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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

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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

Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2018-01-02

Offshore

The Full Moon will have the fish on the bite. Reasonable conditions with winds north to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots at times. Winds possibly shifting south to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon or evening and seas 1 to 1.5 metres. Tomorrow will be okay as well with winds southerly 10 to 15 knots turning southeasterly during the morning and seas below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon. 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 moses perch, venus tusk fish, Maori cod,  snapper, scarlet sea perch, tuna, some thumper 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. Plenty of bream and moses perch in Weyba Creek. Good mud crabs throughout the river and canal systems.

Maroochydore: Mangrove jack starting to feed 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. School jew, bream and grunter in the Cod Hole. 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: Try for dart 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.

Adam Morris Mangrove Jack

Adam Morris with an excellent Mangrove Jack taken in his secret location in the local area.

Local Fishing Report: Monday 2018-01-01

Offshore

Tomorrows Full Moon will have the fish on the bite. Good conditions with winds north to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots, tending variable about 10 knots south of Maroochydore until the evening and seas below 0.5 metres, increasing to below 1 metre offshore north of Maroochydore. Tomorrow winds will be west to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the evening and seas 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon. There have been some excellent catches of Spanish Mackerel out from Noosa caught some on 70 gm Halco slice, some on traditional pillie floaters, but most went for live yakkas on stinger rigs.  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 moses perch, venus tusk fish, Maori cod, slate bream, snapper, frypan snapper, scarlet sea perch, tuna, some thumper pearl perch and dolphin fish. Grass sweetlip and venus tusk fish from the Blinker.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: We would like to wish everyone a safe and happy New Year. 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. Plenty of bream and moses perch in Weyba Creek. Good mud crabs throughout the river and canal systems.

Maroochydore: Mangrove jack starting to feed 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. School jew, bream and grunter in the Cod Hole. 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: Try for dart 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.

Cameron Aaron Vogler whiting 35cm Daniel Cod

More great fish caught by the Cameron and Aaron Vogler with whiting to 35cm while their brother Daniel caught a good cod.

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