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Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2017-10-04


Good conditions Today with winds south to southeasterly about 10 knots becoming east to northeasterly in the middle of the day and seas below 1 metre. Fantastic conditions for tomorrow with winds variable about 10 knots, with seas . Below 1 metre. So get ready to chase a few snapper, Maori cod and tusk fish from Murphy’s Reef. Snapper, sweetlip and moses perch from the Blinker. There have been Moses perch, flathead, gold spot cod, big cobia to 50kg and snapper from the gneerings. Wild Thing 2 crews fished Sunshine Reef where they got some nice tuskies, squire, grassy sweetlip, coral bream and coral trout. Trekka 2 crews also fished The Banks on Sunday, conditions were a bit ordinary but they caught snapper, jewfish, quality spangled emperor, hussar and venus tusk fish. Cougar One fished, Double Island Point where crews caught cobia, gold spot cod, tusk fish, gold band snapper, big pearl fish and almost bagged out on snapper. We also saw the first few tuna for the year. North Reef caught pearl perch, moses perch, coral bream, venus tusk fish, snapper, Maori cod and plenty of good cobia.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Whiting throughout the lower river. Golden trevally and big flathead in the Woods Bays, the river mouth and off Munna Point. Fishing Safaris crew caught and released a golden trevally around the river mouth using a whitebait.Around Branson Island has produced golden trevally and big flathead. Grunter, cod, jacks and flathead between the lakes. Cod, bream and flathead in Weyba Creek.

Maroochydore: Plenty of trevally, also big flathead one caught and released yesterday near Chambers Island went 82cm, cod and jacks the Maroochy Waters Canal and in the Cod Hole. Good mud crab caught yesterday, near Maroochy waters Canal entrance Whiting and flathead on the between Chambers and Channel Island. Flathead from Bli Bli flats and the creek mouths. Trevally to 60cm in Maroochy Waters Canal. Sand crabs in the lower river. Mangrove jacks, trevally, cod and jew from the rock bars in the middle and upper river.

Mooloolaba: Try for dart and tarwhine from Kawana Beach..Cod, bream and trevally in Parrearra Channel. Trevally and bream off the rock walls. Mangrove jack from the rock bars in the upper river. Trevally and cod around Minyama Island. Whiting and flathead from the sand basin. Flathead around McKenzie’s Bridge.

Caloundra: Good conditionsfor next couple of days so go for grass sweetlip and trevally from Moffat Head. Whiting and bream in Currimundi Lake. Jacks and trevally in Currimundi Creek. Getting a few good quality flathead inside the bar, off the Northern tip of Bribie and from the creek mouths. Whiting from Golden Beach and from the banks south of Bells Creek. Trevally, a few grunter and cod in Pelican Waters Canal.

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Jake JohnsonRelease small barraon coast

Jake Johnson caught and released a nice young under size barra to mature for another day in one of the Sunshine coast waterways recently.

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