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Extended Fishing Report: Friday 2018-07-06


Looking like pretty reasonable conditions today and right through the weekend starting with winds today being Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots turning northerly 10 to 15 knots during the morning and seas 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning. Winds and conditions will be lighter north westerly tomorrow with winds north to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning westerly during the evening and seas around 1 metre and then turning into cooler south westerly and southerly winds on Sunday. Trekka 2 did a charter to North Reef recently where they caught moses perch, hussar, Maori cod, pearl perch grass sweetlip and cobia. There's been good catches of snapper including big knobbies to 7kg on Sunshine and North Reef as well as coral trout, Spanish mackerel, yellow tail kingfish and grass sweetlip and also a few cobia. Snapper, pearl perch, nice tusk fish and cod from local reefs out from Mooloolaba and Caloundra. Jew and sweetlip from Currimundi. has had jew, good snapper and cobia showing up. Spanish mackerel, cod, grass sweetlip, big cobia and big tusk fish from the Barwon Banks. Wild Thing 2 fished Double Island Point on Sunday landing a cobia before the first rod was baited then we also caught longtail tuna, moses perch, big tusk fish, grassie sweet lip, coral bream, amberjack and an awesome feed of big snapper. The crew aboard Double Island Point Fishing Charters took some huge Spanish mackerel and quality Knobby snapper last weekend. There have been excellent Red Emperor and solid Maori Cod taken by the crews on a Rainbow Escape Chartes North of Double Island Point and East of the Wide Bay Bar. last weekend Also there have been good catches of big cobia, and tuna, jew, quality snapper, pearlies, sweetlip, big Reds, nannygai, moses perch, Maori and big estuary rock cod and still a few solid mackerel around the reefs East of the Wide Bay Bar.

Out and around Hervey Bay: Snapper, grunter and school mackerel from Burrum Eight Mile reef. Snapper from some of the shallow reefs off Roonys. School and spanish mackerel from the fairway bouy, moon ledge and Six Mile Arch Cliffs. A few good size mulloway have been showing up around rocky out crops, jetties and rock wall throughout the bay. Chopper tailor throughout the Burrum River and from River Heads. Bigger bream from the rocky outcrops and bars around River heads and a few thread fin salmon, grunter bream and reasonable flathead in the creeks that feed into the Straits. Squid are scattered throughout the Great Sandy Straits. The winter whiting numbers are increasing and they are starting to congregate in schools so try around Gatakers Bay, out form Eli Creek, Toogoom and around the Woody Islands. Bream, mulloway, squid school and grey mackerel off Urangan Jetty. For more information on fishing the Bay do yourself a favour and check out the Hervey Bay Fly and Sportfishing facebook page.

Estuaries and Beaches

Fraser Island: Tailor from the Maheno wreck and around Cathedrals and up to Indian Head. Mulloway from Indian Head. Whiting in the shallow gutters. You still need to be cautious travelling around the rocky outcrops along the Eastern Beach. 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, flathead still a few mud crab and the promise of a few sand crabs on offer.

Rainbow Beach: Remember, the 2018, Rainbow Beach Family Fishing Classic and Expo is on from the 20th to 28th of July. The jew have been moving through the gutters particularly at night and try for chopper tailor at dawn and dusk and go for flathead, dart, whiting in the gutters through the day at Rainbow Beach, Double Island Point and Teewah Beach. A few good whiting, bream and dart up the beach and around Inskip Point. Tin Can Bay is fishing well for a few chopper tailor whiting, plenty of good bream, flathead, sand crabs trevally and still getting a few good muddies.

Local Dams and Rivers: Borumba Dam has had bass and saratoga taken on soft and hard lure around the edges of the timbered arms. Metal and ice jigs are working well on the deeper edges for bass. Bass and golden perch on trolled lures from the junctions and on cast lures around the weed beds in Boondooma Dam. Check out Southern Queensland Fishing facebook page, for more Dam and other comprehensive fish catch, Information including live weekly Report.

Noosa: Try for luderick at the river mouth and lower river. Jew at night and flathead around Munna Pt, Goat and Sheep Islands. Bream and golden trevally around the sand bags as well as golden trevally to 62cm in woods bays and the canals. Chopper tailor throughout the lower river and a few good whiting,as well as quality bream and trevally from the River mouth. Try for a few sand crabs in the lower river.

Maroochydore: 'The Cod Hole Fishing Comp Winter Classic' is on right now and will be having the major prize draw on Sunday, so its not too late to enter! A few tailor, dart and bream in the gutters between Mudjimba and Marcoola. A few good bream to 36cm feeding in the lower river. Several school jew and good keepers to 86cm and some quality big cod in the Cod Hole, and reports of big jew at night off the sand bags at CottonTree, also worth a try in Maroochy Waters and the Bli Bli stretch. Flathead and big whiting from Goat Island. A few sand crabs in the lower river and in Eudlo Creek.

Mooloolaba: Dart in the gutter between Kawana and Wurtulla. Quality bream around McKenzies Bridge, the rock walls and boat moorings. Average size grass sweetlip and big bream off the rocks at Point Cartwright. Gar in the La Balsa sand basin. Trevally and tailor in the canals and around Minyama Island. Sand crabs in Kawana Waters.

Caloundra: Big bream and good jew off the rocks outcrops and headland between Dicky and Shelly Beaches. Bream and flathead off the boardwalk. Tailor and bream for the NE tip of Bribie. Whiting, bream and flathead along the golden beach stretch. Some good catches of sand crabs throughout the Pumicestone Passage.

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Have a look at Shaun Doyle's catch of yellow tail king and snapper form just off Mooloolaba. over the weekend


One of the crew aboard Double Island Point Fishing Charters with a huge Spanish mackerel from last weekend.

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A beautiful Red Emperor taken by the crew on a Rainbow Escape Charter last weekend.

Bruce DiamondJet Ski Run

Bruce Henricks with a nice diamond trevally taken on a soft plastic in the ski run in the Maroochy River.

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Ed Ljubicic with a delicious Rock Cod taken off Chambers island in the Might Maroochy River, Thursday.

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