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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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