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Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2014-09-30

Offshore

Today winds will be northerly 15 to 20 knots. Seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon. Coral trout and snapper from The Coffee’s off Noosa. Big cobia, sweetlip and a the odd pearl perch on Sunshine reef. Coral trout, amberjack, moses perch, hussar and pearl perch caught early morning at the Outer Gneerings.  Sweetlip, snapper, tuskies and big estuary cod wide of Caloundra.

Estuaries

Noosa: Tailor, flathead, bream, whiting and trevally at the Noosa River mouth. Quality whiting, bream, flathead and trevally along the Noosaville reach and in Woods Bay, in the Frying Pan and off Munna Point. Jack and flathead in between the lakes. Flathead and bream along the Tewantin reach and a few bream, flathead, estuary cod and moses perch in Weyba Creek.

Maroochydore: Trevally to 2kg at the river mouth and through the northern channel between Twin Waters and the Cod Hole. Schools of flathead to 50cm in the lower Maroochy and along Godfreys Road on low tide. A few mangrove jacks showing up in Petrie Creek and from Bli Bli. Plenty of bream throughout the river. Whiting around Goat and Channel Island over night. Flathead at twin waters weir. Mud crabs in the middle and upper river

Kawana: Small snapper off the rocks at Point Cartwright, tailor near Kawana Surf Club, at the washing machine and along the rock walls at the Mooloolah River mouth. Some good trevally around the twin bridge and Minyama Island. Still getting big bream still around the moorings. Flathead to 76cm released, trevally and bream 26 to 30cm from McKenzie's bridge area. Whiting and flathead in sand basin and in Mountain Creek.

Caloundra: Whiting throughout the Passage, grunter bream along Roys reach, flathead at Bells Creek mouth and entrance to Pelican Waters Canals and mangrove jack around Pelican Waters Bridge. Whiting on the middle bank out from Military Jetty and northern tip of Bribie.

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Marc Horton-Stevens Amberjack

Marc Horton-Stevens was in hunter gatherer mode aboard a charter offshore of Mooloolaba when he landed this stunning amberjack.

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