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Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2015-10-14

Offshore

Winds will be variable at about 10 knots becoming southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon. Seas are below 1m.  Trekka 2 fished North Reef for moses perch, pearl perch, squire, grass sweetlip, coral cod, sea bream and gold spot cod. Spanish mackerel at the Mooloolaba Blinker. Coral trout, snapper, moses perch and grassy sweetlip at Currimundi Reef, at Caloundra 12 and 8 Mile. Snapper, tusk fish, pig fish and sweetlip on Murphy's Reef. Snapper from Coolum reef.

Estuaries

Noosa: Still the odd tailor and quality whiting in the lower river. Flathead to 70cm caught and released taken on whitebait in the Woods Bays on Sunday morning, also good trevally to 60cm in Woods Bay. A few big flathead, plenty of bream, whiting, cod and moses perch in Weyba Creek. Mangrove jack in the deep holes in Noosa Sound and Woods Bay. A few sand crabs in the lower river and mud crabs in the Lakes.

Maroochydore: There's dart, tarwine and the odd tailor along Maroochy North Shore. There's trevally to 65cm, school jew and tailor to 76cm in the Cod Hole. Flathead throughout the river at present. Cod, trevally and tailor in Maroochy Waters. Whiting early morning from Picnic Point and Black banks. Mangrove jack in Petrie creek. Sand crabs in the lower river.

Kawana: Tailor, bream and school mackerel along the rock walls at the Mooloolah River mouth. Big golden trevally from the boat mooring and bright water stretch. Flathead and whiting in the sand basin. Mangrove jack to 54cm in the middle river around the snaggy banks. A few good size whiting showing up around Mountain Creek. Good catches of quality sand crabs in the lower reaches of the Mooloolah River.

Caloundra: Tarwhine, bream and whiting in the gutters from Currimundi to Wurtulla, jew on top of the tide at the northern end of Bribie. Quality flathead on the drop offs and sand banks in the top end of the Passage. Queenfish, trevally a few mangrove jack in the canals and bream along The Boardwalk. Mangrove jack on live bait and lures in Bells Creek. Whiting from the banks between Bells and Coochin Creek. Catches of sand crabs in the passage and muddies in the creeks.

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Eric Frei Pig Fish

Eric Frei caught this 42cm pig fish from Murphy's Reef this week.

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