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Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2018-10-25

Offshore

The Full Moon on today will have the fish on the bite. Today's conditions are looking excellent, with with winds east to southeasterly about 10 knots becoming east to northeasterly in the afternoon and seas below 1 metre. Tomorrow, conditions will be excellent as well with winds Northwest to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots with seas around 1 metre. The offshore close in shore is clearing up and with the great conditions , out you go. North Reef's had pearl perch, venus tusk fish, grass sweetlip, Maori cod, gold spot cod and small snapper. Snapper, cobia, yellow tail kingfish, long tail tuna, tusk fish from the Gneerings and Caloundra Wide. Snapper, pearl perch, cobia, jew and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks. Wild Thing 2 skipper Nat Turner had the crew from the Noosa Yachtie Offshore Fishing Club onboard for a full day trip on Sunday, headed north to Double Island Point. The guys put an impressive bag of fish together including large mouth nannygai, gold band snapper, cobia, gold spot cod, tusk fish and a heap of snapper in the 2-4kg range.  www.fishingnoosa.com.au/noosacharters.htm 

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: There was a 65cm flathead off the Sand Bags near the Noosa Dog Beach on Monday. Try for flathead, trevally and bream around the mouth. Flathead and trevally around Woods Bay area. A couple of flathead 60cm and 52cm caught and released just before Lake Cooroibah , caught on pilchard baits. Mud crabs pretty well throughout all the systems and in Noosa Waters Canal.

Maroochydore: Bill Conn caught two 50 cm + golden trevally on Monday near the Cod Hole. A few elbow slapper whiting feeding in the lower river. Whiting, bream, grunter bream and flathead throughout the river. Plenty of mud crabs throughout the river.

Mooloolaba: Bream and good golden trevally from the boat moorings. Whiting and flathead from La Balsa Sand basin. Cod, whiting and grunter from the Twin Bridges. Mud crabs in the canals and middle river.

Caloundra: Whiting, grunter bream, bream and golden trevally feeding throughout the passage as the water clears up and mud crabs in the creeks. Bream, flathead and crabs in Pelican Waters Canal.

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Faddy Snapper

My friend Faddy Sukkariea has been out on local reefs off Mooloolaba for a few nice eating pan size snapper.

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2018-10-24

Offshore

The Full Moon on Thursday will have the fish on the bite. Today's conditions are looking excellent, with with winds variable about 10 knots and seas below 1 metre. Tomorrow, conditions will be excellent as well with windsEast to southeasterly about 10 knots becoming north to northeasterly during the evening with seas below 1 metre. The offshore close in shore is clearing up and with the great conditions , out you go. North Reef's had pearl perch, venus tusk fish, grass sweetlip, Maori cod, gold spot cod and small snapper. Snapper, cobia, yellow tail kingfish, long tail tuna, tusk fish from the Gneerings and Caloundra Wide. Snapper, pearl perch, cobia, jew and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks. Cougar One did trip to Double Island Point on Sunday where the crews caught snapper, pearl perch, venus tusk fish and scarlet sea perch. www.fishingnoosa.com.au/bluewater.htm 

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: With Thursdays Full Moon Phase the fish will be ready to feed, so be ready to go! There was a 65cm flathead off the Sand Bags near the Noosa Dog Beach on Monday.Try for flathead, trevally and bream around the mouth. Flathead and trevally around Woods Bay area. A couple of flathead 60cm and 52cm caught and released just before Lake Cooroibah , caught on pilchard baits. Mud crabs pretty well throughout all the systems and in Noosa Waters Canal.

Maroochydore: Bill Conn caught two 50 cm + golden trevally on Mondaynear the Cod Hole. A few elbow slapper whiting feeding under cover of the ditty water in the lower river. Flathead to 68 cm on Thursday and heaps of bream throughout the river. Whiting, bream, grunter bream and flathead throughout the river. Plenty of mud crabs throughout the river.

Mooloolaba: Bream and good golden trevally from the boat moorings. Whiting and flathead from La Balsa Sand basin. Cod, whiting and grunter from the Twin Bridges. Mud crabs in the canals and middle river.

Caloundra: Mud crabs in Currimundi Lake. Whiting, grunter bream and bream still feeding throughout and mud crabs in the creeks and flushing out into the Passage. Bream, flathead and crabs in Pelican Waters Canal.

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BillConTailorCodHole

My good Scottish mate Bill Conn with a nice tailor, from near Yinny Street

Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2018-10-23

Offshore

Today's conditions are looking good particularly early in the day, with with winds South to southeasterly about 10 knots becoming east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon,with seas below 1 metre.Tomorrow, conditions will be excellent with winds variable about 10 knots, with seas below 1 metre. North Reef's had pearl perch, venus tusk fish, grass sweetlip, Maori cod, gold spot cod and small snapper. Snapper, yellow tail kingfish, long tail tuna, tusk fish from the Gneerings. Snapper, pearl perch, cobia, jew and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks. Cougar One did trip to Double Island Point on Sunday where the crews caught snapper, pearl perch, venus tusk fish and scarlet sea perch. www.fishingnoosa.com.au/bluewater.htm 

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Try for flathead, trevally and bream around the mouth. Flathead and trevally around Woods Bay area. A couple of flathead 60cm and 52cm caught and released just before Lake Cooroibah , caught on pilchard baits. Mud crabs pretty well throughout all the systems and in Noosa Waters Canal.

Maroochydore: Bill Conn caught 2, 50 cm + golden trevally yesterday near the Cod Hole. A few elbow slapper whiting feeding under cover of the ditty water in the lower river. Flathead to 68 cm on Thursday and heaps of bream throughout the river. Whiting, bream, grunter bream and flathead throughout the river. Plenty of mud crabs throughout the river.

Mooloolaba: Bream and good golden trevally from the boat moorings. Whiting and flathead from La Balsa Sand basin. Cod, whiting and grunter from the Twin Bridges. Mud crabs in the canals and middle river.

Caloundra: Mud crabs in Currimundi Lake. Whiting, grunter bream and bream still feeding throughout and mud crabs in the creeks and flushing out into the Passage. Bream, flathead and crabs in Pelican Waters Canal.

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eddie27cm bream

Eddie Hoskins with a solid 27 cm bream off Chambers Island on Sunday.

Local Fishing Report: Monday 2018-10-22

Offshore

Today's looking good with with winds North to northwesterly about 10 knots tending southeasterly 10 to 15 knots early in the morning, with seas around 1 metre, decreasing below 0.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to below 1 metre around midday.Tomorrow, conditions will be excellent with winds south to southeasterly about 10 knots becoming east to northeasterly during the afternoon with seas below 1 metre. Cougar One charter to North Reef where the crews caught pearl perch, venus tusk fish, grass sweetlip, Maori cod, gold spot cod and small snapper." www.fishingnoosa.com.au/bluewater.htm  Snapper, yellow tail kingfish, long tail tuna, tusk fish from the Gneerings. Snapper, pearl perch, cobia, jew and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks. Double Island Point has consistently had good catches of snapper, red emperor, cod, a few trout, pearl perch, moses perch and tusk fish.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Try for flathead, trevally and bream around the mouth. Flathead and trevally around Woods Bay area. A couple of flathead 60cm and 52cm caught and released just before Lake Cooroibah , caught on pilchard baits" www.fishingnoosa.com.au Mud crabs pretty well throughout all the systems and in Noosa Waters Canal.

Maroochydore: A few elbow slapper whiting feeding under cover of the ditty water in the lower river. Flathead to 68 cm on Thursday and heaps of bream throughout the river. Whiting, bream, grunter bream and flathead throughout the river. Plenty of mud crabs throughout the river.

Mooloolaba: Bream and golden trevally from the boat moorings. Whiting and flathead from La Balsa Sand basin. Cod, whiting and grunter from the Twin Bridges. Mud crabs in the canals and middle river.

Caloundra: Mud crabs in Currimundi Lake. Whiting, grunter bream and bream still feeding throughout and mud crabs in the creeks and flushing out into the Passage. Bream, flathead and crabs in Pelican Waters Canal.

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Xander Whiting

Keen young angler Xander Melnacis, with an elbow slapped Whiting taken off Chambers Islands. Well done Xander!

Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2018-10-20

Offshore

It's great to see the weather much improved and workable for offshore waters with winds east to southeasterly about 10 knots with seas below 1 metre, however still a bit of swell running so take care on the bar's, as swells will be Easterly 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore. Tomorrow, conditions will be excellent with winds variable about 10 knots tending east to northeasterly about 10 knots in the afternoon with light seas below 0.5 metres, with swells easing right back to an easterly 1 to 1.5 metres. With the improved conditions, try to get out and fish or troll along the line, where the dirty water meets the clean sea water and target a few sweetlip, snapper, mackerel, tuna or other pelagics like cobia and yellow tail kingfish! Trekka 2 did a trip on Thursday at the top of Sunshine Reef, conditions were pretty good once outside the bar. Still a bit of swell about but light winds made for generally calm seas after the bad weather we’ve had the last week. We caught pearl perch, snapper, tusk fish, Maori cod and moses perch." www.fishingnoosa.com.au/fishingoffshorenoosa.htm  Snapper, yellow tail kingfish, long tail tuna, tusk fish from the Gneerings. Snapper, pearl perch, cobia, jew and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks. Double Island Point has consistently had good catches of snapper, red emperor, cod, a few trout, pearl perch, moses perch and tusk fish.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Try for flathead, trevally and bream around the mouth. Flathead and trevally along Gympie Terrace. Flathead and trevally around Woods Bay area. Mud crabs pretty well throughout all the systems and in Noosa Waters Canal.

Maroochydore: Still a good amount of dirty water flowing down along with the odd few catfish, pike eels and plenty of mud crabs making their way downstream. Flathead to 68 cm on Thursday and heaps of bream throughout the river. Whiting, bream, grunter bream and flathead feeding under cover of the dirty water in the lower river. Plenty of mud crabs throughout the river.

Mooloolaba: Bream and a few pike eels from the boat moorings. Whiting and flathead from La Balsa Sand basin. Cod and grunter from the Twin Bridges. Mud crabs in the canals and middle river.

Caloundra: Mud crabs in Currimundi Lake. Whiting, grunter bream and bream still feeding throughout and mud crabs in the creeks and flushing out into the Passage. Bream, flathead and crabs in Pelican Waters Canal.

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Robert 69cm Dusky

Check out Robert Whiting with his 68 cm Dusky Flathead caught near Yinni Street off Bradman Avenue on Thursday this week. Well Done Robert!!

Extended Fishing Report: Friday 2018-10-19

Offshore

Yes, it's great to see the weather improving each day after last weekends and the first half of the weeks atrocious conditions. Today conditions will be much improved and workable with winds will be variable about 10 knots becoming northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon then tending northerly during the evening with seas below 1 metre, however still a bit of swell running so take care on the bar's, as swells will be easterly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the morning. Tomorrow, and over the weekend is looking pretty good with lighter easterly and Northerly winds into Sunday. With the improved conditions, try to get out and fish or troll along the line, where the dirty water meets the clean sea water and target a few sweetlip, snapper, mackerel, tuna or other pelagics like cobia and yellow tail kingfish! Prior to the crook conditions with heavy rains, rough seas and big swells there were some good catches on local reefs North and Sunshine Reef a few cod, cobia, snapper, big pearl perch and jewfish. Snapper, yellow tail kingfish, long tail tuna, tusk fish from the Gneerings. Snapper, pearl perch, cobia, jew and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks. Double Island Point has consistently had good catches of snapper, red emperor, cod, a few trout, pearl perch, moses perch and tusk fish as well as been trout red emperor, snapper, pearl perch, hussar, tuskfish and sweetlip 20 nm reefs, East of the Wide Bay Bar.

Out and around Hervey Bay: A few bigger spanish mackerel and a few good tuna throughout the middle bay and Platypus Bay region. School mackerel were feeding throughout the straits and bay around reefs and beacons. As the water clears try the tributaries of the Burrum river for GT's, tarpon, jacks and queenfish. A few threadfin salmon, jacks, grunter bream and a few good barramundi are starting to show up in the Susan, Burrum and Mary Rivers and throughout the Sandy Straits. Always worth a try for plenty of bream, a few school mackerel, bonito, flathead and whiting off and around the Urangan Jetty.

Estuaries and Beaches

Fraser Island: Worth a try for jew and a few greenback tailor in the deeper gutters along the eastern beach, at dawn and dusk, or over night. A few good sand whiting, bream and good dart in the shallow gutters. On the western side of Fraser island there’s been plenty of whiting and catches of flathead and solid trevally along the beaches, while in the creeks and the flats there’s a few good solid bream, flathead and mangrove jack as well as a few mud crabs on the move with the run of freshwater.

Rainbow Beach: As the conditions settle go for dart, and whiting in the gutters all along the beach from Inskip Point to Double Island Point. Try for jew and bigger tailor in the gutters particularly at night. A few good whiting, bream and dart up the beach and around Inskip Point. Mangrove jack and grunter bream in the creeks in Tin Can Bay, there's also, whiting, bream,and plenty of good quality flathead and good size fighting golden and giant trevally. There have been some good muddies potted in the creeks and moving through the Bay.

Local Dams and Rivers: All the local dams a swollen with dirty flood waters so you will have to take extra care and watch for floating debris an submerged trees and stump. It will be worth putting your Redclaw pots in the shallow edges as the water levels have risen over vegetation. Try some of these vegetarian baits, by using overripe rockmelon, kiwifruit and watermelon as well as pumpkin, potatoes and peas. Being omnivorous,they also prey on other aquatic organisms.They will eat dying or dead fish. Brine shrimp, worms, and bloodworms will also work. Redclaw are primarily nocturnal feeders, with the peak times at sunrise and sunset. But the bass and golden perch are still on the bite in the dams and in the creeks that the dams flow into. Bass and golden perch at Boondooma Dam, with the best bite in the mornings around the timbered arms or in the deep water in the middle stretch. Bjelke Dam has has good numbers of schooling bass between the boat ramps. Check out Southern Queensland Fishing facebook page, for more Dam and other comprehensive fish catch, Information including https://www.facebook.com/MatthewMottSportsFishing live weekly Report. Borumba Dam has had saratoga feeding around the shallow edges of the dam as well as bass in the shallow weed beds and around lilypads. Also some good schooling bass in main Basin.

Noosa: Try for flathead and bream around the mouth. Flathead and trevally along Gympie Terrace. Flathead and trevally around Woods Bay area. Mud crabs pretty well throughout all the systems and in Noosa Waters Canal.

Maroochydore: Still a good amount of dirty water flowing down along with a few catfish, pike eels and mud crabs making their way downstream. Flathead and bream along Oyster Bank Road. Whiting, bream, grunter bream and flathead feeding under cover of the dirty water in the lower river. Mud crabs throughout the river.

Mooloolaba: Bream and a few pike eels from the boat moorings. Whiting and flathead from La Balsa Sand basin. Cod and grunter from the Twin Bridges. Mud crabs in the canals and middle river.

Caloundra: Mud crabs in Currimundi Lake. Whiting, grunter bream and bream still feeding throughout and mud crabs in the creeks and flushing out into the Passage. Bream, flathead and crabs in Pelican Waters Canal.

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Brett Sheriff Dusky Flathead

Brett Sheriff did well recently in the lower river for a few nice eating size dusky flathead.

Tom Golden

Have a look at Tom with a beautiful solid and hard fighting golden #herveybaysportfishing #visitfrasercoast#lurefishing #goldentrevally #fishingfrasercoast

DIP Fishing Charters Snapper

The crews on Double Island Point Fishing Charters did well for snapper prior to the rough and wild weather, so be ready when conditions improve.

Red Emperor DIP Charter Fraiser

Check out he size of this solid red emperor taken by the crew aboard Double Island Point Fishing Charter wide of Fraser Island just before the bad weather hit.

Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2018-10-18

Offshore

Yes, it's great to see the weather improving each day after last weekends and the first part of the weeks atrocious conditions. Today conditions will be much improved and workable with winds will be east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.with seas around 1 metre, however still a bit of swell running so take care on the bar's, as swells will be easterly 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore.Tomorrow, conditions will be good with winds variable about 10 knots becoming northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon then tending northerly during the evening, with seas below 1 metre, but still a solid swell. Over the weekend is looking pretty good as well with lighter easterly and Northerly winds into Sunday. With the improved conditions, try to get out and fish or troll along the line, where the dirty water meets the clean sea water and target a few sweetlip, snapper, mackerel, tuna or other pelagics like cobia and yellow tail kingfish! Prior to the crook conditions with heavy rains, rough seas and big swells there were some good catches on local reefs North and Sunshine Reef a few cod, cobia, snapper, big pearl perch and jewfish. Snapper, yellow tail kingfish, long tail tuna, tusk fish from the Gneerings. Snapper, pearl perch, cobia, jew and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks. Double Island Point has consistently had good catches of snapper, red emperor, cod, a few trout, pearl perch, moses perch and tusk fish.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Try for flathead and bream around the mouth. Flathead and trevally along Gympie Terrace. Flathead and trevally around Woods Bay area. Mud crabs pretty well throughout all the systems and in Noosa Waters Canal. 

Maroochydore: Still a good amount of dirty water flowing down along with a few catfish, pike eels and mud crabs making their way downstream. Flathead and bream along Oyster Bank Road. Whiting, bream, grunter bream and flathead feeding under cover of the dirty water in the lower river. Mud crabs throughout the river.

Mooloolaba: Bream and a few pike eels from the boat moorings. Whiting and flathead from La Balsa Sand basin. Cod and grunter from the Twin Bridges. Mud crabs in the canals and middle river.

Caloundra: Mud crabs in Currimundi Lake. Whiting, grunter bream and bream still feeding throughout and mud crabs in the creeks and flushing out into the Passage. Bream, flathead and crabs in Pelican Waters Canal.

Flathead Ben released

Ben Forgan with a nice flathead caught and released recently before the dirty water.

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2018-10-17

Offshore

Yes, it's great to see the weather conditions improving, today winds will be Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, seas around 1 metre, however swells still up there with an easterly 2 to 2.5 metres. So still probable best just stay in the rivers and put the crab pots into action. Tomorrow will be better as conditions settle down further to south to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending east to southeasterly below 10 knots during the afternoon and seas below 1 metre but swells still easterly 1 to 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore. When conditions are right try to get out and fish or troll along the line where the dirty water meets the clean sea water, you might get on to a few sweetlip, snapper, mackerel, tuna or other pelagics like cobia and yellow tail kingfish!

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Try for flathead and bream around the mouth. Flathead and trevally along Gympie Terrace. Flathead and trevally around Woods Bay area. Mud crabs pretty well throughout all the systems and in Noosa Waters Canal.

Maroochydore: With the huge amount of fresh dirty water flooding down a few catfish and pike eels making their way downstream. Flathead and bream along Oyster Bank Road. Whiting, bream and flathead feeding under cover of the dirty water in the lower river. Mud crabs throughout the river.

Mooloolaba: Bream and a few pike eels from the boat moorings. Whiting and flathead from La Balsa Sand basin. Cod and grunter from the Twin Bridges. Mud crabs in the canals and middle river.

Caloundra: Mud crabs in Currimundi Lake. Whiting and bream still feeding throughout and mud crabs in the creeks and flushing out into the Passage. Bream, flathead and crabs in Pelican Waters Canal.

Brett Sheriff Flathead

Brett Sheriff did well recently in the lower river for a few nice eating size dusky flathead.

Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2018-10-16

Offshore

The BOM has issued a Strong Wind Warning for Today in Sunshine Coast Waters particularly early in the day with a caution about large and powerful surf conditions expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing, so stay safe in the rivers over the next couple of days. Winds will be Southeasterly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore south of Maroochydore early in the morning with winds decreasing to 10 to 15 knots in the late evening. Tomorrow will be a lot better with winds down to South to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots. with seas 1 to 1.5 metres. So just stay in the rivers and put the crab pots into action.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Flathead and bream around the mouth. Flathead and trevally along Gympie Terrace. Flathead and trevally around Woods Bay area. Mud crabs between the lakes and in Noosa Waters Canal.

Maroochydore: With the huge amount of fresh dirty water flooding down a few catfish and pike eels making their way downstream. Flathead and bream along Oyster Bank Road. Whiting, bream and flathead feeding under cover of the dirty water in the lower river. Mud crabs throughout the river.

Mooloolaba: Bream and from the boat moorings. Whiting and flathead from La Balsa Sand basin. Cod and grunter from the Twin Bridges. Mud crabs in the canals and middle river.

Caloundra: Mud crabs in Currimundi Lake. Whiting and bream still feeding throughout and mud crabs in the creeks and flushing out into the Passage. Bream, flathead and crabs in Pelican Waters Canal.

Kim Maas MRSLFC 54cm Sweetlip 3.1kg

Kim Maas from Maroochydore RSL Fishing Club weighed in this 54cm Sweetlip weighing 3.1kg off Mooloolaba last week.

Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2018-10-13

Offshore

Strong Wind Warning for today in Sunshine Coast Waters. Very rough conditions today with winds Southeasterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots at times during the day and seas 2 to 2.5 metres. Tomorrow not much better with winds East to southeasterly 20 to 25 knots and seas  1.5 to 2 metres. When conditions improve by say Monday, try North Reef where they have venus tusk fish, maori cod, cobia, snapper and big pearl perch. Sweetlip, school mackerel and  tusk fish from the Gneerings. Snapper, pearl perch, tusk fish and cobia from the Hards. Double Island Point has had good snapper, red emperor, cod, a few trout, pearl perch, moses perch,and tusk fish.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Whiting from North Shore and in the Frying Pan. Flathead and trevally along Gympie Terrace. Bream, flathead and a few golden and giant trevally around Woods Bay area. A few good catches of Jacks in between the lakes. A few muddies showing up in the upper reaches.

Maroochydore: Big flathead and shovel nose ray from the motorway bridge area. Flathead and bream along Oyster Bank Road. Mangrove jack in the Creeks and rocky areas of the middle river. Whiting and flathead from the lower river. Mud crabs in the middle river.

Mooloolaba: Bream, cod and golden trevally from the boat moorings. Whiting and flathead from La Balsa Sand basin. Mangrove jack and bream from the Twin Bridges. Trevally, cod and jack from the canals. Mud crabs in the Mooloolah Canals.

Caloundra: Whiting off the beach at Currimundi. Jacks and cod in Currimundi Creek. Whiting to 39.8 cm bream, tailor, golden trevally and flathead from Golden Beach. Flathead on trolled hard bodied lures and plastics between Bells and Coochin Creeks. Cod and bream in Pelican Waters Canal.

laura 40cm Noosa

Laura, caught this elbow slapper whiting measuring 40 cm in the lower Noosa River.on Wednesday

Extended Fishing Report: Friday 2018-10-12

Offshore

Today's conditions will be pretty rough with winds southeasterly 20 to 25 knots turning easterly during the morning and seas 1.5 to 2.5 metres.The weekend is looking like rough conditions with strong southerly winds up to 30 knots particularly on Saturday along with cooler and wet conditions right through to Monday There have been some good catches recently so when conditions improve next week on Monday be ready to try, North Reef where they have venus tusk fish, maori cod, cobia, snapper, big pearl perch and jewfish. Snapper sweetlip, school mackerel and tusk fish from the Gneerings. Snapper, pearl perch, tusk fish and cobia from the Hards. Double Island Point has had good snapper, red emperor, cod, a few trout, pearl perch, moses perch,and tusk fish. Sunshine Reef there,s still good snapper, pearl perch, grass sweetlip and the odd coral trout. Snapper, yellow tail kingfish, long tail tuna, tusk fish from the Gneerings. Snapper, pearl perch, cobia, jew and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks. Double Island Point has had good snapper, red emperor, large cod, a few trout, pearl perch, moses perch,and tusk fish. There have been good coral trout red emperor, snapper, pearl perch, hussar, tuskfish and sweetlip around the 15 and 20 nm reefs, East of the Wide Bay Bar

Out and around Hervey Bay: A few bigger spanish mackerel and long tail tuna throughout the middle bay and Platypus Bay region. Small black marlin are showing up on the flats off Roonies and throughout Platypus Bay. School mackerel in good numbers around throughout the straits and bay around reefs and beacons. The tributaries of the Burrum river are producing GT's, tarpon, jacks and queenfish. A few threadfin salmon, jacks and a few good barramundi are starting to show up in the Susan, Burrum and Mary Rivers and throughout the Sandy Straits. A few queenfish and big trevally feeding throughout the Straits. Bream, school mackerel, bonito, flathead and whiting off and around the Urangan Jetty. Flathead in the channel out from Urangan and around the creek and river entrances.

Estuaries and Beaches

Fraser Island: With this weeks New moon on Tuesday the fish will be still on the bite.Jew, a few bigger spanish mackerel and a few greenback tailor in the deeper gutters along the eastern beach, at dawn and dusk. A few good sand whiting, bream and good dart in the shallow gutters. On the western side of Fraser island there’s been plenty of whiting and catches of flathead and solid trevally along the beaches, while in the creeks and the flats there’s a few good solid bream, flathead and mangrove jack as well as a few buck crabs on the prowl.

Rainbow Beach: Dart, and good tailor in the gutters all along the beach from Inskip Point to Double Island Point. Try for jew and bigger tailor in the gutters particularly at night. There have been a few quality flathead, dart and bigger sand whiting in the gutters through the day at Rainbow Beach, Double Island Point and along Teewah Beach. A few good whiting, bream and dart up the beach and around Inskip Point. A few good mangrove jack showing up in the creeks in Tin Can Bay, there's also still a few tailor, whiting, bream,and plenty of good quality flathead and good size fighting golden and giant trevally. There have been a few muddies showing up.

Local Dams and Rivers: Quality bass and golden perch at Boondooma Dam, with the best bite in the mornings around the timbered arms or in the deep water in the middle stretch. Bjelke Dam has has good numbers of schooling bass between the boat ramps. Check out Southern Queensland Fishing facebook page, for more Dam and other comprehensive fish catch, Information including https://www.facebook.com/MatthewMottSportsFishing  live weekly Report. Borumba Dam has had saratoga feeding around the shallow edges of the dam as well as bass in the shallow weed beds and around lilypads. Also some good schooling bass in main Basin. Lake MacDonald is producing good schooling bass in the deep areas like bass bay and the botanical gardens .

Noosa: Whiting from North Shore and in the Frying Pan. Flathead and trevally along Gympie Terrace. Bream, flathead and a few golden and giant trevally around Woods Bay area. A few good catches of Jacks in between the lakes. A few muddies showing up in the upper reaches.

Maroochydore: Bream, trevally, flathead and the odd tailor between Chambers Island and the mouth of Eudlo Creek. Mangrove jack in the Creeks and middle river. Quality whiting and few bream in the lower river. Mud crabs in the middle river.

Mooloolaba: Bream and dart in the wash at Kawana Beach. Bream from the boat moorings. Whiting and flathead from La Balsa Sand basin. Mangrove jack from the Twin Bridges. Trevally, cod and jack from the canals. Tailor and bream off the rock walls.

Caloundra: Whiting off the beach at Currimundi. Jacks in Currimundi Creek. Whiting to 39.8 cm bream, tailor, golden trevally and flathead from Golden Beach. Flathead on trolled hard bodied lures and plastics between Bells and Coochin Creeks. Cod and bream in Pelican Waters Canal.

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TAKF Anais Walsh

Caloundra Powerboat Fishing Club - Take A Kid Fishing Day - Sunday 7 October. Anais Walsh with the winning 39.8cm whiting taken in the Pumicestone Passage at Golden Beach.

Kim Maas51cmsweetlip

Kim Maas, from the Maroochy RSL Fishing Club fished close inshore out from Mooloolaba for this nice 51 cm sweetlip. Well done Kim.

TronCraigBarredGrunterBaffleCreek

Tyron Craig with a nice barred grunter bream from Baffle Creek.

TyronCraigBaffleCreekQueenfish

Tyron Graig having some good sport fishing with a feisty queenfish in Baffle Creek.

jarrayd Apelt first king fish jigging mooloollab

Jarrayd Apelt was pretty happy with catching and releasing his first yellow tail king while jigging off Mooloolaba.

Local Fishing Report: Friday 2018-10-12

Offshore

Strong Wind Warning for today in Sunshine Coast Waters. Very rough conditions today with winds Southeasterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots at times during the day and seas 2 to 2.5 metres. Tomorrow not much better with winds East to southeasterly 20 to 25 knots and seas  1.5 to 2 metres. When conditions improve by say Monday, try North Reef where they have venus tusk fish, maori cod, cobia, snapper and big pearl perch. Sweetlip, school mackerel and  tusk fish from the Gneerings. Snapper, pearl perch, tusk fish and cobia from the Hards. Double Island Point has had good snapper, red emperor, cod, a few trout, pearl perch, moses perch,and tusk fish.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Whiting from North Shore and in the Frying Pan. Flathead and trevally along Gympie Terrace. Bream, flathead and a few golden and giant trevally around Woods Bay area. A few good catches of Jacks in between the lakes. A few muddies showing up in the upper reaches.

Maroochydore: Big flathead and shovel nose ray from the motorway bridge area. Flathead and bream along Oyster Bank Road. Mangrove jack in the Creeks and rocky areas of the middle river. Whiting and flathead from the lower river. Mud crabs in the middle river.

Mooloolaba: Bream, cod and golden trevally from the boat moorings. Whiting and flathead from La Balsa Sand basin. Mangrove jack and bream from the Twin Bridges. Trevally, cod and jack from the canals. Mud crabs in the Mooloolah Canals.

Caloundra: Whiting off the beach at Currimundi. Jacks and cod in Currimundi Creek. Whiting to 39.8 cm bream, tailor, golden trevally and flathead from Golden Beach. Flathead on trolled hard bodied lures and plastics between Bells and Coochin Creeks. Cod and bream in Pelican Waters Canal.

laura 40cm Noosa

Laura, caught this elbow slapper whiting measuring 40 cm in the lower Noosa River.on Wednesday

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