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Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2018-06-05

Offshore

Conditions will become a bit choppy today with winds will be south to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots in the early morning and sea round 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning. Tomorrow similar choppy conditions early and easing back in the afternoon with winds south to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots tending east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the day and seas 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.  Sunshine and North Reef have had coral trout, Spanish mackerel, yellow tail kingfish, snapper and grass sweetlip and also a few cobia. Snapper, pearl perch, nice tusk fish and cod from Caloundra 12 Mile. Snapper and sweetlip from Caloundra 5 mile. Jew and sweetlip from Currimundi. has had good snapper and cobia showing up. Spanish mackerel, cod, grass sweetlip, cobia and big tusk fish from the Barwon Banks.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Flathead around Munna Pt and good golden trevally around the sand bags. Chopper tailor, whiting a few quality bream and trevally from the River mouth. Tailor, trevally and bream inWoods Bays. School jew, threadfin salmon and good mud crabs in between the lakes.

Maroochydore: River water is becoming clear and clean again after last weeks rain! Plenty of school jew in the middle river with a few big fish taken in the Cod Hole. Quality flathead caught and released in the lower reaches over the weekend. Dart, Morwong and bream from Mudjimba Beach. Mud crabs in the middle river.

Mooloolaba: Dart in the gutter between Kawana and Wurtulla. Grass sweetlip and big bream off the rocks at Point Cartwright. Gar in the lower river. Quality bream feeding around the rocks walls and Jetties in the lower river. Golden and giant trevally in the middle river and canals. Its worth trying for some sand crabs around the high tide.

Caloundra: Bream off the rocks outcrops and headland between Dicky and Shelly Beaches. Tailor and bream for the NE tip of Bribie. Whiting, bream and flathead along the golden beach stretch. A few nice jew in the deeper holes throughout the passage.

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Josh Roy 82cm flatty goat island released nice and healthy

Over the weekend, Josh Roy with his 82cm Dusky flathead from near Goat Island caught and released nice and healthy.

Local Fishing Report: Monday 2018-06-04

Offshore

Winds will be south to southeasterly at 15 to 20 knots. Sea will be decreasing to 1m during the morning with swell increasing to 2-3m in offshore waters. Sunshine and North Reef have had coral trout, Spanish mackerel, yellow tail kingfish, snapper and grass sweetlip and also a few cobia. Snapper, pearl perch, nice tusk fish and cod from Caloundra 12 Mile. Snapper and sweetlip from Caloundra 5 mile. Jew and sweetlip from Currimundi. has had good snapper and cobia showing up. Spanish mackerel, cod, grass sweetlip, cobia and big tusk fish from the Barwon Banks.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Flathead around Munna Pt and good golden trevally around the sand bags. Chopper tailor, whiting a few quality bream and trevally from the River mouth. Tailor, trevally and bream inWoods Bays. School jew, threadfin salmon and good mud crabs in between the lakes.

Maroochydore: Plenty of school jew in the middle river with a few big fish taken in the Cod Hole. Dart, bigger bream to 40cm, tailor and jew from both sides of the river mouth. Morwong and bream from Mudjimba Beach. Mud crabs in the middle river.

Mooloolaba: Dart in the gutter between Kawana and Wurtulla. Grass sweetlip and big bream off the rocks at Point Cartwright. Gar in the lower river. Quality bream feeding around the rocks walls and Jetties in the lower river. Golden and giant trevally in the middle river and canals. Its worth trying for some sand crabs around the high tide.

Caloundra: Bream off the rocks outcrops and headland between Dicky and Shelly Beaches. Tailor and bream for the NE tip of Bribie. Whiting, bream and flathead along the golden beach stretch. A few nice jew in the deeper holes throughout the passage.

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Renee Sanderson with a nice 67cm dusky flathead caught off the beach along Teewah stretch.

Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2018-06-02

Now it's Winter, so get ready for some fantastic winter fishing, this season. You can expect a few months of quality catches of bream, luderick ready to feed, schools of mullet, tailor and jew along the coast, with snapper moving closer in shore and squid on the menu.

Offshore

Today okay conditions particularly close inshore and later in the afternoon with winds south to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots, tending west to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the evening. Winds decreasing to 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon and possibly tending east to northeasterly inshore. and seas 1 to 2 metres. Tomorrow close inshore will be okay but further out away from the direct coastline will be choppy to rough out wide with winds southwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning southerly 15 to 25 knots during the morning with seas below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore, combined with a 2 to 3 metre swell. Wild Thing 2 crews fished Double Island Point on Wednesday, where they caught heaps of hussar and big tuskies but we also caught longtail tuna, rosie jobfish, moses perch, coral bream and ornate cod. Check out www.fishingnoosa.com.au/noosacharters.htm Sunshine and North Reef have had coral trout to 6.0kg, also a 19kg Spanish mackerel, taken by slow trolling and drifting, on a deep trolled slimy mackerel and yellow tail kingfish, snapper and grass sweetlip and also a few cobia. Local reefs have had snapper, pearl perch, nice tusk fish, cod, tuna and Spanish mackerel,off Mooloolaba, Coolum and Caloundra. Caloundra 12 Mile has had good snapper and cobia showing up. Out on the reefs off Double Island catches of snapper, yellowfin tuna, Spanish mackerel, pearlies, jew cobia, red emperor, scarlet sea perch, hussar and gold spot wrasse. Trout, Spanish mackerel, cod, grass sweetlip, cobia and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Flathead around Munna Pt and good golden trevally around the sand bags. Chopper tailor, whiting a few quality bream and trevally from the River mouth and lower river. School jew, threadfin salmon and good mud crabs in between the lakes.

Maroochydore: Plenty of school jew in the middle river with a few big fish taken in the Cod Hole. Dart, bigger bream to 40cm, tailor and jew from both sides of the river mouth. Still getting some good late season mud crabs throughout the river. Sand crabs form the lower river.

Mooloolaba: Schools of 3 X 2 gar (sometimes referred to poor mans whiting, because of their flavour) in the lower river. Quality bream feeding around the rocks walls and Jetties in the lower river. Golden and diamond trevally in the middle river and canals. Its worth trying for some sand crabs.

Caloundra: Tailor and bream for the NE tip of Bribie. Whiting, bream and flathead along the golden beach stretch. A few nice jew in the deeper holes throughout the passage. Trevally, bream and cod in Pelican waters. Still muddies in the creeks.

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SamGuymer Flathead

Have a look at young fellow Sam Gymer with one of his undersize dusky flathead that he caught and released using a Trollcraft Pelagic #4 lure.

Extended Fishing Report: Friday 2018-06-01

Well, today is the first day of Winter, so get ready for some fantastic winter fishing, this season. You can expect a few months of quality catches of bream, luderick ready to feed, schools of mullet, tailor and jew along the coast, with snapper moving closer in shore, squid and a few school mackerel on the menu. So after this weeks Full moon on Wednesday, the start of winter, cold southerly, south westerly winds around the 10 to 15 knot mark currently forecast including fine sunny days, you should be ready to go this weekend for some great fishing!

Offshore

Today (Friday) okay conditions particularly close inshore with winds south to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots decreasing to 10 to 15 knots late in the morning. Winds reaching up to 25 knots offshore south of Maroochydore in the evening and seas 1 to 2 metres. Tomorrow still good conditions close inshore early and choppy out wide with winds south to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the evening with seas 1 to 2 metres and Sunday there will be similar conditions. So,with that in mind, Wild Thing 2 crews fished Double Island Point on Wednesday, where they caught heaps of hussar and big tuskies but we also caught longtail tuna, rosie jobfish, moses perch, coral bream and ornate cod. Check out www.fishingnoosa.com.au/noosacharters.htm Sunshine and North Reef have had coral trout to 6.0kg, also a 19kg Spanish mackerel, taken by slow trolling and drifting, on a deep trolled slimy mackerel. and yellow tail kingfish, snapper and grass sweetlip and also a few cobia. Local reefs have had snapper, pearl perch, nice tusk fish, cod, tuna and Spanish mackerel,off Mooloolaba, Coolum and Caloundra. Caloundra 12 Mile has had good snapper and cobia showing up. Out on the reefs off Double Island catches of snapper, yellowfin tuna, Spanish mackerel, pearlies, jew cobia, red emperor, scarlet sea perch, hussar and gold spot wrasse. Trout, Spanish mackerel, cod, grass sweetlip, cobia and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks. Reefs off the Wide Bay Bar and Double Island there have been getting good quality Snapper, Spanish mackerel, a few big pearlies up to 6kg, big jew, cobia, red and spangled emperor with a liking for live baits, gold spot wrasse and a few mahi mahi.

Out and around Hervey Bay: In the central part of the bay you will find quality trout tuskies, sweetlip, Moses perch,good cod and nannygai on the bite. Also still good school mackeral and long tail tuna in the channel from Moon Pt to River Heads and worth a try around Big and Little Woody Islands. Winter is a good time to jig for some good eating quality squid and for superb bait, try around sheltered or structured areas throughout the bay. Also a few sand crabs to be taken around Burrum Heads and Woodgate. There have been a few good sweetlip, cod and coral trout on the local reefs from Kingfisher Bay to Moon Point. Longtail tuna and a few spotty mackerel have been taken op the top in Platypus Bay. The snapper are moving into the inshore waters and hanging around structures, so places like Moon Ledge, Channel Hole, Three Ships and the Goorie are worth a try. Great Sandy Strait, is still producing, Barra, and threadfin salmon around the mouth of the Mary River including whiting, flathead and plenty of bream showing up throughout. Barramundi and threadfin salmon in the lower Mary and Susan River. The winter whiting numbers are increasing and they are starting to congregate in schools so try around Gatakers Bay, towards Toogoom and around the Woody islands. There’s queenfish, golden trevally and giant trevally and squid off Urangan. For more information on fishing the Bay do yourself a favour and check out the Hervey Bay Fly and Sportfishing facebook page.

Estuaries and Beaches

Fraser Island: Target dart, whiting, bream, chopper tailor and quality jew moving through the gutters at night along the eastern beach. On the western side of Fraser island there’s been plenty of whiting and catches of flathead and trevally, while in the creeks and the flats there’s a few good grunter bream, flathead still a few mud crab an promise of a few sweet sand crabs on offer.

Rainbow Beach: The jew have been moving through the gutters particularly at night and try for chopper tailor at dawn and dusk and go for flathead, dart, whiting in the gutters through the day at Rainbow Beach, Double Island Point and Teewah Beach. A few good whiting, bream and dart up the beach and around Inskip Point. Tin Can Bay is fishing well for a few chopper tailor whiting, bream, flathead, trevally and mangrove jack in the snaggy areas in the creeks and still getting a few good muddies.

Local Dams and Rivers: Borumba Dam has been on fire lately for quality Bass. Generally there are quality bass, saratoga and yellowbelly feeding in the Dams at present. Also there has been excellent catches of Barramundi in Lake Monduran. Borumba Dam has bass and saratoga still hitting lures and fly particully on Jackall tn60 lures. Plenty of quality bass and golden perch on trolled lures from the junctions in Boondooma Dam. Check out Southern Queensland Fishing facebook page, for more Dam and other comprehensive fish catch, Information including https://www.facebook.com/MatthewMottSportsFishing live weekly Report.

Noosa: Flathead around Munna Pt and good golden trevally around the sand bags. Chopper tailor, whiting a few quality bream and trevally from the River mouth and lower river. Trevally, tailor and bream in Woods Bay. School jew, threadfin salmon and good mud crabs in between the lakes.

Maroochydore: Plenty of school jew in the middle river with a few good keeper in the deeper holes. Quality giant trevally and goldens around the Cod Hole stretch. Dart, bigger bream to 40cm, tailor and jew from both sides of the river mouth. Flathead around Chambers Island and Picnic Point. Still getting some good late season mud crabs throughout the river. Sand crabs form the lower river.

Mooloolaba: Good schools of 3 X 2 gar in the lower river. Quality bream around the rocks walls and Jetties in the lower river. Golden and diamond trevally in the middle river and canals. Mud crabs in the canals.

Caloundra: Tailor and bream for the NE tip of Bribie. Whiting, bream and flathead along the golden beach stretch. A few nice jew in the deeper holes throughout the passage. Trevally, bream and cod in Pelican waters. Still muddies in the creeks.

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Mary Ann with a monster crab potted in the Maroochy Waters Canal system last weekend.

 

The crews on Rainbow Escape Charters have been catching some quality fish like this nice scarlet sea perch, or large-mouthed nannyguy

Keen anglers, Allison and David McDonald had a quiet morning at Borumba Dam with Bikini Girl Fish Magnet, managed 24 bass, caught and released, biggest went 48, Smak lures custom painted blades were the weapons on the double hop slow roll, last fish for the day was tagged, and we got smashed up twice by BIG fish. Check out Southern Queensland Fishing Facebook site for all the action.

Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2018-05-31

Well, tomorrow is the first day of Winter, so get ready for some fantastic winter fishing, this season. You can expect a few months of quality catches of bream, luderick ready to feed, schools of mullet, tailor and jew along the coast, with snapper moving closer in shore, squid and a few school mackerel on the menu.

Offshore

Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Sunshine Coast Waters, with winds south to southwesterly 20 to 25 knots, briefly reaching up to 30 knots at times offshore early in the morning. Winds decreasing to 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon, then increasing again to 15 to 20 knots during the evening and seas 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday. Tomorrow choppy out wide with southwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning southerly early in the morning and seas 1 to 2 metres. So when the wind and seas settles back be ready to go! Double Island Point there's been tusk fish, pearl perch, snapper, gold spot cod, moses perch, red emperor, trevally and Maori cod. Sunshine and North Reef have had coral trout to 6.0kg, also had good Spanish mackerel and yellow tail kingfish, snapper and grass sweetlip and also a few cobia. quality Spanish mackerel,off Mooloolaba, Coolum and Caloundra. Caloundra 12 Mile has had good snapper and cobia showing up. Out on the reefs off Double Island catches of snapper, yellowfin tuna, Spanish mackerel, pearlies, jew cobia, red emperor, scarlet sea perch, hussar and gold spot wrasse.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Flathead around Munna Pt and good golden trevally around the sand bags. Chopper tailor, whiting a few quality bream and trevally from the River mouth and lower river. Trevally, tailor and bream in Woods Bay. School jew, threadfin salmon and good mud crabs in between the lakes.

Maroochydore: Plenty of school jew in the middle river with a few good keeper fish in the deeper holes. Quality trevally the Cod Hole stretch. Dart, bigger bream to 40cm, tailor and jew from both sides of the river mouth. Flathead around Chambers Island and Picnic Point. Still getting some good late season mud crabs throughout the river. Sand crabs form the lower river.

Mooloolaba: Good schools of 3 X 2 gar in the lower river. Quality bream around the rocks walls and Jetties in the lower river. Golden and diamond trevally in the middle river and canals. Mud crabs in the canals and its worth trying for some sand crabs.

Caloundra: Tailor and bream for the NE tip of Bribie. Whiting, bream and flathead along the golden beach stretch. A few nice jew in the deeper holes throughout the passage. Trevally, bream and cod in Pelican waters. Still muddies in the creeks.

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Bruce Henricks has been catching and releasing a few school jew while hunting for the big fish!

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2018-05-30

Offshore

Today's Full Moon Phase and the cold weather forecast and the official start of the Winter fishing season on Friday will have the fish feeding and on the bite. Today really good conditions early and for most of the day, but could become choppy to rough out wide away from the coast late in the afternoon and evening with winds southerly about 10 knots. Winds becoming northwesterly during the afternoon, tending north to northeasterly inshore. Winds shifting southwesterly 20 to 25 knots from the south during the evening and seas below 1 metre. Tomorrow early it should be calm close inshore but choppy to rough out wide away from the coast with winds increasing to south to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots with seas 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon or evening. So when conditions are favourable get out to Sunshine for snapper, coral trout, sweetlip, moses perch and spanish mackerel. North Reef had coral trout, Spanish mackerel, yellowtail kingfish and snapper.  Grass sweetlip,  cobia, quality Spanish mackerel off Mooloolaba. Caloundra 12 Mile has had good snapper and cobia showing up. Trout, Spanish mackerel, cod, grass sweetlip, cobia and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Flathead around Munna Pt and good golden trevally around the sand bags. Chopper tailor, whiting a few quality bream and trevally from the River mouth and lower river. Trevally, tailor and bream in Woods Bay. School jew, threadfin salmon and good mud crabs in between the lakes.

Maroochydore: Plenty of school jew in the middle river over the weekendwith a few good keeper in the deeper holes. Quality giant trevally and goldens around the Cod Hole stretch. Dart, bigger bream to 40cm, tailor and jew from both sides of the river mouth. Flathead around Chambers Island and Picnic Point. Still getting some good late season mud crabs throughout the river. Sand crabs form the lower river.

Mooloolaba: Good schools of 3 X 2 gar in the lower river. Quality bream around the rocks walls and Jetties in the lower river. Golden and diamond trevally in the middle river and canals. Mud crabs in the canals and its worth trying for some sand crabs.

Caloundra: Tailor and bream for the NE tip of Bribie. Whiting, bream and flathead along the golden beach stretch. A few nice jew in the deeper holes throughout the passage. Trevally, bream and cod in Pelican waters. Still muddies in the creeks.

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Mary Ann with a monster crab potted in the Maroochy Waters Canal system over the weekend.

Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2018-05-29

Offshore

Wednesdays Full Moon Phase and the cold weather will have the fish feeding and on the bite. Excellent offshore conditions with winds easterly 10 to 15 knots tending southeasterly before dawn. Winds tending south to southwesterly inshore during the early morning with seas below 1 metre. More great conditions tomorrow with winds variable about 10 knots becoming west to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the evening and seas below 0.5 metres. Sunshine has had quality coral trout, sweetlip, moses perch and spanish mackerel. North Reef had coral trout, Spanish mackerel, yellowtail kingfish and snapper.  Grass sweetlip,  cobia, quality Spanish mackerel off Mooloolaba. Caloundra 12 Mile has had good snapper and cobia showing up. Trout, Spanish mackerel, cod, grass sweetlip, cobia and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Flathead around Munna Pt and good golden trevally around the sand bags. Chopper tailor, whiting a few quality bream and trevally from the River mouth and lower river. Trevally, tailor and bream in Woods Bay. School jew, threadfin salmon and good mud crabs in between the lakes.

Maroochydore: Plenty of school jew in the middle river with a few good keeper in the deeper holes. Quality giant trevally and goldens around the Cod Hole stretch. Dart, bigger bream to 40cm, tailor and jew from both sides of the river mouth. Flathead around Chambers Island and Picnic Point. Still getting some good late season mud crabs throughout the river. Sand crabs form the lower river.

Mooloolaba: Good schools of 3 X 2 gar in the lower river. Quality bream around the rocks walls and Jetties in the lower river. Golden and diamond trevally in the middle river and canals. Mud crabs in the canals.

Caloundra: Tailor and bream for the NE tip of Bribie. Whiting, bream and flathead along the golden beach stretch. A few nice jew in the deeper holes throughout the passage. Trevally, bream and cod in Pelican waters. Still muddies in the creeks.

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Lachlan Green with a 76cm jew caught in the Cod Hole last week.

Local Fishing Report: Monday 2018-05-28

Offshore

Winds will be southeasterly at 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the late evening, with seas around the 1m mark.  Sunshine has had quality coral trout, sweetlip, moses perch and spanish mackere. North Reef had coral trout, Spanish mackerel, yellowtail kingfish and snapper.  Grass sweetlip,  cobia, quality Spanish mackerel off Mooloolaba. Caloundra 12 Mile has had good snapper and cobia showing up. Trout, Spanish mackerel, cod, grass sweetlip, cobia and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Flathead around Munna Pt and good golden trevally around the sand bags. Chopper tailor, whiting a few quality bream and trevally from the River mouth and lower river. Trevally, tailor and bream in Woods Bay. School jew in between the lakes.

Maroochydore: Plenty of school jew in the middle river with a few good keeper in the deeper hole. Quality giant trevally to 60cm and goldens to 55cm around the cod hole stretch. Dart, bigger bream to 40cm, tailor and jew from both sides of the river mouth. Flathead around Chambers Island and Picnic Point. Still getting some good late season mud crabs throughout the river. Sand crabs form the lower river.

Mooloolaba: Good schools of 3 X 2 gar in the lower river. Quality bream around the rocks walls and Jetties in the lower river. Golden and diamond trevally in the middle river and canals. Mud crabs in the canals.

Caloundra: Tailor and bream for the NE tip of Bribie. Whiting, bream and flathead along the golden beach stretch. A few nice je win the deeper hole sof the passage. Trevally, bream and cod in Pelican waters. Still muddies in the creeks.

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Ben Forgan with a nice long tail tuna caught off Mooloolaba on a recent trip.

Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2018-05-26

Offshore

Today winds increasing to Southeasterly 20 to 25 knots, easing to 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon with seas 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the afternoon. 1.5 to 2.5 metres. Tomorrow, Sunday conditions will ease back a littleast to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, with seas 1 to 1.5 metres. So may be better to stay and fish in sheltered waters and when conditions improve, late Monday and particularly on Tuesday be ready to go! So,with that in mind, Wild Thing 2 crews fished Chardons Reef early in the week where they caught moses perch, grass sweetlip, Maori cod, venus tusk fish, snapper, gold spot estuary cod and pearl perch.Sunshine and North Reef have had coral trout to 6.0kg, also had good Spanish mackerel and yellow tail kingfish, snapper and grass sweetlip also a few cobia, quality Spanish mackerel,off Mooloolaba, Coolum and Caloundra. Caloundra 12 Mile has had good snapper and cobia showing up. Out on the reefs off Double Island catches of snapper, yellowfin tuna, Spanish mackerel, pearlies, jew cobia, red emperor, scarlet sea perch, hussar and gold spot wrasse and mahi mahi. Trout, Spanish mackerel, cod, grass sweetlip, cobia and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Flathead around Munna Pt and good golden trevally around the sand bags. Chopper tailor, whiting a few good bream and trevally from the River mouth and lower river. A few trevally to 61cm and tailor in and around Woods Bay. Plenty of bream starting to feed throughout the river.

Maroochydore: Plenty of jew with lots of juveniles with some fish to 80cm and one on a live bait went 1.1m early in the week in the Cod Hole. Flathead around Chambers Island and Picnic Point. Bream and nice golden trevally from the river mouth. Jew taken off the rocks at Yaroomba and Coolum and also dart, bream and a few chopper tailor feeding around the river mouth and in the gutters along the beaches . Still getting some good late season mud crabs throughout the river.

Mooloolaba: Try for jew, bream and a few tailor off Point Cartwright at dawn and dusk or overnight. Good size bream around the rocks walls and Jetties in the lower river. Trevally and flathead from La Balsa Basin. Mud crabs and some quality flathead in the creeks and canals.

Caloundra: The luderick will be feeding soon around all the structures and bream moving along the coast and into the passage and the odd chopper tailor feeding around the bar and throughout the passage. Whiting, bream and flathead along the golden beach stretch. Still muddies in the creeks.

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Yep, young gun Jarvis Henricks, just keeps do'in what he loves most.

Extended Fishing Report: Friday 2018-05-25

Offshore

Today (Friday)conditions will be a bit choppy may be even rough by the afternoon so check the forecast with winds southeasterly 15 to 20 knots and seas 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon.Tomorrow and Sunday similar but with winds increasing to 20 to 25 knots from the east south east. So may be better to stay and fish in sheltered waters and when conditions improve, late Monday and particularly on Tuesday be ready to go! So,with that in mind, Wild Thing 2 crews fished Chardons Reef early in the week where they caught moses perch, grass sweetlip, Maori cod, venus tusk fish, snapper, gold spot estuary cod and pearl perch." www.fishingnoosa.com.au/noosacharters.htm Recently, Ben Robertson fished Double Island Point where he landed a 28.5kg Spanish mackerel on a pilchard floater, also at Double Island Point there's been tusk fish, pearl perch, snapper, gold spot cod, moses perch, red emperor, trevally and Maori cod. Sunshine and North Reef have had coral trout to 6.0kg, also had good Spanish mackerel and yellow tail kingfish, snapper and grass sweetlip also a few cobia, quality Spanish mackerel,off Mooloolaba, Coolum and Caloundra. Caloundra 12 Mile has had good snapper and cobia showing up. Out on the reefs off Double Island catches of snapper, yellowfin tuna, Spanish mackerel, pearlies, jew cobia, red emperor, scarlet sea perch, hussar and gold spot wrasse and mahi mahi. Trout, Spanish mackerel, cod, grass sweetlip, cobia and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks. Reefs off the Wide Bay Bar and Double Island there have been, Snapper, Spanish mackerel, pearlies, jew, cobia, red and spangled emperor, gold spot wrasse and a few mahi mahi.

Out and around Hervey Bay: There's still plenty of good school mackeral and long tail tuna in the channel from Moon Pt to River Heads. Good catches of tuna around Big and Little Woody Islands. Also a few sand crabs to be taken around Burrum Heads and Woodgate. There have been a few good sweetlip, cod and coral trout on the local reefs from Kingfisher Bay to Moon Point. Longtail tuna and a few spotty mackerel have been taken op the top in Platypus Bay. There have been few coral trout, grassy sweetlip, blackall, good cod, tusk fish, and mackerel on the inshore reefs. Great Sandy Strait, is still producing, Barramundi, and threadfin salmon around the mouth of the Mary River including whiting, flathead and plenty of bream showing up throughout. Barramundi and threadfin salmon in the lower Mary and Susan River. There’s queenfish, golden trevally and giant trevally off Urangan. For more information on fishing the Bay do yourself a favour and check out the Hervey Bay Fly and Sportfishing facebook page.

Estuaries and Beaches

Fraser Island: Target dart, whiting, bream, chopper tailor and quality jew moving through the gutters at night along the eastern beach. On the western side of Fraser island there’s been plenty of whiting and catches of flathead and trevally, while in the creeks and the flats there’s a few good grunter bream, still .

Rainbow Beach: The jew have been moving through the gutters particularly at night and try for chopper tailor at dawn and dusk and go for flathead, dart, whiting in the gutters through the day at Rainbow Beach, Double Island Point and Teewah Beach. A few good whiting and dart up the beach and around Inskip Point. Tin Can Bay is fishing well for a few chopper tailor whiting, bream, flathead, trevally and mangrove jack in the snaggy areas in the creeks and still getting a few good muddies.

Local Dams and Rivers: Borumba Dam has been on fire lately for quality Bass. Generally there are quality bass, saratoga and yellowbelly feeding in the Dams at present. Also there has been excellent catches of Barramundi in Lake Monduran. Borumba Dam has bass and saratoga still hitting lures and fly particully on Jackall tn60 lures. Plenty of quality bass and golden perch on trolled lures from the junctions in Boondooma Dam. Check out Southern Queensland Fishing facebook page, for more Dam and other comprehensive fish catch, Information including https://www.facebook.com/MatthewMottSportsFishing live weekly Report.

Noosa: Flathead around Munna Pt and good golden trevally around the sand bags. Chopper tailor, whiting a few good bream and trevally from the River mouth and lower river. A few trevally to 61cm and tailor in and around Woods Bay. Plenty of bream starting to feed throughout the river.

Maroochydore: Trevally and plenty of jew with plenty of juveniles with some fish to 80cm and one on a live bait went 1.1m over the weekend in the Cod Hole. Flathead around Chambers Island and Picnic Point. Bream and nice golden trevally from the river mouth. Jew taken off the rocks and dart along the beaches at Yaroomba. Still getting good mud crabs throughout the river.

Mooloolaba: Try for jew, bream and a few tailor off Point Cartwright at dawn and dusk or overnight. Good size bream around the rocks walls and Jetties in the lower river. Trevally and flathead from La Balsa Basin. Mud crabs and some quality flathead in the creeks and canals.

Caloundra: The luderick will be feeding soon around all the structures and ream moving along the coast and into the passage and the odd chopper tailor feeding around the bar and throughout the passage. Whiting, bream and flathead along the golden beach stretch. Still muddies in the creeks.

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Cameron (Camo) Sullivan with one of his jew that he caught and released on Sunday at the Cod Hole.

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Have a look at this magnificent Threadfin Salmon caught by Ky Rossiter in the lower Mary River. 

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Check out Dustin Pedler with some beautiful bass taken at the 3rd round of basstastics singles Borumba Dam last Sunday

Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2018-05-24

Offshore

Conditions look pretty good for today, so have a day off and get out there, as winds are forecast to strengthen for the weekend with winds today southeasterly 10 to 15 knots and seas  1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning. Tomorrow conditions will be a bit choppy may be even rough by the afternoon so check the forecast with winds southeasterly 15 to 20 knots and seas 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon With winds increasing for Saturday and Sunday as well. So may be better to stay and fish in sheltered waters and when conditions improve, late Monday and particularly on Tuesday be ready to go! So,with that in mind, Wild Thing 2 crews fished Chardons Reef early in the week where they caught moses perch, grass sweetlip, Maori cod, venus tusk fish, snapper, gold spot estuary cod and pearl perch." www.fishingnoosa.com.au/noosacharters.htm   Recently, Ben Robertson fished Double Island Point where he landed a 28.5kg Spanish mackerel on a pilchard floater. Sunshine and North Reef have had coral trout to 6.0kg, also had good Spanish mackerel and yellow tail kingfish, snapper and grass sweetlip also a few cobia, quality Spanish mackerel,off Mooloolaba, Coolum and Caloundra. Caloundra 12 Mile has had good snapper and cobia showing up. Out on the reefs off Double Island catches of snapper, yellowfin tuna, Spanish mackerel, pearlies, jew cobia, red emperor, scarlet sea perch, hussar and gold spot wrasse and mahi mahi. Trout, Spanish mackerel, cod, grass sweetlip, cobia and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Flathead around Munna Pt and good golden trevally around the sand bags. Chopper tailor, whiting a few good bream and trevally from the River mouth and lower river. A few trevally to 61cm and tailor in and around Woods Bay. Plenty of bream starting to feed throughout the river.

Maroochydore: Plenty of jew with lots of juveniles with some fish to 80cm and one on a live bait went 1.1m over the weekend in the Cod Hole. Flathead around Chambers Island and Picnic Point. Bream and nice golden trevally from the river mouth. Jew taken off the rocks and dart along the beaches at Yaroomba. Still getting good mud crabs throughout the river.

Mooloolaba: Try for jew, bream and a few tailor off Point Cartwright at dawn and dusk or overnight. Good size bream around the rocks walls and Jetties in the lower river. Trevally and flathead from La Balsa Basin. Mud crabs and some quality flathead in the creeks and canals.

Caloundra: The luderick will be feeding soon around all the structures and bream moving along the coast and into the passage and the odd chopper tailor feeding around the bar and throughout the passage. Whiting, bream and flathead along the golden beach stretch. Still muddies in the creeks.

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Check out Dustin Pedler with some beautiful bass taken at the 3rd round of basstastics singles Borumba Dam last Sunday

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2018-05-23

Offshore

Conditions will be okay early and then becoming choppy with winds south to southeasterly about 10 knots reaching up to 20 knots from late morning. Winds tending south to southwesterly inshore during the morning and seas below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday. Tomorrow will have choppy conditions with winds southeasterly 10 to 15 knots and seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore north of Maroochydore.  Wild Thing 2 crews fished Chardons Reef on Monday where they caught moses perch, grass sweetlip, Maori cod, venus tusk fish, snapper, gold spot estuary cod and pearl perch." www.fishingnoosa.com.au/noosacharters.htm  Double Island Point there's been tusk fish, pearl perch, snapper, gold spot cod, moses perch, red emperor, trevally and Maori cod.  Sunshine and North Reef have had coral trout to 6.0kg over the weekend,also had good Spanish mackerel and yellow tail kingfish, snapper and grass sweetlip also a few cobia, quality Spanish mackerel,off Mooloolaba, Coolum and Caloundra. Trout, Spanish mackerel, cod, grass sweetlip, cobia and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Flathead around Munna Pt and good golden trevally around the sand bags. Chopper tailor, whiting a few good bream and trevally from the River mouth and lower river. A few trevally to 61cm and tailor in and around Woods Bay. Plenty of bream starting to feed throughout the river.

Maroochydore: Trevally and jew to 80cm on Sunday in the Cod Hole. Flathead around Chambers Island and Picnic Point. Bream and nice golden trevally from the river mouth. Jew taken off the rocks and dart along the beachesat Yaroomba. Still getting good mud crabs throughout the river.

Mooloolaba: Try for jew, bream and a few tailor off Point Cartwright at dawn and dusk or overnight. Good size bream around the rocks walls and Jetties in the lower river. Trevally and flathead from La Balsa Basin. Mud crabs and some quality flathead in the creeks and canals.

Caloundra: Bream and the odd chopper tailor feeding around the bar and throughout the passage. Whiting, bream and flathead along the golden beach stretch. Muddies in the creeks.

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Cameron (Camo) Sullivan with one of his jew that he caught and released on Sunday at the Cod Hole.

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