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Local Fishing Report: Sunday 2014-10-19

Offshore

Winds will be easterly 10 to 15 knots turning southeasterly 15 to 20 knots early in the morning. Seas will be below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening. Red throat emperor, tuskfish, moses perch and gold spotted wrasse on the Barwon Banks. A few quality snapper and tuna in Luguna Bay. There have been good catches the past few days of snapper, sweetlip, tuna and big cobia from North Reef.  Sweetlip, snapper, tuskies and big estuary cod on the Gneerings and off Caloundra 12 mile  Cobia, snapper and pearl perch at Caloundra Wide and 12 Mile.

Estuaries

Noosa: Flathead, bream, whiting and trevally at the Noosa River mouth. Flathead, bream and trevally along the Noosaville reach and in Woods Bay. Jack and bream in Weyba Creek. Flathead and bream along the Tewantin reach. Bass, bream and flathead from the everglades.

Maroochydore: Bream, flathead and school jew around Minti Street. Jacks and flathead in Petrie Creek. Big bream, jacks and flathead in the southern Channel. Bream to 36cm from Chambers Island. School jew, trevally to 2.5kg, tailor, a few good dusky flathead and the odd Milk fish in the Cod Hole. Mud crabs in the upper reaches.

Kawana: Dart and whiting along the beaches. Trevally along the rock walls at the mouth of the Mooloolah River and mud crabs in the canals. Bream and grass sweetlip from Point Cartwright. Flathead, trevally and bream from McKenzie's bridge area.

Caloundra: Flathead along the Boardwalk. Whiting from Golden and Bulcock beaches. Whiting and flathead at the mouth of Bells Creek. Mangrove jack around Pelican Waters Bridge.

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35cm bream Will Diacos Chambers Island

Will Diacos fished off the Chambers Island Bridge for nice bream to 35cm.

Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2014-10-18

Offshore

Winds will be southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore early in the morning. Winds turning easterly in the late evening. Seas will be 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 in the afternoon. Swell is 1.5m from the SE. A few quality snapper and tuna in Luguna Bay. There have been good catches the past few days of snapper, sweetlip, tuna and big cobia from North Reef.  Sweetlip, snapper, tuskies and big estuary cod on the Gneerings and off Caloundra 12 mile  Cobia, snapper and pearl perch at Caloundra Wide and 12 Mile. Snapper and pearlies on the banks.

Estuaries

Noosa: There are some excellent quality whiting throughout the river at present. Bream, whiting and flathead around the river mouth. Trevally in Woods Bays and along Noosavile stretch. Jacks and bream in Weyba Creek. Flathead and bream along the Tewantin reach. Bass, bream and flathead from the everglades.

Maroochydore: Bream, flathead and school jew around Minti Street. Jacks and flathead in Petrie Creek. Big bream, jacks and flathead in the southern Channel. Bream to 36cm from Chambers Island. School jew, trevally to 2.5kg, tailor, a few good dusky flathead and the odd Milk fish in the Cod Hole. Mud crabs in the upper reaches.

Kawana: Bream, dart and whiting along the beaches, bream. Trevally on the making tide along the rock walls at the mouth of the Mooloolah River and mud crabs in the canals. Bream and grass sweetlip from Point Cartwright. Flathead, trevally and bream from McKenzie's bridge area.

Caloundra: Whiting from Golden and Bulcock beaches. Whiting and flathead at the mouth of Bells Creek. Mangrove jack around Pelican Waters Bridge. Flathead and bream off the boardwalk.

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Jase Hartwell 46cm Flathead zman

Jase Hartwell with a 46cm flathead he caught in the maroochy river on a zman plastic.

Local Fishing Report: Friday 2014-10-17

Offshore

It will be a bit choppy today for small craft with winds south to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots. Seas will be 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning. A few quality snapper and tuna in Luguna Bay. There have been good catches the past few days of snapper, sweetlip, tuna and big cobia from North Reef.  Sweetlip, snapper, tuskies and big estuary cod on the Gneerings and off Caloundra 12 mile  Cobia, snapper and pearl perch at Caloundra Wide and 12 Mile. Snapper and pearlies on the banks.

Estuaries

Noosa: There are some excellent quality whiting throughout the river at present. Bream, whiting and flathead around the river mouth. Trevally in Woods Bays. Jack off Woods Point and between the lakes. Whiting, cod, moses perch and bream in Weyba Creek. Flathead and bream along the Tewantin reach. Bass from the everglades.

Maroochydore: Jacks to 49cm in Petrie Creek. Big bream, jacks and flathead in the southern Channel. School jew, trevally to 2.5kg, tailor, a few good dusky flathead and the odd Milk fish in the Cod Hole. Mud crabs in the upper reaches.

Kawana: Bream, dart and whiting along the beaches, bream. Trevally on the making tide along the rock walls at the mouth of the Mooloolah River and mud crabs in the canals. Bream and grass sweetlip from Point Cartwright. Flathead, trevally and bream from McKenzie's bridge area.

Caloundra: Whiting from Golden and Bulcock beaches. Whiting and flathead at the mouth of Bells Creek. Mangrove jack around Pelican Waters Bridge. Flathead and bream off the boardwalk.

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Hazel Gilbert 35cm Bream Fowl Gut

Have a look at Hazel Gilbert's monster 35cm bream taken in the lower river on Fowl Gut.

Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2014-10-16

Offshore

Winds will be 10 knots variable becoming east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day. Winds reaching up to 20 knots offshore in the evening. Seas are around 1m increasing to 1-15.m in the afternoon, with swell increasing to 1.5-2m offshore. Cobia and tuna in Luguna Bay. There have been good catches the past few days with, big pearl perch, Maori Cod and tusk fish  from North Reef.  Sweetlip, snapper, tuskies and big estuary cod on the Gneerings and off Caloundra 12 mile. Big cobia, sweetlip and pearl perch on sunshine reef.  Cobia, snapper and pearl perch at Caloundra Wide and 12 Mile. Snapper and pearlies on the banks.

Estuaries

Noosa: The bait schools in the lower river have the fish on the bite. Whiting throughout the lower reaches. Bream, whiting and flathead around the river mouth. Trevally in Woods Bays. Jacks off Woods Point and between the lakes. Whiting, cod, moses perch and bream in Weyba Creek. Flathead and bream along the Tewantin reach. Bass from the everglades.

Maroochydore: Jacks to 49cm in Petrie Creek. Big bream, jacks and flathead in the southern Channel. Dusky flathead and a few whiting around the Bli Bli Islands. School jew, trevally to 2.5kg, tailor, a few good dusky flathead and the odd Milk fish in the Cod Hole. Mud crabs in the upper reaches.

Kawana: Bream, dart and whiting along the beaches, bream. Trevally on the making tide along the rock walls at the mouth of the Mooloolah River and mud crabs in the canals. Bream and grass sweetlip from Point Cartwright. Big flathead to 60cm, trevally to 2kg and bream 30cm from McKenzie's bridge area and Minyama Island with the better quality fish at night.

Caloundra: Squid off the rocks at Kings, Moffat and Shelly Beaches. Flathead on the NE tip of Bribie Island and on soft plastics along the drop offs in Pumicestone Passage. Grunter bream along Roys reach. Whiting and flathead at the mouth of Bells Creek. Mangrove jack around Pelican Waters Bridge.

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Robert Whiting Tailor Cod Hole

Tailor have been feeding in schools in the cod hole area around high tide with Robert Whiting taking several nice fish.

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2014-10-15

Offshore

Winds will be 10 knots variable becoming easterly 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day then tending northeasterly in the late evening. Seas are around 1m, with swell increasing to 1-2m offshore. Cobia and tuna in Luguna Bay. There have been good catches the past few days with, big pearl perch, Maori Cod and tusk fish  from North Reef.  Sweetlip, snapper, tuskies and big estuary cod on the Gneerings and off Caloundra 12 mile. Big cobia, sweetlip and pearl perch on sunshine reef.  Cobia, snapper and pearl perch at Caloundra Wide and 12 Mile. Snapper and pearlies on the banks.

Estuaries

Noosa: The bait schools in the lower river have the fish on the bite. Whiting throughout the lower reaches. Bream, whiting and flathead around the river mouth. Trevally in Woods Bays. Jacks off Woods Point and between the lakes. Whiting, cod, moses perch and bream in Weyba Creek. Flathead and bream along the Tewantin reach. Bass from the everglades.

Maroochydore: Jacks to 49cm in Petrie Creek. Whiting over night along black banks and around Bli Bli reach. Dusky flathead and a few whiting around the Bli Bli Islands. School jew, trevally to 2.5kg, tailor, a few good dusky flathead and the odd Milk fish in the Cod Hole. Mud crabs in the upper reaches.

Kawana: Bream, dart and whiting along the beaches, bream. Trevally on the making tide along the rock walls at the mouth of the Mooloolah River and mud crabs in the canals. Bream and grass sweetlip from Point Cartwright. Big flathead to 60cm, trevally to 2kg and bream 30cm from McKenzie's bridge area and Minyama Island with the better quality fish at night.

Caloundra: Squid off the rocks at Kings, Moffat and Shelly Beaches. Flathead on the NE tip of Bribie Island and on soft plastics along the drop offs in Pumicestone Passage. Grunter bream along Roys reach. Whiting and flathead at the mouth of Bells Creek. Mangrove jack around Pelican Waters Bridge.

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Kevin Hade Southern Channel 37cm Bream

Kevin Hade was fishing from a jetty in the southern channel when he caught this 37cm yellow fin bream on a live silver biddy.

Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2014-10-14

Offshore

Winds will be southwesterly 15 to 25 knots shifting northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day then tending northerly in the evening. Seas are decreasing to 1m. When the wind eases back you can look forward to some big cobia and tuna in Luguna Bay. There have been good catches the past few days with, big pearl perch, Maori Cod and tusk fish  from North Reef.  Sweetlip, snapper, tuskies and big estuary cod on the Gneerings and off Caloundra 12 mile. Big cobia, sweetlip and pearl perch on sunshine reef.  Cobia, snapper and pearl perch at Caloundra Wide and 12 Mile. Snapper and pearlies on the banks.

Estuaries

Noosa: The bait schools in the lower river have the fish on the bite. Whiting throughout the lower reaches. Bream, whiting and flathead around the river mouth. Trevally in Woods Bays. Jacks off Woods Point and between the lakes. Whiting, cod, moses perch and bream in Weyba Creek. Flathead and bream along the Tewantin reach. Bass from the everglades.

Maroochydore: Whiting to 38cm over night along black banks and around Bli Bli reach. Dusky flathead and a few whiting in the lower Maroochy and around Bli Bli. There have been good trevally and tailor in the 2kg range in the Cod Hole and Godfrey's Road. Mud crabs in the holes of the middle and upper river.

Kawana: Bream, dart and whiting along the beaches, bream. Trevally on the making tide along the rock walls at the mouth of the Mooloolah River and mud crabs in the canals. Bream and grass sweetlip from Point Cartwright. Big flathead to 60cm, trevally to 2kg and bream 30cm from McKenzie's bridge area and Minyama Island with the better quality fish at night.

Caloundra: Squid off the rocks at Kings, Moffat and Shelly Beaches. Flathead on the NE tip of Bribie Island and on soft plastics along the drop offs in Pumicestone Passage. Grunter bream along Roys reach. Whiting and flathead at the mouth of Bells Creek. Mangrove jack around Pelican Waters Bridge.

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Robert Whiting 2.5Kg Milk Fish

Robert Whiting caught this unusual 2.5kg Milk Fish in the middle Maroochy River on Monday.

Local Fishing Report: Monday 2014-10-13

Offshore

Better to stay in sheltered waters today with a Strong Wind Warning for Sunshine Coast Waters: Winds will be Northerly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots during the afternoon and evening. Winds shifting west to southwesterly in the evening. Seas 2 to 3 metres. When the wind eases back you can look forward to some big cobia and tuna in Luguna Bay. There have been good catches the past few days with, big pearl perch, Maori Cod and tusk fish  from North Reef.  Sweetlip, snapper, tuskies and big estuary cod on the Gneerings and off Caloundra 12 mile. Big cobia, sweetlip and pearl perch on sunshine reef.  Cobia, snapper and pearl perch at Caloundra Wide and 12 Mile. Longtail tuna off Mooloolaba. Snapper and pearlies on the banks.

Estuaries

Noosa: The bait schools in the lower river have the fish on the bite. Whiting throughout the lower reaches. Bream, whiting and flathead around the river mouth. Trevally in Woods Bays. Jacks off Woods Point and between the lakes. Whiting, cod, moses perch and bream in Weyba Creek. Flathead and bream along the Tewantin reach. Bass from the everglades.

Maroochydore: Still plenty of herring working their way up and down the river. A rare catch of a big 80cm Bonefish at the Cod Hole was an outstanding sport for Robert Whiting yesterday. Dusky flathead and a few whiting in the lower Maroochy and around Bli Bli. There have been good trevally and tailor in the 2kg range in the Cod Hole and Godfrey's Road. Mud crabs in the holes of the middle and upper river.

Kawana: Bream, dart and whiting along the beaches, bream. Trevally on the making tide along the rock walls at the mouth of the Mooloolah River and mud crabs in the canals. Bream and grass sweetlip from Point Cartwright. Big flathead to 60cm, trevally to 2kg and bream 30cm from McKenzie's bridge area and Minyama Island with the better quality fish at night.

Caloundra: Squid off the rocks at Kings, Moffat and Shelly Beaches. Flathead on the NE tip of Bribie Island and on soft plastics along the drop offs in Pumicestone Passage. Grunter bream along Roys reach. Whiting and flathead at the mouth of Bells Creek. Mangrove jack around Pelican Waters Bridge.

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Checkout this monster cuttlefish taken by Dave Crowhurst but held by Keith Paxton taken off Caloundra.

 

Local Fishing Report: Sunday 2014-10-12

Offshore

Northerly wind conditions increasing through the day with 15 to 20 knots increasing to 20 to 25 knots in the late afternoon. Seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres around midday. Luguna Bay produced som big cobia and tuna yesterday. There have been good catches the past few days with, big pearl perch, Maori Cod and tusk fish  from North Reef.  Sweetlip, snapper, tuskies and big estuary cod on the Gneerings and off Caloundra 12 mile. Big cobia, sweetlip and pearl perch on sunshine reef.  Cobia, snapper and pearl perch at Caloundra Wide and 12 Mile. Longtail tuna off Mooloolaba. Snapper and pearlies on the banks.

Estuaries

Noosa: The bait schools in the lower river have the fish on the bite. Whiting throughout the lower reaches. Bream, whiting and flathead around the river mouth. Trevally in Woods Bays. Jacks off Woods Point and between the lakes. Whiting, cod, moses perch and bream in Weyba Creek. Flathead and bream along the Tewantin reach. Bass from the everglades.

Maroochydore: There are still plenty of herring working their way up and down the river on the daily tides. Dusky flathead in the lower Maroochy and around Bli Bli. Good trevally and tailor in the 2kg range in the Cod Hole and Godfrey's Road. Flathead, jacks and a few chopper tailor showing up in Petrie Creek. Whiting around Goat and Channel Island over night. Mud crabs in the holes of the middle and upper river.

Kawana: Bream, dart and whiting along the beaches, bream. Trevally on the making tide along the rock walls at the mouth of the Mooloolah River and mud crabs in the canals. Bream and grass sweetlip from Point Cartwright. Big flathead to 60cm, trevally to 2kg and bream 30cm from McKenzie's bridge area and Minyama Island with the better quality fish at night.

Caloundra: Squid off the rocks at Kings, Moffat and Shelly Beaches. Flathead on the NE tip of Bribie Island and on soft plastics along the drop offs in Pumicestone Passage. Grunter bream along Roys reach. Whiting and flathead at the mouth of Bells Creek. Mangrove jack around Pelican Waters Bridge.

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Daniel West from Swan Boat Hire was fishing in his lunch break around the pontoons and landed this big whiting.

 

Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2014-10-11

Offshore

Good conditions with 10 knot NE winds increasing to 10-15 knots around midday. Seas and easterly swell are both around 1m. Big pearl perch, Maori Cod and tusk fish  from North Reef.  Sweetlip, snapper, tuskies and big estuary cod on the Gneerings and off Caloundra 12 mile. Big cobia, sweetlip and pearl perch on sunshine reef.  Cobia, snapper and pearl perch at Caloundra Wide and 12 Mile. Longtail tuna off Mooloolaba. Snapper and pearlies on the banks.

Estuaries

Noosa: Whiting throughout the lower reaches. Bream, whintg and flathead around the river mouth. Trevally in Woods Bays. Jacks off Woods Point and between the lakes. Whiting, cod, moses perch and bream in Weyba Creek. Flathead and bream along the Tewantin reach. Bass from the everglades.

Maroochydore: There are still plenty of herring working their way up and down the river on the daily tides. Dusky flathead in the lower Maroochy and around Bli Bli. Good trevally and tailor in the 2kg range in the Cod Hole and Godfrey's Road. Flathead, jacks and a few chopper tailor showing up in Petrie Creek. Whiting around Goat and Channel Island over night. Mud crabs in the holes of the middle and upper river.

Kawana: Bream and trevally feeding on bait fish around the moorings. Bream and grass sweetlip from Point Cartwright. Big flathead to 60cm, trevally to 2kg and bream 30cm from McKenzie's bridge area and Minyama Island with the better quality fish at night. Whiting and flathead in sand basin and in Mountain Creek.

Caloundra: Squid off the rocks at Kings, Moffat and Shelly Beaches. Flathead on the NE tip of Bribie Island and on soft plastics along the drop offs in Pumicestone Passage. Grunter bream along Roys reach. Whiting and flathead at the mouth of Bells Creek. Mangrove jack around Pelican Waters Bridge.

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Julien Fish caught a couple of keep whiting in the lower Maroochy River on Thursday.

Local Fishing Report: Friday 2014-10-10

Offshore

Good conditions for the weekend with winds east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots and seas are around 1m with 1m of easterly swell. Similar conditions tomorrow!  Big pearl perch, Maori Cod and tusk fish  from North Reef yesterday. Snapperand the odd coral trout at Chardons Reef. Sweetlip, snapper, tuskies and big estuary cod on the Gneerings and off Caloundra. Big cobia, sweetlip and pearl perch on sunshine reef.  Cobia, snapper and pearl perch at Caloundra Wide and 12 Mile, longtail tuna off Mooloolaba. Snapper and pearlies on the banks.

Estuaries

Noosa; Good trevally around 2kg, bream and flatheada round the Noosa River mouth. Whiting, bream, flathead and trevally along the Noosaville reach and in Woods Bay, in the Frying Pan and off Munna Point. Jacks and bream off Woods Point. Whiting, cod, moses perch and bream in Weyba Creek. Flathead and bream along the Tewantin reach. A few mud crabs in the creeks and upper river.

Maroochydore: There are still plenty of herring working their way up and down the river on the daily tides. Dusky flathead in the lower Maroochy and around Bli Bli. Good trevally and tailor in the 2kg range in the Cod Hole and Godfrey's Road. Flathead, jacks and a few chopper tailor showing up in Petrie Creek. Whiting around Goat and Channel Island over night. Mud crabs in the holes of the middle and upper river.

Kawana: Bream and trevally feeding on bait fish around the moorings. Bream and grass sweetlip from Point Cartwright. Big flathead to 60cm, trevally to 2kg and bream 30cm from McKenzie's bridge area and Minyama Island with the better quality fish at night. Whiting and flathead in sand basin and in Mountain Creek.

Caloundra: Squid off the rocks at Kings, Moffat and Shelly Beaches. Flathead on the NE tip of Bribie Island and on soft plastics along the drop offs in Pumicestone Passage. Grunter bream along Roys reach. Whiting and flathead at the mouth of Bells Creek. Mangrove jack around Pelican Waters Bridge.

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Robert Whiting Trevally Cod Hole

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Robert Whiting has been doing well at the Cod Hole all week with big tailor and travelly to 2kg.

Fishing Feature: Rising Water Temps 2014-09-10

With the beautiful blue ocean waters filling our rivers, plenty of people are indulging in swimming and water activities as the water temps increase. Fish that are dominant in both Summer and Spring; like whiting, trevally, mangrove jack and flathead are also overly adventurous in the warmer water. These species will increase in numbers as the temperatures continue to rise with sunny days and clear blue sky. Be particularly mindful that the migratory species such as tailor, jew and dart, understand water temperature changes over date changes on the calendar!

For forward planning, many anglers use local weather forecast coupled with the moon phases and tide times as a guide to when is the best time to drop a line in. Looks like a low tide at 5pm today and an evening full tide at 10:30pm which is an excellent time to target predators. If you've been a coast local for some time, you'd know the importance of what bait to use and where to go to target the transitional species that live in local Sunshine Coast waters.

Sand whiting can be found in surf gutters all along the SE Queensland coastline as they're enroute to a river or inlet to spawn. Whiting like to search the sea bottom for tasty morsels on the shallower, cleaner banks, where the tide is not running so fast. Fish as light as possible, with just enough weight to keep the bait just on the bottom, a small 00 ball sinker is used on top of the bait. The swell should move your bait enough to look realistic but you can also create bait movement by a slow retrieve with the reel. When the initial nibbling type of bite is felt, be patient and pull hard once the weight of the fish bends the rod.
Trevally in a wide variety of species have been feeding up a storm since the September school holidays. They seek out small baitfish in schools which travel up the Noosa, Maroochy, and Mooloolah Rivers and also congregate in the canal systems at Minyama, Kawana and Pelican Waters. The species list includes golden, giant, big eye, diamond and cale cale trevally. Trevally are a great fun fish to tempt, play and then land. If you can match the food that the trevally are feeding on with a lure or bait, your chances of a hook up are increased greatly.

Mangrove Jack - these fish are as comfortable around snaggy environments as any angler is with a fishing rod in hand. Their favourite habitats include rocky structures, bridge pylons, and fallen trees, under pontoons, deep holes and, as adults, inshore reefs. Live bait is generally the best, due to the appeal of a moving prey. Poddy mullet, diver whiting, prawns, gar, herring and hardy heads are all good locally found Jack food. When Jacks are really on a hot bite they will take most whole fish types of bait like W.A. pilchards, whitebait and even strips of mullet fillet.

Flathead can be caught year round, but really come out in force as the temperatures rise and often prior to the summer storms. Flathead are essentially daytime feeding fish and tend to get caught on a heavily weighted line with large wide-mouth style hook loaded with huge slab of fish flesh or whole pillie. Flathead are quite lazy, preferring to lie partially buried in the sand, awaiting food to come to them, this is why flathead anglers often hang on the same sandbank season in and season out. Try to convince the flathead that the bait is alive, but unable to escape, and it will rush the bait and take it in one gulp. The subsequent struggles throw pieces of bait around and arouse other flathead in the vicinity, making it a good policy to cast back into the same area as quickly as possible.

So take advantage of the great weather, great fishing and a great lead-up to summer! Wet a line and if so you desire - wet your head too in the warm coastal waters.

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Bailey Watt targets flathead in warmer waters around Picnic Point for flathead like these.

Miles Moore Chambers Island Bream

Miles Moore fished the warm waters surrounding Chambers Island for several pan-size bream for his efforts.

Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2014-10-09

Offshore

Southeasterly winds will 10 to 15 knots. Seas are around 1m with 1m of east/southeasterly swell. Big pearl perch, Maori Cod and tusk fish from North Reef yesterday. Snapper to 7.1kg and cobia and jew also to 7kg taken from The Coffee’s out from Noosa. Snapper at Chardons Reef. Sweetlip, snapper, tuskies and big estuary cod on the Gneerings and off Caloundra. Big cobia, sweetlip and pearl perch on sunshine reef. Cobia, snapper and pearl perch at Caloundra Wide and 12 Mile, longtail tuna off Mooloolaba. Big yellowtail kingfish, snapper and pearl perch form the hards. Snapper and pearlies on the banks.

Estuaries

Noosa: Bream, whiting to 40cm and trevally around 2kg at the Noosa River mouth. Whiting, bream, flathead and trevally along the Noosaville reach and in Woods Bay, in the Frying Pan and off Munna Point. Jacks and bream off Woods Point. Whiting, cod, moses perch and bream in Weyba Creek. Flathead and bream along the Tewantin reach. A few mud crabs in the creeks and upper river.

Maroochydore: There are still plenty of herring working their way up and down the river on the daily tides. Dusky flathead in the lower Maroochy and around Bli Bli. Trevally and tailor in the 2kg range in the Cod Hole and Godfrey's Road. Flathead, jacks and a few chopper tailor showing up in Petrie Creek. Whiting around Goat and Channel Island over night. Mud crabs in the holes of the middle and upper river.

Kawana: Bream still around the moorings. Bream and grass sweetlip from Point Cartwright. Big flathead, trevally to 2kg and bream 30cm from McKenzie's bridge area and Minyama Island. Whiting and flathead in sand basin and in Mountain Creek.

Caloundra: Squid off the rocks at Kings, Moffat and Shelly Beaches. Flathead on the NE tip of Bribie Island and on soft plastics along the drop offs in Pumicestone Passage. Grunter bream along Roys reach. Whiting and flathead at the mouth of Bells Creek. Mangrove jack around Pelican Waters Bridge.

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Paul Burgum38cm caught in the Maroochy River just above Bli Bli

Paul Burgum had a good session in Bli Bli reach on Monday with 12 good whiting up to 38cm in length.

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