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Extended Fishing Report: Friday 2018-09-21

Offshore

Today will have pretty rough conditions in offshore waters so stick to sheltered waters, with South to southeasterly 20 to 30 knots decreasing to 15 to 20 knots during the evening with seas 1.5 to 2.5 metres. Tomorrow will still be choppy to rough with southerly winds 15 to 20 knots early but improving through the afternoon. However, Sunday will be the best day with light winds and seas, so be ready to hit the water early in the morning! There have been some good catches in the past week so be ready to go, Wild Thing 2 fished North Reef where they caught Maori cod, moses perch, tailor, coral bream, gold spot wrasse and some nice pearl perch. Snapper, long tail tuna, cobia, pearl perch, tusk fish from the Gneerings. Snapper, pearl perch, cobia, jew and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks. Average size snapper, grass sweetlip, moses perch and parrot from Murphy's. Snapper and good sweetlip close in reefs around Coolum off pt Cartwright. Rainbow Escape Charters fished the reefs north of Double Island Point for quality knobby snapper, big red emperor, large cod, coronation trout, pearl perch, moses perch, tusk fish and a number of quality cobia.

Out and around Hervey Bay: The Bay is fishing well with good catches of keeper snapper, sweetlip, school mackerel, a few good cod and trevally on most of the inshore reefs. A few quality longtail tuna in Platypus bay. School mackerel and a few schools of tailor are feeding throughout the bay. A few queenfish feeding throughout the Straits and in the Burrum River. Bream, school mackerel, bonito, Jew and longtail tuna as well as a few good flathead and whiting off and around the Urangan Jetty. Flathead off the beaches between Burrum Heads and Urangan. A few thread fin salmon, bream, whiting and reasonable flathead in the creeks that feed into the Straits. Check out Sam's big longtail tuna visit #sportfishing#herveybaysportfishing #visitfrasercoast #visitfraserisland #longtailtuna#fishingpicoftheday #wickedtuna #fishingfrasercoast

Estuaries and Beaches

Fraser Island: Dart and tailor in gutters right along the beach. Jew and a few bigger tailor in the deeper gutters along the eastern beach, particularly overnight. A few good sand whiting, bream and good dart in the shallow 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 solid bream bream and flathead. Get the crab pots in and try for some mud crabs in the creeks.

Won't be long and the closure will be over, but remember the tailor run closed season still applies to midday 30th September 2018. During the closure, the taking of all fin fish is prohibited within an area from a point 400m north of Waddy Point to a point 400m south of Indian Head, and 400m out to sea from low water. For more information visit www.fisheries.qld.gov.au, call 13 25 23 or download the free ‘Qld Fishing’ app from Apple and Google app stores.

Rainbow Beach: Dart, and good tailor in the gutters all along the beach from Inskip Point to Double Island Point. Try for jew and bigger tailor in the gutters particularly at night and try tailor at dawn and dusk and go for quality flathead, in the deeper gutters, 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. A few good mangrove jack showing up in the creeks in Tin Can Bay, there's also a few good tailor, whiting, bream, nd plenty of good quality flathead and good size fighting golden and giant trevally.

Local Dams and Rivers: Quality bass and a few good yellowbelly, Golden Perch at Boondooma Dam. Check out Southern Queensland Fishing facebook page, for more Dam and other comprehensive fish catch, Information including https://www.facebook.com/MatthewMottSportsFishing live weekly Report. Borumba Dam has had bass and saratoga caught in the shallow weed beds and around lilypads on surface walkers and purple spinnerbaits. Also worth a try on soft and hard lure in the main Basin have a go at Borumba Flat. Ice Jigs, 1/4 oz blades,spoons and tail spinners will all produce fish, wish catches to 50 cm.The deeper water in the main basin of Lake MacDonald is producing good bass The fishing will improve further as we move through spring with more good fish to be taken on 1/4oz spinnerbaits hopping blades, spoons and soft vibes. The Switchblades have the action for good bass out of the Tiaro stretch of the Mary River so get some Smak 16 and Brolga on the troll and TT Blades.

Noosa: Flathead, jacks and trevally in the Woods Bays. Bream and flathead from the mouth. Noosaville has had good whiting and flathead with the bream around the structures. A few good catches of Jacks between the lakes.

Maroochydore: Bream, trevally to 60cm yesterday and flathead around the the Cod Hole and upstream to Bli Bli. Quality flathead to 70cm and 62cm from the Cpd Hole, Twin Waters and the southern channel. Mangrove jack in the Creeks and middle river. Quality whiting and few bream between Chambers and Channel Island.

Mooloolaba: Bream, the odd tailor and golden trevally from the boat moorings. Whiting from La Balsa Sans basin and above McKenzies Bridge. Mangrove jack from the middle river. Bream, tailor and jew at night off the rocks at Point Cartwright.

Caloundra: Whiting, bream and still a few tailor in the gutters along the beaches from the rocky headland and tip of Bribie. Whiting and bream from Golden Beach. There have been good catches of flathead throughout the passage and in the creeks and along the skids. Jacks in Coochin Creek.

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Alana Price Bass Borumba15 9

Keen angler Alana Price was pretty happy catching good bass out at Borumba last weekend.

Peter Batey Borumba 15 9

Peter Batey doing what he loves out at Borumba Dam last weekend.

Rainboew Es Trout 16 9

The crews on Rainbow Escape Charters had a huge day out last weekend for plenty of quality Reef Fish like this delicious Coronation Trout.

Rainbow ES Cod

The crews on Rainbow Escape Charters had a huge day out last weekend for plenty of quality Reef Fish like this huge Cod.

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The crews on Rainbow Escape Charters had a huge day out last weekend for plenty of quality Reef Fish like this monster Knobby Snapper.

Harry Somlyay Flathead

Check out keen angler, Harry Somlyay with a nice dusky flathead taken in the upper reaches.

San Longtail

Barrel longtail tuna for Sam great fish mate a pleasure to guide you #sportfishing#herveybaysportfishing #visitfrasercoast #visitfraserisland #longtailtuna#fishingpicoftheday #wickedtuna #fishingfrasercoast

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