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Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2018-01-13

Offshore

It’s looking like a pretty good today and into the weekend for fishing. Excellent conditions today with winds variable about 10 knots becoming northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day and seas below 1 metre. Tomorrow the northerly winds will freshen up giving choppy conditions with winds northerly 15 to 20 knots and seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon or evening. This week there’s been, Maori cod, pearl perch, cobia, venus tusk fish, gold spot cod and spotty mackerel on North Reef. Sunshine Reef there’s been good cobia, moses perch, tusk fish, pearl perch, spotty mackerel, spanish mackerel, coral trout, trevally and quality dolphin fish. Spanish Mackerel out from Noosa on North, Chardons and Sunshine reefs as well as cobia and there are also good Moses perch, tusk fish, pearl perch, hussar, sea perch, coral bream, and gold spot cod. Snapper, cod venus tusk, red throat emperor and pearl perch from Caloundra 12 mile. Wahoo, venus tusk fish, pearl perch and mahi mahi from the banks. D.I.P has had catches of Spanish Mackerel, snapper, goldband snapper, cobia, coral bream, scarlet sea perch, tuna, some nice pearl perch and dolphin fish. Cobia, grass sweetlip, mackerel average snapper and venus tusk fish from the Blinker. The crews on Rainbow Escape Charters took advantage of the great conditions for some huge Red Emperor this week. While there have also been excellent catches of pearlies, red emperor, coral trout, good snapper and plenty of mahi mahi taken around the 12 and 15 to 20nm’s east of the Wide Bay Bar this week.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Trevally, flathead and queenfish in the Woods Bays on daybreak. Bream and a few good quality whiting in the frying pan. Good mangrove jack feeding in the creeks and around bridge pylons. Plenty of bream and a few big muddies in Weyba Creek. Good mud crabs throughout the river and canal systems.

Maroochydore: Mangrove jack in the upper river and in Petrie Creek. A few excellent whiting from 30cm to 42cm taken on the incoming tide, and flathead from the river mouth. Bream from Bli Bli, plenty of average size golden trevally and bream from off oyster bank road. Whiting from Twin Waters. Schools of giant trevally in the lower river. Mud crabs throughout the river, and up Maroochy Waters canal.

Mooloolaba: Dart, whiting and tarwhine from the beach gutters. Bream, grunter and giant and golden trevally from the boat moorings. Plenty of good whiting throughout the lower river and bream from La Balsa and basin. Whiting, grunter and jack above the twin bridges area. Mangrove jack around the structures in the upper river. Mud crabs throughout including the lower river and canals.

Caloundra: Dart, whiting, tarwhine and trevally in the Surf at Warana. A few big whiting, trevally and bream in Currimundi Lake. Flathead and bream inside the bar. Jew and grunter in the deeper holes of northern passage. A few quality whiting feeding on the flats throughout the passage. Muddies throughout the Passage and the creeks that feed into the Passage.

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Ed Kennett 60cm Dusky

Ed Kennett with a nice 60cm,dusky flathead taken around Twin Waters taken in the lower Maroochy River.

Ray NIckel Buck Crab

Old Timer Ray Nickel with a nice buck crab potted yesterday up river in Eudlo Creek.

Extended Fishing Report: Friday 2018-01-12

Offshore

Looking like a good weekend ahead for fishing with the lead up to the Full Moon on Monday, except for the possibility of more showers and rain early next week. Excellent offshore conditions today with winds easterly 10 to 15 knots turning northeasterly during the evening with seas below 1 metre. Tomorrow there will be similar conditions early with winds ENE 10 to 15 knots maybe strengthening a little with a northeasterly sea breeze in the afternoon and seas around 1 metre. North reef had moses perch, snapper, venus tusk fish, Maori cod, gold spot cod, pearl perch and scarlet sea perch. Massouds Reef had maori cod, venus tusk fish, grass sweetlip and small mouth nannygai. Spanish mackerel, long tail tuna, grass sweetlip and venus tusk fish from the Blinker. Also amberjacks, sweetlip parrot and snapper from Murphy’s Reef. Tusk fish, snapper, pearl perch and Spanish mackerel from Caloundra 12 mile. Double Island Point has had had saddle tailed sea perch, snapper, moses perch, coral trout and gold band snapper. The wider grounds off NE of Rainbow Beach have had quality catches of pearl perch, red emperor, cod, tusk fish and amberjack.

Out from Hervey Bay: Good numbers of small black marlin inside Fraser this week. Few good broad barred mackerel and mac tuna in Platypus Bay. Nice threadfin salmon, grunter and jacks in the lower Susan and Mary Rivers. Big Threadfin salmonand flathead from River heads. Queenfish, tailor and coral trout from Woody Island. There have been some good quality whiting feeding along the beaches between Urangan and Burrum Heads. Trevally, long tail tuna, broad barred mackerel and Spanish mackerel off the Urangan Pier. Banana prawns are running in most river systems at the moment.

Fraser Island:  The tailor are still around so Indian Heads to Waddy Point will be worth targeting. There have been good dart, whiting, trevally, bream along the eastern beaches gutters.

Rainbow Beach: Tailor, bream, mackerel and snapper off the rocks at Double Island Point. Mac 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. . Mangrove jack, flathead and estuary cod in Kauri Creek. Flathead on plastics and hard bodied lures from Tuan and Poona.

Local Dams and Rivers: It is the closed season for wild barra, but in the lakes and impoundments the action will be on fire. November is often the best month of the year to chase fish in the stocked impoundments as they cannot breed behind the dam walls so they are able to be fished for with a fishing Permit. Remember fishing in the dams will require a Stocked Impoundment Permit Scheme (SIPS) Permit. Borumba Dam has bass and saratoga hitting surface lures at dawn and dusk in the timbers and shallow areas. Quality bass and golden perch on trolled lures from the junctions and barber pole in Boondooma Dam. Deep diving lures are working well along the drops offs in Lake McDonald.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Flathead, bream and quality grunter from the river mouth. Big flathead, grunter, whiting and quality giant trevally in Woods bay and canals in Noosa Sound. Bream, flathead, grunter and whiting along Tewantin stretch. Mangrove Jacks in Noosa Sound in the creeks and up river around structures and snags. Mud crabs throughout the river and canal systems.

Maroochydore: Tailor and trevally from the river mouth over night. Trevally and a 50cm grunter bream between Chambers Island and the Cod Hole boat ramp. Flathead from around Cotton Tree, the Cod Hole, Chambers Island and the creeks. Quality whiting feeding throughout the lower river on the banks under cover of the dirty water and particularly on the incoming tide where the clean sea water meets the dirty water. Mangrove jack in the snags and pylons in Petrie Creek. Mud crabs throughout the middle river.

Mooloolaba: With the dirty runoff water it is better to fish the lower river on the incoming tide where the incoming tide meets the runoff. Jacks and cod from McKenzies bridge on the high tide. Trevally, cod and bream off the rock walls and La Balsa stretch. Whiting from the sand basin in the lower river. Jacks and trevally from Minyama Island. Mud crabs throughout including the lower river and canals.

Caloundra: Flathead, a few golden trevally and bream from the boardwalk. Whiting from Golden Beach and the banks throughout the northern passage. Dart, bream and flathead feeding around the bar. Grunter and flathead from Bells creek. Muddies throughout the Passage and the creeks that feed into the Passage.

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A recent trip aboard Rainbow Escape Charters east of the wide bay bar produced some solid Maori Cod.

John Bongertman’s 50cm grunter bream or (barred/spotted javelin-fish or spotted grunter fish, legal size 40cm) taken on Monday between the Motorway Bridge and Chambers Island.

Old timer Ray Nichols, has had his pots out in the creeks this week scoring a few keeper buck crabs.

This week’s extended day charter aboard Rainbow Escape Charters east of the wide bay bar produced good numbers of Red emperor.

Another extended day charter aboard Rainbow Escape Charters targeting fish with vertical jigs produced plenty of amberjack, a few pearl perch and plenty of bust offs.

Sharky (Tony) Schembri as usual had a good time at Lake MacDonald last weekend, where he took home his bag limit of quality Bass.

Local Fishing Report: Friday 2018-01-12

Offshore

It’s looking like a pretty good today and into the weekend for fishing. Excellent conditions today with winds variable about 10 knots becoming northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day and seas below 1 metre. Tomorrow the northerly winds will freshen up giving choppy conditions with winds northerly 15 to 20 knots and seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon or evening. This week, Cougar One crews caught Maori cod, pearl perch, cobia, venus tusk fish, gold spot cod and spotty mackerel on North Reef. Sunshine Reef theres been good cobia, moses perch, tusk fish, pearl perch, spotty mackerel, spanish mackerel, coral trout, trevally and quality dolphin fish. Spanish Mackerel out from Noosa on North, Chardons and Sunshine reefs as well as cobia and there are also good Moses perch, tusk fish, pearl perch, hussar, sea perch, coral bream, and gold spot cod. Snapper, cod venus tusk, red throat emperor and pearl perch from Caloundra 12 mile. Wahoo, venus tusk fish, pearl perch and mahi mahi from the banks. D.I.P has had catches of Spanish Mackerel, snapper, goldband snapper, cobia, coral bream, scarlet sea perch, tuna, some nice pearl perch and dolphin fish. Cobia, grass sweetlip, mackerel average snapper and venus tusk fish from the Blinker. The crews on Rainbow Escape Charters took advantage of the great conditions for some huge Red Emperor this week. While there have also been excellent catches of pearlies, red emperor, coral trout, good snapper and plenty of mahi mahi taken around the 12 and 15 to 20nm’s east of the Wide Bay Bar this week.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Trevally, flathead and queenfish in the Woods Bays on daybreak. Bream and a few good quality whiting in the frying pan. Good mangrove jack feeding in the creeks and around bridge pylons. Plenty of bream and a few big muddies in Weyba Creek. Good mud crabs throughout the river and canal systems.

Maroochydore: Mangrove jack in the upper river and in Petrie Creek. A few excellent whiting from 30cm to 42cm taken on the incoming tide, and flathead from the river mouth. Bream from Bli Bli, plenty of average size golden trevally and bream from off oyster bank road. Whiting from Twin Waters. Schools of giant trevally in the lower river. Mud crabs throughout the river, and up Maroochy Waters canal.

Mooloolaba: Dart, whiting and tarwhine from the beach gutters. Bream, grunter and giant and golden trevally from the boat moorings. Plenty of good whiting throughout the lower river and bream from La Balsa and basin. Whiting, grunter and jack above the twin bridges area. Mangrove jack around the structures in the upper river. Mud crabs throughout including the lower river and canals.

Caloundra: Dart, whiting, tarwhine and trevally in the Surf at Warana. A few big whiting, trevally and bream in Currimundi Lake. Flathead and bream inside the bar. Jew and grunter in the deeper holes of northern passage. A few quality whiting feeding on the flats throughout the passage. Muddies throughout the Passage and the creeks that feed into the Passage.

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Jerome Haward Bream

Have a look at Jerome Hayward with a grunter bream, taken in the upper Maroochy River.

Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2018-01-11

Offshore

It’s looking like a pretty good today and into the weekend for fishing. Good conditions again today with winds east to northeasterly about 10 knots and seas below 1 metre. Tomorrow will be similar with winds east to northeasterly about 10 knots and seas below 1 metre This week, Cougar One crews caught Maori cod, pearl perch, cobia, venus tusk fish, gold spot cod and spotty mackerel on North Reef. While Wild Thing 2 crews fished Sunshine Reef where they  heaps of cobia, moses perch, tusk fish, pearl perch, spotty mackerel, spanish mackerel, coral trout, trevally and a beautiful dolphin fish. Spanish Mackerel out from Noosa on North, Chardons and Sunshine reefs as well as cobia and there are also good Moses perch, tusk fish, pearl perch, hussar, sea perch, coral bream, and gold spot cod. Snapper, cod venus tusk, red throat emperor and pearl perch from Caloundra 12 mile. Wahoo, venus tusk fish, pearl perch and mahi mahi from the banks. D.I.P has had catches of Spanish Mackerel, snapper, goldband snapper, cobia, coral bream, scarlet sea perch, tuna, some nice pearl perch and dolphin fish. Cobia, grass sweetlip, mackerel average snapper and venus tusk fish from the Blinker. The crews on Rainbow Escape Charters took advantage of the great conditions for some huge Red Emperor this week. While there have also been excellent catches of pearlies, red emperor, coral trout, good snapper and plenty of mahi mahi taken around the 12 and 15 to 20nm’s east of the Wide Bay Bar this week.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Flatties on trolled Zerek Tango Shads, with a 70cm fish caught and released off the banks around Tewantin, also trevally and queenfish on poppers in the Woods Bays on daybreak. Bream and a few good quality whiting in the frying pan. Good mangrove jack feeding in the creeks and around bridge pylons. Plenty of bream and a few big muddies in Weyba Creek. Good mud crabs throughout the river and canal systems.

Maroochydore: Mangrove jack in the upper river and in Petrie Creek. A few excellent whiting from 30cm to 42cm taken on the incoming tide, and flathead from the river mouth. Bream from Bli Bli, plenty of average size golden trevally and bream from off oyster bank road. Whiting from Twin Waters. Schools of giant trevally in the lower river. Mud crabs throughout the river, and up Maroochy Waters canal.

Mooloolaba: Dart, whiting and tarwhine from the beach gutters. Bream, grunter and giant and golden trevally from the boat moorings. Plenty of good whiting throughout the lower river and bream from La Balsa and basin. Whiting, grunter and jack above the twin bridges area. Mangrove jack around the structures in the upper river. Mud crabs throughout including the lower river and canals.

Caloundra: Dart, whiting, tarwhine and trevally in the Surf at Warana. A few big whiting, trevally and bream in Currimundi Lake. Flathead and bream inside the bar. Jew and grunter in the deeper holes of northern passage. A few quality whiting feeding on the flats throughout the passage. Muddies throughout the Passage and the creeks that feed into the Passage.

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RainbowEscape3

The crews on Rainbow Escape Charters took advantage of the great conditions for some huge Red Emperor off Rainbow Beach, this week.

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2018-01-10

Offshore

It’s looking like a pretty good for the next couple of days for fishing.  Good conditions again today with winds northerly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable below 10 knots early in the morning then becoming northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon and seas below 1 metre. Tomorrow will be even better with winds east to southeasterly about 10 knots and seas below 1 metre. Cougar One crews caught Maori cod, pearl perch, cobia, venus tusk fish, gold spot cod and spotty mackerel on North Reef. Wild Thing 2 crews fished Sunshine Reef where they  heaps of cobia, moses perch, tusk fish, pearl perch, spotty mackerel, spanish mackerel, coral trout, trevally and a beautiful dolphin fish. Spanish Mackerel out from Noosa on North, Chardons and Sunshine reefs as well as cobia and there are also good Moses perch, tusk fish, pearl perch, hussar, sea perch, coral bream, and gold spot cod. Halls Reef has had a few good spotty mackerel to 83cm. Snapper, cod venus tusk, red throat emperor and pearl perch from Caloundra 12 mile. Wahoo, venus tusk fish, pearl perch and mahi mahi from the banks. D.I.P has had catches of Spanish Mackerel, snapper, goldband snapper, cobia, coral bream, scarlet sea perch, tuna, some nice pearl perch and dolphin fish. Cobia, grass sweetlip, mackerel average snapper and venus tusk fish from the Blinker.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Flatties on trolled Zerek Tango Shads, with a 70cm fish caught and released off the banks around Tewantin, also trevally and queenfish on poppers in the Woods Bays on daybreak. Bream and a few good quality whiting in the frying pan. Good mangrove jack feeding in the creeks and around bridge pylons. Plenty of bream and a few big muddies in Weyba Creek. Good mud crabs throughout the river and canal systems.

Maroochydore: Mangrove jack in the upper river and in Petrie Creek. A few excellent whiting from 30cm to 42cm taken on the incoming tide, and flathead from the river mouth. Bream from Bli Bli, plenty of average size golden trevally and bream from off oyster bank road. Whiting from Twin Waters. Schools of giant trevally in the lower river. Mud crabs throughout the river, and up Maroochy Waters canal.

Mooloolaba: Dart, whiting and tarwhine from the beach gutters. Bream, grunter and giant and golden trevally from the boat moorings. Plenty of good whiting throughout the lower river and bream from La Balsa and basin. Whiting, grunter and jack above the twin bridges area. Mangrove jack around the structures in the upper river. Mud crabs throughout including the lower river and canals.

Caloundra: Dart, whiting, tarwhine and trevally in the Surf at Warana. A few big whiting, trevally and bream in Currimundi Lake. Flathead and bream inside the bar. Jew and grunter in the deeper holes of northern passage. A few quality whiting feeding on the flats throughout the passage. Muddies throughout the Passage and the creeks that feed into the Passage.

Jemma Henricks

Bruce Henricks with his keen angling children, Jarvis and Gemma with a couple of feisty mangrove jack from Petrie Creek.

Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2018-01-09

Offshore

It’s looking like a pretty good for the next couple of days for fishing.  Good conditions again today with winds north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots. Winds tending southwesterly below 10 knots inshore during the early morning and seas below 1 metre. Tomorrow will be good as well with winds northeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning easterly during the afternoon and seas below 1 metre. Wild Thing 2 crews fished Sunshine Reef where they  heaps of cobia, moses perch, tusk fish, pearl perch, spotty mackerel, spanish mackerel, coral trout, trevally and a beautiful dolphin fish. Spanish Mackerel out from Noosa on North, Chardons and Sunshine reefs as well as cobia and there are also good Moses perch, tusk fish, pearl perch, hussar, sea perch, coral bream, and gold spot cod. Halls Reef has had a few good spotty mackerel to 83cm. Snapper, cod venus tusk, red throat emperor and pearl perch from Caloundra 12 mile. Wahoo, venus tusk fish, pearl perch and mahi mahi from the banks. D.I.P has had catches of Spanish Mackerel, snapper, goldband snapper, cobia, coral bream, scarlet sea perch, tuna, some nice pearl perch and dolphin fish. Cobia, grass sweetlip, mackerel average snapper and venus tusk fish from the Blinker.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Plenty of good flathead around 60cm, grunter bream and giant and golden trevally from the river mouth and Woods Bay. Bream and a few good quality whiting in the frying pan. Good mangrove jack feeding in the creeks and around bridge pylons. Plenty of bream and a few big muddies in Weyba Creek. Good mud crabs throughout the river and canal systems.

Maroochydore: Mangrove jack and queenfish feeding in the Cod Hole, upper river and in Petrie Creek. A few excellent whiting from 30cm to 42cm taken on the incoming tide, and flathead from the river mouth. Bream from Bli Bli, plenty of average size golden trevally and bream from off oyster bank road. Whiting from Twin Waters. Schools of giant trevally in the lower river. Mud crabs throughout the river, and up Maroochy Waters canal.

Mooloolaba: Bream, grunter and giant and golden trevally from the boat moorings. Plenty of good whiting throughout the lower river and bream from La Balsa and basin. Whiting, grunter and jack above the twin bridges area. Mangrove jack around the structures in the upper river. Mud crabs throughout including the lower river and canals.

Caloundra: Dart, whiting, tarwhine and trevally in the Surf at Warana. A few big whiting, trevally and bream in Currimundi Lake. Flathead and bream inside the bar. Jew and grunter in the deeper holes of northern passage. A few quality whiting feeding on the flats throughout the passage. Muddies throughout the Passage and the creeks that feed into the Passage.

Daniel Vogler Mud Crab

Have a look at Daniel Vogler with a whopping mud crab from the upper Maroochy River.

Local Fishing Report: Monday 2018-01-08

Offshore

It’s looking like a pretty good for the next couple of days for fishing.  Good conditions again today with winds northeasterly 10 to 15 knots. Winds tending southwesterly below 10 knots inshore during the early morning and seas below 1 metre. Tomorrow will be good as well with winds northeasterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to below 10 knots during the morning then increasing to 10 to 15 knots during the day and seas around 1 metre.  Wild Thing 2 crews fished Sunshine Reef where they  heaps of cobia, moses perch, tusk fish, pearl perch, spotty mackerel, spanish mackerel, coral trout, trevally and a beautiful dolphin fish. Spanish Mackerel out from Noosa on North, Chardons and Sunshine reefs as well as cobia and there are also good Moses perch, tusk fish, pearl perch, hussar, sea perch, coral bream, and gold spot cod. Halls Reef has had a few good spotty mackerel to 83cm. Snapper, cod venus tusk, red throat emperor and pearl perch from Caloundra 12 mile. Wahoo, venus tusk fish, pearl perch and mahi mahi from the banks. D.I.P has had catches of Spanish Mackerel, snapper, goldband snapper, cobia, coral bream, scarlet sea perch, tuna, some nice pearl perch and dolphin fish. Cobia, grass sweetlip, mackerel average snapper and venus tusk fish from the Blinker.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Plenty of good flathead around 60cm, grunter bream and giant and golden trevally from the river mouth and Woods Bay. Bream and a few good quality whiting in the frying pan. Good mangrove jack feeding in the creeks and around snaggy areas. Plenty of bream and moses perch in Weyba Creek. Good mud crabs throughout the river and canal systems.

Maroochydore: Mangrove jack and queenfish feeding in the Cod Hole, upper river and in Petrie Creek. A few excellent whiting to 42cm taken on the incoming tide, and flathead from the river mouth. Bream from Bli Bli, plenty of average size golden trevally and bream from off oyster bank road. Whiting from Twin Waters. Schools of giant trevally in the lower river. Mud crabs throughout the river, and up Maroochy Waters canal.

Mooloolaba: Bream, grunter and giant and golden trevally from the boat moorings. Plenty of good whiting throughout the lower river and bream from La Balsa and basin. Whiting, grunter and jack above the twin bridges area. Mangrove jack around the structures in the upper river. Mud crabs throughout including the lower river and canals.

Caloundra: Dart, whiting, tarwhine and trevally in the Surf at Warana. A few big whiting, trevally and bream in Currimundi Lake. Flathead and bream inside the bar. Jew and grunter in the deeper holes of northern passage. Big whiting feeding on the flats throughout the passage. Muddies throughout the Passage and the creeks that feed into the Passage.

Trent Smith Whiting Grunter

Have a look at Trent Smith with a few good whiting and grunter from the lower river.

Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2018-01-06

Offshore

It’s looking like a pretty good couple of days for fishing right through the weekend. Good conditions today day with winds southeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning easterly in the evening and seas below 1 metre. Tomorrow will be good as well with winds easterly 10 to 15 knots turning northeasterly during the evening and seas below 1 metre. Spanish Mackerel out from Noosa on local reefs. Chardons and Sunshine reefs have been producing by trolling whole garfish under a squid skirt Spanish mackerel and cobia and there are also good Moses perch, tusk fish, pearl perch, hussar, sea perch, coral bream, cobia and gold spot cod. Halls Reef has had a few good spotty mackerel to 83cm. North reef had a few mackerel, cobia, moses perch, grass sweetlip, quality pearl perch, coral bream, venus tusk fish and Maori cod. Snapper, cod venus tusk, red throat emperor and pearl perch from Caloundra 12 mile. Wahoo, venus tusk fish, pearl perch and mahi mahi from the banks. D.I.P has had catches of Spanish Mackerel, snapper, goldband snapper, cobia, coral bream, scarlet sea perch, tuna, some nice pearl perch and dolphin fish. Cobia, grass sweetlip, mackerel average snapper and venus tusk fish from the Blinker.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Plenty of good flathead, grunter bream and giant and golden trevally from the river mouth and Woods Bay. Bream and a few good quality whiting in the frying pan. A 54cm mangrove jack was caught and released in the lower estuary. Good mangrove jack feeding in the creeks and around snaggy areas. Plenty of bream and moses perch in Weyba Creek. Good mud crabs throughout the river and canal systems.

Maroochydore: Mangrove jack and queenfish feeding in the Cod Hole, upper river and in Petrie Creek. A few excellent whiting to 42cm taken on the incoming tide, and flathead from the river mouth. Bream from Bli Bli, school jew and bream from oyster bank road. Whiting from Twin Waters. Schools of giant trevally in the lower river. Mud crabs throughout the river, and up Maroochy Waters canal.

Mooloolaba: Bream, grunter and giant trevally from the boat moorings. Plenty of good whiting throughout the lower river and bream from La Balsa and basin. Whiting, grunter and jack above the twin bridges area. Mangrove jack around the structures in the upper river. Mud crabs throughout including the lower river and canals.

Caloundra: Dart, whiting, tarwhine and trevally in the Surf at Warana. A few big whiting, trevally and bream in Currimundi Lake. Flathead and bream inside the bar. Jew and grunter in the deeper holes of northern passage. Big whiting feeding on the flats throughout the passage. Muddies throughout the Passage and the creeks that feed into the Passage.

John Kennedy Queenfish Cod Hole

Have a look at John Kennedy with this quality Queenfish, taken on fresh prawn at the Cod Hole Yesterday.

Extended Fishing Report: Friday 2018-01-05

Offshore

Okay conditions early but becoming choppy later in the day with winds southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching 15 to 20 knots at times in the afternoon and evening and around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres inshore during the morning. Tomorrow will be okay as well with winds southeasterly 10 to 15 knots and seas around 1 metre. There have been some excellent catches of Spanish Mackerel out from Noosa on local reefs. Chardons and Sunshine reefs have been producing by trolling whole garfish under a squid skirt Spanish mackerel and cobia and there are also good Moses perch, tusk fish, pearl perch, hussar, sea perch, coral bream, cobia and gold spot cod. Halls Reef has had a few good spotty mackerel to 83cm. North reef had a few mackerel, cobia, moses perch, grass sweetlip, quality pearl perch, coral bream, venus tusk fish and Maori cod. Snapper, cod venus tusk, red throat emperor and pearl perch from Caloundra 12 mile. Wahoo, venus tusk fish, pearl perch and mahi mahi from the banks. D.I.P has had catches of Spanish Mackerel, snapper, goldband snapper, cobia, coral bream, scarlet sea perch, tuna, some nice pearl perch and dolphin fish. Grass sweetlip and venus tusk fish from the Blinker.

There have been excellent catches of pearlies, red emperor, coral trout good snapper and plenty of mahi mahi taken around the 15 to 20nm’s east of the Wide Bay Bar.

Out from Hervey Bay: Spanish mackerel, trevally, cobia, tuna and small black marlin in Platypus Bay. A few good spotty mackerel grassy sweetlip, blackall, cod, school mackerel and the odd good trout on the inshore reefs Still numbers of small black marlin inside Fraser Island. A Nice threadfin salmon, grunter, mangrove jack and banana prawns and mud crabs in the lower Susan and Mary Rivers. Good quality grunter bream, flathead and whiting as well as threadfin salmon from River Heads and throughout the Great Sandy Straits. Queenfish, tailor and coral trout from Woody Island. There have been some good quality whiting and a few garfish feeding along the beaches between Urangan and Burrum Heads. Getting plenty of pencil squid, good trevally, long tail tuna, broad barred mackerel and Spanish mackerel off the Urangan Pier. Banana prawns are running in most river systems at the moment.

Estuaries and Beaches

Fraser Island:  There’s a few good numbers of mackerel feeding out wide and behind the breakers. There’s still the odd tailor feeding along the gutters and headlands, so Indian Heads to Waddy Point will be worth targeting. There have been tarwhine, dart, whiting, trevally, bream along the eastern beaches low tide gutters. Over the holiday period caution is required for all beach travel with the amount of vehicles and kids running around and families and fishing on the beach. Plenty of whiting and reasonable catches of flathead a trevally along the western beaches.

Rainbow Beach: You need to keep a keen eye on the traffic using the beaches and supervise your children for safety.Tailor, bream, Spanish and spotty mackerel and small snapper off the rocks at Double Island Point. Mac tuna from the barge crossing channel. Tarwhine, 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. Mangrove jack, flathead and estuary cod in Kauri Creek. Flathead on plastics and hard bodied lures from Tuan and Poona.

Local Dams and Rivers: All the local dams and the Mary River are producing plenty of good quality bass, saratoga and yellowbelly at present. It is the closed season for wild barra, but in the lakes and impoundments the action will be on fire. Borumba Dam has bass and saratoga hitting surface lures and fly particularly at dawn and dusk in the timbers and shallow areas. Do yourself a favour and investigate the huge range of Smak Lures for use in the dams and rivers. Also check out “Southern Queensland Fishing” facebook pages for all the action locally. Quality bass and golden perch on trolled lures from the junctions and barber pole in Boondooma Dam. Good bass feeding with the deep diving lures working well along the drops offs in Lake McDonald.

Noosa: Good flathead, grunter bream and giant and golden trevally from the river mouth and Woods Bay. Bream and whiting in the frying pan. Chris Lacey caught and released a 54cm mangrove jack in the lower estuary on a whole ganged pilchard. Good mangrove jack feeding in the creeks and around snaggy areas. Plenty of bream and moses perch in Weyba Creek. Good mud crabs throughout the river and canal systems.

Maroochydore: Mangrove jack feeding in the Cod Hole, upper river and in Petrie Creek. A few good whiting, and flathead from the river mouth. Bream from Bli Bli, school jew and bream from oyster bank road. Whiting from Twin Waters. Schools of giant trevally in the lower river. Mud crabs throughout the river, and up Maroochy Waters canal.

Mooloolaba: Bream, grunter and golden trevally from the boat moorings. Plenty of good whiting throughout the lower river and bream from La Balsa and basin. Whiting and grunter above the twin bridges area. Mangrove jack around the structures in the upper river. Mud crabs throughout including the lower river and canals.

Caloundra: Dart, whiting, tarwhine and trevally in the Surf at Warana. Whiting, trevally and bream in Currimundi Lake. Flathead and bream inside the bar. Jew and grunter in the deeper holes of northern passage. Big whiting feeding on the flats throughout the passage. Muddies throughout the Passage and the creeks that feed into the Passage.

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Ed Kennett Mahi Mahi Barwon

Here is Ed Kennett with a big Mahi Mahi or Dolphin Fish from out wide of the Barwon Banks.

David and Alison McDonald Bass

Alison McDonaldBass

David McDonaldMaryRiver

David McDonald and his partner Alison (Bikini Girl) having and great time in the Mary River catching Bass.

John Cara Giant Trevally 70cm

John Cara fished Twin Waters overnight for several giant trevally, this one went 70cm or 4.5 kg, he kept 2 and released 5 others

Happy Jarvis Henricks Jack

Happy Jarvis Henricks with a couple of feisty jack taken in the upper river this week.

Peter Batey Carina Dam 49cm Bass

Peter Batey at Cania Dam this week with a quality 49cm of chunky cania bass.

Local Fishing Report: Friday 2018-01-05

Offshore

It’s looking like a pretty good couple of days for fishing right through the weekend after the Full Moon and the massive King tide movement this week. Good conditions today day with winds southeasterly 10 to 15 knots and around 1 metre. Tomorrow will be good as well with winds southeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning easterly during the evening and seas around 1 metre. There have been some excellent catches of Spanish Mackerel out from Noosa on local reefs.  Chardons and Sunshine reefs have been producing by trolling whole garfish under a squid skirt Spanish mackerel and cobia and there are also good Moses perch, tusk fish, pearl perch, hussar, sea perch, coral bream, cobia and gold spot cod. Halls Reef has had a few good spotty mackerel to 83cm. North reef had a few mackerel, cobia, moses perch, grass sweetlip, quality pearl perch, coral bream, venus tusk fish and Maori cod.  Snapper, cod venus tusk, red throat emperor and pearl perch from Caloundra 12 mile. Wahoo, venus tusk fish, pearl perch and mahi mahi from the banks. D.I.P has had catches of Spanish Mackerel, snapper, goldband snapper, cobia, coral bream, scarlet sea perch, tuna, some nice pearl perch and dolphin fish. Grass sweetlip, mackerel and venus tusk fish from the Blinker.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Good flathead, grunter bream and giant and golden trevally from the river mouth and Woods Bay. Bream and a few good quality whiting in the frying pan. A 54cm mangrove jack was caught and released in the lower estuary. Good mangrove jack feeding in the creeks and around snaggy areas. Plenty of bream and moses perch in Weyba Creek. Good mud crabs throughout the river and canal systems.

Maroochydore: Mangrove jack feeding in the Cod Hole, upper river and in Petrie Creek. A few excellent whiting to 42cm taken yesterday on the incoming tide, and flathead from the river mouth. Bream from Bli Bli, school jew and bream from oyster bank road. Whiting from Twin Waters. Schools of giant trevally in the lower river. Mud crabs throughout the river, and up Maroochy Waters canal.

Mooloolaba: Bream, grunter and golden trevally from the boat moorings. Plenty of good whiting throughout the lower river and bream from La Balsa and basin. Whiting and grunter above the twin bridges area. Mangrove jack around the structures in the upper river. Mud crabs throughout including the lower river and canals.

Caloundra: Dart, whiting, tarwhine and trevally in the Surf at Warana. Whiting, trevally and bream in Currimundi Lake. Flathead and bream inside the bar. Jew and grunter in the deeper holes of northern passage. Big whiting feeding on the flats throughout the passage. Muddies throughout the Passage and the creeks that feed into the Passage.

Daniel Vogler Whiting 42cm

Daniel Vogler with just a few of his elbow slapper whiting to 42cm taken yesterday morning on the incoming tide around the lower river.

Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2018-01-04

Offshore

Okay conditions early but becoming choppy later in the day with winds southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching 15 to 20 knots at times in the afternoon and evening and around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres inshore during the morning. Tomorrow will be okay as well with winds southeasterly 10 to 15 knots and seas around 1 metre. There have been some excellent catches of Spanish Mackerel out from Noosa on local reefs.  Chardons and Sunshine reefs have been producing by trolling whole garfish under a squid skirt Spanish mackerel and cobia and there are also good Moses perch, tusk fish, pearl perch, hussar, sea perch, coral bream, cobia and gold spot cod. Halls Reef has had a few good spotty mackerel to 83cm. North reef had a few mackerel, cobia, moses perch, grass sweetlip, quality pearl perch, coral bream, venus tusk fish and Maori cod.  Snapper, cod venus tusk, red throat emperor and pearl perch from Caloundra 12 mile. Wahoo, venus tusk fish, pearl perch and mahi mahi from the banks. D.I.P has had catches of Spanish Mackerel, snapper, goldband snapper, cobia, coral bream, scarlet sea perch, tuna, some nice pearl perch and dolphin fish. Grass sweetlip and venus tusk fish from the Blinker.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Good flathead, grunter bream and giant and golden trevally from the river mouth and Woods Bay. Bream and whiting in the frying pan. Chris Lacey caught and released a 54cm mangrove jack in the lower estuary on a whole ganged pilchard. Good mangrove jack feeding in the creeks and around snaggy areas. Plenty of bream and moses perch in Weyba Creek. Good mud crabs throughout the river and canal systems.

Maroochydore: Mangrove jack feeding in the Cod Hole, upper river and in Petrie Creek. A few good whiting, and flathead from the river mouth. Bream from Bli Bli, school jew and bream from oyster bank road. Whiting from Twin Waters. Schools of giant trevally in the lower river. Mud crabs throughout the river, and up Maroochy Waters canal.

Mooloolaba: Bream, grunter and golden trevally from the boat moorings. Plenty of good whiting throughout the lower river and bream from La Balsa and basin. Whiting and grunter above the twin bridges area. Mangrove jack around the structures in the upper river. Mud crabs throughout including the lower river and canals.

Caloundra: Dart, whiting, tarwhine and trevally in the Surf at Warana. Whiting, trevally and bream in Currimundi Lake. Flathead and bream inside the bar. Jew and grunter in the deeper holes of northern passage. Big whiting feeding on the flats throughout the passage. Muddies throughout the Passage and the creeks that feed into the Passage.

Ed Kennett Mahi Mahi Barwon

Here is Ed Kennett with a big Mahi Mahi or Dolphin Fish from out wide of the Barwon Banks.

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2018-01-03

Offshore

Great conditions with winds variable about 10 knots becoming southerly 10 to 15 knots early in the morning then tending southeasterly in the middle of the day and seas around 1 metre. Tomorrow will be okay and a bit cooler as well with winds southeasterly 10 to 15 knots and seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres inshore during the morning. There have been some excellent catches of Spanish Mackerel out from Noosa on local reefs.  Chardons and Sunshine reefs have been producing by trolling whole garfish under a squid skirt Spanish mackerel and cobia and there are also good Moses perch, tusk fish, pearl perch, hussar, sea perch, coral bream, cobia and gold spot cod. Halls Reef has had a few good spotty mackerel to 83cm. North reef had a few mackerel, cobia, moses perch, grass sweetlip, quality pearl perch, coral bream, venus tusk fish and Maori cod.  Snapper, cod venus tusk, red throat emperor and pearl perch from Caloundra 12 mile. Wahoo, venus tusk fish, pearl perch and mahi mahi from the banks. D.I.P has had catches of Spanish Mackerel, snapper, goldband snapper, cobia, coral bream, scarlet sea perch, tuna, some nice pearl perch and dolphin fish. Grass sweetlip and venus tusk fish from the Blinker.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Good flathead, grunter bream and giant and golden trevally from the river mouth and Woods Bay. Bream and whiting in the frying pan. Flathead, jack and grunter along Tewantin stretch. Good mangrove jack feeding in the creeks and around snaggy areas. Plenty of bream and moses perch in Weyba Creek. Good mud crabs throughout the river and canal systems.

Maroochydore: Mangrove jack feeding in the Cod Hole, upper river and in Petrie Creek. A few good whiting, and flathead from the river mouth. Bream from Bli Bli, school jew and bream from oyster bank road. Whiting from Twin Waters. Schools og giant trevally in the lower river. Mud crabs throughout the river, and up Maroochy Waters canal.

Mooloolaba: Bream, grunter and golden trevally from the boat moorings. Plenty of good whiting throughout the lower river and bream from La Balsa and basin. Whiting and grunter above the twin bridges area. Mangrove jack around the structures in the upper river. Mud crabs throughout including the lower river and canals.

Caloundra: Dart, whiting, tarwhine and trevally in the Surf at Warana. Whiting, trevally and bream in Currimundi Lake. Flathead and bream inside the bar. Jew and grunter in the deeper holes of northern passage. Big whiting feeding on the flats throughout the passage. Muddies throughout the Passage and the creeks that feed into the Passage.

John Cara Giant Trevally 70cm

John Cara fished Twin Waters overnight for several giant trevally, this one went 70cm or 4.5 kg, he kept 2 and released 5 others

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