's 'Wide' produced Snapper, Shark and, as
you can see by the photo on the right, lots and lots of Mahi Mahi or
Dolphin Fish. Mark Reinbolt from Toowoomba boated this 8kg specimen
while out there on a full day Cougar Too
charter on Thursday. Closer in at Chardon's 'Close' the bonus species
was Sweetlip, at North Reef it was Maori Cod, Estuary Cod, Mowong and
Mackerel Tuna and at Massoud's Reef the extras were Snapper, Teraglin
Jewfish and Mahi Mahi. Apart from that; the Coffee Rocks yielded Maori
Cod and Sweetlip while Sunshine Reef was the spot for Red Emperor, Sweetlip
and plenty of Mahi Mahi. In Laguna bay most of the activity was from
Mackerel Tuna and Bonito.