As at Monday September 29, 2014.
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week of light to moderate winds (mostly variable southerlies) and a nominal
0.5m to 1.0m swell was about as much as anyone could ask for, especially
with the school holidays in full swing. The bar was flat, the bay held a
few tuna and the local reefs were turning out some good reef fish.
The outer reefs continued to beckon to those with the bigger boats and/or larger fuel tanks although Double Island Point was a tad disappointing, producing mostly just average size snapper, venus tusk fish, moses perch, sweetlip and pearl perch. At The Hards, however, it was a different story, with cobia, pearl perch, mowong, hussar, coral bream, amberjack and some thumper knobbies on the bite. Pink (Bubblegum) Z-Man soft plastics were the go there, accounting for most of the better fish on Trekka 2's full day charter on Saturday. Local girl Kathja Hirt (above) is pictured with a nice amberjack from that trip.
|And Don Hedditch from France (above) was more
than happy to pose with one of the standout venus tusk fish from that same
charter. Closer in, Trekka
2 targeted The Coffees on Friday with a three quarter day charter
and came back with squire, moses perch, teraglin jewfish, striped sea perch,
coral trout, mowong and snapper. Craig Bolth from Surry Hills in Sydney
(above right) was delighted when his squid/pilly bait attracted the attention
of this 3kg trout.
North Reef continued to reward the faithful, producing snapper, moses perch, hussar, sweetlip, pearl perch, venus tusk, gold band snapper, teraglin jewfish, blue barred parrot fish, cobia and the odd northern bluefin tuna. Keiran Hickey from Manly West in Brisbane (above) boated his 12kg northern bluefin or longtail tuna while out there on Saturday afternoon on a half day Wild Thing charter. It was a late afternoon return, hence the hint of a sunset in the photo.
Noosa Blue Water Charters scheduled a few trips to North Reef this week. Norman Martens from Victoria (above) is pictured with a quality cobia that he boated on Thursday's charter. And from the same half day excursion we have Marco Vercammen, Belgium (below left) with a blue barred orange parrot fish.
|Further along on Chardon's Reef the standout species were Maori cod, gold spot cod, hussar, venus tusk fish, coral bream, moses perch and the odd grass sweetlip. Mick Edmonds from Melbourne (above right) boated this quality Maori cod on Wednesday's three quarter day Trekka 2 charter to Chardon's Reef.|
|Sunshine Reef was fairly quiet. Chicko Vella
from Davo's Tackle
World fished the northern end with a couple of friends from Melbourne
on Wednesday afternoon and came back with a few squire and sweetlip plus
a 10kg cobia and a Maori cod that Alexander Cooper and his dad Greg are
pictured with above.
Laguna Bay was also quiet but Tim Milat and Davo's staffer Chris Locke (above) gave it a go late on Saturday morning. There were no obvious bird signs or surface bust-ups but Chris dropped a micro jig into a show of bait on Little Hall's and came up with this 17kg longtail. Nice way to christen Chris' new boat.
|As sometimes happens, we didn't have room for all of the offshore photos but if you click on any of the small pix directly above, you can view the slideshow.|
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