Offshore: Strong Wind Warning for Saturday for Sunshine Coast Waters. Rough conditions out wide, in offshore waters although there could be a great window of opportunity in the afternoon with decreasing winds. With winds west to northwesterly 20 to 25 knots, turning west to southwesterly in the early morning. Winds decreasing to 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day, then increasing to 20 to 25 knots in the evening. Offshore winds reaching up to 30 knots in the early morning and evening with seas 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 2 metres around midday, then increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 in the evening. Conditions improving a bit tomorrow but will start off pretty choppy to rough out wide with winds southwesterly 20 to 25 knots, decreasing to 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon. Offshore winds increasing to 15 to 20 knots in the evening and seas 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon.When conditionds improve try Double Island Points where they have had good snapper, pearlies and cobia as well as quality scarlet sea perch. North Reef has had quality Maori cod, snapper, Moses perch and Venus tusk fish. Chardon's Reef has had for nice snapper, Maori cod and Moses perch. Sunshine Reef's also had good snapper, tusk fish, Moses perch, bonito, longtail tuna, grass emperor and school mackerel. Grass sweetlip and snapper snapper from Old Women Island. Snapper, Maori cod, and venus tusk fish from the Gneerings. Pearl perch, snapper, tusk fish from Caloundra 12 mile. Good quality snapper, grassy sweetlip, pearlies, tusk fish and cobia. pearl perch and tusk fish from the Banks.
Noosa: Plenty of quality bass in the impoundments and the Mary River. Bream around structures at the river mouth. Big eye trevally to 55cm flathead went 65cm and a queenie to 55cm in Woods Bays. Big flathead opposite Gympie Terrace. Tewantin and upwards continued to fish well for queenfish, flathead and mulloway.
Maroochydore: Try for a few whiting on the incoming ride around ths sand banks in the lower river. Flathead to 68cm in the middle reaches of the river. Still good bream at the river mouth and in the south channel. Whiting and flathead in the mouth of Eudlo Creek. iant Trevally from the middle river.
Mooloolaba: Bream and several dusky flathead and golden trevally from the boat moorings and canals. Cod, bream and flathead from the twin bridges. Still a few mud crabs in the estuaries to be potted.
Caloundra: Bream and flathead in Coochin Creek. Whiting off the sand Banks and bream in the deeper holes and channels of the passage. Bream and trevally in Pelican Waters. Get ready to pot a few muddie in September.
Ben Forgan caught and released two mangrove jack in the upper reaches of the Maroochy River on lures on Wednesday afternoon. They went 47cm (first) and 42cm second. Both swam away to fight another day.