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Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2018-03-06

Offshore

The forecast is looking very ordinary probably right through to Sunday with strong winds, big seas and swells. Today conditions will becoming pretty choppy later in the day with  winds easterly 10 to 15 knots turning southeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the middle of the day and seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres by early evening. Tomorrow, will best to stay in sheltered waters with the forecast is looking at becoming pretty rough with winds southeasterly 20 to 25 knots reaching up to 30 knots at times during the evening and seas 1.5 to 2.5 metres. So when conditions improve be ready for good tuna schooling up along the coast. North Reefs had moses perch, tusk fish, Maori cod, grass sweetlip and gold spot cod. Sunshine has had a  good mixed bag including snapper, sweetlip, moses perch, cobia, cod and also lots of coral trout as well as Spanish mackerel, long tail tuna and maori cod. Spotty and Spanish mackerel and plenty of tuna andlong tail tuna from the Blinker. Cobia, tuna, snapper and grass sweetlip from Caloundra 12 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Been some good flathead and mangrove jack in Woods Bays. Whiting on worms in the lower river. Flathead and grunter from along Tewantin stretch. Trevally, flathead and bream from the river mouth on the incoming tide. With the dirty water runoff target mud crabs throughout river.

Maroochydore: Jew and cod in the Cod Hole over night. Target the lower river system for bream, whiting and flathead. Mangrove jack around structures and snaggy areas throughout the river and in the creeks. Whiting predominantly in the lower river and mud crabs throughout the river.

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

Caloundra: When the wind eases back try the gutters for dart and bream and jew overnight. Whiting, flathead, bream, trevally in Currimundi Lake. Flathead, golden revally, grunter, whiting and bream between the mouth and Golden Beach. Muddies are moving throughout the passage.

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Gemma and Jarvis Henricks fished and crabbed with their Dad Bruce over Saturday night taking a jew, nice estuary cod as well as a few good crabs

Local Fishing Report: Monday 2018-03-05

Offshore

Reasonable conditions with a bit of northerly chop today as winds are north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending east to northeasterly in the early afternoon and seas around 1 metre. Tomorrows, best to stay in sheltered waters with the forecast is looking at becoming pretty rough with winds easterly 10 to 15 knots turning southeasterly 15 to 25 knots during the morning and seas below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon or evening. Plenty of good tuna schooling up along the coast. North Reefs had moses perch, tusk fish, Maori cod, grass sweetlip and gold spot cod. Sunshine Reefs had good snapper, grass sweetlip, spangled emperor and venus tusk fish, tuna and Spaniard mackerel Sunshine on Thursday had a  good mixed bag including snapper, sweetlip, moses perch, cobia, cod and also lots of coral trout as well as Spanish mackerel, long tail tuna and maori cod. Spotty and Spanish mackerel and plenty of tuna andlong tail tuna from the Blinker. A few long tail Tuna and grass sweetlip from Halls Reef. Sweetlip, mackerel and trout out at the Banks. Cobia, tuna, snapper and grass sweetlip from Caloundra 12 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Good beach conditions to try for dart, whiting and bream and jew at night off all the beach gutters. Been some good flathead and mangrove jack in Woods Bays. Whiting on worms in the lower river. Flathead and grunter from along Tewantin stretch. Trevally, flathead and bream from the river mouth on the incoming tide. With the dirty water runoff target mud crabs throughout river.

Maroochydore: Dart in the gutters off Mudjimba and Marcoola beaches. Jew and cod in the Cod Hole over night. Target the lower river system for bream, whiting and flathead. Mangrove jack around structures and snaggy areas throughout the river and in the creeks. Whiting predominantly in the lower river and mud crabs throughout the river.

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

Caloundra: Fish the gutters for dart and bream and try for jew overnight in the gutters. Whiting, flathead, bream, trevally in Currimundi Lake. Flathead, golden revally, grunter, whiting and bream between the mouth and Golden Beach. Muddies are moving throughout the passage.

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Gemma and Jarvis Henricks fished and crabbed with their Dad Bruce over Saturday night for a few good crabs as well as a jew and big cod.

Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2018-03-03

Offshore

With the Full Moon today there will be some good fish feeding activity, so be ready to go! Good conditions today as winds are easterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots early in the morning. Winds tending northeasterly about 10 knots inshore in the afternoon and seas below 1 metre. Tomorrows forecast is looking pretty good as well with winds east to northeasterly about 10 knots and seas below 1 metre.  Wild Thing 2 fished North Reef and caught a few tailor, moses perch, tusk fish, Maori cod, grass sweetlip and gold spot cod.  Local Noosa angler, Mark Arnall fished Sunshine Reef recently for good snapper, grass sweetlip, spangled emperor and venus tusk fish, then on Monday morning, he was after a Spaniard, when he caught a 24kg specimen on his pilchard floater. ( Have a look at the Fishing Noosa site to view www.fishingnoosa.com.au ) . Sunshine on Thursday had a  good mixed bag including snapper, sweetlip, moses perch, cobia, cod and also lots of coral trout as well as Spanish mackerel, long tail tuna and maori cod. Spotty and Spanish mackerel and long tail Tuna from the Blinker. A few long tail Tuna and grass sweetlip from Halls Reef. Sweetlip, mackerel and trout out at the Banks. Cobia, snapper and grass sweetlip from Caloundra 12 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Great beach conditions to try for dart, whiting and bream off all the beach gutters. Been some good flathead and mangrove jack in Woods Bays. Whiting on worms in the lower river. Flathead and grunter from along Tewantin stretch. Trevally, flathead and bream from the river mouth on the incoming tide. With the dirty water runoff target mud crabs throughout river.

Maroochydore: Dart in the gutters off Mudjimba and Marcoola beaches. With the dirty water runoff best to target the lower river system for bream and flathead. Mangrove jack around structures and snaggy areas throughout the river and in the creeks. Whiting predominantly in the lower river and mud crabs throughout the river.

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

Caloundra: Fish the gutters for dart and bream. Whiting, flathead, bream, trevally in Currimundi Lake. Flathead, golden Trevally, grunter, whiting and bream between the mouth and Golden Beach. Muddies are moving throughout the passage.

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Damian LooseMaroochydoreHuge Mullet

Have a look at this monster Mullet taken by Damian Loose in Maroochydore recently.

Extended Fishing Report: Friday 2018-03-02

Offshore

With the Full Moon on Today, there will be some good fish feeding activity, so be ready to go! The forecast is looking pretty good today with winds variable below 10 knots becoming southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the morning then tending easterly during the evening and seas below 1 metre. Tomorrow is also looking good with winds east to north east around the 10knot mark and seas around a metre.

It will be worth fishing along where clean seawater meets the dirty, fresher water line for a few pelagic fish, like a few tuna and mackerel. There have been cod, maori cod, cobia, sweetlip and venus tusk from North Reef. Spotty and Spanish mackerel and long tail Tuna from the Blinker. A few long tail Tuna and grass sweetlip from Halls Reef. Spanish mackerel, long tail tuna, maori cod, grass sweetlip and red throat emperor from Sunshine Reef. Cobia, parrot, snapper and pearl perch from Caloundra. Cobia, snapper, pearl perch and Spanish mackerel form the banks. Double Island Point for moses perch, venus tusk fish, gold spot wrasse, Maori cod, cobia, pearl perch and some nice scarlet sea perch. Fish around the 20 to 25nm’s east of the Wide Bay Bar for yellowfin tuna, mackerel, pearlies, red emperor, hussar and gold spot wrasse and mahi mahi.

Out and around Hervey Bay: Coral trout, grassy sweetlip, blackall, tusk fish, queenfish, big trevally and mackerel on the inshore and shallow reefs in the Bay. Barramundi, threadfin salmon, whiting, flathead and bream throughout the straits. Barramundi and banana prawns before the flood waters and threadfin salmon in the lower Mary and Susan River. Barramundi, grunter and Mangrove Jack in the Burrum River. Golden Trevally and school mackerel on the Burrum 8 mile

Estuaries and Beaches

Fraser Island:  There is a fair amount of erosion around the rocky outcrops and with the big Full Moon tides it will be best to try and travel closer to low tide as possible. In Particular there is a lot of erosion in front of Poyungan Rocks while, Chard and McLaughlan Rocks are exposed. Target tarwhine, dart, whiting and trevally along the eastern beach gutters. Plenty of whiting and catches of flathead a trevally along the western beaches as well and worth putting the pots in for a few good mud crabs in the creeks.

Rainbow Beach: After the recent dreadful weather beach travel will still be difficult particularly with the big full moon tides this weekend particularly places like Mudlo Rocks. Tarwhine, bream, flathead and dart along the beaches and Inskip Point. Flathead, dart and whiting in the gutters at Rainbow Beach, Double Island Point and Teewah Beach. Mangrove jack, barramundi, flathead, estuary cod and mud crabs in Kauri Creek. Flathead on plastics and hard bodied lures from Tuan and Poona. Try for flathead, trevally and school mackerel from the Barge Crossing.

Local Dams and Rivers: After last weekend’s flood rains, many of the local Dams and Lakes like Borumba have been closed for recreation activities since Friday the 23-2-18 with Borumba already reopened on Wednesday this week. Please check the Seqwater Web Site, in the section on Recreation and Safety Notices on Dam Closures and reopening dates! When reopened, however you will have to exercise extra care when boating in the dirty water and watch for submerged trees and structures and floating Debris. Downstream of overflowing spillways will likely to be hazardous with swift flowing waters, debris and rapids. With that in mind there have been good catches prior to the heavy rains with good quality bass, saratoga and yellowbelly feeding at present. Borumba Dam has bass and quality fighting saratoga hitting surface lures and fly particularly at dawn and dusk. Plenty of quality bass and golden perch on trolled lures from the junctions and barber pole in Boondooma Dam. Good bass feeding in Lake McDonald.

Noosa: Todays Full Moon will have the fish feeding! Try for dart, whiting and bream off Teewah beach. Been some good flathead and mangrove jack in Woods Bays. Whiting on worms in the lower river. Flathead and grunter from along Tewantin stretch. Trevally, flathead and bream from the river mouth on the incoming tide. With the dirty water runoff target mud crabs throughout river.

Maroochydore: Dart in the gutters off Mudjimba and Marcoola beaches. With the dirty water runoff best to target the lower river system for bream and flathead. Mangrove jack around structures and snaggy areas throughout the river and in the creeks. Whiting predominantly in the lower river and mud crabs throughout the river.

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

Caloundra: Fish the gutters for dart and bream. Whiting, flathead, bream, trevally in Currimundi Lake. Flathead, golden Trevally, grunter, whiting and bream between the mouth and Golden Beach. Muddies are moving throughout the passage.

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Finn Horton Stephens

Marc and Fin Horton StephensMackerel

Keen young angler, Finn Horton-Stephens fishing with his Dad Marc, caught his first Spanish Mackerel on Sunday off Mooloolaba. Well done!

Paul Burgum borumba 180218 40cm bass TangShadHardBodied

Paul Burgum fished Borumba Dam on recently chasing quality bass to 40cm using Tango Shad hard bodied lures.

Sharyn Kay 103cm Lake Monduran Barra

Sharyn Kay from Aussie Kayak and Fishing Adventures with a solid 103cm Lake Monduran Barra taken on lure on a recent night session.

Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2018-03-01

Offshore

With the Full Moon on Friday there will be some good fish feeding activity, so be ready to go! Perfect conditions today as winds will ease right back to variable about 10 knots and seas below 0.5 metres. Tomorrows forecast is looking pretty good as well with winds variable below 10 knots becoming southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the morning then tending easterly during the evening and seas below 1 metre. There have been cod, maori cod, cobia, sweetlip and venus tusk from North Reef. Spotty and Spanish mackerel and long tail Tuna from the Blinker. A few long tail Tuna and grass sweetlip from Halls Reef. Spanish mackerel, long tail tuna, maori cod, grass sweetlip and red throat emperor from Sunshine Reef. Sweetlip, mackerel and trout out at the Banks. Cobia, snapper and grass sweetlip from Caloundra 12 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Try for dart, whiting and bream off Teewah beach. Been some good flathead and mangrove jack in Woods Bays. Whiting on worms in the lower river. Flathead and grunter from along Tewantin stretch. Trevally, flathead and bream from the river mouth on the incoming tide. With the dirty water runoff target mud crabs throughout river.

Maroochydore: Dart in the gutters off Mudjimba and Marcoola beaches. With the dirty water runoff best to target the lower river system for bream and flathead. Mangrove jack around structures and snaggy areas throughout the river and in the creeks. Whiting predominantly in the lower river and mud crabs throughout the river.

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

Caloundra: Fish the gutters for dart and bream. Whiting, flathead, bream, trevally in Currimundi Lake. Flathead, golden Trevally, grunter, whiting and bream between the mouth and Golden Beach. Muddies are moving throughout the passage.

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Finn Horton Stephens

Keen young angler, Finn Horton-Stephens fishing with his Dad Marc, caught his first Spanish Mackerel on Sunday off Mooloolaba. Well done!

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2018-02-28

Offshore

Conditions will ease back with winds southeasterly 15 to 20 knots decreasing to 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon and seas 1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre around midday. Tomorrow looking great with winds variable about 10 knots becoming east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon then decreasing to about 10 knots during the evening and seas below 1 metre. There have been cod, maori cod, cobia, sweetlip and venus tusk from North Reef. Spotty mackerel and long tail Tuna from the Blinker. A few long tail Tuna and grass sweetlip from Halls Reef. Spanish mackerel, long tail tuna, maori cod, grass sweetlip and red throat emperor from Sunshine Reef. Sweetlip, mackerel and trout out at the Banks. Cobia, snapper and grass sweetlip from Caloundra 12 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Try for dart, whiting and bream off Teewah beach. Trevally, flathead and mangrove jack in Woods Bays. Whiting on worms in the lower river. Flathead and grunter from along Tewantin stretch. Flathead and bream from the river mouth on the incoming tide. With the dirty water runoff target mud crabs throughout river.

Maroochydore: Dart in the gutters off Mudjimba and Marcoola beaches. With the dirty water runoff best to target the lower river system. Mangrove jack around structures and snaggy areas throughout the river and in the creeks. Whiting predominantly in the lower river on surface lures and worms. Mud crabs in the middle reaches of the river.

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

Caloundra: Whiting, flathead, bream, trevally in Currimundi Lake. Flathead, golden Trevally, grunter, whiting and bream between the mouth and Golden Beach. Muddies are moving throughout the passage.

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Phil Smith Dusky Currimundi

Phil Smith landed this good eating size dusky flathead at Currimundi Lake on the weekend.

Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2018-02-27

Offshore

Strong Wind Warning for today in Sunshine Coast Waters, with a southerly change strengthening winds to south to southeasterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots at times during the morning, with seas 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning. Tomorrow afternoon conditions will ease back with winds southeasterly 15 to 20 knots decreasing to 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day, then becoming easterly about 10 knots during the evening and seas 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning. There have been cod, maori cod, cobia, sweetlip and venus tusk from North Reef. Spotty mackerel and long tail Tuna from the Blinker. A few long tail Tuna and grass sweetlip from Halls Reef. Spanish mackerel, long tail tuna, maori cod, grass sweetlip and red throat emperor from Sunshine Reef. Sweetlip, mackerel and trout out at the Banks. Cobia, snapper and grass sweetlip from Caloundra 12 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Trevally, flathead and mangrove jack in Woods Bays. Whiting on worms in the lower river. Flathead and grunter from along Tewantin stretch. Flathead and bream from the river mouth on the incoming tide. With the dirty water runoff target mud crabs throughout river.

Maroochydore: With the dirty water runoff best to target the lower river system. Mangrove jack around structures and snaggy areas throughout the river and in the creeks. Whiting predominantly in the lower river on surface lures and worms. Mud crabs in the middle reaches of the river.

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

Caloundra: Whiting, bream, trevally in Currimundi Lake. Flathead, golden Trevally, grunter, whiting and bream between the mouth and Golden Beach. Muddies are moving throughout the passage.

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Eric Frei67cmCorinationTroutCaughtSundaytheBanks

Keen offshore angler, Eric Frei took his window of opportunity on Sunday after the recent crook weather, to fish the Banks for this delicious 67cm coronation trout.

Local Fishing Report: Monday 2018-02-26

Offshore

Winds will be north to northwesterly at 10 to 15 knots, with seas at 1m and easterly swell under 1m.  Cod, maori cod, cobia, sweetlip and venus tusk from North Reef. Spotty mackerel and long tail Tuna from the Blinker. A few long tail Tuna and grass sweetlip from Halls Reef. Spanish mackerel, long tail tuna, maori cod, grass sweetlip and red throat emperor from Sunshine Reef. Cobia, snapper and grass sweetlip from Caloundra 12 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Trevally, flathead and mangrove jack in Woods Bays. Whiting on worms in the lower river. Flathead and grunter from along Tewantin stretch. Flathead and bream from the river mouth. With the dirty water runoff target mud crabs throughout river.

Maroochydore: With the dirty water runoff best to target the lower river system. Yesterday there were a few catches of prawns around the Cod Hole. Mangrove jack around structures and snaggy areas throughout the river and in the creeks. Whiting predominantly in the lower river on surface lures and worms. Mud crabs in the middle reaches of the river.

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

Caloundra: Whiting, bream, trevally in Currimundi Lake. Flathead, golden Trevally, grunter, whiting and bream between the mouth and Golden Beach. Muddies are moving throughout the passage.

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Sharyn Kay 103cm Lake Monduran Barra

Sharyn Kay from Aussie Kayak and Fishing Adventures with a solid 103cm Lake Monduran Barra taken on lure on a recent night session.

Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2018-02-24

Offshore

Best to stay in sheltered waters or close in again today until conditions settle down, as winds will be northeasterly 10 to 15 knots early, reaching up to 20 knots offshore during the morning and afternoon. Winds turning northerly in the evening and seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore. Conditions tomorrow are still looking uncomfortable  with winds northeasterly north to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots with seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the evening. When conditions improve, Monday morning with lighter winds be ready to go and target local reefs for  cobia and some good Spanish mackerel. Before the rough conditions there were few good Spanish mackerel from the Jew shoal, Halls, Coolum and Sunshine Reefs. Cobia, parrot, snapper and pearl perch from Caloundra.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Trevally and mangrove jack in Woods Bays. Whiting on worms in the lower river. Flathead and grunter from along Tewantin stretch. Mangrove from Weyba Creek, behind the Sheraton and under Munna Bridge. With the dirty water runoff target mud crabs throughout river.

Maroochydore: With the dirty water runoff best to target the lower river system. Yesterday there were a few catches of prawns around the Cod Hole. Mangrove jack around structures and snaggy areas throughout the river and in the creeks. Whiting predominantly in the lower river on surface lures and worms. Mud crabs in the middle reaches of the river.

Mooloolaba: Try for bream and trevally from around the boat moorings and local jetties. Cod, trevally, whiting and flathead from La Balsa Basin. Mangrove jack and cod around structure in the canals and Parrearra Channel. Mud crabs throughout the river.

Caloundra: Whiting, bream, trevally and mangrove jack in Currimundi Lake. Flathead and golden trevally off the boardwalk. Whiting and bream from the NW point of Bribie. Muddies are moving around the creek and canal entrances.

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Chris Arnold Blue Fin Tuna

Chris Arnold, a young member of Southern Queensland Fishing with a nice tuna, that go like a blue bullet, taken on a local reef before the crook conditions.

Extended Fishing Report: Friday 2018-02-23

Offshore

Might have to stay in Port again today and maybe tomorrow. Today winds will be easterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore early in the morning. Winds tending east to northeasterly in the evening and seas still up there reaching 1 to 2 metres. Conditions for most of tomorrow are still looking pretty ordinary with winds northeasterly 15 to 20 knots turning northerly 10 to 15 knots during the evening with seas 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning. When conditions improve, probably Sunday morning with also a window of opportunity on Monday morning ahead of a strong southerly change in the afternoon or wait till Wednesday for calmer conditions to be ready to go and target local reefs for cobia and some good Spanish mackerel. Before the rough conditions there were few good Spanish mackerel from the Jew shoal, Halls, Coolum and Sunshine Reefs. Cobia, parrot, snapper and pearl perch from Caloundra. Cobia, snapper, pearl perch and Spanish mackerel form the banks. Double Island Point for moses perch, venus tusk fish, gold spot wrasse, Maori cod, cobia, pearl perch and some nice scarlet sea perch. When conditions improve fish around the 20 to 25nm’s east of the Wide Bay Bar for yellowfin tuna, mackerel, pearlies, red emperor, hussar and gold spot wrasse and mahi mahi.

Out and around Hervey Bay: Coral trout, grassy sweetlip, nannygai, blackall, tuskies and mackerel on the inshore and shallow reefs in the Bay.. Barramundi, threadfin salmon, whiting, flathead and bream throughout the straits. Barramundi and threadfin salmon in the lower Mary and Susan River. Barramundi and Mangrove Jack around the rock bars in the Burrum River. Golden Trevally and school mackerel on the Burrum 8 mile

Estuaries and Beaches

Fraser Island:  So after the big swells and a rough week this week, there is a fair amount of erosion around the rocky outcrops and along the beach so best to try and travel closer to low tide as possible. In Particular there is a lot of erosion in front of Poyungan Rocks while, Chard and McLaughlan Rocks are exposed. Target tarwhine, dart, whiting and trevally along the eastern beach gutters. Plenty of whiting and catches of flathead a trevally along the western beaches as well and worth putting the pots in for a few good mud crabs in the creeks.

Rainbow Beach: Big swells last weekend and dreadful weather this week has beach travel difficult and dangerous around the Mudlo Rocks. Tarwhine, bream, flathead and dart along the beaches and Inskip Point. Flathead, dart and whiting in the gutters at Rainbow Beach, Double Island Point and Teewah Beach. Mangrove jack, barramundi, flathead, estuary cod and mud crabs in Kauri Creek. Flathead on plastics and hard bodied lures from Tuan and Poona. Try for flathead, trevally and school mackerel from the Barge Crossing.

Local Dams and Rivers: There are plenty of good bass in all the local dams and the Mary River, so have a go as there are plenty of quality bass, saratoga and yellowbelly feeding at present. Borumba Dam has bass and quality fighting saratoga hitting surface lures and fly particularly at dawn and dusk in the timbers and shallow areas. Plenty of quality bass and golden perch on trolled lures from the junctions and barber pole in Boondooma Dam. Remember, the Freshwater Open is on this weekend @ Boondooma Dam. If you are interested, check out www.fishingfreshwater.com.au. Good bass feeding in Lake McDonald.

Noosa: Golden Trevally from Munna Point. Trevally and jacks in Woods Bays. Whiting on stick baits and worms in the lower river. Flathead and grunter from along Tewantin stretch. Mangrove from Weyba Creek, behind the Sheraton and under Munna Bridge. Good mud crabs throughout the upper river.

Maroochydore: Bream and flathead from the mouth of Eudlo Creek. Mangrove jack around structures and snaggy areas throughout the river and in the creeks. Whiting predominantly in the lower river on surface lures and worms. Mud crabs in the middle reaches of the river. Sand crabs in the lower reaches and around Channel and Goat Island.

Mooloolaba: Good bream and golden and giant trevally from around the boat moorings and local jetties. Cod, trevally, whiting and flathead from La Balsa Basin. Mangrove jack and cod around structure in the canals and Parrearra Channel. Mud crabs throughout the river.

Caloundra: Whiting, bream, trevally and mangrove jack in Currimundi Lake. Flathead and golden trevally off the boardwalk. Whiting and bream from the NW point of Bribie. Muddies are moving around the Pumicestone Passage and in the creeks and canal entrances.

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PeterBatey49.5kgJackTinCanBay

Peter Batey hit the ‘Jack Pot’ with this feisty Mangrove Jack in Tin Can Bay recently. 

Paul Burgum borumba 180218 40cm bass TangShadHardBodied

Paul Burgum fished Borumba Dam on Sunday for quality bass to 40cm using Tango Shad hard bodied lures.

Chris Blacker Mountain Creek 41cm Bream

Chris Blacker and his daughter fished Mountain Creek for this 41cm yellow fin bream.

Jon Baker Barramundi Lake Lenthalls

Jon Baker with nice Barramundi he caught on a recent trip to lake Lenthalls on a Zman frog lure.

Bev Clark MRSLFC GoldenTrevally

Bev Clark from the Maroochy RSL Fishing Club caught a nice golden trevally and a bar tailed flathead in the lower river.

Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2018-02-22

Offshore

Stay in Port again today but get ready for better conditions tomorrow and over the weekend. Today  there’s a Strong Wind Warning for in Sunshine Coast Waters with winds southeasterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots during the morning and early afternoon. Winds turning easterly 15 to 25 knots during the morning and early afternoon and seas 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 2 metres by early evening. Conditions set to calm down a bit tomorrow with winds northeasterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots during the day and seas around 1 metre, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning. It’s looking like fairly light northerly winds for most of the weekend around 10 knots so get organised. When conditions improve be ready to go and target local reefs for  cobia and some good Spanish mackerel. Before the rough conditions there were few good Spanish mackerel from the Jew shoal, Halls, Coolum and Sunshine Reefs. Cobia, parrot, snapper and pearl perch from Caloundra. Cobia, snapper, pearl perch and Spanish mackerel form the banks.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Golden Trevally from Munna Point. Trevally and jacks in Woods Bays. Whiting on stick baits and worms in the lower river. Flathead and grunter from along Tewantin stretch. Mangrove from Weyba Creek, behind the Sheraton and under Munna Bridge. Good mud crabs throughout the upper river.

Maroochydore: Bream and flathead from the mouth of Eudlo Creek. Mangrove jack around structures and snaggy areas throughout the river and in the creeks. Whiting predominantly in the lower river on surface lures and worms. Mud crabs in the middle reaches of the river. Sand crabs in the lower reaches and around Channel and Goat Island.

Mooloolaba: Good bream and golden and giant trevally from around the boat moorings and local jetties. Cod, trevally, whiting and flathead from La Balsa Basin. Mangrove jack and cod around structure in the canals and Parrearra Channel. Mud crabs throughout the river.

Caloundra: Whiting, bream, trevally and mangrove jack in Currimundi Lake. Flathead and golden trevally off the boardwalk. Whiting and bream from the NW point of Bribie. Muddies are moving around the creek and canal entrances.

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Paul Burgum borumba 180218 40cm bass TangShadHardBodied

Paul Burgum fished Borumba Dam on Sunday for quality bass to 40cm using Tango Shad hard bodied lures.

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2018-02-21

Offshore

Stay in Port for the next few days as well, with a Strong Wind Warning for in Sunshine Coast Waters while winds will be southeasterly southeasterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore in the late afternoon and evening with seas and swells southeasterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres. Conditions similar on Thursday!

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Golden Trevally from Munna Point. Trevally and jacks in Woods Bays. Quality Whiting on stick baits in the lower river. Flathead and grunter from along Tewantin stretch. Mangrove from Weyba Creek, behind the Sheraton and under Munna Bridge. Good mud crabs throughout the upper river.

Maroochydore: Trevally, school jew, bream and flathead from the mouth of Eudlo Creek. Mangrove jack around structures and snaggy areas throughout the river and in the creeks. Several Whiting up to 38cm predominantly in the lower river on surface lures and worms. Trevally from Twin Waters, cod hole and the ski run. Mud crabs in the middle reaches of the river. A few reports of nice sand crabs in the lower reaches and around Channel and Goat Island.

Mooloolaba: Good bream and golden and giant trevally from around the boat moorings and local jetties. Cod, trevally, whiting and flathead from La Balsa Basin. Mangrove jack and cod around structure in the canals and Parrearra Channel. Mud crabs throughout the river.

Caloundra: Whiting, bream, trevally and mangrove jack in Currimundi Lake. Flathead and golden trevally off the boardwalk. Whiting and bream from the NW point of Bribie. Muddies are moving around the creek and canal entrances.

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Family Fun BBQ Buck Crab

Family fun day, when they went out on a BBQ Boat with one crab pot and brought home a good buck crab to share.

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