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Local Fishing Report: Friday 2018-04-06

Offshore

Conditions today will be fairly choppy to rough so be prepared to stay in sheltered waters, with winds southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots at times and seas 1.5 to 2 metres. Tomorrow conditions are still fairly choppy with winds east to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots and seas 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1.5 metres during the afternoon or evening. Hopefully there will be some improvement by Sunday. So when conditions improve go for a few coral trout, cod, snapper and parrot at North Reef. Similar species have been reported at Barwon Banks. Trout, Spanish mackerel, cod, grass sweetlip, cobia and tusk fish from Sunshine Reef. Mac and long tail from most of the closer inshore reefs.

Local Dams and Rivers

In the Dams quality bass, saratoga and yellowbelly feeding at present. Borumba Dam has bass and saratoga still hitting lures and fly particularly on Jackall tn60 lures. Check out Southern Queensland Fishing facebook page, for more Dam Information.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Try for dart, whiting and flathead target areas around the now exposed coffee rock in the gutters or good deep holes along the beaches. The lower estuary is fishing well for flathead and whiting along the drop offs. A few queenfish, trevally and mangrove jack from Munna Point. Trevally and flathead in Woods Bays and Tewantin stretch. Target mud crabs throughout river.

Maroochydore: Dart and whiting in the gutters between Twin Waters lifeguard and Pincushion. Jew, Mangrove jack, jew, bream and golden trevally in the Cod Hole. Bream, whiting and flathead along the Black Banks and Goat Island stretch, along with golden trevally at Cotton Tree. Still big mud crabs throughout the river.

Mooloolaba: Bream and dart along Kawana Beach. Trevally around the rocks walls, pontoons and Jetties between the Mouth. Cale Cale and golden Trevally around Minyama Island. Cod, trevally and flathead from La Balsa Basin. Sand and mud crabs throughout the river.

Caloundra: Bream and jew in the gutters along the beaches and in the deeper holes of the northern passage. Golden and giant Trevally in Pelican Waters Canal. Whiting, bream, grunter and flathead between the bar and Golden Beach. Muddies in the creeks and mangrove areas throughout the passage.

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SherrinSpencer

Sherrin Spencer with a huge 42cm elbow slapper whiting taken near the Cod Hole.

Extended Fishing Report: Friday 2018-04-06

Offshore

Conditions today will be fairly choppy, so check conditions before going offshore and be prepared to stay in sheltered waters, with winds southeasterly 15 to 20 knots and seas 1.5 to 2 metres. Tomorrow conditions are still fairly choppy with winds southeasterly 15 to 20 knots and seas 1.5 to 2 metres. There will be some more improvement on Sunday. So when conditions improve go for a few coral trout, cod, snapper and parrot at North Reef. Similar species have been reported at Barwon Banks. Trout, Spanish mackerel, cod, grass sweetlip, cobia and tusk fish from Sunshine Reef. Mac and long tail from most of the closer inshore reefs. From east of the Wide Bay Bar and Double Island you can expect some excellent catches of big cod, yellowfin tuna, mackerel, pearlies, red emperor, scarlet sea perch, hussar and gold spot wrasse and mahi mahi.

Out and around Hervey Bay

Longtail and mack tuna and a few mackerel have been showing up Coongul Creek and between Wathumba Creek and Roonie Point. There have been few good coral trout, grassy sweetlip, blackall, good quality cod, tusk fish, and mackerel on the inshore reefs. Coral trout, moses perch, nannygai, tuskfish and spanish mackerel on the reefs out from Roonies. Queenfish have been taken on the rubble patches throughout platypus bay and from six mile arch. Great Sandy Strait, is producing, Barramundi, and threadfin salmon around the mouth of the Mary River including whiting, flathead and bream throughout. Barramundi and threadfin salmon in the lower Mary and Susan River. Barramundi, bream, grunter, whiting and Mangrove Jack in the lower Burrum River. There’s queenfish, golden trevally and giant trevally and a few barred and school mackerel around the Urangan Pier/Jetty. Banana prawns are running out from Maaroom and Ungowa. For more information on fishing the Bay check out the Hervey Bay Fly and Sportfishing facebook page.

Estuaries and Beaches

Fraser Island:  Always best to travel closer to low tide as possible. There's heaps of erosion after the big seas and tides, particularly around the rocky outcrops like Poyungan and Yidney Rocks has made beach access impassable, so use the Bypass Tracks. Target dart, whiting, trevally and a few chopper tailor along the eastern beach gutters. On the western side of Fraser island there’s been plenty of whiting and catches of flathead and trevally, while in the creeks and the flats there’s a few good grunter bream and quality the muddies and some solid flathead have also been reported.

Rainbow Beach: There has been a lot of erosion on the beaches so take extra care and travel closer to low tide and probably best to give Mudlo rocks a miss unless on dead low tide untill the seas and swells ease back. Try for whiting, bream, flathead and dart up around Inskip Point where there is more shelter. When the wind and swell eases target jew in the gutters at night and go for flathead, dart, whiting in the gutters at Rainbow Beach, Double Island Point and Teewah Beach. Tin Can Bay is fishing well for whiting, bream, flathead, Trevally and mangrove jack in the snaggy areas in the creeks and a few good muddies. Mangrove jack, barramundi, flathead, estuary cod and mud crabs in Kauri Creek. A few good flathead, bream, trevally and mackerel from the Barge Crossing.

Local Dams and Rivers: In the Dams quality bass, saratoga and yellowbelly feeding at present. Borumba Dam has bass and saratoga still hitting lures and fly particully on Jackall tn60 lures last weekend. Plenty of quality bass and golden perch on trolled lures from the junctions in Boondooma Dam. Check out Southern Queensland Fishing facebook page, for more Dam Information including https://www.facebook.com/MatthewMottSportsFishing live weekly Report.

Noosa: Try for dart, whiting and flathead in the gutters along the beaches. The lower estuary is fishing well for flathead and whiting along the drop offs. A few queenfish, trevally and mangrove jack from Munna Point. Trevally and flathead in Woods Bays and Tewantin stretch. Target mud crabs throughout river.

Maroochydore: Dart and whiting in the gutters between Twin Waters lifeguard and Pincushion. Jew, Mangrove jack, jew, bream and golden trevally in the Cod Hole. Bream, whiting and flathead along the Black Banks and Goat Island stretch, along with golden trevally at Cotton Tree. Still mud crabs throughout the river.

Mooloolaba: Bream and dart along Kawana Beach. Trevally around the rocks walls, pontoons and Jetties between the Mouth. Cale Cale and golden Trevally around Minyama Island. Cod, trevally and flathead from La Balsa Basin. Sand and mud crabs throughout the river.

Caloundra: Bream and jew in the gutters along the beaches and in the deeper holes of the northern passage. Golden and giant Trevally in Pelican Waters Canal. Whiting, bream, grunter and flathead between the bar and Golden Beach. Muddies in the creeks and mangrove areas throughout the passage.

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Deni Mariathi l78cm jew

Deni Mariathi landed this 78cm jew with the support of Bruce, Brad and Geoff at the Cod Hole on Easter Sunday/April Fools Day, on there last prawn bait cast, on a light rod and line combo for the day around 4.30 pm.

Trevally Jack Javis Cod Hole

Jarvis Henricks is at it again – an early Easter Sunday catch of trevally and mangrove jack at the Cod Hole.

Kim Maas Whiting Flathead

Kim Maas Maroochydore RSL Fishing Club went fishing today and caught himself a nice 41cm Flathead and a nice 30cm Whiting

Alana Price Borumba

Alana Price with here person best 47cm Borumba Dam Bass taken on jackall tn60 last weekend. Check Southern Queensland Fishing Facebook page for more Dam information.

Peter BateyBotrumba Bass

Peter Batey a great afternoon sesson at his favourite Dam (Borumba) last weekend with Alana and Jayah with heaps of bass caught on 1/4 oz blades and jackall tn60's.

Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2018-04-05

Offshore

Conditions today will be fairly choppy to rough so be prepared to stay in sheltered waters, with winds east to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore and seas 1.5 to 2.5 metres. Tomorrow conditions are still fairly choppy with winds southeasterly 15 to 20 knots and seas 1.5 to 2 metres. Hopefully there will be some improvement by Sunday. So when conditions improve go for a few coral trout, cod, snapper and parrot at North Reef. Similar species have been reported at Barwon Banks. Trout, Spanish mackerel, cod, grass sweetlip, cobia and tusk fish from Sunshine Reef. Mac and long tail from most of the closer inshore reefs.

Local Dams and Rivers

In the Dams quality bass, saratoga and yellowbelly feeding at present. Borumba Dam has bass and saratoga still hitting lures and fly particully on Jackall tn60 lures last weekend. Plenty of quality bass and golden perch on trolled lures from the junctions in Boondooma Dam. Check out Southern Queensland Fishing facebook page, for more Dam Information.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Try for dart, whiting and flathead in the gutters along the beaches. The lower estuary is fishing well for flathead and whiting along the drop offs. A few queenfish, trevally and mangrove jack from Munna Point. Trevally and flathead in Woods Bays and Tewantin stretch. Target mud crabs throughout river.

Maroochydore: Dart and whiting in the gutters between Twin Waters lifeguard and Pincushion. Jew, Mangrove jack, jew, bream and golden trevally in the Cod Hole. Bream, whiting and flathead along the Black Banks and Goat Island stretch, along with golden trevally at Cotton Tree. Still mud crabs throughout the river.

Mooloolaba: Bream and dart along Kawana Beach. Trevally around the rocks walls, pontoons and Jetties between the Mouth. Cale Cale and golden Trevally around Minyama Island. Cod, trevally and flathead from La Balsa Basin. Sand and mud crabs throughout the river.

Caloundra: Bream and jew in the gutters along the beaches and in the deeper holes of the northern passage. Golden and giant Trevally in Pelican Waters Canal. Whiting, bream, grunter and flathead between the bar and Golden Beach. Muddies in the creeks and mangrove areas throughout the passage.

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Peter BateyBotrumba Bass

Peter Batey a great afternoon sesson at his favourite Dam (Borumba) last weekend with Alana and Jayah with heaps of bass caught on 1/4 oz blades and Jackall tn60's.

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2018-04-04

Offshore

Conditions will become rough today with southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore north of Maroochydore early in the morning and again in the evening and seas 1.5 to 2.5 metres. Tomorrow conditions will be easterly 20 to 25 knots turning southeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the day with seas 1.5 to 2 metres.  When conditions improve go for a few coral trout, cod, snapper and parrot at North Reef. Similar species have been reported at Barwon Banks.  Trout, Spanish mackerel, cod, grass sweetlip, cobia and tusk fish from Sunshine Reef. Mac and long tail from most of the closer inshore reefs.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Try for dart, whiting and flathead in the gutters along the beaches. The lower estuary is fishing well for flathead and whiting along the drop offs. A few queenfish, trevally and mangrove jack from Munna Point. Trevally and flathead in Woods Bays and Tewantin stretch. Target mud crabs throughout river.

Maroochydore: Dart and whiting inthe gutters between Twin Waters lifeguard and Pincushion. Mangrove jack, jew, bream and golden trevally in the Cod Hole. Bream, whiting and flathead along the Black Banks and Goat Island stretch, along with golden trevally at Cotton Tree. Still mud crabs throughout the river.

Mooloolaba: Bream and dart along Kawana Beach. Trevally around the rocks walls, pontoons and Jetties between the Mouth. Cale Cale and golden Trevally around Minyama Island. Cod, trevally and flathead from La Balsa Basin. Sand and mud crabs throughout the river.

Caloundra: Bream and jew in the gutters along the beaches and in the deeper holes of the northern passage. Golden and giant Trevally in Pelican Waters Canal. Whiting, bream, grunter and flathead between the bar and Golden Beach. Muddies in the creeks and mangrove areas throughout the passage.

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Kim Maas Whiting Flathead

Kim Maas Maroochydore RSL Fishing Club went fishing today and caught himself a nice 41cm Flathead and a nice 30cm Whiting

Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2018-04-03

Offshore

Conditions will be a bit choppy today with east southeasterly around 15 to 20 knots, seas at 1m  to 1.5m increasing to 2m offshore. The conditions will become rough with winds southeasterly up to 20 to 25 Knot during the day with seas again up from 1.5m to 2m.  Today will be worthwhile to head out and When conditions inprove go for a few coral trout, cod, snapper and parrot at North Reef. Similar species have been reported at Barwon Banks.  Trout, Spanish mackerel, cod, grass sweetlip, cobia and tusk fish from Sunshine Reef. Mac and long tail from most of the closer inshore reefs.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Reports over the long weekend of dart, whiting and flathead in the gutters along the beaches. The lower estuary is fishing well for flathead and whiting along the drop offs. A few queenfish, trevally and mangrove jack from Munna Point. Trevally and flathead in Woods Bays and Tewantin stretch. Target mud crabs throughout river.

Maroochydore: Dart and whiting inthe gutters between Twin Waters lifeguard and Pincushion. Mangrove jack, jew, bream and golden trevally in the Cod Hole. Bream, whiting and flathead along the Black Banks and Goat Island stretch, along with golden trevally at Cotton Tree. Still mud crabs throughout the river.

Mooloolaba: Bream and dart along Kawana Beach. Trevally around the rocks walls, pontoons and Jetties between the Mouth. Cale Cale and golden Trevally around Minyama Island. Cod, trevally and flathead from La Balsa Basin. Sand and mud crabs throughout the river.

Caloundra: Bream and jew in the gutters along the beaches and in the deeper holes of the northern passage. Golden and giant Trevally in Pelican Waters Canal. Whiting, bream, grunter and flathead between the bar and Golden Beach. Muddies in the creeks and mangrove areas throughout the passage.

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Deni Mariathi 78cm jew

Deni Mariathi landed this 78cm jew with the support of Bruce, Brad and Geoff at the Cod Hole on Easter Sunday/April Fools Day, on there last prawn bait cast, on a light rod and line combo for the day around 4.30 pm.

Local Fishing Report: Monday 2018-04-02

Offshore

Conditions are favourable with Easterlies at 15 to 20 knots, seas at 1m and increasing to 1.5m offshore. The conditions will stay the same on Tuesday.   Today will be worthwhile tohead out and chase a few coral trout, cod, snapper and parrot Noosa North. Similar species have been reported at Barwon Banks.  Trout, Spanish mackerel, cod, grass sweetlip, cobia and tusk fish from Sunshine Reef. Mac and long tail from most of the closer inshore reefs.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Reports over the long weekend of dart, whiting and flathead in the gutters along the beaches. The lower estuary is fishing well for flathead and whiting along the drop offs. A few queenfish, trevally and mangrove jack from Munna Point. Trevally and flathead in Woods Bays and Tewantin stretch. Target mud crabs throughout river.

Maroochydore: Dart and whiting inthe gutters between Twin Waters lifeguard and Pincushion. Mangrove jack, bream and golden trevally in the Cod Hole. Bream, whiting and flathead along the Black Banks and Goat Island stretch, along with golden trevally at Cotton Tree. Still mud crabs throughout the river.

Mooloolaba: Bream and dart along Kawana Beach. Trevally around the rocks walls, pontoons and Jetties between the Mouth. Cale Cale and golden Trevally around Minyama Island. Cod, trevally and flathead from La Balsa Basin. Sand and mud crabs throughout the river.

Caloundra: Bream and jew in the gutters along the beaches and in the deeper holes of the northern passage. Golden and giant Trevally in Pelican Waters Canal. Whiting, bream, grunter and flathead between the bar and Golden Beach. Muddies in the creeks and mangrove areas throughout the passage.

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Trevally Jack Javis Cod Hole

Jarvis Henricks is at it again – an early Easter Sunday catch of trevally and mangrove jack at the Cod Hole.

Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2018-03-31

Offshore

Conditions: with winds today southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore in the late afternoon and evening and big sees 1.5 to 2 metres. Tomorrow conditions settle down and are fairly good but still choppy with winds easterly 15 to 20 knots and seas 1 to 1.5 metres. and . When conditions improve particularly Monday be ready to go and chase a few coral trout, cod, snapper, tusk fish and hussar from the Hards. Trout, snapper and tusk fish from the Banks. Dolphin fish, pearl perch and pig fish from Caloundra Wide. Trout, Spanish mackerel, cod, grass sweetlip, cobia and tusk fish from Sunshine Reef. Mac and long tail Tuna from Sunshine, Halls, Coolum Reef, the NW fairway beacon and the Blinker.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: When the sea settles down it will be worth chasing a few dart, whiting and jew over night in the gutters along the beaches. The lower estuary is fishing well for flathead. A few queenfish, trevally and mangrove jack from Munna Point. Trevally and flathead in Woods Bays. Flathead and grunter from along Tewantin stretch. Target mud crabs throughout river.

Maroochydore: Mangrove jack, bream and golden Trevally in the Cod Hole. Bream, whiting and flathead along the Twin Waters stretch. Golden Trevally whiting and flathead from Cotton Tree and around Goat and Channel Island. Still mud crabs throughout the river.

Mooloolaba: Todays Full Moon will have the fish on the bite through the weekend. Bream and Trevally around the rocks walls, pontoons and Jetties between the Mouth. Cale Cale and golden Trevally around Minyama Island. Cod, trevally and flathead from La Balsa Basin. Grunter bream from McKenzies Bridge area and sand and mud crabs throughout the river.

Caloundra: A few bigger bream from the boardwalk area. With the Full Moon be prepared to chase a few jew in the gutters along the beaches and in the deeper holes of the northern passage right though Easter. Golden and giant Trevally in Pelican Waters Canal. Whiting, bream, grunter and flathead between the bar and Golden Beach. Muddies in the creeks and mangrove areas throughout the passage.

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Ben Corbett 1.4m Shovelnose

Ben Corbett caught his first shovel nose Wednesday at the Cod Hole on 20lb braid and prawns measured just on 1.4m.

Local Fishing Report: Friday 2018-03-30

Offshore

Strong Wind Warning for Today (Thursday) for Sunshine Coast Waters.  So expect conditions to be rough for today and fairly choppy tomorrow, so check conditions before going offshore and be prepared to stay only in sheltered waters, with winds today southeasterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots during the morning and big sees 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon and swells easterly 2 to 2.5 metres. Tomorrow on Good Friday conditions are still fairly choppy to rough with winds Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots and seas 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning and swells still up there easterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres. Conditions will improve throughout the weekend, particularly on Sunday and  Monday. When conditions improve over Easter be ready to go and chase a few coral trout, cod, snapper, tusk fish and hussar from the Hards. Trout, snapper and tusk fish from the Banks. Dolphin fish, pearl perch and pig fish from Caloundra Wide. Trout, Spanish mackerel, cod, grass sweetlip, cobia and tusk fish from Sunshine Reef. Mac and long tail Tuna from Sunshine, Halls, Coolum Reef, the NW fairway beacon and the Blinker.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: When the sea settles down more later in the weekend it will be worth chasing a few dart, whiting and jew over night in the gutters along the beaches.The lower estuary is fishing well for flathead in the 50 to 78cm range. A few queenfish, trevally and mangrove jack from Munna Point. Trevally and flathead in Woods Bays. Flathead and grunter from along Tewantin stretch. Target mud crabs throughout river.

Maroochydore: Mangrove jack, bream and golden Trevally in the cod hole. Bream, whiting and flathead along the Twin Waters stretch. Golden Trevally whiting and flathead from Cotton Tree and around Goat and Channel Island. Still mud crabs throughout the river.

Mooloolaba: Saturdays Full Moon will have the fish on the bite through the weekend. Bream and Trevally around the rocks walls, pontoons and Jetties between the Mouth. Cale Cale and golden Trevally around Minyama Island. Cod, trevally and flathead from La Balsa Basin. Grunter bream from McKenzies Bridge area and sand and mud crabs throughout the river.

Caloundra: A few bigger bream from the boardwalk area. With Easter Saturdays Full Moon be prepared to chase a few jew in the gutters along the beaches and in the deeper holes of the northern passage right thtough Easter. Golden and giant Trevally in Pelican Waters Canal. Whiting, bream, grunter and flathead between the bar and Golden Beach. Muddies in the creeks and mangrove areas throughout the passage.

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JohnClarkBream MRSLFC

Good on John Clark from the Maroochy RSL Fishing Club catching several bream in the lower Maroochy River.

Extended Fishing Report: Thursday 2018-03-29

Offshore

Strong Wind Warning for Today (Thursday) for Sunshine Coast Waters. So expect conditions to be rough for today and fairly choppy tomorrow, so check conditions before going offshore and be prepared to stay only in sheltered waters, with winds today southeasterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots during the morning and big sees 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon and swells easterly 2 to 2.5 metres. Tomorrow on Good Friday conditions are still fairly choppy to rough with winds Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots and seas 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning and swells still up there easterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres. Conditions will improve throughout the weekend, particularly on Sunday and Monday. When conditions improve over Easter be ready to go and chase a few coral trout, cod, snapper, tusk fish and hussar from the Hards. Trout, snapper and tusk fish from the Banks. Dolphin fish, pearl perch and pig fish from Caloundra Wide. Trout, Spanish mackerel, cod, grass sweetlip, cobia and tusk fish from Sunshine Reef. Mac and long tail Tuna from Sunshine, Halls, Coolum Reef, the NW fairway beacon and the Blinker. From east of the Wide Bay Bar and Double Island you can expect some excellent catches of big cod, yellowfin tuna, mackerel, pearlies, red emperor, scarlet sea perch, hussar and gold spot wrasse and mahi mahi, while there are also large good size cod being fairly active on the closer in reefs.

Out and around Hervey Bay:

Remember the Full Moon on Saturday will have the fish feeding well into next week. Conditions settle down through the Easter weekend reasonable for Saturday but particularly by Sunday and Monday so have a go in Platypus Bay for longtail and mack tuna, trevally, queenfish and a few mackerel. There have been few good coral trout, grassy sweetlip, blackall, good quality cod, tusk fish, queenfish, big golden trevally and mackerel on the inshore reefs and around the islands and deeper ledges throughout the Bay. Great Sandy Strait, is producing, Barramundi, and threadfin salmon around the mouth of the Mary River including whiting, flathead and bream throughout. Barramundi and threadfin salmon in the lower Mary and Susan River. Barramundi, bream, grunter, whiting and Mangrove Jack in the lower Burrum River. There’s queenfish, golden trevally and giant trevally and a few barred and school mackerel around the Urangan Pier/Jetty, with the challenge of having to land your catch when fishing from the structure. For more information on fishing the Bay check out the Hervey Bay Fly and Sportfishing facebook page.

Estuaries and Beaches

Fraser Island:  Always best to travel closer to low tide as possible. A lot of erosion around the rocky outcrops like Poyungan and Yidney Rocks has made beach access impassable, so use the Bypass Tracks. Target dart, whiting, trevally and a few chopper tailor along the eastern beach gutters. On the western side of Fraser island there’s been plenty of whiting and catches of flathead and trevally, while in the creeks and the flats there’s a few good grunter bream and quality the muddies and some solid flathead have also been reported.

Rainbow Beach: Try for bream, flathead and dart along the beaches and Inskip Point. Flathead, dart, whiting in the gutters at Rainbow Beach, Double Island Point and Teewah Beach. Tin Can Bay is fishing well for whiting, bream, flathead, Trevally and mangrove jack in the snaggy areas in the creeks and a few good muddies. Mangrove jack, barramundi, flathead, estuary cod and mud crabs in Kauri Creek. A few good flathead, bream trevally and mackerel from the Barge Crossing. Also remember that the https://www.facebook.com/PoonaFishingComp/?fref=mentions&hc_location=group is on over Easter

Local Dams and Rivers: In the Dams quality bass, saratoga and yellowbelly feeding at present. Borumba Dam has bass and saratoga still hitting surface lures and fly. Plenty of quality bass and golden perch on trolled lures from the junctions in Boondooma Dam. Check out Southern Queensland Fishing facebook page, for more Dam Information including https://www.facebook.com/MatthewMottSportsFishing live weekly Report.

Noosa: The lower estuary is fishing well for flathead in the 50 to 78cm range. A few queenfish, trevally and mangrove jack from Munna Point. Trevally and flathead in Woods Bays. Flathead and grunter from along Tewantin stretch. Target mud crabs throughout river.

Maroochydore: Still a few good mud crabs throughout the river. Mangrove jack, bream and golden Trevally in the cod hole. Bream, whiting and flathead along the Twin Waters stretch. Golden Trevally whiting and flathead from Cotton Tree and around Goat and Channel Island.

Mooloolaba: Bream and Trevally around the rocks walls, pontoons and Jetties between the Mouth. Cale Cale and golden Trevally around Minyama Island. Cod, trevally and flathead from La Balsa Basin. Grunter bream from McKenzies Bridge area and sand and mud crabs throughout the river.

Caloundra: A few bigger bream from the boardwalk area. With Easter Saturdays Full Moon be prepared to chase a few jew in the gutters along the beaches and in the deeper holes of the northern passage right thtough Easter. Golden and giant Trevally in Pelican Waters Canal. Whiting, bream, grunter and flathead between the bar and Golden Beach. Muddies in the creeks and mangrove areas throughout the passage.

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DavidSchouwenburg57cmUpperRiver

David Schouwenburg, was working hard body lures when I hooked up a nice 57cm dusky flathead in upper reaches of Maroochy river.

Darby Small 1kg channel island

Darby Small with a feisty golden trevalla caught around Goat and Channell Island in the Maroochy River

David Mc Donald Borumba

David McDonald with a nice fat yellow belly from Borumba Dam

Rainbow EscspeeCod

Yep, the crews on Rainbow Escape have been fishing recently around Double Island Point and out from the Wide Bay Bar for some good quality Cod.

Mark Longtail Hervey Bay Fly and Sport Fish

Check out Mark this week in Hervey Bay with a nice Longtail Tuna, so for more great catches look at ‘Hervey Bay Fly and Sportfishing facebook page’.

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2018-03-28

Offshore

Strong Wind Warning for today in Sunshine Coast Waters. So expect conditions to be very rough for next few days so check conditions before going offshore and be prepared to stay only in sheltered waters, with winds southeasterly 15 to 20 knots increasing to 20 to 25 knots early in the morning. Winds reaching up to 30 knots during the day with seas 1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning. Tomorrow will be similar with winds forecast to be southeasterly 20 to 25 knots. and seas and swells still up there around 1.5 to 2.5 metres.  When conditions improve over Easter be ready to go and chase a few coral trout, cod, snapper, tusk fish and hussar from the Hards. Trout, snapper and tusk fish from the Banks. Dolphin fish, pearl perch and pig fish from Caloundra Wide. Trout, Spanish mackerel, cod, grass sweetlip, cobia and tusk fish from Sunshine Reef. Mac and long tail Tuna from Sunshine, Halls, Coolum Reef, the NW fairway beacon and the Blinker.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: The lower estuary is fishing well for flathead in the 50 to 78cm range. A few queenfish, trevally and mangrove jack from Munna Point. Trevally and flathead in Woods Bays. Flathead and grunter from along Tewantin stretch. Target mud crabs throughout river.

Maroochydore: Still a few good mud crabs throughout the river. Mangrove jack, bream and golden Trevally in the cod hole. Bream, whiting and flathead along the Twin Waters stretch. Golden Trevally whiting and flathead from Cotton Tree and around Goat and Channel Island.

Mooloolaba: Bream and Trevally around the rocks walls, pontoons and Jetties between the Mouth. Cale Cale and golden Trevally around Minyama Island. Cod, trevally and flathead from La Balsa Basin. Grunter bream from McKenzies Bridge area and sand and mud crabs throughout the river.

Caloundra: A few bigger bream from the boardwalk area. With Easter Saturdays Full Moon be prepared to chase a few jew in the gutters along the beaches and in the deeper holes of the northern passage right thtough Easter. Golden and giant Trevally in Pelican Waters Canal. Whiting, bream, grunter and flathead between the bar and Golden Beach. Muddies in the creeks and mangrove areas throughout the passage.

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DavidSchouwenburg57cmUpperRiver

David Schouwenburg, was working hard body lures when I hooked up a nice 57cm dusky flathead in upper reaches of Maroochy river.

Local Fishing Report: Monday 2018-03-26

Offshore

Winds will be East to northeasterly at 10 to 15 knots, with seas around the 1m meter mark and swells form the east at 1-1.5 m  , increasing to 1.5 - 2 metres offshore. Trout, cod, snapper, tusk fish and hussar from the Hards. Trout, snapper and tusk fish from the Banks. Dolphin fish, pearl perch and pig fish from Caloundra Wide. Trout, Spanish mackerel, cod, grass sweetlip, cobia and tusk fish from Sunshine Reef. Mac and long tail Tuna from Sunshine, Halls, Coolum Reef, the NW fairway beacon and the Blinker.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: The lower estuary is fishing well for flathead in the 50 to 78cm range. Queenfish, Trevally and mangrove jack from Munna Point. Trevally and flathead in Woods Bays. Flathead and grunter from along Tewantin stretch. Target mud crabs throughout river.

Maroochydore: Still a few good mud crabs throughout the river. Mangrove jack, bream and golden Trevally in the cod hole. Bream, whiting and flathead along the Twin Waters stretch. Golden Trevally whiting and flathead from Cotton Tree and around Goat and Channel Island.

Mooloolaba: Bream and Trevally around the rocks walls, pontoons and Jetties between the Mouth. Cale Cale and golden Trevally around Minyama Island. Cod, trevally and flathead from La Balsa Basin. Grunter bream from McKenzies Bridge area and mud crabs throughout the river.

Caloundra: A few bigger bream from the boardwalk area. School jew in the deeper holes of the northern passage. Golden and giant Trevally in Pelican Waters Canal. Whiting, bream, grunter and flathead between the bar and Golden Beach. Muddies in the creeks and mangrove areas throughout the passage.

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Bailey Kenny Cale Cale Trevally

Bailey Kenny with a solid Cale Cale Trevally taken on lure in the Mooloolah River around Minyama Island.

Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2018-03-24

Offshore

Conditions easing back through the day but still remain choppy with winds easterly 15 to 20 knots, seas 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon and swells easterly 2 metres. Tomorrows conditions will ease back much further with winds easterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots during the evening and seas around 1 metre and still a solid swell decreasing in the afternoon. So Sunday and Monday be ready to chase a few tuna, mackerel, other pelagic and some good reef fish that are feeding along the coast, like spotty and Spanish mackerel and tuna and long tail tuna from the Blinker. Cobia, tuna, snapper and grass sweetlip from Caloundra 12 mile. There were  good catches of quality coral trout along with a few grass sweetlip, cod and a Spanish mackerel on Sunshine Reef.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: The lower estuary is fishing well for flathead in the 50 to 66cm range. Whiting, a few golden trevally and jack to 55cm in the lower river. This week a 42cm bream taken around Noosaville Boat Ramp. Flathead and grunter from along Tewantin stretch. Target mud crabs throughout river.

Maroochydore: Still a few good mud crabs throughout the river. Target mangrove jack in the upper river system around snaggy areas particularly in and Petrie Creek. Bream, grunter, whiting and flathead the motorway bridge and Twin Waters. Golden Trevally whiting and flathead from Cotton Tree and around Goat and Channel Island.

Mooloolaba: Bream and Trevally around the rocks walls, pontoons and Jetties between the Mouth and Minyama Island. Cod, trevally and flathead from La Balsa Basin. Grunter bream from McKenzies Bridge area and mud crabs throughout the river.

Caloundra: Try for whiting, flathead and bream in Currimundi Lake. A few bigger bream from the boardwalk area. Whiting, bream, grunter and flathead between the bar and Golden Beach. Muddies in the creeks and mangrove areas throughout the passage.

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Alexander Milne

Have a look at Alexander Milne caught and release this beautiful dusky flathead at his favourite fishing spot near Picnic Point in the Maroochy River.

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