The water clarity in the river seems to be improving, along with the fishing. Especially for the bread and butter species. From Jimmy Free, Noosa River Fishing Safaris... "Shaun from Sunshine Butterflies (below left) landed this 39cm bream up at Tewantin on Thursday morning's charter. Safely released after a quick pic. And Anthony (below right) caught and released this quality flathead in the Frying Pan on the afternoon charter. It went for a whole whitebait."
Not a bad week for the offshore boys. Light to moderate variable westerlies were the norm rather than the exception and the 1.0m seas and swell made for pleasant conditions on the locals. And, of course, there was the added bonus that the snapper/pearl perch closure was now officially over for another year.
From Trekka 2 skipper Nat Turner... "Hey Bill. With snapper and pearl perch back on the menu we fished North Reef on Wednesday morning’s five hour charter. We had great conditions with light westerly winds and no swell. As you can see by the photos (above and below) we boated some really good fish.
And prior to that we fished Double Island Point, catching mulloway and gold spot cod (as below), plus nannygai, moses perch and tusk fish. Cheers, Nat."
Jimmy Free, Noosa River Fishing Safaris... "Hey mate. The weekend bite wasn’t the best but we chipped away. Still plenty of bream sitting just inside the river mouth and the Dog Beach had some nice flathead like Harry's mid 60's fish (below). The Woods had plenty of small but legal flathead as well. Tewantin had lots of bream and flathead especially around Doonella. There are thick schools of hairtail in the ski runs at the moment too."
Saturday August 13, 2022. The bar looked good this week with little or no swell. Quite a few birds heading out at first light chasing the bait schools but no reports of pelagic activity. Laguna Bay was often glassy but it was a bit joggly on the exposed reefs on the odd day. No worries for the bigger boats though.
Report and photos (above) from Trekka 2 skipper Nat Turner... "Hey Bill. Fished up at Double Island Point the past couple of days. We caught some quality venus tuskfish to 63cm, spangled emperor to 70cm, coronation trout, hussar, moses perch and Maori cod. There was no current run to speak of. Cheers, Nat."