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2012 Fishing Reports

Local Fishing Report: Thursday 22/11/2012

Noosa: Elbow slapper whiting in the lower river and Weyba Creek. Flathead from the frying pan and Noosaville stretch. Trevally to 3kg and jacks in the Sound and Gympie Terrace area. Mangrove jacks, school jew, GT's and threadfin salmon near the mouth of Lake Cooroibah. Good catches of yellow belly and saratoga at lake MacDonald and Borumba Dam.

Maroochydore: A few dart and solid tailor over night along the Maroochy North Shore. A few big tailor in Twin Water and in the deeper channels over night. Flathead from Bli Bli bridge and Petrie Creek mouth. Bream form all the bridge pylons in the middle and lower river. Jacks in the creeks and from the rocks bars at Bli Bli. Mud crabs in Eudlo Creek.

Kawana: Jew at night and a few whiting and dart during the day along the Kawana Stretch. Tailor, bream and flathead from the rock walls. Golden trevally along La Balsa and Minyama Island. Jacks from Parrearra and Mountain Creek. Mud crabs in the upper reaches.

Caloundra: Flathead on the drop offs between the bar and Bell's Creek entrance on drifted pilchards. Mangrove jack in Coochin Creek and the canals. Big whiting to 44cm from the mouths of Bell's Creek and opposite Golden beach. Whiting, flathead and mangrove jack in Currimundi Lake.

Jess top catch Cobia

Jess was fishing onboard a Top Catch Charter at Murphies Reef off Mooloolaba when she caught this 8.5kg cobia.

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 21/11/2012

Noosa: Elbow slapper whiting in the lower river and Weyba Creek. Flathead and whiting from the frying pan and Noosaville stretch. Trevally to 3kg and jacks feeding in the Sound were cruising the Gympie Terrace area. Mangrove jacks, school jew, GT's and threadfin salmon were in pretty good numbers at Jew Hole near the mouth of Lake Cooroibah. Good catches of yellow belly and saratoga at lake MacDonald and Borumba Dam.

Maroochydore: A few dart along the Maroochy North Shore. Tailor to 2kg from Twin Waters stretch and Godfrey's Road in the evenings. Trevally at the Twin Waters Weir area and in the South Channel . Flathead are feeding throughout the river system with good numbers of average size fish. Mud crabs in Eudlo Creek.

Kawana: Jew and tailor from Point Cartwright rocks at dawn and dusk. Tailor and bream from the Kawana rock wall. A few whiting, jack and cod from Parrearra channel and McKenzies bridge. Trevally in the lower river around the herring schools. Mud crabs in the upper reaches.

Caloundra: Flathead on the drop offs between the bar and Bell's Creek entrance on drifted pilchards. Mangrove jack in Coochin Creek and the canals. Big whiting to 44cm from the mouths of Bell's Creek and opposite Golden beach. Whiting, flathead and mangrove jack in Currimundi Lake.

Cher Gibson Dart

Cher Gibson was fishing with worms from the Maroochy North Shore when she got into a school of dart with several keeps like this specimen being held.

Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 20/11/2012

Noosa: Elbow slapper whiting in the lower river and Weyba Creek. Flathead and whiting from the frying pan and Noosaville stretch. Trevally to 3kg and jacks feeding in the Sound were cruising the Gympie Terrace area. Further upriver, mangrove jacks, school jewfish, GT's and threadfin salmon were in pretty good numbers at Jew Hole near the mouth of Lake Cooroibah. There have been good catches of yellowbelly and saratoga at lake MacDonald and Borumba Dam.

Maroochydore: A few dart along the Maroochy North Shore. Schools of herring are moving through the lower river system. Tailor to 2kg from Twin Waters stretch and Godfrey's Road in the evenings. Trevally at the Twin Waters Weir area and in the South Channel . Flathead are feeding throughout the river system with good numbers of average size fish. Mud crabs up above Bli Bli and around Coolum Creek.

Kawana: Jew and tailor from Point Cartwright rocks, worth fishing dusk and overnight. Tailor and bream from the Kawana rock wall. A few whiting, jack and cod from Parrearra channel and McKenzies bridge. Trevally in the lower river around the herring schools. Mud crabs in the upper reaches.

Caloundra: The wind should ease back tomorrow and hopefully drop out on Thursday, so get ready for some offshore action! Flathead in the bar and opposite the coast guard jetty. Mangrove jack in Coochin Creek and the canals. Big whiting off the sand banks in the top end of the passage, particularly opposite the power boat club and Bells Creek mouth. Whiting, flathead and mangrove jack in Currimundi Lake and in Coochin Creek.

Sue Fleming Saratoga Lake McDonald

On the freshwater scene, Sue Fleming caught and released this absolute thumper saratoga at Lake MacDonald.

Local Fishing Report: Monday 19/11/2012

Noosa: A 7kg cobia was caught in the lower river, coming in on the big tides! Elbow slapper whiting in the lower river and Weyba Creek. Flathead and whiting from the frying pan and Noosaville stretch. Mangrove jack, jew and threadfin salmon between the lakes at present. Trevally to 3kg and jacks feeding in the Sound.

Maroochydore: A few dart along the Maroochy North Shore. Schools of herring are moving through the lower river system. Tailor to 2kg from Twin Waters stretch and Godfrey's Road in the evenings. Trevally at the Twin Waters Weir. Flathead under Bli Bli bridge. Mud crabs up above Bli Bli and around Coolum Creek.

Kawana: Jew and tailor to 1.8kg from Point Cartwright rocks. Tailor and bream from the Kawana rock wall. A few whiting, jack and cod from Parrearra channel and McKenzies bridge. Trevally in the lower river around the herring schools. Mud crabs in the upper reaches.

Caloundra: Flathead in the bar and opposite the coast guard jetty. Mangrove jack in Coochin Creek and the canals. Big whiting off the sand banks in the top end of the passage, particularly opposite the power boat club and Bells Creek mouth. Big whiting and jacks in Currimundi Lake and in Coochin Creek.

Izak Van Schayk Whiting Jack

Izak Van Schayk trolled up this 670gm whiting, and a mangrove jack, around the Woods Point area in the lower Noosa River!

Local Fishing Report: Sunday 18/11/2012

Noosa: Elbow slapper whiting in the lower river and Weyba Creek. Flathead and whiting from the frying pan and Noosaville stretch. Mangrove jack, jew and threadfin salmon between the lakes at present. Trevally to 3kg and jacks feeding in the Sound.

Maroochydore: Schools of herring are moving through the lower river system. Tailor to 2kg from Twin Waters stretch and Godfrey’s Road in the evenings. Try for jew and Mangrove jack in the middle reaches. Trevally at the Twin Waters Weir. Jacks, jew, cod and bream in the Cod Hole area. Flathead under Bli Bli bridge. Mud crabs up above Bli Bli and around Coolum Creek.

Kawana: Jew and tailor to 1.8kg from Point Cartwright rocks. Tailor and bream from the Kawana rock wall. A few whiting, jack and cod from Parrearra channel and McKenzies bridge. Trevally in the lower river around the herring schools. Mud crabs in the upper reaches.

Caloundra: Flathead in the bar and opposite the coast guard jetty. Mangrove jack in Coochin Creek and the canals. Big whiting off the sand banks in the top end of the passage, particularly opposite the power boat club and Bells Creek mouth. Big whiting and jacks in Currimundi Lake and in Coochin Creek.

 

BradenMitchDougherty

Jason(Scooter) Dougherty took his boys Braden and Mitch fishing in the Pumicestone Passage for a big feed of elbow slapper whiting to 750gms.

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