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Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2017-10-28

Offshore

Today is looking okay with northwesterly 10 to 15 knots shifting east to southeasterly before dawn then tending east to northeasterly in the evening and seas around 1 metre. Sunday’s conditions are looking excellent particularly in the morning with winds variable about 10 knots becoming north to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the morning and seas below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre during the evening. Now, after the rough and windy conditions it is worth trying for a few of the quality amberjacks, parrot and snapper from Murphy’s Reef. Quality coral trout, big pearl perch, red emperor and amberjack wide of Double Island Point. Snapper, jew fish, moses perch, hussar, venus tusk, rosy job fish, amberjack, gold spot cod, gold spot wrasse and pearl perch from the Hards. Moses perch, venus tusk fish,  gold spot wrasse, pearl perch, snapper, hussar and gold band snapper from the Barwon Banks. Big pearl perch, cobia, coral trout, red emperor, quality grassy sweetlip, amberjack, tusk fish and snapper wide and north of Double Island Point. Snapper , pearl perch, red emperor, sweetlip, tuskies, and cobia 22nm east of the Wide Bay Bar.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: A few dart, flathead and bream off the beaches. With the water beginning to clear on the flood tide there are a few good quality flathead, whiting and trevally the river mouth, frying pan and in Woods bay. The crews on Noosa River Fishing Safaris caught and released a 67cm flathead near the river mouth using a whitebait and a 68cm flathead caught in the Tewantin ski run using a prawn bait. Mud crabs throughout the lower river, especially in all of the canal systems.

Maroochydore: Whiting, plenty of grunter with the dirty water, bream and tarwhine feeding throughout the lower river yesterday particularly on the incoming tide. Flathead, grunter, golden trevally and bream in the Cod Hole. Heaps of undersize bream and just legal flathead from Chambers Island, Oyster bank road and Picnic Pt. Golden trevally and whiting from the Black Bank and Twin Waters area. Mud crabs are moving in the middle and lower river, creeks and canals.

Mooloolaba: Golden trevally, cod, grunter bream and bream off the rock walls and La Balsa stretch. Whiting from the flats above McKenzies bridge and in Mountain Creek. Whiting and flathead from the sand basin. Mud crabs in the lower river and canals.

Caloundra: Flathead, golden trevally and bream from the boardwalk. Trevally, whiting, grunter and bream on the dirty water line on the making tide. Whiting between Bells Creek and the bar on the banks. Mud crabs are moving throughout the passage, the creeks creek and canals.

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Aaron Dunham with some good whiting , tarwhine and grunter taken on the northern bank of the lower Maroochy River yesterday.

Local Fishing Report: Friday 2017-10-27

Offshore

Strong  Wind Warning for today for Sunshine Coast Waters, so better stay in sheltered waters early, there’ll be strong winds in the morning then easing right back in the afternoon with a northwesterly 20 to 25 knots, and reaching up to 30 knots offshore early in the morning, decreasing to 15 to 20 knots in the late morning. Winds turning north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon then tending east to southeasterly in the late evening. Tomorrow, there will be more favourable conditions with Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning northeasterly during the afternoon with seas around 1 metre and Sunday is looking good particularly in the morning. There have been quality amberjacks, parrot and snapper from Murphy’s Reef. Quality coral trout, big pearl perch, red emperor and amberjack wide of Double Island Point. Snapper, jew fish, moses perch, hussar, venus tusk, rosy job fish, amberjack, gold spot cod, gold spot wrasse and pearl perch from the Hards. Moses perch, venus tusk fish,  gold spot wrasse, pearl perch, snapper, hussar and gold band snapper from the Barwon Banks. Big pearl perch, cobia, coral trout, red emperor, quality grassy sweetlip, amberjack, tusk fish and snapper wide and north of Double Island Point. Snapper , pearl perch, red emperor, sweetlip, tuskies, and cobia 22nm east of the Wide Bay Bar.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: A few dart and bream off the beaches. With the water beginning to clear on the flood tide there are a few good quality flathead, whiting and trevally the river mouth and in Woods bay. Flathead from Gympie terrace, Weyba creek and Munna Point. Mud crabs throughout the lower river, especially in all of the canal systems. Whiting from the frying pan.

Maroochydore: Whiting, grunter, bream and tarwhine feeding throughout the lower river particularly on the incoming tide. Flathead, grunter, golden trevally and bream in the Cod Hole. Heaps of undersize bream and and leagal flathead from Chambers Island, Oyster bank road and Picnic Pt. Golden trevally from Twin waters. Mud crabs are moving in the middle and lower river, creeks and canals.

Mooloolaba: Golden trevally, cod and bream off the rock walls and La Balsa stretch. Whiting from the flats above McKenzies bridge and in Mountain Creek. Whiting and flathead from the sand basin. Mud crabs in the lower river and canals.

Caloundra: Flathead, golden trevally and bream from the boardwalk. Trevally, whiting and bream on the dirty water line on the making tide. Whiting between Bells Creek and the bar on the banks. Mud crabs are moving throughout the passage, the creeks creek and canals.

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Luke Rainbow escape

Check out Luke McCombe with this solid coral trout caught wide of Double Island Point on a recent trip aboard Rainbow Escape Charters.

Extended Fishing Report: Friday 2017-10-27

Offshore

Strong Wind Warning for today for Sunshine Coast Waters, so better stay in sheltered waters early, there’ll be strong winds in the morning then easing right back in the afternoon with a northwesterly 20 to 25 knots, and reaching up to 30 knots offshore early in the morning, decreasing to 15 to 20 knots in the late morning. Winds turning north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon then tending east to southeasterly in the late evening. Tomorrow, there will be more favourable conditions with Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning northeasterly during the afternoon with seas around 1 metre and Sunday is looking good particularly in the morning.

There have been quality amberjacks, parrot and snapper from Murphy’s Reef. Quality coral trout, big pearl perch, red emperor and amberjack wide of Double Island Point. Snapper, jew fish, moses perch, hussar, venus tusk, rosy job fish, amberjack, gold spot cod, gold spot wrasse and pearl perch from the Hards. Moses perch, venus tusk fish, gold spot wrasse, pearl perch, snapper, hussar and gold band snapper from the Barwon Banks. Big pearl perch, cobia, coral trout, red emperor, quality grassy sweetlip, amberjack, tusk fish and snapper wide and north of Double Island Point. Snapper , pearl perch, red emperor, sweetlip, tuskies, and cobia 22nm east of the Wide Bay Bar.

Out from Hervey Bay: This week a nice broad bar mackerel that went 7.4kg was caught off the Urangan Pier and recently there have been catches of quality jew, a 9.5kg Bluefin Tuna and a few sharks. School mackerel are still throughout the central bay and up along Fraser Island, with the Burrum 8 mile fairway beacon, Six-Mile an Red Neds producing quality fish. Spanish mackerel, mac tuna and long tail tuna are feeding throughout platypus bay. Mac tuna and bonito from Pelican Banks and Rooney’s. Blackall, cod, Gt’s and trout have also been caught throughout the Bay. Whiting, grunter and flathead on the flats throughout the straits. So it is now timely to remember, that the Barramundi East Coast Closed Season is about to begin on 1st of November through to 1st February. (Also note: It is also prohibited to deliberately target barramundi for catch and release during these closed seasons, as the stress of capture may prevent a fish from spawning.)

Estuaries and Beaches

Fraser Island: It’s good for fishing now that conditions have settled down and back to normal. The tailor will keep feeding into November and for that matter you can often catch small numbers (ones and twos) of big solid tailor right through the year, so now that the seasonal restricted area around Indian Heads to Waddy Point is over it will be worth targeting these areas for a few good tailor. There have been quality dart, whiting, trevally, bream along the eastern beaches gutters and around the headlands.

Hervey Bay: The mangrove jack will be defending their territories and flathead from the Creek mouths along the western side of Fraser Island. Flathead and cod from River heads. Plenty of mud crabs on the move in most of the creeks and rivers. Threadfin Salmon and flathead in the Mary and Burrum rivers. Summer whiting along the beaches between Burrum Heads and Urangan.

Rainbow Beach: When conditions settle try for a few big tailor, kingfish, mackerel, bream and snapper off the rocks at Double Island Point. Spotty mackerel and long tail tuna from the barge crossing channel. Tailor, bream, flathead and dart along the beaches and Inskip Point. Tailor from Middle rock. Flathead, dart and the odd tailor between rainbow and double Island Point. A few flathead and bream from Carlow Point. Mangrove jack, flathead and estuary cod in Kauri Creek. So it is now timely to remember, that the Barramundi East Coast Closed Season is about to begin on 1st of November through to 1st February. (Also note: It is also prohibited to deliberately target barramundi for catch and release during these closed seasons, as the stress of capture may prevent a fish from spawning.)

Local Dams and Rivers: All local dams and rivers are still bursting at the seams after the heavy flood rains. So be cautious, take it easy and watch for floating debris and submerged structures or trees in the dirty waters as conditions have changed dramatically over the past couple of weeks. Quality bass were the highlight at the Golden Lure Held last weekend at Boondooma Dam. The Tiaro stretch of the upper Mary River has been producing good bass numbers. Lake McDonald is full of flood runoff has had good schooling bass in the northern facing bays along with Bass and saratoga in the timbers on surface lures. The healthy bass at Lake Macdonald, are not too big but fun on light gear, try spinnerbaits and jig spinners rigged on paddle tail soft plastics such as Nories Inlet Shads. Casting in close to the lily pads is has been producing good fish.

Noosa: A few dart and bream off the beaches. With the water beginning to clear on the flood tide there are a few good quality flathead, whiting and trevally the river mouth and in Woods bay. Flathead from Gympie terrace, Weyba creek and Munna Point. Mud crabs throughout the lower river, especially in all of the canal systems. Whiting from the frying pan.

Maroochydore: Whiting feeding throughout the lower river particularly on the incoming tide. Flathead, grunter, golden trevally and bream in the Cod Hole. Heaps of undersize bream and and keeper flathead52cm from Chambers Island, Oyster bank road and Picnic Pt. Golden trevally from Twin waters. Whiting around and the Jet Ski Run. Mud crabs are moving in the middle and lower river, creeks and canals.

Mooloolaba: Golden trevally, cod and bream off the rock walls and La Balsa stretch. Whiting from the flats above McKenzies bridge and in Mountain Creek. Whiting and flathead from the sand basin. Mud crabs in the lower river and canals.

Caloundra: Flathead, golden trevally and bream from the boardwalk. Trevally, whiting and bream on the dirty water line on the making tide. Whiting from Golden Beach and the bar on the banks. Mud crabs are moving throughout the passage, the creeks creek and canals.

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Rainbow Escape

The crews on Rainbow Escape Charters did very well off DIP recently with quality Reef Fish including a red emperor, mangrove jack, amberjack and a nice coral trout.

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Jonny Baker at Borumba Dam with a feisty saratoga caught last week.

Jarrod Slatter 65cm Snapper

Here is keen angler Jarrod, Slatter with a 65cm snapper taken on a soft plastic on the Outer Gneerings, last weekend, they also caught Kingfish between 50-80cm and some Long-Nose Trevally at the same spot.

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The crews on Rainbow Escape Charters did very well off DIP recently with quality Reef Fish including a red emperor and some quality cobia

Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2017-10-26

Offshore

Strong Wind Warning for today for Sunshine Coast Waters, so better stay in sheltered waters, with winds northerly 15 to 20 knots, increasing to 20 to 25 knots during the day. Winds reaching 25 to 30 knots south of Maroochydore in the evening, with seas1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres around midday.  Tomorrow there’ll be strong winds in the morning then easing right back in the afternoonwith a north to northwesterly 20 to 30 knots tending west to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning then tending north to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon with seas 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon or evening. So as conditions improve try for snapper, gold band, moses perch, hussar, venus tusk fish, rosy jobfish and pearl perch from the Hards. Amberjacks, parrot and snapper from Murphy’s Reef. Quality coral trout, big pearl perch, red emperor and amberjack wide of Double Island Point. Moses perch, venus tusk fish,  gold spot wrasse, pearl perch, snapper, hussar and gold band snapper from the Banks.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: A few dart and bream off the beaches. With the water beginning to clear on the flood tide there are a few good quality flathead, whiting and trevally the river mouth and in Woods bay. Flathead from Gympie terrace, Weyba creek and Munna Point. Mud crabs throughout the lower river, especially in all of the canal systems. Whiting from the frying pan.

Maroochydore: Whiting feeding throughout the lower river particularly on the incoming tide. Flathead, grunter, golden trevally and bream in the Cod Hole. Heaps of undersize bream and and keeper flathead52cm from Chambers Island, Oyster bank road and Picnic Pt. Golden trevally from Twin waters. Whiting around the Jet Ski Run. Mud crabs are moving in the middle and lower river, creeks and canals.

Mooloolaba: Golden trevally, cod and bream off the rock walls and La Balsa stretch. Whiting from the flats above McKenzies bridge and in Mountain Creek. Whiting and flathead from the sand basin. Mud crabs in the lower river and canals.

Caloundra: Flathead, golden trevally and bream from the boardwalk. Trevally, whiting and bream on the dirty water line on the making tide. Whiting from Golden Beach and the bar on the banks. Mud crabs are moving throughout the passage, the creeks creek and canals.

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Thayne Schremmer Whiting Chambers

Here is young Thayne Schremmer catching several keeper whiting yesterday (today) on Chambers with his grandmother.

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2017-10-25

Offshore

Good conditions early then becoming choppy for offshore waters in the afternoon with winds variable about 10 knots becoming northerly 10 to 15 knots by late morning. Winds tending north to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon and evening. with seas below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon, then increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening. Tomorrow winds will increase and become choppy to rough with winds north to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots with seas 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning. There’s been snapper, gold band, moses perch, hussar, venus tusk fish, rosy jobfish and pearl perch from the Hards. Amberjacks, parrot and snapper from Murphy’s Reef. Quality coral trout, big pearl perch, red emperor and amberjack wide of Double Island Point. Moses perch, venus tusk fish,  gold spot wrasse, pearl perch, snapper, hussar and gold band snapper from the Banks.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: A few dart and bream off the beaches. With the water beginning to clear on the flood tide there are a few good quality flathead, whiting and trevally the river mouth and in Woods bay. Flathead from Gympie terrace, Weyba creek and Munna Point. Mud crabs throughout the lower river, especially in all of the canal systems. Whiting from the frying pan.

Maroochydore: Whiting feeding throughout the lower river particularly on the incoming tide. Flathead, grunter, golden trevally and bream in the Cod Hole. Heaps of undersize bream and and keeper flathead52cm from Chambers Island, Oyster bank road and Picnic Pt. Golden trevally from Twin waters. Whiting on sugapen stick baits from Picnic Point and in Maroochy waters canal. Mud crabs are moving in the middle and lower river, creeks and canals.

Mooloolaba: Golden trevally, cod and bream off the rock walls and La Balsa stretch. Whiting from the flats above McKenzies bridge and in Mountain Creek. Whiting and flathead from the sand basin. Mud crabs in the lower river and canals.

Caloundra: Flathead, golden trevally and bream from the boardwalk. Trevally, whiting and bream on the dirty water line on the making tide. Whiting from Golden Beach and the bar on the banks. Mud crabs are moving throughout the passage, the creeks creek and canals.

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Robert Whiting 30cm Whiting

Well, Robert Whiting would have been happier with a big trevally, but yesterday he settled for heaps of “through back” bream and whiting keeping this 30cm whiting for his dinner.

Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2017-10-24

Offshore

Perfect conditions for offshore boating the next two day. With winds today variable below 10 knots, tending east to northeasterly about 10 knots during the afternoon with seas Below 1 metre. Tomorrow winds will increase and become a bit choppy being northeasterly about 10 knots tending northerly 15 to 20 knots during the morning with seas starting below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon or evening. Trekker 2 caught snapper, gold band, moses perch, hussar, venus tusk fish, rosy jobfish and pearl perch from the Hards over the weekend. Amberjacks, parrot and snapper from Murphy’s Reef. Quality coral trout, big pearl perch, red emperor and amberjack wide of Double Island Point. Moses perch, venus tusk fish,  gold spot wrasse, pearl perch, snapper, hussar and gold band snapper from the Banks.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Flathead and whiting in Woods bay. Flathead from Gympie terrace, Weyba creek and Munna Point. Mud crabs throughout the lower river, especially in all of the canal systems. Trevally and flathead the river mouth. Whiting from the frying pan.

Maroochydore: Mud crabs are moving in the middle and lower river, creeks and canals. Whiting feeding throughout the lower river particularly on the incoming tide. Flathead, grunter, golden trevally and bream in the Cod Hole. Heaps of undersize bream and and keeper flathead52cm from Chambers Island, Oyster bank road and Picnic Pt. Golden trevally from Twin waters. Whiting on sugapen stick baits from Picnic Point and in Maroochy waters canal.

Mooloolaba: Golden trevally, cod and bream off the rock walls and La Balsa stretch. Whiting from the flats above McKenzies bridge and in Mountain Creek. Whiting and flathead from the sand basin. Mud crabs in the lower river and canals.

Caloundra: Flathead, golden trevally and bream from the boardwalk. Small Gt’s and bream on the dirty water line on the making tide. Whiting from Golden Beach and the bar on the banks. Mud crabs are moving throughout the passage, bells creek and canals.

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Have a look at John Watts with a nice Golden Trevally caught in the lower river over the weekend.

Local Fishing Report: Monday 2017-10-23

Offshore

Perfect conditions for offshore boating the next two day. Winds will be variable below 10 knots, tending southeast to northeasterly about 10 knots during the afternoon. Seas are below 1m and swell is decreasing to 1m during the morning.  Trekker 2 caught snapper, gold band, moses perch, hussar, venus tusk fish, rosy jobfish and pearl perch from the Hards over the weekend. Amberjacks, parrot and snapper from Murphy’s Reef. Quality coral trout, big pearl perch, red emperor and amberjack wide of Double Island Point. Moses perch, venus tusk fish,  gold spot wrasse, pearl perch, snapper, hussar and gold band snapper from the Banks.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Flathead and whiting in Woods bay. Flathead from Gympie terrace, weyba creek and Munna Point. Mud crabs throughout the lower river, especially in all of the canal systems. Trevally and flathead the river mouth. Whiting from the frying pan.

Maroochydore: Mud crabs are moving in the middle and lower river, creeks and canals. Whiting throughout the lower river. Flathead, grunter, golden trevally and bream in the cod hole. Bream and Flathead from Oyster bank road. Golden trevally from Twin waters. Whiting on sugapen stick baits from Picnic Point and in Maroochy waters canal.

Mooloolaba: Golden trevally, cod and bream off the rock walls and La Balsa stretch. Whiting from the flats above McKenzies bridge and in Mountain Creek. Whiting and flathead from the sand basin. Mud crabs in the lower river and canals.

Caloundra: Flathead, golden trevally and bream from the boardwalk. Small Gt’s and bream on the dirty water line on the making tide. Whiting from Golden Beach and the bar on the banks. Mud crabs are moving throughout the passage, bells creek and canals.

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The crew aboard Deep End Fishing Charters caught a few nice venus tusk fish up to 65cm from a recent trip to the banks.

Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2017-10-21

Offshore

Strong Wind Warning for today in Sunshine Coast Waters.  Unfortunately yesterdays window of opportunity of good conditions will be replaced fairly quickly with very rough conditions in the afternoon today and early tomorrow with winds blowing starting with northwest to north-easterly 10 to 15 knots shifting southerly 20 to 25 knots in the middle of the day from the south and reaching 25 to 33 knots offshore in the late afternoon with seas below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday, then increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the afternoon. Tomorrow winds will be southerly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 33 knots offshore during the morning. Winds turning southeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the day. A few good fish were boated before the crook weather, so as conditions improve next week you should try for amberjacks, parrot and snapper from Murphy’s Reef. Quality coral trout, big pearl perch, red emperor and amberjack wide of Double Island Point. Snapper, jew fish, moses perch, hussar, venus tusk, rosy job fish, amberjack, gold spot cod, gold spot wrasse and pearl perch from the Hards. Moses perch, venus tusk fish,  gold spot wrasse, pearl perch, snapper, hussar and gold band snapper from the Banks.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: The New moon Phase should have the fish feeding, however the dirty flood waters will certainly slow down the action this weekend. Mud crabs throughout the lower river, especially in all of the canal systems. Trevally and flathead the river mouth. Whiting from the frying pan. Flathead in Weyba Creek.

Maroochydore: Still worth travelling with caution in all waters as the dirty flood waters will have debris and perhaps the odd floating log! The fish will begin to feed on the incoming tide under the cover of the dirty water in the lower river systems. Mud crabs are moving in the middle and lower river, creeks and canals. Whiting and flathead in the lower river. Flathead and bream in the cod hole.

Mooloolaba: Golden trevally and bream off the rock walls and La Balsa stretch. Whiting and flathead from the sand basin. Mud crabs in the lower river and canals.

Caloundra: Flathead and bream form the boardwalk. Whiting from Golden Beach. Mud crabs are moving throughout the passage, bells creek and canals.

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Ben Newlands landed this nice flathead on low tide off Chambers Island on Thursday afternoon.

Local Fishing Report: Friday 2017-10-20

Offshore

Finally conditions have settled down with winds blowing easterly 10 to 15 knots turning northerly at 10 knots during the afternoon, with seas around 1 metre. Still worth travelling with caution in small vessels as there is still 1.5 - 2m of swell in offshore waters.  A few good fish were boated before the crook weather, so as conditions improve you should try for amberjacks, parrot and snapper from Murphy’s Reef. Quality coral trout, big pearl perch, red emperor and amberjack wide of Double Island Point. Snapper, jew fish, moses perch, hussar, venus tusk, rosy job fish, amberjack, gold spot cod, gold spot wrasse and pearl perch from the Hards. Moses perch, venus tusk fish,  gold spot wrasse, pearl perch, snapper, hussar and gold band snapper from the Banks.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Mud crabs throughout the lower river, especially in all of the canal systems. Trevally and flathead the river mouth. Whiting from the frying pan. Flathead in Weyba Creek.

Maroochydore: Mud crabs are moving in the middle and lower river, creeks and canals. Whiting and flathead in the lower river. Flathead and bream in the cod hole.

Mooloolaba: Golden trevally and bream off the rock walls and La Balsa stretch. Whiting and flathead from the sand basin. Mud crabs in the lower river and canals.

Caloundra: Flathead and bream form the boardwalk. Whiting from Golden Beach. Mud crabs are moving throughout the passage, bells creek and canals.

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Nice to see a legal red emperor caught on a close inshore reef on the coast. This specimen taken from the Caloundra 12 mile on a recent Deep End fishing Charter.

Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2017-10-19

Offshore

Still choppy today as it will take a day to settle down with winds easterly 15 to 20 knots with seas 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday. Tomorrow should be okay with winds easterly 10 to 15 knots turning northeasterly during the afternoon, with seas settled to below 1 metre. Saturday should be the best day hopefully with fairly light winds under 10 knots  .A few good fish were boated before the crook weather, so as conditions improve you should try for amberjacks, parrot and snapper from Murphy’s Reef. Quality coral trout, big pearl perch, red emperor and amberjack wide of Double Island Point. Snapper, jew fish, moses perch, hussar, venus tusk, rosy job fish, amberjack, gold spot cod, gold spot wrasse and pearl perch from the Hards. Moses perch, venus tusk fish,  gold spot wrasse, pearl perch, snapper, hussar and gold band snapper from the Banks.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: The rain and run off fresh water in the river system has the mud crabs moving throughout the river, so get the pots in. Golden trevally and big flathead to be released in the 75 to 80cm range in the Woods Bays, the river mouth and generally throughout the river system. Grunter and school jew from Tewantin.

Maroochydore: Mud crabs are moving in the upper and middle river, creeks and canals and down into the lower river. Whiting and flathead under the cover of dirty water between Chambers, around Channel Island and to the river mouth. Big bream from Cornmeal Creek and Cotton Tree. Golden Trevally from Twin Waters.

Mooloolaba: Golden trevally and bream off the rock walls and La Balsa stretch. Whiting and flathead from the sand basin. Flathead and bream around McKenzie’s Bridge. Mud crabs in the middle River and canals.

Caloundra: Whiting and bream in Currimundi Lake. Getting a few good quality flathead inside the bar and off the Northern tip of Bribie. Whiting from Golden Beach and from the banks south of Bells Creek. Mud crabs are moving throughout the passage with better catches from Lower Coochin Creek.

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Check out Danny Brooks with a catch and release jack taken in Eudlo Creek last Sunday on a 3.5” slider shad Sludgie .

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2017-10-18

Offshore

Winds will be blowing easterly at 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore at times, with 2.5 – 3m seas. Looks like conditions will be good finally by Friday and Saturday to get amongst them offshore. A few good fish were boated before conditions worsened include: Amberjacks, parrot and snapper from Murphy’s Reef. Quality coral trout, big pearl perch, red emperor and amberjack wide of Double Island Point. Snapper, jew fish, moses perch, hussar, venus tusk, rosy job fish, amberjack, gold spot cod, gold spot wrasse and pearl perch from the Hards. Moses perch, venus tusk fish,  gold spot wrasse, pearl perch, snapper, hussar and gold band snapper from the Banks.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: The rain and run off fresh water in the river system has the mud crabs moving throughout the river, so get the pots in. Golden trevally and big flathead to be released in the 75 to 80cm range in the Woods Bays, the river mouth and generally throughout the river system. Grunter and school jew from Tewantin.

Maroochydore: Mud crabs are moving in the upper and middle river, creeks and canals. crabs moving throughout the river. Whiting and flathead under the cover of dirty water between Chambers, around Channel Island and to the river mouth. Big bream from Cornmeal Creek and Cotton Tree. Golden Trevally from Twin Waters.

Mooloolaba: Golden trevally and bream off the rock walls and La Balsa stretch. Whiting and flathead from the sand basin. Flathead and bream around McKenzie’s Bridge. Mud crabs in the middle River and canals.

Caloundra: Whiting and bream in Currimundi Lake. Getting a few good quality flathead inside the bar and off the Northern tip of Bribie. Whiting from Golden Beach and from the banks south of Bells Creek. Mud crabs are moving throughout the passage with better catches from Lower Coochin Creek.

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Ben Forgan Amberjack Murphys

Ben Forgan with a solid PB amberjack caught while fishing from Murphy’s Reef over the weekend.

Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2017-10-17

Offshore

Strong Wind Warning for today in Sunshine Coast Waters, winds east to southeasterly 25 to 30 knots and seas 2.5 to 3 metres. Tomorrow and possibly into early Wednesday will have little change with rough conditions and winds easterly 20 to 30 knots and seas 1.5 to 2.5 metres. So best to stay in sheltered waters for a few days. Hopefully later in the week and certainly looking at the forecast and the New Moon Phase on Friday having the fish in the bite, next weekend should be worthwhile for offshore fishing.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: The rain and run of fresh water in the river system has the mud crabs moving throughout the river, so get the pots in. Golden trevally and big flathead to be released in the 75 to 80cm range in the Woods Bays, the river mouth and generally throughout the river system. Golden trevally, grunter, flathead along Tewantin Stretch. Whiting, diamond trevally and grunter in Lake Cooroibah.

Maroochydore: Plenty of flathead throughout the river system, with some big dusky flathead caught and released up to 86cm. With the good rains there are mud crabs moving throughout the river. Whiting and flathead under the cover of dirty water between Chambers, around Channel Island and to the river mouth. Mangrove jacks, trevally, cod and jew from the rock bars in the middle and upper river.

Mooloolaba: There have been dart and tarwhine from Kawana Beach. Cod, bream and trevally in Parrearra Channel. Trevally and bream off the rock walls. Mangrove jack from the rock bars in the upper river. Trevally and cod around Minyama Island. Whiting and flathead from the sand basin. Flathead around McKenzie’s Bridge.

Caloundra: Whiting, bream, mangrove jack and trevally in Currimundi Creek and Lake. Getting a few good quality flathead inside the bar, off the Northern tip of Bribie and from the creek mouths. Whiting from Golden Beach and from the banks south of Bells Creek. Trevally, mud crabs, and a few sandies grunter and cod throughout the Passage, the creek and in Pelican Waters Canal.

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JohnWatts GT

John Watts landed this nice golden trevally to 60cm in Maroochy Waters Canal over the weekend.

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