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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.

Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2018-02-20

Offshore

Winds will be southeasterly at 10 to 15 knots, increasing to 15 to 20 knots through the morning. Winds reaching up to 25 knots in the afternoon and evening. Seas are 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore south of Maroochydore, with 1.5 -2m of swell.

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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Chris Blacker Mountain Creek 41cm Bream

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

Local Fishing Report: Monday 2018-02-19

Offshore

Winds will be southerly at 10 to 15 knots turning southeasterly in the early afternoon. Winds reaching up to 20 knots offshore in the evening. Seas are around the 1m meter mark, but the swell is up around 2.5 – 3.5m in open waters, so stick to sheltered waters until tomorrow when the swell drops off.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Golden Trevally from Munna Point. Big flathead, bream and Tarwhine from the river mouth and 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, bream and flathead throughout the passage. Muddies are moving around the creek and canal entrances.

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Jon Baker Barramundi Lake Lenthalls

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

Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2018-02-17

Offshore

Caution: If you are planning offshore activities today or tomorrow, remember that the forecast is for large 2 to 3 meter, long-period easterly swells throughout southern Queensland waters.  So large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing. It will be best to stay in sheltered waters today even though the wind and sea conditions look okay for today with winds east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots and seas below 1 metre, BUT, the  swells will increase to an easterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres making bar crossings, Dangerous. Tomorrow stay in port as winds seas and swells will increase all-round with winds south to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning and swells easterly 2 to 3 metres. So if and when conditions are right, remember there have been quality cobia on all local reefs at present and some good Spanish mackerel to 13.5kg around Halls and Sunshine Reefs.  Cobia, parrot, snapper and pearl perch from Wide Caloundra. Cobia and grass sweetlip from Sunshine Reef. Cobia, snapper, pearl perch and Spanish mackerel form the banks. A few big Spanish mackerel from Jew shoal, Halls, Coolum and Sunshine Reef.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: With the New moon there could be a few fish on the bite over the weekend and into next week including a few big jew on headlands and in the rivers, but be aware, the prediction is for big long period swells from 2 to 3 metres on our beaches this weekend. Big flathead, bream and Tarwhine from the river mouth and Woods Bays. Bream out from Munna Point. 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 32 and up to 40cm over night in the lower river and flathead from the river mouth. Mangrove jack around structures and snaggy areas throughout the river and in the creeks. Several catches of whiting up to 38cm predominantly in the lower river around Chambers Island and Twin waters. Golden, giant herring and trevally in the lower river. Heaps of pike eels and mud crabs between the upper and 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, bream and flathead throughout the passage. Muddies are moving around the creek and canal entrances.

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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 yesterday morning.

Extended Fishing Report: Friday 2018-02-16

Offshore

Caution: If you are planning offshore activities this weekend remember that the forecast is for large 2 to 3 meter, long-period easterly swells developing through southern Queensland waters from late today and over the weekend. So large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing. However today Friday, which is the New Moon Phase, the winds and seas will be easing back with a north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots and seas around 1 metre. however swells will increase later in the day to an easterly 1.5 to 2 metres. Wind and sea conditions look okay for Saturday with winds only easterly below 10 knots tending southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the morning and seas below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon., however swells will increase to an easterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres. Wind strength will increase on Sunday. So if and when conditions are right, remember there have been plenty of quality cobia being caught on all local reefs at present and some good Spanish mackerel to 13.5kg around Halls and Sunshine Reefs. Cobia, parrot, snapper and pearl perch from Wide Caloundra. Cobia and grass sweetlip from Sunshine Reef. Cobia, snapper, pearl perch and Spanish mackerel form the banks. A few big Spanish mackerel from Jew shoal, Halls, Coolum and Sunshine Reef. Wild Thing 2 fished Double Island Point for moses perch, venus tusk fish, gold spot wrasse, Maori cod, cobia, pearl perch and some nice scarlet sea perch. Catches of yellowfin tuna, pearlies, red emperor, hussar and gold spot wrasse and mahi mahi taken around the 25nm’s east of the Wide Bay Bar.

Out from Hervey Bay: Longtail, mack tuna and golden and giant trevally in Platypus Bay. Plenty of average grassy sweetlip, nannygai, blackall, tuskies, mackerel and the odd trout on the inshore and shallow reefs in the Bay. Golden Trevally and school mackerel on the Burrum 8 mile. Barramundi, threadfin salmon, whiting, flathead and bream throughout the straits. Barramundi and threadfin salmon in the lower Mary and Susan River.

Estuaries and Beaches

Fraser Island:  Best to travel the beaches on low tide this weekend with the forecast for large 2 to 3 meter, long-period easterly swells. Target tarwhine, dart, whiting and trevall along the eastern beach gutters. Plenty of whiting and catches of flathead a trevally along the western beaches as well, with a few good mud crabs in the creeks.

Rainbow Beach: Big swells over the weekend will make 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 between Rainbow Beach and Double Island Point. 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 the 24--25th of February @ Boondooma Dam. If you are interested, check out www.fishingfreshwater.com.au. Good bass feeding in Lake McDonald.

Noosa: With the New moon tomorrow there could be a few fish on the bite for the next week including a few big jew on headlands and in the rivers, but be aware, the prediction is for big long period swells from 2 to 3 metres offshore and on our beaches this weekend. Big Flathead, bream and Tarwhine from the river mouth and Woods Bays. Bream out from Munna Point. 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: Heaps of pike eels and mud crabs between the cod Hole and the Motorway Bridge. Bream to 32 cm and flathead from the river mouth. Mangrove jack in the creeks. Whiting to 38cm predominantly in the lower river around Chambers Island and Twin waters. Golden, giant herring and trevally in the lower river.

Mooloolaba: 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, bream and flathead throughout the passage. Muddies are moving around the creek and canal entrances.

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AlexWhitley38cm whiting

Have a look at Alek Whitley with his 38cm elbow slapper whiting taken off Chambers Island.

Paul Blackwell 12kg Cobia Murphys

Paul Blackwell was ecstatic when with a 12kg Cobia he caught using floating pilchard at Murphys reef on Saturday the 10th February.

HarrisonMalia JohnstonBorumbaDamFridayafternoon79cm2ndcast onYellowCicada

Harrison Johnston and his daughter Malia caught and released this 79cm Saratoga in Borumba Dam last Friday afternoon. Taken 2nd cast on a yellow cicada and also got a feed of a couple dozen Red claw.

PeterBatey49.5kgJackTinCanBay

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

Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2018-02-15

Offshore

Caution: If you are planning offshore activities this weekend remember that the forecast is for large 2 to 3 meter, long-period easterly swells developing through southern Queensland waters from late Friday and over the weekend.  Choppy conditions again later today particularly out wide, so probably best to stay in close or in sheltered waters, with winds blowing north to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore. Winds tending north to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon, with seas 1 to 2 metres. Easing back  tomorrow on the New Moon with a north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending east to northeasterly around 10 knots during the morning and seas 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.  When conditions ease back remember there have been plenty of quality cobia being caught on all local reefs at present and some good Spanish mackerel to 13.5kg around Halls and Sunshine Reefs.  Cobia, parrot, snapper and pearl perch from Wide Caloundra. Cobia and grass sweetlip from Sunshine Reef. Cobia, snapper, pearl perch and Spanish mackerel form the banks. A few big Spanish mackerel from Jew shoal, Halls, Coolum and Sunshine Reef.  Wild Thing 2 fished Double Island Point on Saturday for moses perch, venus tusk fish, gold spot wrasse, Maori cod, cobia, pearl perch and some nice scarlet sea perch.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: With the New moon tomorrow there could be a few fish on the bite for the next week including a few big jew on headlands and in the rivers, but be aware, the prediction is for big long period swells from 2 to 3 metres on our beaches this weekend. Big Flathead, bream and Tarwhine from the river mouth and Woods Bays. Bream out from Munna Point. 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: Heaps of pike eels and mud crabs between the cod Hole and the Motorway Bridge. Bream to 32 cm and flathead from the river mouth. Mangrove jack in the creeks. Whiting to 38cm predominantly in the lower river around Chambers Island and Twin waters. Golden, giant herring and trevally in the lower river.

Mooloolaba: 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, bream and flathead throughout the passage. Muddies are moving around the creek and canal entrances.

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HarrisonMalia JohnstonBorumbaDamFridayafternoon79cm2ndcast onYellowCicad

Harrison Johnston and his daughter Malia caught and released this 79cm Saratoga in Borumba Dam last Friday afternoon. Taken 2nd cast on a yellow cicada and also got a feed of a couple dozen Red claw.

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2018-02-14

Offshore

Caution: If you are planning offshore activities this weekend remember that the forecast is for large, long-period easterly swells will be developing through southern Queensland waters from late Friday and over the weekend.  Choppy conditions today particularly out wide, so probably best to stay in sheltered waters, with winds blowing north to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore. Winds tending north to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon and evening, with seas 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning, then increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.. Easing back a bit tomorrow with a northerly 10 to 15 knots turning northeasterly during the day. When conditions ease back remember there have been plenty of quality cobia being caught on all local reefs at present and some good Spanish mackerel to 13.5kg around Halls and Sunshine Reefs.  Cobia, parrot, snapper and pearl perch from Wide Caloundra. Cobia and grass sweetlip from Sunshine Reef. Cobia, snapper, pearl perch and Spanish mackerel form the banks. A few big Spanish mackerel from Jew shoal, Halls, Coolum and Sunshine Reef.  Wild Thing 2 fished Double Island Point on Saturday for moses perch, venus tusk fish, gold spot wrasse, Maori cod, cobia, pearl perch and some nice scarlet sea perch.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: With the New moon this Friday there could be a few fish on the bite for the next week including a few big jew on headlands and in the rivers, but be aware, the prediction is for big long period swells to be pounding our beaches this weekend. Big Flathead, bream and Tarwhine from the river mouth and Woods Bays. Bream out from Munna Point. 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: Heaps of pike eels and mud crabs between the cod Hole and the Motorway Bridge. Bream to 32 cm and flathead from the river mouth. Mangrove jack in the creeks. Whiting to 38cm predominantly in the lower river around Chambers Island and Twin waters. Golden, giant herring and trevally in the lower river.

Mooloolaba: 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, bream and flathead throughout the passage. Muddies are moving around the creek and canal entrances.

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AlexWhitley38cm whiting

Have a look at Alex Whitley with his 38cm elbow slapper whiting taken off Chambers Island Yesterday.

Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2018-02-13

Offshore

Pretty choppy to rough conditions today so stay in the rivers, with winds blowing northerly 15 to 25 knots, with seas 1 to 2 metres. Easing back a bit tomorrow but still with a northerly chop with winds northerly 10 to 15 knots, reaching 20 knots at times and seas 1 to 2 metres. There are plenty of quality cobia being caught on all local reefs at present. Cobia, parrot, snapper and pearl perch from Wide Caloundra. Cobia and grass sweetlip from Sunshine Reef. Cobia, snapper, pearl perch and Spanish mackerel form the banks. A few big Spanish mackerel from Jew shoal, Halls, Coolum and Sunshine Reef.  Wild Thing 2 fished Double Island Point on Saturday for moses perch, venus tusk fish, gold spot wrasse, Maori cod, cobia, pearl perch and some nice scarlet sea perch.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Big Flathead, bream and Tarwhine from the river mouth and Woods Bays. Bream out from Munna Point. 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 to 32 cm and flathead from the river mouth. Mangrove jack in the creeks. Whiting predominantly in the lower river and from Twin waters. Golden, giant herring and blue spot trevally on the dirty water line in the lower river. Mud crabs throughout the river system.

Mooloolaba: Bream and trevally from the boat moorings. Cod, trevally, whiting and flathead from La Balsa Basin. 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, bream and flathead throughout the passage. Muddies are moving around the creek and canal entrances.

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Paul Blackwell 12kg Cobia Murphys

Paul Blackwell was ecstatic when with a 12kg Cobia he caught using floating pilchard at Murphys reef on Saturday the 10th February.

Local Fishing Report: Monday 2018-02-12

Offshore

Winds will be blowing northerly at 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore in the late evening, with 1 -2  Seas. Cobia, parrot, snapper and pearl perch from Wide Caloundra. Cobia and grass sweetlip from Sunshine Reef. Cobia, snapper, pearl perch and Spanish mackerel form the banks. A few big Spanish mackerel from Jew shoal, Halls, Coolum and Sunshine Reef.  Wild Thing 2 fished Double Island Point on Saturday for moses perch, venus tusk fish, gold spot wrasse, Maori cod, cobia, pearl perch and some nice scarlet sea perch.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Big Flathead, bream and Tarwhine from the river mouth. Trevally, bream and flathead in the Woods Bays. Bream out from Munna point. Flathead and grunter from along Tewantin stretch. Mangrove from Weyba Creek, behind the Sheraton and under Munna Bridge. Plenty of bream and a few good muddies in Weyba Creek. Good mud crabs throughout the upper river.

Maroochydore: Trevally on high tide and flathead in the Cod Hole. Bream to 32 cm and flathead from the river mouth. Mangrove jack in the creeks. Whiting predominantly in the lower river and from Twin waters. Golden, giant herring and blue spot trevally on the dirty water line in the lower river. Mud crabs throughout the river system.

Mooloolaba: Bream and trevally from the boat moorings. Cod and trevally from the Kawana Rock wall. Whiting and flathead from La Balsa Basin. 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 and up the Creek. Flathead and golden trevally off the boardwalk. Whiting, bream and flathead throughout the passage. Muddies are moving around the creek and canal entrances.

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Cobia Mooloolaba TopCatch

The Crew aboard Top Catch Charters have been out recently with a few good Cobia taken wide of Mooloolaba.

Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2018-02-10

Offshore

Great conditions today, with winds variable about 10 knots becoming northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon with seas below 1 metre. Looking like it could be choppy tomorrow with a pesky northerly around 15 to 20 knots and seas rising later in the day from around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 metres during the evening. So be ready to venture out today to the local reefs for some quality mackerel and reef fish like grass sweetlip, moses perch, pearl perch, big coral trout and a few mackerel and tuna. Try for snapper, cod, venus tusk, pearl perch, spotty mackerel and tuna from Caloundra reefs and  spotty mackerel and yellowfin tuna, from the Blinker, Arkwright shoal, Sunshine Reef and in the bay at Noosa.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Flathead, bream and Tarwhine from the river mouth. Trevally, bream and flathead in the Woods Bays. Bream out from Munna point. Flathead and grunter from along Tewantin stretch. Mangrove throughout the river in around the pylons and snaggy areas. Plenty of bream and a few good muddies in Weyba Creek. Good mud crabs throughout the upper river.

Maroochydore: Trevally on high tide and flathead in the Cod Hole. Bream to 32 cm yesterday and flathead from the river mouth. Mangrove jack in the creeks. Whiting predominantly in the lower river and from Twin waters. Golden, giant herring and blue spot trevally on the dirty water line in the lower river. Mud crabs throughout the river system.

Mooloolaba: Bream and trevally from the boat moorings. Whiting and flathead from La Balsa Basin. Giant Herring and tarpon in Mountain Creek. Jack and cod around structure in the canals. Mud crabs throughout the river.

Caloundra: Whiting, bream, trevally and mangrove jack in Currimundi Lake and up the Creek. Flathead and golden trevally off the boardwalk. Whiting, bream and flathead throughout the passage. Muddies are moving around the creek and canal entrances.

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Bev Clark MRSLFC Bream

Keen Angler Bev Clark from the Maroochy RSL Fishing Club weighed in several nice bream to 32cm, taken in the lower Maroochy

Extended Fishing Report: Friday 2018-02-09

Offshore

Looking like pretty good conditions for the weekend with winds winding down today for a great weekend ahead. Today starting with southeasterly 15 to 20 knots and seas 1 to 1.5 metres. As conditions improve on the weekend with lighter winds easterly and northerly’s around 10 knots be ready to venture out to the local reefs for some quality reef fish like grass sweetlip, moses perch, pearl perch, big coral trout and pelagic. Try for snapper, cod, venus tusk, pearl perch, spotty mackerel and tuna from Caloundra reefs and spotty mackerel and yellowfin tuna, from the Blinker, Arkwright shoal, Sunshine Reef and in the bay at Noosa. D.I.P has had catches of Spanish Mackerel, snapper, gold band snapper, cobia, coral bream, scarlet sea perch, long tail and some nice pearl perch and dolphin fish. Catches of yellowfin tuna, pearlies, red emperor, coral trout, good snapper and plenty of mahi mahi taken around the 20nm’s east of the Wide Bay Bar this week.

Out from Hervey Bay: There have been reports of locals getting some good catches of prawns in the bay and in the rivers. Longtail, mack tuna and big golden and giant trevally in Platypus Bay. Plenty of average grassy sweetlip, spangled emperor, blackall, tuskies, school mackerel and the odd trout on the inshore and shallow reefs in the Bay. Golden Trevally and school mackerel on the Burrum 8 mile. Barramundi, threadfin salmon, whiting, flathead and bream throughout the straits. Whiting, flathead and garfish along the beaches between burrum heads and Urangan. Barramundi and threadfin salmon in the lower Mary and Susan River.

Estuaries and Beaches

Fraser Island:  Target tarwhine, dart, whiting, trevally, bream and still the odd tailor along the eastern beach gutters where there is no weed. Plenty of whiting and reasonable catches of flathead a trevally along the western beaches as well, with a few good mud crabs in the creeks.

Rainbow Beach: Tarwhine, bream, flathead and dart along the beaches and Inskip Point. Flathead, dart and whiting in the gutters between Rainbow Beach and Double Island Point. Mangrove jack, barramundi, flathead, estuary cod and mud crabs in Kauri Creek. Flathead on plastics and hard bodied lures from Tuan and Poona. Flathead, golden 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 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. Good bass feeding in Lake McDonald.

Noosa: Flathead, bream and Tarwhine from the river mouth. Trevally, bream and flathead in the Woods Bays. Bream out from Munna point. Flathead and grunter from along Tewantin stretch. Mangrove throughout the river in around the pylons and snaggy areas. Plenty of bream and a few good muddies in Weyba Creek. Good mud crabs throughout the upper river.

Maroochydore: Trevally on high tide and flathead in the Cod Hole. Bream and flathead from the river mouth. Mangrove jack in the creeks. Whiting from Twin waters. Golden, giant herring and blue spot trevally on the dirty water line in the lower river. Mud crabs throughout the river system.

Mooloolaba: Bream and trevally from the boat moorings. Whiting and flathead from La Balsa Basin. Giant Herring and tarpon in Mountain Creek. Jack and cod around structure in the canals. Mud crabs throughout the river.

Caloundra: Whiting, bream, trevally and mangrove jack in Currimundi Lake and up the Creek. Flathead and golden trevally off the boardwalk. Whiting, bream and flathead throughout the passage. Muddies are moving around the creek and canal entrances.

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ChrisMRSLFC Whiting

chris mrsl Trevally

ChrissyMRSLFC

Chris Bell and his wife Chrissie, from the Maroochy RSL Fishing Club weighed in quality whiting, a nice trevally and released a shovel nose shark while fishing on their kayaks in the lower Maroochy River.

Peter Batey Bass Borumba

Excellent angler, Peter Batey with some more of his quality big bass, this time from Borumba Dam.

Rainbow Escape Red Emperor Dave Skipper

Rainbow Escape Red Emperor Dave Skipper Pair

Dave the skipper off Rainbow Escape Charters with a nice big red emperor taken recently on a charters.

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