As at Monday September 01, 2008
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There were no complaints from the offshore brigade
this week with light to moderate variable winds the norm rather than the
exception. There wasn't a lot of swell either so there were plenty of small
boats crossing the bar and heading for the closer reefs. Sunday, in fact,
was the worst day of the week with 15 to 20 knot (later 25 knot+) variable
northerlies, choppy, confused waters and a 1.5m to 2m swell making conditions
(although still fishable) quite unpleasant.
With calm conditions prevailing the outer reefs were just too much of a temptation to ignore. Squire, snapper, pearl perch and moses perch were common to all locations while in addition, The Hards produced teraglin jewfish and hussar.
Snapper were in excellent numbers and of sensational quality at The Hards this week as Ted Bates from Ocean Grove in Victoria (above) discovered on Friday. Ted was out there on a full day Cougar One charter when the whole boat got into the 'Knobbies' in a big way, coming back with plenty of 3kg to 5kg fish and a number of 7kg fish as pictured.
The Barwon Banks also fired well this week with the
bonus species being samson fish and mowong. Snapper, however, were seriously
on the chew there over the weekend and while there a number of standout
7kg fish taken, there were also plenty in the 3kg to 5kg range to keep
everyone happy. Brett Vacher (above left) was out there on Sunday on a
group charter for Taringa Toyota when he boated this 4kg specimen. And
on the same charter, Cameron Wickbold (above right) landed the 5.5kg 'Knobby'
he's posing with. Both anglers were using 7" soft plastics.
And how about this for a great Fathers Day Prize Draw! Purchase anything at Davo's Bait and Tackle this week and be in the draw to win a 'Full Day' offshore fishing charter (value $200.00) with Noosa Blue Water Charters.
Winner will be drawn at 5pm on Saturday,
September 6, 2008.
The latest Noosa Bar crossing photo, as of last Saturday, has now been posted. To check it out, CLICK HERE.