As at Friday September 1, 2017.
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|OFFSHORE: The winds were all over the place this week but they were mostly light to moderate in strength so it wasn't much of an issue for most boaties. The bar wasn't too much of a challenge either, and we took the opportunity to fly the drone for a birds-eye on Sunday morning. You can view that HERE.
Buzz words this week? Snapper and cobia... good numbers and good quality. Mostly from the middle reef belt and outwards with some good fish coming from Double Island Point, The Hards and the Barwon Banks. Report and photos from Trekka 2 skipper Brooke Wignall... "We fished D.I on Wednesday. Conditions were perfect 10 knot northerly. We caught snapper, cod, pearl perch, frying pan snapper, gold spot wrasse, tusk fish, hussar, moses perch and red emperor." Above is Nathan Hovey from Indented Head, Victoria with a good knobby and Mick Cirillo from Doonan, below left, with a pearl perch.
|While on the Sunday, Trekka 2 targeted The Hards... "Hi Bill. Conditions were variable winds to 10 knots with a slight southerly current. We caught snapper, venus tusk fish, hussar, moses perch and fox fish. Cheers, Brooke Wignall." Above right is Brett Mooney from Brisbane with his standout snapper from that nine hour charter. Also on the bite at The Hards, towards the end of the week, were jewfish or mulloway and quality amberjack.
And from Wild Thing 2 skipper Paul Glover... "We fished The Banks on Sunday. Winds were 5 to10 knots variable westerlies. No current. We caught gold spot wrasse, pearl perch, snapper, amberjack, jewfish, venus tusk fish and yellowtail kingfish." Above we have Brian Bugg from Tasmania with a jewfish and below, Bronwyn Palmer from Bucca, Queensland with her amberjack and Lauren Palmer from Bucca, Queensland boated a nice snapper.
|And pictured below, from closer in at North Reef... "Hey mate. We fished North Reef on Friday. Wind was 15 knots from the south west, turning southerly 20 knots by mid day. We got mack tuna, moses perch, hussar, flathead, Maori cod and two big cobia caught from under a manta ray on soft plastics."
While Trekka 2 fished North yesterday... "Hi Bill. We ran a five hour charter to North Reef on Thursday. Conditions we're ordinary with a 20 knot breeze from the south and slight current to the south making for choppy seas. We were able to anchor successfully on some nice lumps and caught coral trout, pearl perch, Venus tusk fish, hussar, mosses perch and tarwhine. Pictured (below) is the standout fish for the day, a 60cm coral trout. Cheers, Brooke."
And this report and photo from Cougar One skipper Theo Hewish... "We ran a seven hour charter to North Reef on Sunday. Conditions: A light south easterly breeze. No current. We caught gold spot cod, snapper, pearl perch and gold band snapper. Pictured is Adam, below left, with a nice snapper."
|And from earlier in the week... "Hey Bill. We did a five hour charter to Sunshine Wide on Friday morning. Conditions were light south west breeze. As soon as we anchored up our lines were getting smashed by good size pearl perch. We ended up catching snapper, tusk fish, small red emperor and bagging out on pearl perch. Pictured (above right) is deckie Will Palfrey with two solid pearlies that came over the side from one drop. Cheers, Theo."|
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|COASTAL: It was a bit of a patchy one on the open breaches this week. The whiting were certainly biting, though, and were well spread (and in close) from Peregian to Sunshine. Live beach worms got best results there with some quality fish reported by those anglers prepared to put in the time and walk the sands. The northern end of Sunshine Beach was also good for the odd chopper tailor while further north, Dolphin Point produced quality bream and the odd garfish. A good burley and small pieces of peeled prawn worked best for the gar. The only other beach reports were of flathead in close around the rocks of the middle groyne on Main Beach plus flathead and tailor (around dawn and dusk) at the river mouth end of Teewah Beach.
ESTUARY: The usual suspects were out and about at the river mouth this week, as were the bream, flathead and the odd whiting. Not mega numbers but certainly enough to keep most anglers happy. Those same species were reported on the bite in the Frying Pan and around the sand flats opposite the Woods Point. Ten year old Charlie Drew and his dad did well fishing the sand flats opposite the Woods Point Sand Bags on Sunday morning. Using live beach worm baits they boated a dozen good whiting, with the two elbow slappers pictured below (est. 38cm and 40cm) being the standouts. Charlie presented his fish perfectly for the camera which helped him take out this week's $100.00 Davo's Tackle World/ChaseBaits Fish of the Week prize.
|In that same area, the Current Line continued to hold tailor and trevally around dawn and dusk while the Woods Bays and Culgoa Point stretch yielded some quality bream, especially after dark. Blue swimmer crabs were also about in the stretch from the Frying Pan to Weyba Creek where estuary cod, bream, whiting and flathead were also active. After dark the mangrove jacks were on the prowl around the back of Noosa Sound while up at Tewantin, bream, trevally and flathead were on the bite around the Noosa Marina and opposite the Council Chambers. Apart from that, quality bream were active around the oyster bank while javelin fish, bream, flathead, whiting and trevally were reported around the second ski run and up at Lake Cooroibah.|
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