Conditions are improving with winds southeasterly 15 to 20 knots turning easterly 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon or evening and seas 1 to 1.5 metres but solid swells out wide to south to southeasterly up to 1 metre inshore. Southerly 2 to 3 metres offshore.. Tomorrow (Sunday) will be the best day with winds south to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending southerly below 10 knots during the late afternoon and evening, with seas around 1 metre and still a solid swell out wide to southerly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore. Looking like excellent wind and sea conditions all next week, so be ready to have a sickie and go offshore! Before the strong winds and crook conditions out wide, the following fish were caught. Keen local angler, Nathan Greig took home a monster snapper, off Mooloolaba at one of his favourite reefs. Jet ski anglers, Rob Grace and Mike Duncan picked up a 9.8kg longtail tuna and a 10kg Spanish mackerel while trolling whole garfish baits around the Hall's Reef stretch on Sunday. North Reef has also had good 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. Big longtail and mac tuna, spotty and Spanish mackerel 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.
Noosa: Noosa North Shore has had a few tailor, bream and whiting. Flathead, the odd tailor, golden trevally and bream around the river mouth. Queenies to 65cm and trevally in the Woods Bay and the Tewantin Reach. Whiting throughout the lower river and upstream in the lakes.
Maroochydore: Quality bream in the Maroochy south channel around all the structures.Tailor and big trevally around the Cod Hole and between the Motorway Bridge and Chambers Island. Catches of flathead, golden trevally, few 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; Bream and flathead along Golden Beach. Try around structures, rocks and jetties at night for the better quality bream. A few flathead, trevally and bream through the Passage. Trevallyand bream in Pelican Waters.
Our mate Noel Rossiter from Southern Queensland Fishing with quality snapper taken on a local reef and saying 'the Winter Snapper season is off to a good start'!