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Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2015-12-10

Offshore

Winds will be northerly at 15-20 knots with seas around 1 metre. Top Catch Charters has had some great catches with pelagics in good numbers of mahi mahi from the banks and the 50m line, also on the banks are tuna, mackerel, cobia, red throat emperor, maori cod, squire, coronation trout, tusk fish, fusilier, trevally and amberjack. There's a few good spotty and spanish mackerel showing up on local reefs. A 12kg northern bluefin or longtail tuna taken at Big Hall's Reef. The nine mile and twelve mile at Caloundra produced mackerel, cobia, sweetlip, tusk fish, hussar, squire, pearl perch and estuary cod.

Estuaries

Noosa: Reasonable numbers of tailor and whiting along the Noosa north shore. Trevally in size around Tewantin boat ramp with whiting and bream biting around the dog beach. There's been some quality flathead and trevally caught in the late afternoon at Woods Bay. Moses perch, estuary cod, flathead and whiting were all caught in numbers in Weyba Creek. Flathead, bream, tailor and trevally at the Noosa River mouth with a few sand and mud crabs in the mid to upper reaches.

Maroochydore: Whiting in the early mornings around Picnic Point, Chambers Island and Channel Island. Estuary cod, flathead and mangrove jack in the Maroochy Waters canal. Flathead and bream in numbers in the mouth of Eudlo Creek. Mangrove jack through Petrie Creek and the upper reaches toward Bli Bli. Whiting and dart from the sandbags. Mud crabs in the deeper holes of the middle and upper river.

Kawana: Good dart and whiting along the beaches. Trevally at the river mouth along the rock walls. Trevally, bream and gar from the boat mooring and in the Kawana canals. A few big flathead and whiting in the sand basin as well as trevally around Minyama Island. Mangrove jack in the middle river with trevally, flathead and mangrove jack caught in Mountain Creek, in and around the bridge pylons and snaggy banks.

Caloundra: Dart, bream and flathead along the beaches as well as trevally and queenfish on the Happy Valley side of the Bar. Whiting off Golden Beach and Bells Creek mouth, flathead along the drop offs and jew in the deeper holes in the Passage. Trevally in the canals and mangrove jack around the bridge pylons and rock walls.

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BevClarkFlathead

Bev Clark from the Maroochy fishing club caught this quality 60cm flathead in the maroochy river.

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