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Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2018-01-25


Please be patient and considerate of other users of our beautiful waterways over the very busy Australia Day Long Weekend and we will all have a very safe and good time!!

It’s looking like good conditions today, with winds east to northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day and seas below 1 metre. Tomorrow conditions will be a easterly 10 to 15 knots with seas around 1 metre. However the forecast is for conditions to become choppy and possibly rough with southerly winds increasing through Saturday afternoon and Sunday.

So hit the local reefs today and tomorrow for fish like these as there have been Maori cod, venus tusk fish, gold spot cod and Spanish mackerel from Chardons Reef. Sunshine Reef Big Spanish mackerel, cobia, cod, grass sweetlip and pearl perch. Spanish Mackerel on Halls Reef. Snapper, cod, venus tusk, pearl perch, spotty mackerel and tuna from Caloundra 12 mile. Black marlin and wahoo from the Mooloolaba 18 mile. Wahoo, venus tusk fish, pearl perch and mahi mahi from the banks. D.I.P has had catches of Spanish Mackerel, snapper, gold band snapper, cobia, coral bream, scarlet sea perch, tuna, some nice pearl perch and dolphin fish. Yellowfin tuna, cobia, grass sweetlip, mackerel average snapper and venus tusk fish from the Blinker. D.I.P has had catches of Spanish Mackerel, snapper, gold band snapper, cobia, coral bream, scarlet sea perch, long tail and yellowfin tuna, some nice pearl perch and dolphin fish

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Remember to take extra, extra care over the Australia Day long weekend while fishing on our beaches with vehicle access. Trevally, flathead and queenfish in the Woods Bays. Bream and a few good quality whiting in the frying pan. Good mangrove jack behind the Sheraton, Plenty of bream and a few good muddies in Weyba Creek. Good mud crabs throughout the upper river. Good bass feeding in Lake McDonald.

Maroochydore: Trevally on hard bodies lures between Chambers Island and the mouth of Eudlo Creek. Quality tailor on sunset and flathead from the river mouth. Mangrove jack in creeks and the upper reaches. Bream, flathead and cod from Bli Bli bridge. Mud crabs in the middle reaches, creeks and canals.

Mooloolaba: Dart, whiting and tarwhine from the beach gutters. Bream, grunter and giant and golden trevally from the boat moorings. Plenty of good whiting throughout the lower river and bream from La Balsa and basin. Mangrove jack around the structures in the upper river. Mud crabs throughout including the lower river and canals.

Caloundra: Try for dart, whiting, tarwhine and trevally in the Surf at Warana. Flathead and bream inside the bar. Jew and grunter in the deeper holes of northern passage. A few quality whiting feeding on the flats throughout the passage. Muddies throughout the Passage and the creeks that feed into the Passage.

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Brad Matthews Coral Trout

Brad Matthews with some coronation and coral trout caught off Double Island Point in 50 to 60m of water, about 115kms from Mooloolaba, recently.

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