The winter fishing season is here and the colder conditions combined with todays New Moon Phase will be better for fishing and bring the snapper in closer for the winter season. Strong Wind Warning for late today in Sunshine Coast Waters.Good conditions this morning, then becoming choppy to rough later in the afternoon ans evening with wind south to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending west to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots early in the morning then becoming southwesterly 20 to 30 knots in the late evening and seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore during the afternoon.
Tomorrow's winds will be southwesterly 20 to 30 knots and seas 1.5 to 2.5 metres. Yak angler Dave Tunnington was trolling a whole slimy mackerel bait behind his kayak on Sunshine Reef on Thursday when landed a 161cm, 27kg Spanish mackerel. Theres been some 85cm ripper snapper feeding off Mooloolaba over night. Wild Thing 2 skipper Nat Turner fished in close on North Reef on Thursday’s. Conditions were nearly perfect with the westerly wind however a little chilly early, where they caught a good variety of fish including snapper, sweetlip, Moses perch, cobia, tusk fish and gold band snapper. Warren Norup also fished Sunshine Reef in his kayak recently for a 123cm Spanish mackerl trolling a slimy mackerel. There's Spanish mackerel feeding over the Jew Shoal. Big longtail and mac tuna caught in close off Mooloolaba. A few good cobia, snapper sweetlip, school and spotty mackerel from Currimundi Reef and the Caloundra 5 and 9 mile reefs. Spanish mackerel, tuna and snapper from the Blinker. There were snapper, sweetlip, cobia and good longtails and Spanish mackerel as well as nice Red Emperor off Double Island.
Noosa: Teewah on the Noosa North Shore has had flathead, tailor to 55cm and a few good bream and whiting. Flathead, the odd tailor, golden trevally and bream around the river mouth and queenies and trevally in the Woods Bays. Tailor around 45cm in the Marina entrance. Whiting throughout the lower river and upstream in the lakes.
Maroochydore: The colder conditions have the bream and tailor on the bite, particulary with the New Moon today, so be ready to go, Tailor and trevally yesterday between the Motorway Bridge and Chambers Island. Several catches of flathead, whiting and bream between the river mouth and Bli Bli.
Mooloolaba: Worth fishing the headlands for jew, bream and perhaps a tuna as well as bream, dart and whiting in the gutters. Flathead, feeding in the creeks and canals, Plenty of bream, particularly at night and trevally from around the boat moorings and throughout the lower river.
Caloundra; Try for whiting, bream, trevally and flathead along Golden Beach. Try around structures, rocks and jetties at night for the better quality bream over the New Moon Phase. A few quality flathead a few trevally and bream through the Passage Queenfish and trevally in Pelican Waters. Still a few mud crabs in the creeks that feed into the Passage.
Check out Chrissy Bell, from the Maroochy RSL Fishing Club, with some quality Fingermark Bream or Moses Perch from her recent fishing adventure in Cairns NQ.