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Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2019-07-16

Offshore: The Full Moon tomorrow will have the Snapper on the bite. Winds will be south to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots decreasing to 10 to 15 knots during the morning. Winds becoming variable below 10 knots during the afternoon, then tending west to northwesterly about 10 knots in the evening, with seas 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to below 1 metre during the morning. Tomorrow will have fantastic offshore conditions with winds west to southwesterly about 10 knots, becoming variable below 10 knots during the morning. Winds then tending north to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon and seas below 1 metre. Noosa Blue Waters Charters fished Double Island Point for trevally, yellowtail kingfish, scarlet sea perch, snapper, cod, sweetlip tusk fish, red emperor and jewfish. A few solid snapper from North Reef (www.fishingnoosa.com.au/bluewater.htm). Sunshine Reef has had snapper and a few good sweetlip. Snapper and tusk fish from Mooloolaba 8 mile. Snapper, pearl perch and tusk fish from the Banks. Grass sweetlip, snapper and tusk fish from Caloundra 12 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa:  The Full Moon will have the bream feeding for the next few days. Noosa River Fishing Safari, crews caught and released a 62cm golden trevally on a whitebait and a 69cm flatty on a prawn bait up in Tewantin, over the weekend. Bream, quality golden trevally to 65cm and flathead to 60cm from the river mouth. Big golden trevally from Munna Point.Trevally and bream in Woods Bays. Trevally and mangrove jack from Munna Point.

Maroochydore: Queenfish to 57cm and trevally to 52cm from the middle river. Quality bream upstream from the Cod Hole and the lower river. Flathead to 60cm from the Creek mouths, the Bli Bli Islands and Chambers Island. Bream, Tarwhine, big bream and flathead from the lower river.

Mooloolaba: Tailor of the rock walls. A few gar fish around the moorings on the incoming tide. Bream and several dusky flathead and golden trevally from the boat moorings and canals. Cod and flathead from the twin bridges. Mud crabs in the canal and Mountain Creek.

Caloundra: Luderick and bream off the Boardwalk. Cod and flathead in Coochin Creek. Bream in the deeper holes and channels of the passage. Bream and trevally in Pelican Waters. School jew, small snapper and sweetlip off the rocky headlands.

Keen Angler, John Bongartman fishing the Middle reaches of the Maroochy River for a few Giant Trevally over the weekend.

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