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Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2016-11-03

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: It will be worth fishing the beaches for dart and whiting. A 79cm flathead was caught and released the Frying Pan area on Monday's Noosa River Fishing Safari. 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 close to the mangroves 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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SamTrev

Have a look at Sam Pilchard with his trevally taken off Picnic Point.

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2016-11-02

Offshore

Workable conditions very early and close in, but choppy out wide and with the southerly change as the day progresses with winds west to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots shifting southeasterly during the morning and seas 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning, then increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday. Tomorrow will have workable conditions with southeasterly’s 10 to 15 knots turning east to northeasterly sea breeze during the afternoon and seas 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.  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: It will be worth fishing the beaches for dart and whiting. Flathead up to 80cm caught and released in the Frying Pan and lower river recently. A few feisty 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 close to the mangroves 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. Chopper tailor to 50cm, hair tail, mangrove jack 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: 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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Ronny Big Whiting

Check out these elbow slapper whiting caught in the lower Maroochy by keen angler Ronny Craine.

Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2016-11-01

Offshore

Okay conditions close in but choppy out wide with winds northwesterly 15 to 20 knots and seas around 1 metre, decreasing below 1 metre around midday. Tomorrow similar early before a southerly change with West to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots shifting southeasterly during the morning and seas below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning. Amberjack and yellowtail king on micro jigs around the Mooloolaba Blinker. Rat 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. And recently out at The Banks  for snapper, quality amberjack, pearlies, moses perch, tuskies, mulloway, trag jew and hussar. Also caught a tailor closer in that was just under 70cm. On Sunshine Reef, there’s coral trout, squire, grass sweetlip and pearl perch.

Estuaries

Noosa: It will be worth fishing the beaches for dart and whiting. Several good flathead up to 80cm caught and released in the Frying Pan and lower river recently. A few feisty 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 close to the mangroves 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. Chopper tailor, hair tail, mangrove jack and trevally from the Cod Hole. Reports of a few jack defending their territory in the upper reaches and up Petrie Creek. Flathead and estuary cod in Eudlo 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: Tonight’s New Moon Phase will have the fish feeding well into the week. Flathead in the 50 to 60 cm range, in the Blue Hole and at the entrance to Coochin Creek. 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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Paul Burgum

Paul Burgum had fun chasing this 80cm saratoga from Borumba Dam on Saturday 22/10/16.

Local Fishing Report: Monday 2016-10-31

Offshore

Tonight’s New Moon Phase will have the fish feeding well into this week. Choppy conditions today with winds northerly 15 to 20 knots turning northwesterly in the evening and seas 1.5 metres. Looking like great conditions tomorrow particularly close in with northwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the day then becoming west to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the evening with seas around 1 metre, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon. Cougar One fished Chardon's Reef yesterday for squire, moses perch, pearl perch, Maori cod and jewfish. Trekka 2 crews fished The Hards again on Saturday for amberjack, snapper, pearl perch, moses perch and coronation trout. And recently out at The Banks  for snapper, quality amberjack, pearlies, moses perch, tuskies, mulloway, trag jew and hussar. Also caught a tailor closer in that was just under 70cm. On Sunshine Reef, there’s coral trout, squire, grass sweetlip and pearl perch. Mackerel. Rat kingfish, snapper, sweetlip and tuna off Coolum. Tusk fish and sweetlip from Murphy’s Reef. Big bream, grass sweetlip and small snapper from Old Women Island.

Estuaries

Noosa: It will be worth fishing the beaches for dart and whiting. Several good flathead up to 80cm caught and released in the Frying Pan and lower river recently. A few feisty 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. Try for flathead, moses perch and Jack in Weyba Creek.

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. Chopper tailor, hair tail, mangrove jack and trevally from the Cod Hole. Reports of a few jack defending their territory in the upper reaches and up Petrie Creek. Flathead and estuary cod in Eudlo Creek. Reports of several full buck mud crabs in the middle to upper reaches.

Kawana: Worth fishing the beaches early for dart, whiting and flathead ahead of the choppy seabreeze. Trevally at dawn and dusk along the rock walls at the Mooloolah River. Jack to 52cm, flathead 68cm and Cod in Parrearra Channel and around the twin bridge. Bream and trevally around the boat moorings. Mangrove jack and whiting in Mountain Creek. Bream and flathead in the Basin and mud crabs in the deep holes in the canals.

Caloundra: Tonight’s New Moon Phase will have the fish feeding well into the week. Flathead in the 50 to 60 cm range, in the Blue Hole and at the entrance to Coochin Creek. 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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Jaycob Williams was pretty happy with his keeper 43cm dusky flathead around Picnic Point.

Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2016-10-29

Offshore

Mondays New Moon Phase will have the fish feeding over the weekend and well into next week. Good conditions today with a light afternoon sea breezes with winds northeasterly 10 to 15 knots and seas below 1 metre.  Choppy sea breeze conditions forecast for tomorrow with northeasterly 15 to 20 knots turning northerly during the evening and seas below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon or evening. Snapper, tusk fish, pearl perch and cobia from the Hards. On Sunshine Reef, there’s coral trout, squire, grass sweetlip and pearl perch. Mackerel. Rat kingfish, snapper, sweetlip and tuna off Coolum. Tusk fish and sweetlip from Murphy’s Reef. Big bream, grass sweetlip and small snapper from Old Women Island.

Estuaries

Noosa: It will be worth fishing the beaches early with the lighter winds for dart and whiting. Several good flathead up to 80cm caught and released in the Frying Pan and lower river recently. A 48cm 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. Try for flathead, moses perch and Jack in Weyba Creek.

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. Chopper tailor, hair tail and trevally from the Cod Hole this week. Reports of a few jack defending their territory in the upper reaches and up Petrie Creek. Flathead and estuary cod in Eudlo Creek. Reports of several full buck mud crabs in the middle to upper reaches.

Kawana: Worth fishing the beaches early for dart, whiting and flathead ahead of the choppy seabreeze. Trevally at dawn and dusk along the rock walls at the Mooloolah River. Jack to 52cm, flathead 68cm and Cod in Parrearra Channel and around the twin bridge. Bream and trevally around the boat moorings. Mangrove jack and whiting in Mountain Creek. Bream and flathead in the Basin and mud crabs in the deep holes in the canals.

Caloundra: Mondays New Moon Phase will have the fish feeding over the weekend and well into next week. Flathead in the 50 to 60 cm range, in the Blue Hole and at the entrance to Coochin Creek. Whiting 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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Robert W2trev 1

Yes I know, it’s another photo yesterday of my mate Robert Whiting, but in another week he will he going back home to England to freeze his butt off, for another year!.

Local Fishing Report: Friday 2016-10-28

Offshore

Mondays New Moon Phase will have the fish feeding over the weekend and well into next week. Conditions better today and with a lighter afternoon sea breezes with winds northerly 10 to 15 knots turning northeasterly in the early afternoon and seas around 1 metre, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning, then increasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon. Okay conditions forecast for tomorrow with east to northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots during the morning then decreasing to about 10 knots during the evening and seas below 1 metre. Snapper, tusk fish, pearl perch and cobia from the Hards. On Sunshine Reef, there’s coral trout, squire, grass sweetlip and pearl perch. Mackerel. Rat kingfish, snapper, sweetlip and tuna off Coolum. Tusk fish and sweetlip from Murphy’s Reef. Big bream, grass sweetlip and small snapper from Old Women Island.

Estuaries

Noosa: It will be worth fishing the beaches early with the lighter winds for dart and whiting.Several good flathead up to 80cm caught and released in the Frying Pan and lower river recently. A 48cm 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. Try for flathead, moses perch and Jack in Weyba Creek.

Maroochydore: Still plenty of bait fish in the lower river. Flathead 60 to 86cm caught and released at the Bli Bli Bridge. Chopper tailor, hair tail and trevally from the Cod Hole. Reports of a few jack defending their territory in the upper reaches and up Petrie Creek. Flathead and estuary cod in Eudlo Creek. Mud crabs in the middle to upper reaches.

Kawana: The northerly sea breeze makes it tough to fish the beaches. Trevally at dawn and dusk along the rock walls at the Mooloolah River. Jack to 52cm, flathead 68cm and Cod in Parrearra Channel and around the twin bridge. Bream and trevally around the boat moorings. Mangrove jack and whiting in Mountain Creek. Bream and flathead in the Basin and mud crabs in the deep holes in the canals.

Caloundra: Mondays New Moon Phase will have the fish feeding over the weekend and well into next week. Flathead in the 50 to 60 cm range, in the Blue Hole and at the entrance to Coochin Creek. Whiting 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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55cm murphys

The Crews on Top Catch Charters have been getting a few good snapper lately.

Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2016-10-27

Offshore

More choppy and uncomfortable sea breezes conditions today with winds northerly 15 to 20 knots with seas 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning, then increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon. May be okay for larger vessels bot winds around 20 knots are not fun. Better conditions forecast for tomorrow with north to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning northeasterly during the afternoon and seas around 1 metre. Snapper, tusk fish, pearl perch and cobia from the Hards. On Sunshine Reef, there’s coral trout, squire, grass sweetlip and pearl perch. Mackerel. Rat kingfish, snapper, sweetlip and tuna off Coolum. Tusk fish and sweetlip from Murphy’s Reef. Big bream, grass sweetlip and small snapper from Old Women Island.

Estuaries

Noosa: Several good fish including a 95, 75 and 65cm flathead were caught and released in the Frying Pan and lower river recently. A 48cm 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. Try for flathead, moses perch and Jacks in Weyba Creek.

Maroochydore: Tailor and a few tailortaken in the Cod Hole. Flathead 60 to 86cm caught and released at the Bli Bli Bridge. Chopper tailor, hair tail and trevally from the Cod Hole. Jack in the upper reaches, in the canals and up Petrie Creek. Flathead, eastuary copd and jacks in Eudlo Creek. Mud crabs in the middle to upper reaches.

Kawana: The northerly sea breeze makes it tough to fish the beaches. Trevally at dawn and dusk along the rock walls at the Mooloolah River. Jack to 52cm, flathead 68cm and Cod in Parrearra Channel and around the twin bridge. Bream and trevally around the boat moorings. Mangrove jack and whiting in Mountain Creek. Bream and flathead in the Basin and mud crabs in the deep holes in the canals.

Caloundra: Quality flathead in the 50 to 60 cm range, in the Blue Hole and at the entrance to Coochin Creek. Whiting 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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Robert Whiting Giant Trevally Cod Hole

Robert Whiting had a good afternoon in the cod hole for another quality giant trevally.

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2016-10-26

Offshore

Winds will be northwest to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots with seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening. Double Island reefs have had good amberjack, tuskies, moses perch, pearlies, coral bream and this quality spangled emperor, snapper, grassies, trag jew, mulloway and scarlet sea perch. Snapper, tusk fish, pearl perch and cobia from the Hards. On Sunshine Reef, there’s coral trout, squire, grass sweetlip and pearl perch. Mackerel. Rat kingfish, snapper, sweetlip and tuna off Coolum. Tusk fish and sweetlip from Murphy’s Reef. Big bream, grass sweetlip and small snapper from Old Women Island.

Estuaries

Noosa: Dart and Whiting along Teewah Beach. A 95cm and 65cm flathead were caught and released in the Frying Pan on a Noosa River Fishing Safari using prawn and whitebait. A 4kg golden trevally was taken at 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. Try for flathead, moses perch and Jacks in Weyba Creek.

Maroochydore: Flathead 60 to 86cm caught and released at the Bli Bli Bridge. Chopper tailor, hair tail and trevally from the Cod Hole. Jack in the upper reaches, in the canals and up Petrie Creek. Flathead, eastuary copd and jacks inEudlo Creek. Mud crabs in the middle to upper reaches.

Kawana: Dart and whiting along Kawana Beach, trevally at dawn and dusk along the rock walls at the Mooloolah River. Jack to 52cm, flathead 68cm and Cod in Parrearra Channel and around the twin bridge. Bream and trevally around the boat moorings. Mangrove jack and whiting in Mountain Creek. Bream and flathead in the Basin and mud crabs in the deep holes in the canals.

Caloundra: Quality flathead in the Blue Hole and at the entrance to Coochin Creek. Whiting 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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Robert Whiting Hairtail Tailor

Robert Whiting had a good afternoon in the cod hole with chopper tailor and several good hair tail being boated.

Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2016-10-25

Offshore

Conditions will be good early ahead of the choppy afternoon sea breeze, with winds variable about 10 knots becoming northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the middle of the day and seas below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening. Double Island reefs has had good amberjack, tuskies, moses perch, pearlies, coral bream and this quality spangled emperor, snapper, grassies, trag jew, mulloway and scarlet sea perch. Snapper, tusk fish, pearl perch and cobia from the Hards. On Sunshine Reef, there’s coral trout, squire, grass sweetlip and pearl perch. Mackerel. Coral trout, sweetlip and mac tuna from Coolum Reef. There have been snapper and grassy sweetlip at Murphys and Currimundi Reefs and yellowtail king at the Inner Gneerings and Mooloolaba Blinker.

Estuaries

Noosa: Dart and Whiting along Teewah Beach. A 95cm and 65cm flathead were caught and released in the Frying Pan on a Noosa River Fishing Safari using prawn and whitebait. A 4kg golden trevally was taken at 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. Try for flathead, moses perch and Jacks in Weyba Creek.

Maroochydore: Flathead 60 to 86cm caught and released at the Bli Bli Bridge. Giant and golden trevally at the Cod Hole area and Chambers Island. Jack in the upper reaches and a few whiting from Bli Bli, the mouth of Eudlo Creek and the lower river. Mud crabs in the upper reaches.

Kawana: Dart and whiting along Kawana Beach, trevally at dawn and dusk along the rock walls at the Mooloolah River. Jack to 52cm, flathead 68cm and Cod in Parrearra Channel and around the twin bridge. Bream, Gar and trevally around the boat moorings. Bream and flathead in the Basin and mud crabs in the deep holes in the canals

Caloundra: Quality flathead in the Blue Hole and at the entrance to Coochin Creek. Whiting 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. Mud crabs in Coochin Creek and up the canals.

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EvieHagens58cm2nd Dusky

Keen Angler Evie Hagen caught this 58 cm dusky flathead on dusk, off the Chambers Island Bridge

Local Fishing Report: Monday 2016-10-24

Offshore

Conditions will be choppy early and then okay later in the day with winds southeasterly 15 to 20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the middle of the day and seas 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre around midday. Wild Thing 2 fished Double Island for amberjack, tuskies, moses perch, pearlies, coral bream and this quality spangled emperor,snapper, grassies, trag jew, mulloway and scarlet sea perch. Chardon's for pearl perch, tuskies, moses, trag, lippers, Maoris, goldspot cod and an estimated 10kg scarlet sea perch. There have been snapper and grassy sweetlip at Murphys and Currimundi Reefs and yellowtail king at the Inner Gneerings and Mooloolaba Blinker. Snapper, tusk fish, pearl perch and cobia from the Hards. On Sunshine Reef, there’s coral trout, squire, grass sweetlip and pearl perch. Mackerel. Coral trout, sweetlip and mac tuna from Coolum Reef.

Estuaries

Noosa: A 80cm flathead caught and released using a prawn bait. A 4kg (70cm) golden trevally was taken at the Sheraton Bridge. There a few good whiting feeding in the lower river as well as trevally on top of the tide at the Noosa River mouth. Bream in the deep holes around the Frying Pan and Tewantin Marina, Flathead to 60 cm, moses perch and Jacks in Weyba Creek. Jack and mud crabs between Tewantin and Lake Cooroibah.

Maroochydore: Heaps of baitfish in the lower river. Flathead 60 to 86cm caught and released at the Bli Bli Bridge. Giant and golden trevally at the Cod Hole area and Chambers Island. Jack in the upper reaches and a few whiting from Bli Bli, the mouth of Eudlo Creek and the lower river. Mud crabs in the upper reaches.

Kawana: Dart and whiting along Kawana Beach, trevally at dawn and dusk along the rock walls at the Mooloolah River. Jack to 52cm, flathead 68cm and Cod in Parrearra Channel and around the twin bridge. Bream, Gar and trevally around the boat moorings. Bream and flathead in the Basin and mud crabs in the deep holes in the canals

Caloundra: Quality flathead in the Blue Hole and at the entrance to Coochin Creek. Whiting 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. Mud crabs in Coochin Creek and up the canals.

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Will Cowie Released 86cm Dusky

Will Cowie caught and released an 86cm dusky flathead and kept this 60cm fish on Friday at Bli Bli up the Maroochydore river.

Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2016-10-22

Offshore

Conditions may be okay today but with a northerly sea breeze chop, as winds increase through the day with winds north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots before turning northwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening and seas 1 to 1.5 metres. However, tomorrow conditions will become rough as the day progresses, as  winds  start off nice with northwest to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending southeast to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots during the morning then becoming southeasterly 20 to 30 knots during the day with seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning. Wild Thing 2 fished Double Island on Thursday for amberjack, tuskies, moses perch, pearlies, coral bream and this quality spangled emperor,snapper, grassies, trag jew, mulloway and scarlet sea perch. Chardon's for pearl perch, tuskies, moses, trag, lippers, Maoris, goldspot cod and an estimated 10kg scarlet sea perch. There have been snapper and grassy sweetlip at Murphys and Currimundi Reefs and yellowtail king at the Inner Gneerings and Mooloolaba Blinker. Snapper, tusk fish, pearl perch and cobia from the Hards. On Sunshine Reef, there’s coral trout, squire, grass sweetlip and pearl perch. Mackerel. Coral trout, sweetlip and mac tuna from Coolum Reef.

Estuaries

Noosa: Noosa River Fishing Safari’s crew caught and released an 80cm flathead using a prawn bait. There a few good whiting feeding in the lower river as well as trevally on top of the tide at the Noosa River mouth. Bream in the deep holes around the Frying Pan and Tewantin Marina, Flathead to 60 cm, moses perch and Jacks in Weyba Creek. Jack and mud crabs between Tewantin and Lake Cooroibah.

Maroochydore: Heaps of baitfish in the lower river. A huge Queenfish estimated at 1 to1.2m seen being caught near the Cod Hole this week. Flathead 60 to 86cm caught and released at the Bli Bli Bridge yesterday. Giant and golden trevally at the Cod Hole area and Chambers Island. Jack in the upper reaches and a few whiting from Bli Bli, the mouth of Eudlo Creek and the lower river. Mud crabs in the upper reaches.

Kawana: Dart and whiting along Kawana Beach, trevally at dawn and dusk along the rock walls at the Mooloolah River. Jack to 52cm, flathead 68cm and Cod in Parrearra Channel and around the twin bridge. Bream, Gar and trevally around the boat moorings. Bream and flathead in the Basin and mud crabs in the deep holes in the canals

Caloundra: Quality flathead in the Blue Hole and at the entrance to Coochin Creek. Whiting 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. Mud crabs in Coochin Creek and up the canals.

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Evie hagens chambers bridge 53cm herring

Keen angler Evie Hagens landed this 53 cm flathead as well as a 38cm trevally and then another 56cm flathead an hour later on dusk off the Chambers Is Bridge on Wednesday this week.

Local Fishing Report: Friday 2016-10-21

Offshore

More good conditions today particularly in the morning, with winds easterly 10 to 15 knots turning northeasterly during the morning and seas around 1 metre. Tomorrow may be okay but with a northerly choppy sea breeze as winds increase, with a north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots increasing to 20 knots before turning northwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening with seas 1 to 1.5 metres. Wild Thing 2 fished Double Island for snapper, grassies, trag jew, mulloway and scarlet sea perch. Chardon's for pearl perch, tuskies, moses, trag, lippers, Maoris, goldspot cod and an estimated 10kg scarlet sea perch. There have been snapper and grassy sweetlip at Murphys and Currimundi Reefs and yellowtail king at the Inner Gneerings and Mooloolaba Blinker. Snapper, tusk fish, pearl perch and cobia from the Hards. On Sunshine Reef, there’s coral trout, squire, grass sweetlip and pearl perch. Mackerel. Coral trout, sweetlip and mac tuna from Coolum Reef.

Estuaries

Noosa: Noosa River Fishing Safari’s crew caught and released an 80cm flathead using a prawn bait. There a few good whiting feeding in the lower river as well as trevally on top of the tide at the Noosa River mouth. Bream in the deep holes around the Frying Pan and Tewantin Marina, Flathead to 60 cm, moses perch and Jacks in Weyba Creek. Jack and mud crabs between Tewantin and Lake Cooroibah.

Maroochydore: Heaps of herring baitfish still in the lower river. A huge Queenfish estimated at 1 to1.2m seen being caught near the Cod Hole this week. Flathead to 68cm in Petrie and Eudlo Creeks, giant and golden trevally at the Cod Hole area and Chambers Island. Jack in the upper reaches and a few whiting from Bli Bli, the mouth of Eudlo Creek and the lower river. Mud crabs in the upper reaches.

Kawana: Dart and whiting along Kawana Beach, trevally at dawn and dusk along the rock walls at the Mooloolah River. Jack, flathead and Cod in Parrearra Channel and around the twin bridge. Bream, Gar and trevally around the boat moorings. Bream and flathead in the Basin and mud crabs in the deep holes in the canals

Caloundra: Flathead in the Blue Hole and at the entrance to Coochin Creek. Whiting 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. Mud crabs in Coochin Creek and up the canals.

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7kg spangled from the banks

This keen angler on board Top Catch Charters did well with a hard fighting 7kg spangled emperor, at the Barwon Banks.

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