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Extended Fishing Report: Friday 2018-04-06


Conditions today will be fairly choppy, so check conditions before going offshore and be prepared to stay in sheltered waters, with winds southeasterly 15 to 20 knots and seas 1.5 to 2 metres. Tomorrow conditions are still fairly choppy with winds southeasterly 15 to 20 knots and seas 1.5 to 2 metres. There will be some more improvement on Sunday. So when conditions improve go for a few coral trout, cod, snapper and parrot at North Reef. Similar species have been reported at Barwon Banks. Trout, Spanish mackerel, cod, grass sweetlip, cobia and tusk fish from Sunshine Reef. Mac and long tail from most of the closer inshore reefs. From east of the Wide Bay Bar and Double Island you can expect some excellent catches of big cod, yellowfin tuna, mackerel, pearlies, red emperor, scarlet sea perch, hussar and gold spot wrasse and mahi mahi.

Out and around Hervey Bay

Longtail and mack tuna and a few mackerel have been showing up Coongul Creek and between Wathumba Creek and Roonie Point. There have been few good coral trout, grassy sweetlip, blackall, good quality cod, tusk fish, and mackerel on the inshore reefs. Coral trout, moses perch, nannygai, tuskfish and spanish mackerel on the reefs out from Roonies. Queenfish have been taken on the rubble patches throughout platypus bay and from six mile arch. Great Sandy Strait, is producing, Barramundi, and threadfin salmon around the mouth of the Mary River including whiting, flathead and bream throughout. Barramundi and threadfin salmon in the lower Mary and Susan River. Barramundi, bream, grunter, whiting and Mangrove Jack in the lower Burrum River. There’s queenfish, golden trevally and giant trevally and a few barred and school mackerel around the Urangan Pier/Jetty. Banana prawns are running out from Maaroom and Ungowa. For more information on fishing the Bay check out the Hervey Bay Fly and Sportfishing facebook page.

Estuaries and Beaches

Fraser Island:  Always best to travel closer to low tide as possible. There's heaps of erosion after the big seas and tides, particularly around the rocky outcrops like Poyungan and Yidney Rocks has made beach access impassable, so use the Bypass Tracks. Target dart, whiting, trevally and a few chopper tailor along the eastern beach gutters. On the western side of Fraser island there’s been plenty of whiting and catches of flathead and trevally, while in the creeks and the flats there’s a few good grunter bream and quality the muddies and some solid flathead have also been reported.

Rainbow Beach: There has been a lot of erosion on the beaches so take extra care and travel closer to low tide and probably best to give Mudlo rocks a miss unless on dead low tide untill the seas and swells ease back. Try for whiting, bream, flathead and dart up around Inskip Point where there is more shelter. When the wind and swell eases target jew in the gutters at night and go for flathead, dart, whiting in the gutters at Rainbow Beach, Double Island Point and Teewah Beach. Tin Can Bay is fishing well for whiting, bream, flathead, Trevally and mangrove jack in the snaggy areas in the creeks and a few good muddies. Mangrove jack, barramundi, flathead, estuary cod and mud crabs in Kauri Creek. A few good flathead, bream, trevally and mackerel from the Barge Crossing.

Local Dams and Rivers: In the Dams quality bass, saratoga and yellowbelly feeding at present. Borumba Dam has bass and saratoga still hitting lures and fly particully on Jackall tn60 lures last weekend. Plenty of quality bass and golden perch on trolled lures from the junctions in Boondooma Dam. Check out Southern Queensland Fishing facebook page, for more Dam Information including live weekly Report.

Noosa: Try for dart, whiting and flathead in the gutters along the beaches. The lower estuary is fishing well for flathead and whiting along the drop offs. A few queenfish, trevally and mangrove jack from Munna Point. Trevally and flathead in Woods Bays and Tewantin stretch. Target mud crabs throughout river.

Maroochydore: Dart and whiting in the gutters between Twin Waters lifeguard and Pincushion. Jew, Mangrove jack, jew, bream and golden trevally in the Cod Hole. Bream, whiting and flathead along the Black Banks and Goat Island stretch, along with golden trevally at Cotton Tree. Still mud crabs throughout the river.

Mooloolaba: Bream and dart along Kawana Beach. Trevally around the rocks walls, pontoons and Jetties between the Mouth. Cale Cale and golden Trevally around Minyama Island. Cod, trevally and flathead from La Balsa Basin. Sand and mud crabs throughout the river.

Caloundra: Bream and jew in the gutters along the beaches and in the deeper holes of the northern passage. Golden and giant Trevally in Pelican Waters Canal. Whiting, bream, grunter and flathead between the bar and Golden Beach. Muddies in the creeks and mangrove areas throughout the passage.

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Deni Mariathi l78cm jew

Deni Mariathi landed this 78cm jew with the support of Bruce, Brad and Geoff at the Cod Hole on Easter Sunday/April Fools Day, on there last prawn bait cast, on a light rod and line combo for the day around 4.30 pm.

Trevally Jack Javis Cod Hole

Jarvis Henricks is at it again – an early Easter Sunday catch of trevally and mangrove jack at the Cod Hole.

Kim Maas Whiting Flathead

Kim Maas Maroochydore RSL Fishing Club went fishing today and caught himself a nice 41cm Flathead and a nice 30cm Whiting

Alana Price Borumba

Alana Price with here person best 47cm Borumba Dam Bass taken on jackall tn60 last weekend. Check Southern Queensland Fishing Facebook page for more Dam information.

Peter BateyBotrumba Bass

Peter Batey a great afternoon sesson at his favourite Dam (Borumba) last weekend with Alana and Jayah with heaps of bass caught on 1/4 oz blades and jackall tn60's.

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