Report 22/2/16

Davo's Noosa
Cnr Mary & Thomas St, Noosaville
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938 David Low Way, Marcoola
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Nicole Penfold
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Report 22/2/16

Post by Nicole Penfold » Mon Feb 29, 2016 10:10 am

OFFSHORE: It certainly wasn't a perfect week as far as the offshore brigade were concerned, but we ended up with four eminently fishable days out of the seven, so that was a pretty good outcome. Strong south easterly winds shut the gate at the beginning and the end of the week but otherwise, light to moderate (5 to 15 knot) variable easterlies and a 1.0m to 1.5m swell made for quite pleasant, and sometimes glassed out, conditions on the local reefs.
Small but powerful sets on the bar on some days caught a few boaties by surprise, more so a few hours either side of low tide, but to our knowledge there were no incidents. The stretch of river from the Woods Point to the mouth was more of a concern, in fact, with some boaties having better luck on the 'Dog Beach' side. Once in the bay, however, there were plenty of options. The reefs off Double Island Point were worth the extra fuel, producing an impressive range of species such as gold spot cod, snapper, squire, coral bream, venus tusk fish, moses perch, pearl perch, grass sweetlip, Maori cod, mahi mahi, hussar, mowong, yellowfin tuna, frying pan snapper, scarlet sea perch or large mouth nannygai, spotted mackerel and Spanish mackerel. Molly Harvey from Mudjimba is pictured with a nice mahi mahi or dolphin fish from Wednesday's Full Day (nine hour) Trekka 2 charter to Double Island Point. There was a small school of these pelagics cruising around the boat. This one went for a pilchard floater and another took a half pilly dropped just under its nose.
And from that same T2 charter we have Stephanie Tebbe from Minnesota in the USA posing with a quality snapper. While Bill Dorham from Forest Glen boated his 93cm, 4.5kg spotted mackerel (and a few Spanish mackerel) at 'D.I' on Thursday. It went for a whole pilchard floater.
Above, a few of the good eating size gold spot cod boated on Saturday's full day Wild Thing 2 charter to Double Island Point. And from the same charter we have Tracey Devenish with a yellowfin tuna and Lauren Dawson with a quality scarlet sea perch or large mouth nannygai.
Along the middle reef belt, North Reef yielded the odd Spanish mackerel, Maori cod, grass sweetlip, moses perch and pearl perch as did Chardon's Reef but with the added bonus there of coral bream, venus tusk fish and the odd juvenile marlin. The Spaniards, though, were in better numbers at Chardon's. Chris Walter, Gavin Watts and Bruce Waldron from the Noosa Offshore Fishing Club hit the jackpot there big time on Thursday morning. Crossing over the bar just after 5.00am they were trolling hard body lures close in on Chardon's twenty minutes later and after a frantic session, were on their way home with their bag limit of Spaniards just after 8.00am. Rapala X-Rap hard bodies did most of the damage with the Pilly Pattern and Red Heads working best.
Trekka 2 fished Chardon's on Thursday morning. Jen Robertson from Brisbane (below left) is pictured with Maori cod from that five hour charter and Andrew Tregenza from Victoria (below right) boated a quality sweetlip. The rest of the catch was coral bream, venus tusk fish, moses perch and Spanish mackerel.
Chardon's was certainly firing this week. Chicko Vella from Davo's Tackle World sent in this photo and a short report from Friday morning's trip...
"Hi Billybob. Slipped out to Chardon's this morning. Total glass out. Caught four nice conditioned Spannish on Rapala X-Raps. Also lost quite a few. Chicko"
Davo's Bait & Tackle Northshore
938 David Low Way, Marcoola Q 4564
Ph: 07 5448 8244
Davo's Tackle World Noosa
Shop 6, Noosa Homemaker Ctr, Mary St, Noosaville Q 4566
Ph: 07 5449 8099

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