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Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2017-02-23

Offshore

Best to stay close in or in the Bays or in the river systems with smaller vessels, as it will be choppy with winds southeasterly 15 to 20 knots and seas 1 to 1.5 metres.  Tomorrow will be similar with winds southeasterly 15 to 20 knots with seas 1 to 1.5 metres. When conditions improve remember there  have been good catches of long tail tuna to 18kg between Mooloolaba and Coolum on 20g Samaki torpedo slugs. Paul Anderson fished from his kayak up towards Double Island Point for a solid 170cm (30kg est.) Spanish Mackerel.  Spanish and spotty mackerel on the Gneerings and the Blinker. Coral trout and grass sweetlip from the Gneerings. Grass sweetlip, pearl perch, cod, snapper and tusk fish from Caloundra 12 mile. Big mackerel from Arkwright Shoal and north reef. At Sunshine Reef there’s a few quality Spanish mackerel as well as cobia and sweetlip.

Estuaries

Noosa: The bass and Saratoga have been feeding in Boroumba and Lake MacDonald. Cliff Andreassen was pleased with the 75cm tailor he landed on the lower North Shore early Tuesday night. Trevally between the Noosa River mouth and also at Tewantin an 82cm flathead was caught and released. Mangrove jack to 55cm caught at night on a live bait in the lower reaches of the Noosa River. A few nice whiting and flathead in the Frying Pan and in Woods Bay. Bream, estuary cod and moses perch in Weyba Creek. Mud and sand crabs throughout the system.

Maroochydore: Quality flathead released up to 90 cm around Twin Waters and the mouth of Petrie Creek. A few good bream in the 30cm range in the lower river. Still sand crabs in the lower river and the Maroochy Waters Canals. Whiting from Twin Waters, Picnic Point and Cotton Tree. Trevally throughout the system following the bait schools. Mud crabs in the middle and upper reaches. Jacks throughout the middle river, creeks and canals.

Kawana: Fish the rock walls at the Mooloolah River mouth and along La Balsa Park for trevally, bream and flathead. Flathead upstream from McKenzies Bridge and reasonable whiting in the Basin. Mangrove jack, cod and try for barra in the upper reaches. Cod and trevally in Lake Kawana. Worth putting the pots in for sand crabs in the canal system a few mud crabs.

Caloundra: Bream and trevally off the boardwalk and around the local jetties. Whiting off Golden Beach and Bells Creek mouth. Mangrove jack in the canals around bridge pylons and pontoons and jack, mud crabs and some quality flathead in the creeks that run into the Passage.

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Jake Johnson mangrove jack

Keen angler, Jake Johnson recently with a catch and release mangrove jack from up near Coolum Creek in the Maroochy River.

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2017-02-22

Offshore

Best to stay in sheltered waters as it will be choppy early morning and rough through into the afternoon as winds will be southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore in the late morning and early afternoon and seas 1.5 to 2 metres.  Tomorrow will ease back a little with winds southeasterly 10 to 20 knots with seas 1 to 1.5 metres. Unfortunately you will have to wait until later in the week as there have been good catches of long tail tuna to 18kg between Mooloolaba and Coolum on 20g Samaki torpedo slugs. Spanish and spotty mackerel on the Gneerings and the Blinker. Coral trout and grass sweetlip from the Gneerings. Grass sweetlip, pearl perch, cod, snapper and tusk fish from Caloundra 12 mile. Big mackerel from Arkwright Shoal and north reef. At Sunshine Reef there’s a few quality Spanish mackerel as well as cobia and sweetlip.

Estuaries

Noosa: The bass and Saratoga have been feeding in the local dams, Boroumba and Lake MacDonald. Trevally between the Noosa River mouth and also at Tewantin an 82cm flathead was caught and released. Mangrove jack to 55cm caught at night on a live bait in the lower reaches of the Noosa River. A few nice whiting and flathead in the Frying Pan and in Woods Bay. Bream, estuary cod and moses perch in Weyba Creek. Mud and sand crabs throughout the system.

Maroochydore: Quality flathead released up to 90 cm around Twin Waters and the mouth of Petrie Creek. Plenty of good sand crabs in the lower river and the Maroochy Waters Canals. Whiting from Twin Waters, Picnic Point and Cotton Tree. Trevally throughout the system following the bait schools. Mud crabs in the middle and upper reaches. Jacks throughout the middle river, creeks and canals.

Kawana: Trevally, bream and flathead along the rock walls at the Mooloolah River mouth and along La Balsa Park Flathead upstream from McKenzies Bridge and reasonable whiting in the Basin. Mangrove jack, cod and barra in the upper reaches. Cod and trevally in Lake Kawana. Worth putting the pots in for sand crabs in the canal system a few mud crabs.

Caloundra: Bream and trevally off the boardwalk and around jetties. Whiting off Golden Beach and Bells Creek mouth. Mangrove jack in the canals around bridge pylons and pontoons and jack, mud crabs and some quality flathead in the creeks that run into the Passage.

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Mark Lester Released Flathead

Mark Lester caught and released this 90cm in his 'secret spot' at Maroochydore River North Shore Caught on 8lb gear on live herring.

Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2017-02-21

Offshore

Okay early but becoming choppy through the morning as winds will be southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, increasing to 15 to 20 knots during the morning and seas below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning. Tomorrow will  be a day to stay in sheltered waters  with winds southeasterly 15 to 25 knots with seas 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the morning. Good catches of long tail tuna to 18kg between Mooloolaba and Coolum on 20g Samaki torpedo slugs. Spanish and spotty mackerel on the Gneerings and the Blinker. Coral trout and grass sweetlip from the Gneerings. Grass sweetlip, pearl perch, cod, snapper and tusk fish from Caloundra 12 mile. Big mackerel from Arkwright Shoal and north reef. At Sunshine Reef there’s a few quality Spanish mackerel as well as cobia and sweetlip.

Estuaries

Noosa: The bass and Saratoga have been feeding in the local dams, Boroumba and Lake MacDonald. Dart and whiting along Teewah Beach. Trevally between the Noosa River mouth and also at Tewantin an 82cm flathead was caught and released. Mangrove jack to 55cm caught at night on a live bait in the lower reaches of the Noosa River. A few nice whiting and flathead in the Frying Pan and in Woods Bay. Bream, estuary cod and moses perch in Weyba Creek. Mud and sand crabs throughout the system.

Maroochydore: Quality flathead around Twin Waters and the mouth of Petrie Creek. Plenty of good sand crabs in the lower river and the Maroochy Waters Canals. Whiting from Twin Waters, Picnic Point and Cotton Tree. Trevally throughout the system following the bait schools. Mud crabs in the middle and upper reaches. Jacks throughout the middle river, creeks and canals.

Kawana: Dart and whiting along the beaches. Trevally, bream and flathead along the rock walls at the Mooloolah River mouth and along La Balsa Park Flathead upstream from McKenzies Bridge and reasonable whiting in the Basin. Mangrove jack, cod and barra in the upper reaches. Cod and trevally in Lake Kawana. Worth putting the pots in for sand crabs in the canal system a few mud crabs.

Caloundra: Try for a few dart along the beaches as well as trevally and flathead close to the Bar. Bream and trevally off the boardwalk and around jetties. Whiting off Golden Beach and Bells Creek mouth. Mangrove jack in the canals around bridge pylons and pontoons and jack, mud crabs and some quality flathead in the creeks that run into the Passage.

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Shantel Brooks Bass Boroumba

Keen angler, Shantel Brooks, catching and releasing a few bass at Boroumba Damrecently

Local Fishing Report: Monday 2017-02-20

Offshore

Winds will be northwest to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots at first, tending south to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the morning before becoming southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon. Swell and seas will be around the 1m mark. Good catches of long tail tuna to 18kg between Mooloolaba and Coolum on 20g Samaki torpedo slugs. Spanish and spotty mackerel on the Gneerings and the Blinker. Coral trout and grass sweetlip from the Gneerings. Grass sweetlip, pearl perch, cod, snapper and tusk fish from Caloundra 12 mile. Big mackerel from Arkwright Shoal and north reef. At Sunshine Reef there’s a few quality Spanish mackerel as well as cobia and sweetlip. North Reef has had Maori cod, squire, frying pan snapper and this nice jewfish. Pearl perch, amberjack, moses perch, jew, cobia and spanish and spotty mackerel on North Reef and off Double Island Point.

Estuaries

Noosa: The bass and Saratoga have been feeding in the local dams, Boroumba and Lake MacDonald. Dart and whiting along Teewah Beach. Trevally between the Noosa River mouth and also at Tewantin an 82cm flathead was caught and released. Mangrove jack to 55cm caught at night on a live bait in the lower reaches of the Noosa River. A few nice whiting and flathead in the Frying Pan and in Woods Bay. Bream, estuary cod and moses perch in Weyba Creek. Mud and sand crabs throughout the system.

Maroochydore: Quality flathead around Twin Waters and the mouth of Petrie Creek. Plenty of good sand crabs in the lower river and the Maroochy Waters Canals. Whiting from Twin Waters, Picnic Point and Cotton Tree. Trevally throughout the system following the bait schools. Mud crabs in the middle and upper reaches. Jacks throughout the middle river, creeks and canals.

Kawana: Dart and whiting along the beaches. Trevally, bream and flathead along the rock walls at the Mooloolah River mouth and along La Balsa Park Flathead upstream from McKenzies Bridge and reasonable whiting in the Basin. Mangrove jack, cod and barra in the upper reaches. Cod and trevally in Lake Kawana. Worth putting the pots in for sand crabs in the canal system a few mud crabs.

Caloundra: Try for a few dart along the beaches as well as trevally and flathead close to the Bar. Bream and trevally off the boardwalk and around jetties. Whiting off Golden Beach and Bells Creek mouth. Mangrove jack in the canals around bridge pylons and pontoons and jack, mud crabs and some quality flathead in the creeks that run into the Passage.

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GrantOrielly

Grant O'Reilly with a 57cm Estuary Cod that he caught on live bait in Lake Kawana over the weekend.

Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2017-02-16

Offshore

Conditions have eased back today with winds southeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning easterly during the day, with seas around 1 metre.  Conditions okay again tomorrow with winds forecast to be east to southeasterly about 10 knots tending east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon and seas below 1 metre.   So get ready for Spanish and spotty mackerel on the Gneerings and the Blinker. Coral trout and grass sweetlip from the Gneerings. Grass sweetlip, pearl perch, cod, snapper and tusk fish from Caloundra 12 mile. A 20kg Spaniard was caught at Arkwright Shoal recently. At Sunshine Reef there’s a few quality Spanish mackerel as well as cobia and sweetlip. North Reef has had Maori cod, squire, frying pan snapper and this nice jewfish. Pearl perch, amberjack, moses perch, jew, cobia and spanish and spotty mackerel on North Reef and off Double Island Point.

Estuaries

Noosa: Trevally between the Noosa River mouth and also at Tewantin an 82cm flathead was caught and released. Mangrove jack to 55cm caught at night on a live bait in the lower reaches of the Noosa River. A few nice whiting and flathead in the Frying Pan and in Woods Bay. Bream, estuary cod and moses perch in Weyba Creek. Mud crabs in the mid to upper reaches.

Maroochydore: Quality flathead around Twin Waters. Plenty of good sand crabs in the lower river and the Maroochy Waters Canals.. Whiting, bream and reasonable flathead form Bli Bli, off Chambers Island and in the lower river. Trevally throughout the system in the Cod Hole over night and up Petrie Creek. Whiting, flathead Mud crabs in the middle and upper reaches.

Kawana: Dart and whiting along the beaches. Trevally, bream and flathead along the rock walls at the Mooloolah River mouth and along La Balsa Park Flathead upstream from McKenzies Bridge and reasonable whiting in the Basin. Mangrove jack around the bridge pylons and rock walls. Worth putting the pots in for sand crabs in the canal system a few mud crabs.

Caloundra: Try for a few dart along the beaches as well as trevally and flathead close to the Bar. Bream and trevally off the boardwalk and around jetties. Whiting off Golden Beach and Bells Creek mouth. Mangrove jack in the canals around bridge pylons and pontoons and jack, mud crabs and some quality flathead in the creeks that run into the Passage.

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Rebecca Aslin Borumba Dam

Rebecca Aslin caught these beautiful bass (bag limit of 2) in Boroumba Dam last weekend.

Local Fishing Report: Friday 2017-02-17

Offshore

Good conditions today with winds east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming north to northeasterly about 10 knots during the afternoon and evening, with seas around 1 metre. Conditions okay early tomorrow ahead of a stiff afternoon sea breeze with winds forecast to be north to northwesterly about 10 knots tending north to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the day and seas below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon or evening. It is worth targeting the bays and around the shark nets off Mooloolaba for sand crabs. There have been Spanish and spotty mackerel on the Gneerings and the Blinker. Coral trout and grass sweetlip from the Gneerings. Grass sweetlip, pearl perch, cod, snapper and tusk fish from Caloundra 12 mile. A 20kg Spaniard was caught at Arkwright Shoal recently. At Sunshine Reef there’s a few quality Spanish mackerel as well as cobia and sweetlip. North Reef has had Maori cod, squire, frying pan snapper and this nice jewfish. Pearl perch, amberjack, moses perch, jew, cobia and spanish and spotty mackerel on North Reef and off Double Island Point.

Estuaries

Noosa: The bass and Saratoga have been feeding in the local dams, Boroumba and Lake MacDonald. Dart and whiting along Teewah Beach. Trevally between the Noosa River mouth and also at Tewantin an 82cm flathead was caught and released. Mangrove jack to 55cm caught at night on a live bait in the lower reaches of the Noosa River. A few nice whiting and flathead in the Frying Pan and in Woods Bay. Bream, estuary cod and moses perch in Weyba Creek. Mud and sand crabs throughout the system.

Maroochydore: Quality flathead around Twin Waters. Plenty of good sand crabs in the lower river and the Maroochy Waters Canals.. Whiting, bream and reasonable flathead form Bli Bli, off Chambers Island and in the lower river. Trevally throughout the system in the Cod Hole over night and up Petrie Creek. Whiting, flathead Mud crabs in the middle and upper reaches.

Kawana: Dart and whiting along the beaches. Trevally, bream and flathead along the rock walls at the Mooloolah River mouth and along La Balsa Park Flathead upstream from McKenzies Bridge and reasonable whiting in the Basin. Mangrove jack around the bridge pylons and rock walls. Worth putting the pots in for sand crabs in the canal system a few mud crabs.

Caloundra: Try for a few dart along the beaches as well as trevally and flathead close to the Bar. Bream and trevally off the boardwalk and around jetties. Whiting off Golden Beach and Bells Creek mouth. Mangrove jack in the canals around bridge pylons and pontoons and jack, mud crabs and some quality flathead in the creeks that run into the Passage.

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Ben Forgan

Ben Forgan had a great time out at Boroumba Dam catching good bass. He mainly practices catch and release fishing in estuary and dam fishing./strong>

Local Fishing Report: Weekend 2017-02-18

Offshore

Good conditions early this morning ahead of a stiff afternoon sea breeze with winds north to northwesterly about 10 knots tending north to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the middle of the day, with seas 1 to 1.5 metres.. Conditions similar tomorrow to this afternoon with winds forecast to be northerly 15 to 20 knots decreasing to about 10 knots during the evening, with seas1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning. It is worth targeting the bays and around the shark nets off Mooloolaba for sand crabs. There have been Spanish and spotty mackerel on the Gneerings and the Blinker. Coral trout and grass sweetlip from the Gneerings. Grass sweetlip, pearl perch, cod, snapper and tusk fish from Caloundra 12 mile. A 20kg Spaniard was caught at Arkwright Shoal recently. At Sunshine Reef there’s a few quality Spanish mackerel as well as cobia and sweetlip. North Reef has had Maori cod, squire, frying pan snapper and this nice jewfish. Pearl perch, amberjack, moses perch, jew, cobia and spanish and spotty mackerel on North Reef and off Double Island Point.

Estuaries

Noosa: The bass and Saratoga have been feeding in the local dams, Boroumba and Lake MacDonald. Dart and whiting along Teewah Beach. Trevally between the Noosa River mouth and also at Tewantin an 82cm flathead was caught and released. Mangrove jack to 55cm caught at night on a live bait in the lower reaches of the Noosa River. A few nice whiting and flathead in the Frying Pan and in Woods Bay. Bream, estuary cod and moses perch in Weyba Creek. Mud and sand crabs throughout the system.

Maroochydore: Quality flathead around Twin Waters. Plenty of good sand crabs in the lower river and the Maroochy Waters Canals.. Whiting, bream and reasonable flathead from Bli Bli, off Chambers Island and in the lower river. Trevally throughout the system in the Cod Hole over night and up Petrie Creek. Whiting, flathead Mud crabs in the middle and upper reaches.

Kawana: Dart and whiting along the beaches. Trevally, bream and flathead along the rock walls at the Mooloolah River mouth and along La Balsa Park Flathead upstream from McKenzies Bridge and reasonable whiting in the Basin. Mangrove jack around the bridge pylons and rock walls. Worth putting the pots in for sand crabs in the canal system a few mud crabs.

Caloundra: Try for a few dart along the beaches as well as trevally and flathead close to the Bar. Bream and trevally off the boardwalk and around jetties. Whiting off Golden Beach and Bells Creek mouth. Mangrove jack in the canals around bridge pylons and pontoons and jack, mud crabs and some quality flathead in the creeks that run into the Passage.

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TateKeysBass

Super keen angler, Tate Keys has been catching and releasing quality bass in Boroumba Dam last weekend./strong>

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2017-02-15

Offshore

Conditions easing a bit today, but still better to stay in sheltered areas with winds southeasterly 15 to 20 knots and seas 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1.5 metres around midday. Conditions even better tomorrow with winds southeasterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots during the evening with seas around 1 metre.  So get ready for Spanish and spotty mackerel on the Gneerings and the Blinker. Coral trout and grass sweetlip from the Gneerings. Grass sweetlip, pearl perch, cod, snapper and tusk fish from Caloundra 12 mile. A 20kg Spaniard was caught at Arkwright Shoal recently. At Sunshine Reef there’s a few quality Spanish mackerel as well as cobia and sweetlip. North Reef has had Maori cod, squire, frying pan snapper and this nice jewfish. Pearl perch, amberjack, moses perch, jew, cobia and spanish and spotty mackerel on North Reef and off Double Island Point.

Estuaries

Noosa: Trevally between the Noosa River mouth and also at Tewantin an 82cm flathead was caught and released. Mangrove jack to 55cm caught at night on a live bait in the lower reaches of the Noosa River. A few nice whiting and flathead in the Frying Pan and in Woods Bay. Bream, estuary cod and moses perch in Weyba Creek. Mud crabs in the mid to upper reaches.

Maroochydore: A 90cm flathead was caught and released safely after a few quick photos at Twin Waters Sunday night. Whiting, bream and reasonable flathead form Bli Bli, off Chambers Island and in the lower river. Trevally throughout the system and jack in Maroochy Waters canal, in the Cod Hole over night and up Petrie Creek. Whiting, flathead Mud crabs in the middle and upper reaches.

Kawana: As conditions ease back have a go for dart and whiting along the beaches. Trevally, bream and flathead along the rock walls at the Mooloolah River mouth and along La Balsa Park Flathead upstream from McKenzies Bridge and reasonable whiting in the Basin. Mangrove jack around the bridge pylons and rock walls. Worth putting the pots in for a few mud crabs .

Caloundra: Try for a few dart along the beaches as well as trevally and flathead close to the Bar. Bream and trevally off the boardwalk and around jetties. Whiting off Golden Beach and Bells Creek mouth. Mangrove jack in the canals around bridge pylons and pontoons and jack, mud crabs and some quality flathead in the creeks that run into the Passage.

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Danny Brooks Dusky CR

Danny Brooks with a catch and release dusky flathead taken on a soft plastic in Petrie Creek over the weekend.

Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2017-02-14

Offshore

Strong Wind Warning for today in Sunshine Coast Waters. So stay in sheltered waters as the winds will be southerly 15 to 20 knots turning southeasterly 20 to 25 knots before dawn. Winds reaching up to 30 knots offshore south of Maroochydore in the late morning and early afternoon with  seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning. Easing conditions tomorrow with winds southeasterly 15 to 20 knots. As conditions improve later in the week get ready for Spanish and spotty mackerel on the Gneerings and the Blinker. Coral trout and grass sweetlip from the Gneerings. Grass sweetlip, pearl perch, cod, snapper and tusk fish from Caloundra 12 mile. A 20kg Spaniard was caught at Arkwright Shoal recently. At Sunshine Reef there’s a few quality Spanish mackerel as well as cobia and sweetlip. North Reef has had Maori cod, squire, frying pan snapper and this nice jewfish. Pearl perch, amberjack, moses perch, jew, cobia and spanish and spotty mackerel on North Reef and off Double Island Point.

Estuaries

Noosa: Trevally between the Noosa River mouth and also at Tewantin an 82cm flathead was caught and released on a Noosa River Fishing Safari. A 55cm jack was caught Sunday night on a live bait in the lower reaches of the Noosa River. A few nice whiting and flathead in the Frying Pan and in Woods Bay. While there have been reports mangrove jack in Woods Bay and between Lakes. Bream, estuary cod and moses perch in Weyba Creek. Mud crabs in the mid to upper reaches.

Maroochydore: Catch and release 90cm flathead released safely after a few quick photos at Twin Waters Sunday night. Whiting and reasonable flathead off Chambers Island and in the lower river. Trevally along Bradman Avenue on the high tide, in the mouth of the canal and jack in Maroochy Waters canal, in the Cod Hole over night and up Petrie Creek. Whiting, flathead and bream form Bli Bli. Mud crabs in the middle and upper reaches.

Kawana: Dart and whiting along the beaches. Trevally, bream and flathead along the rock walls at the Mooloolah River mouth and along La Balsa Park Flathead upstream from McKenzies Bridge and reasonable whiting in the Basin. Mangrove jack around the bridge pylons and rock walls. Worth putting the pots mud crabs in the middle river.

Caloundra: When the wind eases try for a few dart along the beaches as well as trevally and flathead close to the Bar. Bream and trevally off the boardwalk and around jetties. Whiting off Golden Beach and Bells Creek mouth. Mangrove jack in the canals around bridge pylons and pontoons and jack, mud crabs and flathead in the creeks that run into the Passage.

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90cm Dusky Released Garry Jackson

Have a look at the monster 90cm dusky flathead caught and released on Sunday night in the Twin Waters Canals by Garry Jackson.
(Catch and release 90cm Flathead caught at Twin Waters last night. Angler - Garry Jackson Good fight on light gear, few quick photos and then returned safely).

Local Fishing Report: Monday 2017-02-13

Offshore

The winds will be northwesterly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore early in the morning. Winds becoming variable about 10 knots in the middle of the day then shifting south to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots from the south in the late afternoon or evening. Seas will be 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning. Spanish and spotty mackerel on the Gneerings and the Blinker. Coral trout and grass sweetlip from the Gneerings. Grass sweetlip, pearl perch, cod, snapper and tusk fish from Caloundra 12 mile. A 20kg/1.45 metre Spaniard was caught at Arkwright Shoal recently. At Sunshine Reef there’s a few quality Spanish mackerel as well as cobia and sweetlip. North Reef has had Maori cod, squire, frying pan snapper and this nice jewfish. Pearl perch, amberjack, moses perch, jew, cobia and spanish and spotty mackerel on North Reef and off Double Island Point.

Estuaries

Noosa: It will be worth fishing the beaches for whiting and dart. Golden trevally between the Noosa River mouth and also at Tewantin an 82cm flathead was caught and released on a Noosa River Fishing Safari. and particularly around The Sound. A few nice whiting and flathead in the Frying Pan and in Woods Bay. While there have been reports mangrove jack in Woods Bay and between Lakes. Bream, estuary cod and moses perch in Weyba Creek. Mud crabs in the mid to upper reaches.

Maroochydore: Whiting and reasonable flathead off Chambers Island and in the lower river. Trevally along Bradman Avenue on the high tide, in the mouth of the canal and jack in Maroochy Waters canal, in the Cod Hole over night and up Petrie Creek. Whiting, flathead and bream form Bli Bli. Mangrove jacks in the cod hole, the southern channel and up Petrie Creek. Mud crabs in the middle and upper reaches.

Kawana: Dart and whiting along the beaches. Trevally, bream and flathead along the rock walls at the Mooloolah River mouth and along La Balsa Park Flathead upstream from McKenzies Bridge and reasonable whiting in the Basin. Mangrove jack around the bridge pylons and rock walls. Worth putting the pots mud crabs in the middle river.

Caloundra: Try for a few dart along the beaches as well as trevally and flathead close to the Bar. Bream and trevally off the boardwalk and around jetties. Whiting off Golden Beach and Bells Creek mouth. Mangrove jack in the canals around bridge pylons and pontoons and jack, mud crabs and flathead in the creeks that run into the Passage.

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 Blake Buck Middle

Blake from the Maroochy River Park potted this nice buck crab in the middle river this week.

Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2017-02-11

Offshore

Today’s  Full Moon Phase should have the fish feeding right through the weekend into next week, today will be better than tomorrow as conditions are pretty good with winds east to northeasterly about 10 knots tending northwest to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the morning with seas below 1 metre. Tomorrow might be best to stay close in to port as there will be stiflingly hot northwesterly conditions with winds north to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots. and seas rising from 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon. So be ready tomorrow for a few spotty mackerel and mac tuna in close between Point Cartwright and Coolum. Spanish and spotty mackerel on the Gneerings and the Blinker. Coral trout and grass sweetlip from the Gneerings. Grass sweetlip, pearl perch, cod, snapper and tusk fish from Caloundra 12 mile. A 20kg/1.45 metre Spaniard was caught at Arkwright Shoal recently. At Sunshine Reef there’s a few quality Spanish mackerel as well as cobia and sweetlip. North Reef has had Maori cod, squire, frying pan snapper and this nice jewfish. Pearl perch, amberjack, moses perch, jew, cobia and spanish and spotty mackerel on North Reef and off Double Island Point.

Estuaries

Noosa: It will be worth fishing the beaches for whiting and dart. Golden trevally between the Noosa River mouth and also at Tewantin an 82cm flathead was caught and released on a Noosa River Fishing Safari. and particularly around The Sound. A few nice whiting and flathead in the Frying Pan and in Woods Bay. While there have been reports mangrove jack in Woods Bay and between Lakes. Bream, estuary cod and moses perch in Weyba Creek. Mud crabs in the mid to upper reaches.

Maroochydore: Whiting and reasonable flathead off Chambers Island and in the lower river. Trevally along Bradman Avenue on the high tide, in the mouth of the canal and jack in Maroochy Waters canal, in the Cod Hole over night and up Petrie Creek. Whiting, flathead and bream form Bli Bli. Mangrove jacks in the cod hole, the southern channel and up Petrie Creek. Worth putting the pots out in the middle and upper reaches.

Kawana: Dart and whiting along the beaches. Trevally, bream and flathead along the rock walls at the Mooloolah River mouth and along La Balsa Park Flathead upstream from McKenzies Bridge and reasonable whiting in the Basin. Mangrove jack around the bridge pylons and rock walls. Worth putting the pots mud crabs in the middle river.

Caloundra: Try for a few dart along the beaches as well as trevally and flathead close to the Bar. Bream and trevally off the boardwalk and around jetties. Whiting off Golden Beach and Bells Creek mouth. Mangrove jack in the canals around bridge pylons and pontoons and jack, mud crabs and flathead in the creeks that run into the Passage.

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Danny Brooks Mangrove Jack CR Cod Hole

Danny Brooks is at it again with beautiful mangrove jack caught and released in the Cod Hole.

Local Fishing Report: Friday 2017-02-10

Offshore

Tomorrows Full Moon Phase should have the fish feeding right through the weekend, today conditions will settle right down and looking good with winds southeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning easterly in the late afternoon with seas around 1 metre.  Tomorrow is even better with winds  variable about 10 knots becoming northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon then tending northerly during the evening and seas will be below 1 metre. So be ready tomorrow for a few spotty mackerel and mac tuna in close between Point Cartwright and Coolum. Spanish and spotty mackerel on the Gneerings and the Blinker. Coral trout and grass sweetlip from the Gneerings. Grass sweetlip, pearl perch, cod, snapper and tusk fish from Caloundra 12 mile. At Sunshine Reef there’s a few quality Spanish mackerel as well as cobia and sweetlip. North Reef has had Maori cod, squire, frying pan snapper and this nice jewfish. Pearl perch, amberjack, moses perch, jew, cobia and spanish and spotty mackerel on North Reef and off Double Island Point.

Estuaries

Noosa: It will be worth fishing the beaches for whiting and dart. Golden trevally between the Noosa River mouth and Tewantin and particularly around The Sound. A few nice whiting and flathead in the Frying Pan and in Woods Bay. While there have been reports mangrove jack in Woods Bay and between Lakes. Bream, estuary cod and moses perch in Weyba Creek. Mud crabs in the mid to upper reaches.

Maroochydore: Whiting and reasonable flathead off Chambers Island and in the lower river. Trevally along Bradman Avenue on the high tide, in the mouth of the canal and jack in Maroochy Waters canal, in the Cod Hole over night and up Petrie Creek. Whiting, flathead and bream form Bli Bli. Mangrove jacks in the cod hole, the southern channel and up Petrie Creek. Worth putting the pots out in the middle and upper reaches.

Kawana: Dart and whiting along the beaches. Trevally, bream and flathead along the rock walls at the Mooloolah River mouth and along La Balsa Park Flathead upstream from McKenzies Bridge and reasonable whiting in the Basin. Mangrove jack around the bridge pylons and rock walls. Worth putting the pots mud crabs in the middle river.

Caloundra: Try for a few dart along the beaches as well as trevally and flathead close to the Bar. Bream and trevally off the boardwalk and around jetties. Whiting off Golden Beach and Bells Creek mouth. Mangrove jack in the canals around bridge pylons and pontoons and jack, mud crabs and flathead in the creeks that run into the Passage.

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Danny Brooks Trevally CR Cod Hole

Danny Brooks is at it again with a big trevally caught and released in the Cod Hole.

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