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Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2017-11-07


Be prepared to stay in sheltered waters for the next couple of days with a Strong Wind Warning for today for Sunshine Coast Waters as winds and conditions will be rough for today with northerly 15 to 20 knots tending northwesterly 15 to 25 knots before dawn then shifting southeasterly in the middle of the day. Winds briefly reaching up to 30 knots in the early afternoon and seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning. Tomorrow wind conditions will be not much better with winds southeasterly 20 to 25 knots  and seas 1.5 to 2 metres. When conditions improve maybe next week be ready to go and try North Reef for snapper, moses perch, tusk fish, sea bream, trag jew and quality pearl perch. D.I.P has had good pearl perch, Maori cod, tusk fish, moses perch, goldband snapper, squire, gold spot cod and mulloway.  Sunshine Reef there’s  pearl perch, red emperor, tusk fish and small snapper. Also amberjacks, sweetlip parrot and snapper from Murphy’s Reef. Moses perch, venus tusk fish,  gold spot wrasse, pearl perch, snapper, hussar and gold band snapper from the Barwon Banks

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Dart, whiting and bream off the beaches before the windy conditions. A few good quality flathead caught and released up to 80cm, whiting and trevally the river mouth and in Woods bay and from the frying pan, Gympie terrace, Weyba Creek and Munna Point. A few fighting Mangrove Jack are feeding throughout the system, so target all the snaggy and structured sites for best results. Try for mud crabs throughout the river system.

Maroochydore: A quality tailor taken at the Cod Hole and a 62cm flathead at Chambers Island yesterday. Also a golden trevally to 1.5kg and few 28cn bream in the Cod Hole. Whiting feeding throughout the lower river particularly on the incoming tide. Few good quality mangrove jack showing up in the upper river. Whiting up to 38cm taken of the sand banks around Bli Bli. Plenty of reports og good mud crabs are moving in the middle and lower river, creeks and canals.

Mooloolaba: Golden trevally, a few decent cod and bream off the rock walls and La Balsa stretch. Whiting from the flats above McKenzies bridge and in Mountain Creek. Few jack showing up in the upper river and around the structures in the canals,Whiting and flathead from the sand basin. Mud crabs in the lower river and canals.

Caloundra: Flathead, trevally and bream from the boardwalk. Whiting from Golden Beach and thre odd tailor still feeding around the bar on the banks. Mud crabs and Mangrove jack around structures and snaggy areas and moving throughout the passage, the creek and canals.

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 JoelSwonsen62cm flathead

American guy, Joel Swonsen landed a nice 62cm dusky flathead yesterday off Chambers Island.

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