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Local Fishing Report: Friday 2016-11-18

Offshore

Pretty good conditions only with an afternoon sea breeze as winds will be southeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning southeast to northeasterly in the afternoon and seas will be 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning. Tomorrow will be with a choppy with a southeasterly 15 to 20 knots with seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 metres during the morning.  North Reef for moses perch plus pearl perch, coral bream, snapper and jewfish. Amberjack and yellowtail king around the Mooloolaba Blinker. Spanish mackerel, cod, sweetlip and maori cod off Coolum.  School mackerel, snapper and from Currimundi reef. School mackerel from Raper Shoal and old women island. Snapper and school mackerel from Caloundra 5 mile.

Estuaries

Noosa: The odd big tailor and a few dart feeding along Teewah Beach. Good flathead being caught and released throughout the river particularly in the lower reaches. Mangrove jack, flathead and trevally in Noosa Sound and in Weyba Creek . School jew, trevally, whiting and jacks in Woods Bays. Whiting feeding throughout the Noosa River. Plenty of bream in the deep holes around the Frying Pan and Tewantin Marina.

Maroochydore: There’s been a few good tailor off the north shore over night. The tarpon, flathead, trevally, downstream of the Motorway Bridge, Jacks in the upper reaches, Twin Waters Canal, Petrie Creek, Eudlo Creek and the cod hole. Whiting in the lower river, Bli Bli and creek mouths. The massive tides have had the mud crabs moving throughout but mainly in the upper river.

Kawana: There’s trevally and bream on the incoming tide along the rock walls at the Mooloolah River mouth. Jacks, cod and trevally in Parrearra Channel. Flathead upstream from McKenzies Bridge and mangrove jack and trevally around the bridge pylons and trawler moorings. Flathead, mangrove jack and whiting in Mountain Creek and mud crabs in the deep holes in the canals.

Caloundra: Flathead at the mouth of Bells Creek. Whiting to 35cm opposite Bells Creek and along Golden Beach. Mangrove jack, trevally and school jew in Pelican waters canal. Reports of good catches of mangrove jack and mud crabs in Coochin Creek. Queenfish off the boardwalk and south of Bells.

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42cm Mangrove Maroochy Andy

Andy caught this 42cm mangrove on fresh mullet strips in the upper reaches of the Maroochy River and released a couple of others too.

Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2016-11-17

Offshore

Pretty good conditions only with an afternoon sea breeze as winds will be southeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning southeast to northeasterly in the afternoon and seas will be 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning. Tomorrow will be with a choppy with a southeasterly 15 to 20 knots with seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 metres during the morning.  North Reef for moses perch plus pearl perch, coral bream, snapper and jewfish. Amberjack and yellowtail king around the Mooloolaba Blinker. Spanish mackerel, cod, sweetlip and maori cod off Coolum.  School mackerel, snapper and from Currimundi reef. School mackerel from Raper Shoal and old women island. Snapper and school mackerel from Caloundra 5 mile.

Estuaries

Noosa: The odd big tailor and a few dart feeding along Teewah Beach. Good flathead being caught and released throughout the river particularly in the lower reaches. Mangrove jack, flathead and trevally in Noosa Sound and in Weyba Creek . School jew, trevally, whiting and jacks in Woods Bays. Whiting feeding throughout the Noosa River. Plenty of bream in the deep holes around the Frying Pan and Tewantin Marina.

Maroochydore: There’s been good tailor off the north shore over night. The tarpon, flathead, trevally, downstream of the Motorway Bridge, Jacks in the upper reaches, Twin Waters Canal, Petrie Creek, Eudlo Creek and the cod hole. Whiting in the lower river, Bli Bli and creek mouths. Mud crabs moving throughout but mainly in the upper river.

Kawana: There’s trevally and bream on the incoming tide along the rock walls at the Mooloolah River mouth. Jacks, cod and trevally in Parrearra Channel. Flathead upstream from McKenzies Bridge and mangrove jack and trevally around the bridge pylons and trawler moorings. Flathead, mangrove jack and whiting in Mountain Creek and mud crabs in the deep holes in the canals.

Caloundra: Flathead at the mouth of Bells Creek. Whiting to 35cm opposite Bells Creek and along Golden Beach. Mangrove jack, trevally and school jew in Pelican waters canal. Reports of good catches of mangrove jack and mud crabs in Coochin Creek. Queenfish off the boardwalk and south of Bells.

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Jeff Vere 43cm Estuary Cod

A smiling Jeff Vere caught a nice 43cm estuary cod at Bli Bli Yesterday.

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2016-11-16

Offshore

Pretty good conditions only with an afternoon sea breeze as winds will be southeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning southeast to northeasterly in the afternoon and seas will be 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning. Tomorrow will be with a choppy with a southeasterly 15 to 20 knots with seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 metres during the morning.  North Reef for moses perch plus pearl perch, coral bream, snapper and jewfish. Amberjack and yellowtail king around the Mooloolaba Blinker. Spanish mackerel, cod, sweetlip and maori cod off Coolum.  School mackerel, snapper and from Currimundi reef. School mackerel from Raper Shoal and old women island. Snapper and school mackerel from Caloundra 5 mile.

Estuaries

Noosa: The odd big tailor feeding along North Shore, Teewah Beach and at the river mouth. Still big flathead being caught and released throughout the river particularly in the lower reaches. Mangrove jack and trevally in Noosa Sound. School jew, trevally, whiting and jacks in Woods Bays. Whiting feeding on top of the tide at the Noosa River mouth. Bream in the deep holes around the Frying Pan and Tewantin Marina. Flathead along the Tewantin stretch.

Maroochydore: There’s been tailor to 70cm off the north shore over night. The tarpon, flathead, trevally, downstream of the Motorway Bridge. Giant herring and trevally in the Cod Hole. Jacks in the upper reaches, Twin Waters Canal, Petrie Creek, Eudlo Creek and the cod hole. Whiting in the lower river, Bli Bli and creek mouths. Mud crabs in the southern channel and deep holes in the middle river.

Kawana: There’s trevally and bream on the incoming tide along the rock walls at the Mooloolah River mouth. Jacks, cod and trevally in Parrearra Channel. Flathead upstream from McKenzies Bridge and mangrove jack and trevally around the bridge pylons and trawler moorings. Flathead, mangrove jack and whiting in Mountain Creek and mud crabs in the deep holes in the canals.

Caloundra: Try for big tailor off the local beaches this week. Flathead at the mouth of Bells Creek. Whiting to 35cm opposite Bells Creek and along Golden Beach. Mangrove jack, trevally and school jew in Pelican waters canal. Mud crabs in Coochin Creek. Queenfish off the boardwalk and south of Bells.

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Brenton Mansfield Lake Borumba Toga Bass

Brenton Mansfield practices catch and release and while fishing in Lake Borumba, found a spot with a heap of small togas and plenty of school bass.

Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2016-11-15

Offshore

I hope you all enjoyed the Super Moon last night, let’s hope the fish are on the bite. Winds will be southwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning southeasterly in the late morning and early afternoon and seas 1 to 2 metres. Tomorrow will be pretty good conditions with a southeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning easterly during the day and seas around 1 metre, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning, then increasing to below 1 metre around midday. North Reef for moses perch plus pearl perch, coral bream, snapper and jewfish. Amberjack and yellowtail king around the Mooloolaba Blinker. Spanish mackerel, cod, sweetlip and maori cod off Coolum.  School mackerel, snapper and from Currimundi reef. School mackerel from Raper Shoal and old women island. Snapper and school mackerel from Caloundra 5 mile.

Estuaries

Noosa: The odd big tailor feeding along North Shore, Teewah Beach and at the river mouth. Still big flathead being caught and released throughout the river particularly in the lower reaches. Mangrove jack and trevally in Noosa Sound. School jew, trevally, whiting and jacks in Woods Bays. Whiting feeding on top of the tide at the Noosa River mouth. Bream in the deep holes around the Frying Pan and Tewantin Marina. Flathead along the Tewantin stretch.

Maroochydore: Ther’s been tailor to 70cm off the north shore over night. The tarpon, flathead, trevally, downstream of the Motorway Bridge. Hairtail, giant herring and trevally in the Cod Hole. Jacks in the upper reaches, Twin Waters Canal, Petrie Creek, Eudlo Creek and the cod hole. Whiting in the lower river, Bli Bli and creek mouths. Mud crabs in the southern channel and deep holes in the middle river.

Kawana: There’s trevally and bream on the incoming tide along the rock walls at the Mooloolah River mouth. Jacks, cod and trevally in Parrearra Channel. Flathead upstream from McKenzies Bridge and mangrove jack and trevally around the bridge pylons and trawler moorings. Flathead, mangrove jack and whiting in Mountain Creek and mud crabs in the deep holes in the canals.

Caloundra: I hope you all enjoyed the Super Moon last night, let’s hope the fish are on the bite. Try for big tailor off the local beaches this week. Flathead at the mouth of Bells Creek. Whiting to 35cm opposite Bells Creek and along Golden Beach. Mangrove jack, trevally and school jew in Pelican waters canal. Mud crabs in Coochin Creek. Queenfish off the boardwalk and south of Bells.

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Gordon Lund67cmdusky 1

Here is Gordon Lund with a nice 67cm dusky flathead taken recently in the lower Maroochy River.

Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2016-11-12

Offshore

Mondays Super Full Moon Phase will have the fish ready for a big feed, so be ready. There will be a windows of opportunity with okay conditions  early with winds east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots but then turning to a choppy northerly 15 to 20 knots during the day and seas around 1 metre. Tomorrow will be choppy through the day particularly out wide with north to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots and seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.  Some of the close in reefs like Little Halls, Coolum and of off Pt Cartwright will be worth a try for cobia yellowtail king and nice grassy sweetlip. North Reef for moses perch plus pearl perch, coral bream, snapper and jewfish. Amberjack and yellowtail king around the Mooloolaba Blinker. Pearl perch, sweetip and maori cod from Caloundra 12 mile. Tusk fish and sweetlip from Murphy’s Reef.

Estuaries

Noosa: Still big flathead in the 70 to 80cm range being was caught and released throughout the river particularly in the lower reaches. Try for mangrove jack in the sound and trevally feeding in Noosa Sound. There’s a few good whiting feeding on top of the tide at the Noosa River mouth. Bream in the deep holes around the Frying Pan and Tewantin Marina. Mangrove jack and mud crabs between the Lakes.

Maroochydore: The odd tailor, flathead, trevally, downstream of the Motorway Bridge. Hairtail, and trevally from the Cod Hole. Reports of a few jack defending their territory in the upper reaches and up Petrie Creek. Anglers are starting to catch a few elbow slapper whiting in the lower river using live yabbies and worms Reports of full buck mud crabs and hugh females that must be released in the middle to upper reaches.

Kawana: There’s trevally and bream on the incoming tide along the rock walls at the Mooloolah River mouth. Flathead upstream from McKenzies Bridge and mangrove jack and trevally around the bridge pylons and trawler moorings. Flathead, mangrove jack and whiting in Mountain Creek and mud crabs in the deep holes in the canals.

Caloundra: Mondays Super Full Moon Phase will have the fish ready for a big feed, so be ready. Some quality flathead feeding in the entrances to all the creeks that feed into the passage. Whiting to 35cm opposite Bells Creek and along Golden Beach. Mangrove jack and mud crabs feeding up in the creeks and bigger bream at night in the deeper holes of the passage.

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Matt Lexi 59cm Tailor

My Son, Matthew Planck with his little helper Lexi, caught this 59cm tailor last weekend near the Cod Hole.

Local Fishing Report: Friday 2016-11-11

Offshore

Offshore: There will only be a few windows of opportunity over the next few days as conditions improve this morning with a southerly at 15 to 20 knots turns east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the late morning. Winds becoming east to northeasterly about 10 knots in the evening and seas 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning. Tomorrow conditions will be okay early with winds variable about 10 knots ahead of a choppy northerly sea breeze to15 to 20 knots during the morning and seas below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon. With only a few windows of opportunity you will have to make the most of it, so it could be worth a try on North Reef for moses perch plus pearl perch, coral bream, snapper and jewfish. Amberjack and yellowtail king around the Mooloolaba Blinker. Pearl perch, sweetip and maori cod from Caloundra 12 mile. Tusk fish and sweetlip from Murphy’s Reef.

Estuaries

Noosa: Still big flathead in the 70 to 80cm range being was caught and released throughout the river particularly in the lower reaches. Try for mangrove jack in the sound and trevally feeding in Noosa Sound. There’s a few good whiting feeding on top of the tide at the Noosa River mouth. Bream in the deep holes around the Frying Pan and Tewantin Marina. Mangrove jack and mud crabs between the Lakes.

Maroochydore: The odd tailor, flathead, trevally, downstream of the Motorway Bridge. Hairtail, and trevally from the Cod Hole. Reports of a few jack defending their territory in the upper reaches and up Petrie Creek. Reports of full buck mud crabs in the middle to upper reaches.

Kawana: There’s trevally and bream on the incoming tide along the rock walls at the Mooloolah River mouth. Flathead upstream from McKenzies Bridge and mangrove jack and trevally around the bridge pylons and trawler moorings. Flathead, mangrove jack and whiting in Mountain Creek and mud crabs in the deep holes in the canals.

Caloundra: Some quality flathead feeding in the entrances to all the creeks that feed into the passage. Whiting to 35cm opposite Bells Creek and along Golden Beach. Mangrove jack and mud crabs feeding up in the creeks and bigger bream at night in the deeper holes of the passage.

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Seaton Carter Thread Fin Emperor

Novice angler, Seaton Carter with his first fish ever from on a boat off Mooloolaba, was stoked when he caught and then released (min size limit 25cm) this Lancer or Thread-fin Emperor,

Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2016-11-10

Offshore

Conditions will continue to be choppy to rough  today with a stiff northerly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore north of Maroochydore in the afternoon and seas 1 to 2 metres. Tomorrow conditions will begin to abate and after what we have had the past week, should be workable in offshore waters with northwest to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending southeast to southwesterly during the morning then tending northeast to southeasterly during the afternoon and seas around 1 metre. So stay in sheltered waters today and be on watch to give tomorrow a chance if conditions are okay, as it could be worth a try on North Reef for moses perch plus pearl perch, coral bream, snapper and jewfish. Amberjack and yellowtail king around the Mooloolaba Blinker. Pearl perch, sweetip and maori cod from Caloundra 12 mile. Tusk fish and sweetlip from Murphy’s Reef.

Estuaries

Noosa: Still big flathead in the 70 to 80cm range being was caught and released throughout the river particularly in the lower reaches. Try for mangrove jack in the sound and trevally feeding around the Sheraton Bridge. There’s a few good whiting feeding on top of the tide at the Noosa River mouth. Bream in the deep holes around the Frying Pan and Tewantin Marina. Mangrove jack and mud crabs between the Lakes.

Maroochydore: The odd tailor, flathead, trevally, downstream of the Motorway Bridge. Hairtail, and trevally from the Cod Hole. Reports of a few jack defending their territory in the upper reaches and up Petrie Creek. Reports of full buck mud crabs in the middle to upper reaches.

Kawana: There’s trevally and bream on the incoming tide along the rock walls at the Mooloolah River mouth. Flathead upstream from McKenzies Bridge and mangrove jack and trevally around the bridge pylons and trawler moorings. Flathead 68cm and try for mangrove jack and whiting in Mountain Creek and mud crabs in the deep holes in the canals.

Caloundra: Some quality flathead feeding in the entrances to all the creeks that feed into the passage. Whiting to 35cm opposite Bells Creek and along Golden Beach. Mangrove jack feeding up in the creeks and bigger bream at night in the deeper holes of the northern passage. Trevally in Pelican Waters and mud crabs moving in all the creeks and mangrove fringes of the passage and up the canals.

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Robert60cmDusky

Robert Whiting with another flathead around the 60 cm mark taken in the Cod Hole.

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2016-11-09

Offshore

Conditions will become choppy to rough  with a stiff northerly 15 to 25 knots and seas 1.5 to 2 metres. Tomorrow will be similarly choppy to rough with a northerly 15 to 20 knots  increasing 20 to 25 knots in the morning. Winds shifting south to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots with a change from the south in the late evening and seas 1.5 to 2 metres. When conditions settle down hopefully by Friday some time, it will be worth a try on North Reef for moses perch plus pearl perch, coral bream, snapper and jewfish. Amberjack and yellowtail king on micro jigs around the Mooloolaba Blinker. Rat kingfish , sweetlip and mackerel off Coolum. Pearl perch, sweetip and maori cod from Caloundra 12 mile. Tusk fish and sweetlip from Murphy’s Reef. Cougar One fished Chardon's Reef recently for squire, moses perch, pearl perch, Maori cod and jewfish.

Estuaries

Noosa: Still big flathead was caught and released in the Frying Pan area. A few jack caught in the sound and trevally feeding around the Sheraton Bridge. There’s a few good whiting feeding on top of the tide at the Noosa River mouth. Bream in the deep holes around the Frying Pan and Tewantin Marina. Mangrove jack and mud crabs between the Lakes.

Maroochydore: The odd tailor, flathead, trevally, downstream of the Motorway Bridge. Still plenty of baitfish on the move. Hairtail, and trevally from the Cod Hole. Reports of a few jack defending their territory in the upper reaches and up Petrie Creek. Reports of several full buck mud crabs in the middle to upper reaches.

Kawana: There’s trevally on the incoming tide along the rock walls at the Mooloolah River mouth. Flathead upstream from McKenzies Bridge and mangrove jack and trevally around the bridge pylons and trawler moorings. Flathead 68cm and try for mangrove jack and whiting in Mountain Creek and mud crabs in the deep holes in the canals.

Caloundra: Some quality flathead feeding in the entrances to all the creeks that feed into the passage. Whiting to 35cm opposite Bells Creek and along Golden Beach. Jew, mangrove jack showing up in the creeks and bigger bream at night in the deeper holes of the northern passage. Trevally and jacks in Pelican Waters. Mud crabs moving in all the creeks and mangrove fringes of the passage and up the canals.

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Josh 110cmshovelnose shark

Josh was fishing between Chambers Island and the Cod Hole when he landed this fighting 110cm shovel nose shark, which he was taking home to prepare to eat.

Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2016-11-08

Offshore

Conditions will become choppy to rough  with a stiff northerly 15 to 25 knots and seas 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon. Tomorrow will be similarly choppy to rough with a northerly 15 to 20 knots increasing 20 to 25 knots in the late morning. When conditions settle down hopefully later this week some time, it will be worth a try on North Reef where there’s been a few cracker moses perch plus pearl perch, coral bream, snapper and jewfish. Amberjack and yellowtail king on micro jigs around the Mooloolaba Blinker. Rat kingfish , sweetlip and mackerel off Coolum. Pearl perch, sweetip and maori cod from Caloundra 12 mile. Tusk fish and sweetlip from Murphy’s Reef. Cougar One fished Chardon's Reef recently for squire, moses perch, pearl perch, Maori cod and jewfish.

Estuaries

Noosa: Still big flathead was caught and released in the Frying Pan area. A few jack caught in the sound and big golden trevally feeding around the Sheraton Bridge. There a few good whiting feeding on top of the tide at the Noosa River mouth. Bream in the deep holes around the Frying Pan and Tewantin Marina. Mangrove jack and mud crabs between Lakes Cooroibah and Cootharaba.

Maroochydore: Tailor, flathead, trevally, downstream of the Motorway Bridge. Hairtail, and trevally from the Cod Hole. Reports of a few jack defending their territory in the upper reaches and up Petrie Creek. Reports of several full buck mud crabs in the middle to upper reaches.

Kawana: There’s trevally on the incoming tide along the rock walls at the Mooloolah River mouth. Flathead upstream from McKenzies Bridge and mangrove jack and trevally around the bridge pylons and trawler moorings. Flathead 68cm and try for mangrove jack and whiting in Mountain Creek and mud crabs in the deep holes in the canals.

Caloundra: Some big flathead have been caught and released in the entrances to all the creeks that feed into the passage. Whiting to 35cm opposite Bells Creek and along Golden Beach. Jew, mangrove jack showing up in the creeks and bigger bream at night in the deeper holes of the northern passage. Trevally and jacks in Pelican Waters. Mud crabs moving in all the creeks and mangrove fringes of the passage and up the canals.

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Jai Cardona Trevally Chambers

Have a look at young Jai Cardona with his feisty trevally caught on Chambers Islandover the weekend

Local Fishing Report: Monday 2016-11-07

Offshore

Conditions will become choppy later with a stiff seabreeze with northeasterly 10 to 15 knots, increasing to 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon and then tending northerly 15 to 20 knots in the evening, with seas below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon. Tomorrow will be choppy and becoming rough with a northerly 20 to 25 knots, with seas 1.5 to 2.5 metres. Wild Thing 2 fished North Reef and got a few cracker moses perch plus pearl perch, coral bream, snapper and jewfish. Amberjack and yellowtail king on micro jigs around the Mooloolaba Blinker. Rat kingfish , sweetlip and mackerel off Coolum. Pearl perch, sweetip and maori cod from Caloundra 12 mile. Tusk fish and sweetlip from Murphy’s Reef. Cougar One fished Chardon's Reef recently for squire, moses perch, pearl perch, Maori cod and jewfish.

Estuaries

Noosa: Still big flathead was caught and released the Frying Pan area. A few jack caught in the sound and big golden trevally feeding around the Sheraton Bridge. There a few good whiting feeding on top of the tide at the Noosa River mouth. Bream in the deep holes around the Frying Pan and Tewantin Marina. Mangrove jack and mud crabs between Lakes Cooroibah and Cootharaba.

Maroochydore: Still plenty of bait fish in the lower river. Tailor, big flathead, trevally, downstream of the Motorway Bridge taken and a flathead to 72cm caught and released around the Chambers Island Bridge and 81cm at the Bli Bli Bridge and estuary cod in Eudlo Creek. Hairtail, mangrove jack and trevally to 2.4kg from the Cod Hole. Reports of a few jack defending their territory in the upper reaches and up Petrie Creek. Reports of several full buck mud crabs in the middle to upper reaches.

Kawana: Worth fishing for dart and whiting along Kawana Beach. There’s trevally on the incoming tide along the rock walls at the Mooloolah River mouth. Flathead upstream from McKenzies Bridge and mangrove jack and trevally around the bridge pylons and trawler moorings. Flathead 68cm and try for mangrove jack and whiting in Mountain Creek and mud crabs in the deep holes in the canals.

Caloundra: Some big flathead have been caught and released in the entrances to all the creeks that feed into the passage. Whiting to 35cm opposite Bells Creek and along Golden Beach. Jew, mangrove jack showing up in the creeks and bigger bream at night in the deeper holes of the northern passage. Trevally and jacks in Pelican Waters. Mud crabs moving in all the creeks and mangrove fringes of the passage and up the canals.

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Dian Sorry 24 25cm Whiting picnic point

Young Dian Sorry has been having a good time chasing a few keeper whiting 24 to 25cm in around Picnic Point

Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2016-11-05

Offshore

Conditions will be choppy particularly out wide and later, rough into the evening with winds north to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore south of Maroochydore in the evening with seas 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres by early evening. Tomorrow could be a better day with winds northwest to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots becoming southeast to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon and northwest to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the evening, with seas from 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to about 1 metre during the morning. Wild Thing 2 skipper fished North Reef on Wednesday and got a few cracker moses perch plus pearl perch, coral bream, snapper and jewfish. Amberjack and yellowtail king on micro jigs around the Mooloolaba Blinker. Kingfish, snapper, sweetlip, Spanish and school mackerel and tuna off Coolum, the Gneering Shoals and Old Woman Island, yellowtail king off Point Cartwright Tusk fish and sweetlip from Murphy’s Reef. Big bream, grass sweetlip and small snapper from Old Women Island. Cougar One fished Chardon's Reef recently for squire, moses perch, pearl perch, Maori cod and jewfish.

Estuaries

Noosa: A 79cm flathead was caught and released the Frying Pan area, this week. A few jack caught in the sound and big golden trevally feeding around the Sheraton Bridge. There a few good whiting feeding on top of the tide at the Noosa River mouth. Bream in the deep holes around the Frying Pan and Tewantin Marina. Mangrove jack and mud crabs between Lakes Cooroibah and Cootharaba.

Maroochydore: Still plenty of bait fish in the lower river. A 59cm tailor taken and a flathead to 72cm yesterday caught and released around the Chambers Island Bridge and 81cm at the Bli Bli Bridge and estuary cod in Eudlo Creek. Try for chopper tailor to 50cm, hair tail, mangrove jack and trevally to 2.4kg from the Cod Hole. Reports of a few jack defending their territory in the upper reaches and up Petrie Creek. Reports of several full buck mud crabs in the middle to upper reaches.

Kawana: Worth fishing for dart and whiting along Kawana Beach. There’s trevally on the incoming tide along the rock walls at the Mooloolah River mouth. Flathead upstream from McKenzies Bridge and mangrove jack and trevally around the bridge pylons and trawler moorings. Flathead 68cm and try for mangrove jack and whiting in Mountain Creek and mud crabs in the deep holes in the canals.

Caloundra: Some big flathead have been caught and released in the entrances to all the creeks that feed into the passage. Whiting to 35cm opposite Bells Creek and along Golden Beach. Jew, mangrove jack showing up in the creeks and bigger bream at night in the deeper holes of the northern passage. Trevally and jacks in Pelican Waters. Mud crabs moving in all the creeks and mangrove fringes of the passage and up the canals.

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Matthew Planck 72cm Dusky Released

Matthew Planck has been having a lovely morning on the beautiful Maroochy River, yesterday where he caught and released a 72 cm female dusky flathead to keep on breeding. Well done Matt!

Local Fishing Report: Friday 2016-11-04

Offshore

Workable conditions as the day progresses but choppy early with winds east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore north of Maroochydore early in the morning. Winds decreasing to about 10 knots in the morning and seas 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning. Tomorrow okay with a some choppy conditions with winds east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending north to northeasterly during the evening and seas below 1 metre. Amberjack and yellowtail king on micro jigs around the Mooloolaba Blinker. Kingfish, snapper, sweetlip, Spanish and school mackerel and tuna off Coolum, the Gneering Shoals and Old Woman Island, yellowtail king off Point Cartwright Tusk fish and sweetlip from Murphy’s Reef. Big bream, grass sweetlip and small snapper from Old Women Island. Cougar One fished Chardon's Reef for squire, moses perch, pearl perch, Maori cod and jewfish. Trekka 2 crews fished The Hards for amberjack, snapper, pearl perch, moses perch and coronation trout.

Estuaries

Noosa: A 79cm flathead was caught and released the Frying Pan area, this week. A few jack caught in the sound and big golden trevally feeding around the Sheraton Bridge. There a few good whiting feeding on top of the tide at the Noosa River mouth. Bream in the deep holes around the Frying Pan and Tewantin Marina. Mangrove jack and mud crabs between Lakes Cooroibah and Cootharaba.

Maroochydore: Still plenty of bait fish in the lower river. Flathead 60 to 86cm caught and released at the Bli Bli Bridge and the Cod Hole areas and estuary cod in Eudlo Creek. Try for chopper tailor to 50cm, hair tail, mangrove jack and trevally to 2.4kg from the Cod Hole. Reports of a few jack defending their territory in the upper reaches and up Petrie Creek. Reports of several full buck mud crabs in the middle to upper reaches.

Kawana: Worth fishing for dart and whiting along Kawana Beach. There’s trevally on the incoming tide along the rock walls at the Mooloolah River mouth. Flathead upstream from McKenzies Bridge and mangrove jack and trevally around the bridge pylons and trawler moorings. Flathead 68cm and try for mangrove jack and whiting in Mountain Creek and mud crabs in the deep holes in the canals.

Caloundra: Flathead in the Blue Hole and at the entrances to all the creeks that feed into the passage. Whiting to 35cm opposite Bells Creek and along Golden Beach. Jew, mangrove jack showing up in the creeks and bigger bream at night in the deeper holes of the northern passage. Trevally and jacks in Pelican Waters. Mud crabs in Coochin Creek and up the canals.

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Carlin Callaghan Mangrove Jack Petrie

Young Carlin Callaghan, fishing with Ron Apelt, was so excited to catch his first Mangrove jack up in Petrie Creek.

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