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Extended Fishing Report: Friday 2018-03-23

Offshore

Best to stay in port today, with winds east to southeasterly 15 to 25 knots and seas 1.5 to 2 metres. Conditions will improve during the weekend, maybe Saturday afternoon, particularly Sunday and of course, Monday, ready for back to work, so get prepared to wait it out before you can chase a few tuna, mackerel, other pelagic and some good reef fish that are feeding along the coast. As conditions improve be prepared to try local reef, like North and Sunshine Reef for moses perch, tusk fish, Maori cod, grass sweetlip, gold spot cod, including snapper, cobia and coral trout. Spotty and Spanish mackerel and plenty of tuna and long tail tuna from the Blinker. Cobia, tuna, snapper and grass sweetlip from Caloundra 12 mile. From east of the Wide Bay Bar and Double Island you can expect some excellent catches of big cod, yellowfin tuna, mackerel, pearlies, red emperor, scarlet sea perch, hussar and gold spot wrasse and mahi mahi, while there are also large good size cod being fairly active on the closer in reefs.

Out and around Hervey Bay:

Conditions settle down for the weekend particularly Sunday so have a go in Platypus Bay for longtail and mack tuna, golden trevally, queenfish, school and spotted mackerel. There have been few good coral trout, grassy sweetlip, blackall, good quality cod, tusk fish, queenfish, big golden trevally and mackerel on the inshore reefs and around the islands and deeper ledges throughout the Bay. Great Sandy Strait, is producing, Barramundi, and threadfin salmon have been the main targets, around the mouth of the Mary River including whiting, flathead and bream throughout. Barramundi and threadfin salmon in the lower Mary and Susan River. Barramundi, bream, grunter, whiting and Mangrove Jack in the lower Burrum River. There’s queenfish, golden trevally and giant Trevally and the Urangan Pier, giant trevally have been taken out the end and have been a challenge to land as usual.

Estuaries and Beaches

Fraser Island:  Always best to travel closer to low tide as possible. Target dart, whiting, trevally and the odd tailor along the eastern beach gutters. 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 and quality the muddies and some solid flathead have also been reported.

Rainbow Beach: Try for bream, flathead and dart along the beaches and Inskip Point. Flathead, dart, whiting in the gutters at Rainbow Beach, Double Island Point and Teewah Beach. Tin Can Bay is fishing well for whiting, bream, flathead, Trevally and mangrove jack in the snaggy areas in the creeks and a few good muddies. Mangrove jack, barramundi, flathead, estuary cod and mud crabs in Kauri Creek. A few good flathead, bream trevally and mackerel from the Barge Crossing.

Local Dams and Rivers: In the Dams quality bass, saratoga and yellowbelly feeding at present. Borumba Dam has bass and saratoga still hitting surface lures and fly. Plenty of quality bass and golden perch on trolled lures from the junctions in Boondooma Dam. Please have a look at the flyer for Monduran Dams Sponsor a Barra social weekend from April 6th to the 8th and book now for a fun weekend!

Noosa: The lower estuary is fishing well for flathead to 66cm. Whiting, trevally and jack in the lower river. A 42cm bream taken around Noosaville Boat Ramp. Flathead and grunter from along Tewantin stretch. Target mud crabs throughout river.

Maroochydore: Still a few good mud crabs throughout the river. Bream, grunter, whiting and flathead the motorway bridge and Twin Waters. Golden Trevally whiting and flathead from Cotton Tree and around Got and Channel Island.

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

Caloundra: Try for whiting, flathead and bream in Currimundi Lake. A few bigger bream from the boardwalk area. Whiting, bream, grunter and flathead between the bar and Golden Beach. Muddies in the creeks and mangrove areas throughout the passage.

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Alexander Milne

Have a look at Alexander Milne caught and release this beautiful dusky flathead at his favourite fishing spot near Picnic Point in the Maroochy River.

CodHoleFishing Comp

Make sure you Bookmark this special event, The Cod Hole Fishing Comp in early July.

Darby Small 1kg channel island

Darby Small with a feisty golden trevalla caught around Goat and Channell Island in the Maroochy River

Bikini Girl Borumba

Bikini Girl

Nicknamed “Bikini Girl” in the group, Allison McDonald here catching quality yellow belly at Borumba Dam, is a passionate Angler and always is a tough competitor for her male counter parts when fishing.

David Mc Donald Borumba

Also partner David McDonald with another yellowbelly on the same day. Checkout Southern Queensland Fishing facebook page for more Dam information.

Allison Mcdonald with Bass at Borumba

Allison Mcdonald again with a good bass at Borumba same trip

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RainbowRed St Patricks weekend

Nice Red taken by a crew member on Rainbow Escape Charters on St Patricks Day last weekend of Double Island.

Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2018-03-22

Offshore

Best to stay in port today, with winds southeasterly 20 to 25 knots turning easterly in the evening, with seas 1.5 to 2.5 metres. Tomorrows conditions will also be similar  with winds east to southeasterly 15 to 25 knots and seas 1.5 to 2 metres. Conditions will improve during the weekend, maybe Saturday afternoon, particularly Sunday and of course Monday, ready for back to work, so get prepared to wait it out before you can chase a few tuna, mackerel, other pelagic and some good reef fish that are  feeding along the coast.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: The lower estuary is fishing well for flathead to 66cm. Whiting, trevally and jack in the lower river. A 42cm bream taken around Noosaville Boat Ramp. Flathead and grunter from along Tewantin stretch. Target mud crabs throughout river.

Maroochydore: Still a few good mud crabs throughout the river. Bream, grunter, whiting and flathead the motorway bridge and Twin Waters. Golden Trevally whiting and flathead from Cotton Tree and around Got and Channel Island.

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

Caloundra: Try for whiting, flathead and bream in Currimundi Lake. A few bigger bream from the boardwalk area. Whiting, bream, grunter and flathead between the bar and Golden Beach. Muddies in the creeks and mangrove areas throughout the passage.

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Brendan Murray Odyssey Cod

Keen Angler, Brendan Murray on board Odyssey Charters out of Mooloolaba last weekend with a quality cod.

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2018-03-21

Offshore

Best to stay in port today with a Strong Wind Warning for today in Sunshine Coast Waters, with winds southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, increasing to 20 to 25 knots in the afternoon. Winds reaching up to 30 knots offshore in the late afternoon and evening, with seas 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning. Tomorrows conditions will also be rough with winds southeasterly 20 to 25 knots and seas rising to 1.5 to 2.5 metres. Conditions are not looking any good until the weekend, so get prepared to wait it out before you can chase a few tuna, mackerel, other pelagic and some good reef fish that are  feeding along the coast.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: The lower estuary is fishing well for flathead to 66cm. Whiting, trevally and jack in the lower river. A 42cm bream taken around Noosaville Boat Ramp. Flathead and grunter from along Tewantin stretch. Target mud crabs throughout river.

Maroochydore: Still a few good mud crabs throughout the river. Bream, grunter, whiting and flathead the motorway bridge and Twin Waters. Golden Trevally whiting and flathead from Cotton Tree and around Got and Channel Island.

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

Caloundra: Try for whiting, flathead and bream in Currimundi Lake. A few bigger bream from the boardwalk area. Whiting, bream, grunter and flathead between the bar and Golden Beach. Muddies in the creeks and mangrove areas throughout the passage.

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JoshGooding

Have a look at these quality Whiting taken home by Josh Gooding from the lower Maroochy River.

Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2018-03-20

Offshore

It may be better to stay in port today with smaller craft as conditions will become choppy later on, with winds tending east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, increasing to 15 to 20 knots during the morning or afternoon with seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres by early evening. Tomorrows conditions will become rough throughout the day with winds southeasterly 20 to 25 knots and seas rising to 1.5 to 2.5 metres. After today, conditions are not looking any good to possibly the weekend, so get prepared to wait it out before you can chase a few tuna, mackerel, other pelagic and some good reef fish that are  feeding along the coast.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: The lower estuary is fishing well for flathead to 66cm. Whiting, trevally and jack in the lower river. A 42cm bream taken around Noosaville Boat Ramp. Flathead and grunter from along Tewantin stretch. Target mud crabs throughout river.

Maroochydore: Still a few good mud crabs throughout the river. Bream, grunter, whiting and flathead the motorway bridge and Twin Waters. Golden Trevally whiting and flathead from Cotton Tree and around Got and Channel Island.

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

Caloundra: Try for whiting, flathead and bream in Currimundi Lake. A few bigger bream from the boardwalk area. Whiting, bream, grunter and flathead between the bar and Golden Beach. Muddies in the creeks and mangrove areas throughout the passage.

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Darby Small 1kg channel island

Keen young angler Darby was pretty happy with his feisty golden trevally caught off channel Island over the weekend.

Local Fishing Report: Monday 2018-03-19

Offshore

Conditions okay today particularly this morning, with an easterly 10 to 15 knots. Winds tending southerly below 10 knots inshore in the morning with seas around 1 metre.  Similar tomorrow with it getting choppy late morning, with winds easterly 10 to 15 knots turning southeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning and seas rising to around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon or evening. A few tuna feeding along the coast. North Reef for moses perch, tusk fish, Maori cod, grass sweetlip and gold spot cod. Sunshine for good mixed bag including snapper, sweetlip, moses perch, cobia, cod and also lots of coral trout as well as Spanish mackerel, long tail tuna and maori cod. Spotty and Spanish mackerel and plenty of tuna and long tail tuna from the Blinker. Cobia, tuna, snapper and grass sweetlip from Caloundra 12mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Lewis Sipp was fishing the lower estuary when a 66cm flathead smashed his mullet strip bait and took off hard but was eventually reeled in by this excited young angler. See, www.fishingnoosa.com.au. Whiting, trevally and jack in the lower river feeding under the cover of the dirty water. A 42cm bream taken around Noosaville Boat Ramp. Flathead and grunter from along Tewantin stretch. Target mud crabs throughout river.

Maroochydore: Still a few good mud crabs throughout but predominantly in the middle reaches of the river. Bream, grunter, whiting and flathead the motorway bridge and Twin Waters. Golden Trevally whiting and flathead from Cotton Tree. School jew and golden Trevally in the cod hole on the top of the tide.

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

Caloundra: Today New Moon phase will hav the fish on the bite and the good weather will be good for chasing a few whiting, flathead and bream in Currimundi Lake. Whiting, bream, grunter and flathead between the bar and Golden Beach. Muddies are moving throughout the passage.

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Jason Peace Bass Borumba

Have a look at Jason Peace with a quality Bass caught recently at Borumba Dam. Checkout Southern Queensland Fishing facebook page for more Dam information

Extended Fishing Report: Friday 2018-03-16

Offshore

Well what can we say, after 3 weeks of crook windy and rough, offshore conditions, but to finish off the week with Ex Tropical Cyclone Linda giving us huge seas and Gale force winds. The fantastic news is, that conditions, fortunately will be much more improved from today and right through the weekend as the seas settle down with lighter winds and swell right through to Tuesday. Winds today will be southerly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore early in the morning. Winds turning southeasterly in the early afternoon with seas 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning, then increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon. Then tomorrow winds will drop out to an east to southeasterly about 10 knots with seas below 1 metre, while Sunday and Monday will have very light winds and seas. As conditions improve be prepared and ready to go for a few good tuna or try local reef while North Reef for moses perch, tusk fish, Maori cod, grass sweetlip and gold spot cod. Sunshine for good mixed bag including snapper, sweetlip, moses perch, cobia, cod and also lots of coral trout as well as Spanish mackerel, long tail tuna and maori cod. Spotty and Spanish mackerel and plenty of tuna and long tail tuna from the Blinker. Cobia, tuna, snapper and grass sweetlip from Caloundra 12 mile. Around the 15 to 20nm’s east of the Wide Bay Bar you can expect yellowfin tuna, mackerel, pearlies, red emperor, scarlet sea perch, hussar and gold spot wrasse and mahi mahi, with large estuary cod being fairly active on the closer in reefs.

Out and around Hervey Bay:

As conditions settle right down it will be worth targeting Platypus Bay for longtail tuna, golden trevally, queenfish, school and spotted mackerel along with the odd scarlet perch. There have been few good coral trout, grassy sweetlip, blackall, tusk fish, queenfish, big trevally and mackerel on the inshore and shallow reefs in the Bay. In the Great Sandy Strait, is producing, Barramundi, and threadfin salmon have been the main targets, around the mouth of the Mary River including whiting, flathead and bream throughout. Barramundi and banana prawns before the flood waters and threadfin salmon in the lower Mary and Susan River. Barramundi, grunter and Mangrove Jack in the Burrum River. There’s queenfish, golden trevally and giant Trevally and the Urangan Pier, giant trevally have been taken out the end and have been a challenge to land as usual.

Estuaries and Beaches

Fraser Island:  Tomorrows new moon phase will hopefully have the fish on the bite when conditions settle down. The big high tides will have a fair volume of water on the move and as ther has been is a fair amount of erosion around the rocky outcrops, and beaches best to try and travel closer to low tide as possible. Target tarwhine, dart, whiting and trevally along the eastern beach gutters. 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 the mud crabs and flathead have also been reported.

Rainbow Beach: Tarwhine, bream, flathead and dart along the beaches and Inskip Point. Flathead, dart and whiting in the gutters at Rainbow Beach, Double Island Point and Teewah Beach. Tin Can Bay is fishing well for whiting, bream, flathead, Trevally and mangrove jack in the snaggy areas in the creeks and a few good muddies. 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: In the Dams you will have to exercise extra care when boating in the dirty flood water and watch for submerged trees and structures and floating Debris. Downstream of overflowing spillways will likely to be hazardous with swift flowing waters, debris and rapids. With that in mind there have been good catches prior to the heavy rains with good quality bass, saratoga and yellowbelly feeding at present. Borumba Dam has bass and saratoga still hitting surface lures and fly. Plenty of quality bass and golden perch on trolled lures from the junctions in Boondooma Dam. Please have a look at the flyer for Monduran Dams Sponsor a Barra social weekend from April 6th to the 8th and book now for a fun weekend!

Noosa: There is still a big run of dirty fresh water in all the river systems at present , so take extra care when boating. Flathead, school jew, whiting, Trevally and jack in the lower river. Flathead and grunter from along Tewantin stretch. Target mud crabs throughout river.

Maroochydore: A few good mud crabs in the middle river. Bream, grunter, whiting and flathead the motorway bridge and Twin Waters. Whiting and flathead from Cotton Tree. School jew and golden Trevally in the cod hole on the top of the tide. Remember to bookmark this year’s cod hole fishing comp on the first weekend in July, check out the attached poster.

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

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

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Estuarycod Rainbow Escape

The crew’s on Rainbow escape Charters out of Rainbow Beach recently got on to some big estuary cod.

Jarvis Bruce 70cm Estuary Cod

Jarvis and Bruce Henricks did well over night up the Maroochy River for some good estuary cod.

Javis cooked crabs

Jarvis Henricks has been out crabbin with his old man Bruce and taken home a fantastic feed of muddies.

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Have a look at the quality catch from the crew on Rainbow escape recently.

CodHoleFishing Comp

Can we please place the picture of the Cod Hole Fishing Comp in the paper , so people can plan ahead.

Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2018-03-15

Offshore

Gale Warning for Today in Sunshine Coast Waters. Crook conditions with winds southeasterly 25 to 30 knots reaching up to 35 knots offshore during the morning, with squalls up to 50 knots possible. Winds turning southerly before dawn. Winds dependent on the movement and development of the tropical system and seas 3 to 4 metres, decreasing to 2.5 to 3 metres during the afternoon. CAUTION, there will be Dangerous surf conditions which will  hazardous for coastal activities such as boating, rock fishing, swimming and surfing. Well what can we say, after 3 weeks of crook windy and rough, offshore conditions but to finish off the week with Tropical Cyclone Linda giving us huge seas and Gale force winds. The fantastic news is, that conditions, fortunately are looking much more improved from tomorrow afternoon and for the weekend as the seas settle down with lighter winds and swell right through to Tuesday. As conditions improve be prepared and ready to go for a few good tuna or try local reef like North Reef for moses perch, tusk fish, Maori cod, grass sweetlip and gold spot cod. Sunshine for good mixed bag including snapper, sweetlip, moses perch, cobia, cod and also lots of coral trout as well as Spanish mackerel, long tail tuna and maori cod. Spotty and Spanish mackerel and plenty of tuna and long tail tuna from the Blinker. Cobia, tuna, snapper and grass sweetlip from Caloundra 12mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Best to fish the incoming tide in the lower rivers for best results.Flathead, school jew, whiting, Trevally and jack in the lower river. Flathead and grunter from along Tewantin stretch. Target mud crabs throughout river.

Maroochydore: A few good mud crabs in the middle river. Bream, grunter, whiting and flathead the motorway bridge and Twin Waters. Whiting and flathead from Cotton Tree. School jew and golden Trevally in the cod hole on the top of the tide.

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

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

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Javis cooked crabs

Jarvis Henricks has been out crabbing with his old man Bruce and taken home a fantastic feed of muddies.

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2018-03-14

Offshore

Strong Wind Warning for today in Sunshine Coast Waters with winds south to southeasterly 25 to 33 knots, seas 2 to 3 metres and swells easterly 1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 4 metres around midday.  Tomorrow has similar conditions with winds southerly 25 to 30 knots decreasing to 15 to 20 knots during the evening. Winds reaching up to 34 knots offshore depending on the movement and development of the tropical low and seas 2.5 to 4 metres, decreasing to 2 to 3 metres during the afternoon. CAUTION, today  and tomorrow will have Dangerous surf conditions which will  hazardous for coastal activities such as boating, rock fishing, swimming and surfing.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Flathead, school jew, whiting, Trevally and jack in the lower river. Flathead and grunter from along Tewantin stretch. Target mud crabs throughout river.

Maroochydore: A few good mud crabs in the middle river. Bream, grunter, whiting and flathead the motorway bridge and Twin Waters. Whiting and flathead from Cotton Tree. School jew and golden Trevally in the cod hole on the top of the tide.

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

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

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Shark attackRainbow Escape

Shark attack! A crew member aboard Rainbow Escape Charters, lost most of his scarlet sea perch to a hungry shark off Rainbow Beach.

Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2018-03-13

Offshore

Conditions okay early with south to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots at times. Winds tending southeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon 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. However tomorrow  conditions will take a turn for the worst with southeasterly 20 to 30 knots turning southerly 25 to 30 knots during the evening. Winds reaching up to 34 knots offshore in the afternoon and evening depending on the movement and development of the tropical low, with seas 1.5 to 2.5 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 4 metres during the morning. CAUTION, on Wednesday afternoon and Thursday may have Dangerous surf conditions which will  hazardous for coastal activities such as rock fishing, swimming and surfing.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Still plenty of fresh dirty water runoff but worth a try for good flathead with several catch and release fish to 69cm and mangrove jack in Woods Bay and around the river mouth. Whiting on worms in the lower river. Flathead and grunter from along Tewantin stretch. Trevally, flathead and bream from the river mouth on the incoming tide. Target mud crabs throughout river.

Maroochydore: Water is full of flood waters and very dirty but fishing still okay and with plenty of mud crabs on the move. Jew and several good cod still feeding in the Cod Hole. Target the lower river system for bream, whiting and flathead. Mangrove jack around structures and snaggy areas throughout the river and in the creeks. Whiting return predominantly in the lower river

Mooloolaba: Try for jew over night in the lower river on the incoming tide. Bream around the rocks walls, pontoons and Jetties between the Mouth and Minyama Island. Cod, trevally and flathead from La Balsa Basin. Grunter bream from McKenzies Bridge area and mud crabs throughout the river.

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

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Spanish mackerel on DeepEndCharters

Have a look at a few nice Spanish Mackerel taken by the crews on board Deep End Charters off Mooloolaba recently.

Local Fishing Report: Monday 2018-03-12

Offshore

Conditions have finally settled down a bit today, with winds south to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots and seas 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore, so still not very workable and will be short lived with more strong winds, big seas and swells forecast for tomorrow, Wednesday and into Thursday. Conditions are looking very promising for Friday and Saturday so be ready to go!

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Plenty of fresh dirty water runoff but worth a try for good flathead with several catch and release fish to 70cm and mangrove jack in Woods Bay. Whiting on worms in the lower river. Flathead and grunter from along Tewantin stretch. Trevally, flathead and bream from the river mouth on the incoming tide. Target mud crabs throughout river.

Maroochydore: Water is full of flood waters and very dirty but fishing still okay and with plenty of mud crabs on the move. Jew and several good cod still feeding in the Cod Hole. Target the lower river system for bream, whiting and flathead. Mangrove jack around structures and snaggy areas throughout the river and in the creeks. Whiting return predominantly in the lower river

Mooloolaba: Try for jew over night in the lower river on the incoming tide.Bream around the rocks walls, pontoons and Jetties between the Mouth and Minyama Island. Cod, trevally and flathead from La Balsa Basin. Grunter bream from McKenzies Bridge area and mud crabs throughout the river.

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

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Jarvis Bruce 70cm Mangrove Jack

Jarvis and Bruce Henricks with a feed of Estuary Cod

Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2018-03-10

Offshore

The forecast is looking very ordinary probably right through to Sunday with strong winds, big seas and swells. Today again there is a Strong Wind Warning for Sunshine Coast Waters, so it certainly will be best to stay in sheltered waters with conditions are very rough with winds southeasterly 20 to 30 knots and seas to 2.5 metres. Conditions beginning to settle a bit tomorrow but not good enough to venture out with winds southeasterly 20 to 30 knots decreasing to 15 to 20 knots during the morning and seas 1.5 to 2.5 metres. Maybe a small window open on Monday, but not too likely so still looks like a good time to get some order into your fishing gear and be prepared for when conditions improve after the strong winds and the big swells (rolling in complements of Cyclone Hola) potentially, late next Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, with Friday the 16th looking good so far based on early forecast predictions on yesterdays, seabreeze 7 day forecast web site.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: If you can brave the wind and dirty water try for good flathead with several catch and release fish to 70cm and mangrove jack in Woods Bay. Whiting on worms in the lower river. Flathead and grunter from along Tewantin stretch. Trevally, flathead and bream from the river mouth on the incoming tide.

Target mud crabs throughout river.

Maroochydore: Water is full of flood waters and very dirty but fishing still okay and heaps of male crabs yesterday afternoon when tide started to run out. One local caught 8 good bucks on pilchard in the afternoon. Up until now heaps of undersize males, females and big females with just the odd buck keeper. Jew still feeding in the Cod Hole. Target the lower river system for bream, whiting and flathead. Mangrove jack around structures and snaggy areas throughout the river and in the creeks. Whiting return predominantly in the lower river and mud crabs throughout the river.

Mooloolaba: Try for jew over night in the lower river on the incoming tide.Bream around the rocks walls, pontoons and Jetties between the Mouth and Minyama Island. Cod, trevally and flathead from La Balsa Basin. Grunter bream from McKenzies Bridge area and mud crabs throughout the river.

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

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Three year old Oliver Wakelin, enjoyed catching and releasing his first good size whiting off Chambers Island Yesterday.

Extended Fishing Report: Friday 2018-03-09

Offshore

The forecast is looking very ordinary probably right through to Monday or even later into next week with strong winds, big seas and swells. Today again there is a Strong Wind Warning for Sunshine Coast Waters, so it certainly will be best to stay in sheltered waters with conditions are very rough with winds southeasterly 25 to 30 knots and seas and swells to 2.5 to 3 metres. Similar conditions forecast for tomorrow, with winds southeasterly 25 to 30 knots with seas to 2.5 metres. Looks like a good time to get some order into your fishing gear and be prepared to ‘Chuck a Sickie’ next week when conditions improve so you can get out and do some offshore fishing!

So when conditions improve be ready for good tuna schooling up along the coast. North Reefs had moses perch, tusk fish, Maori cod, grass sweetlip and gold spot cod. Sunshine has had a good mixed bag including snapper, sweetlip, moses perch, cobia, cod and also lots of coral trout as well as Spanish mackerel, long tail tuna and maori cod. Spotty and Spanish mackerel and plenty of tuna and long tail tuna from the Blinker. Cobia, tuna, snapper and grass sweetlip from Caloundra 12 mile. Around the 15 to 20nm’s east of the Wide Bay Bar for yellowfin tuna, mackerel, pearlies, red emperor, hussar and gold spot wrasse and mahi mahi, with large estuary cod being fairly active on the closer in reefs on live baits.

Out and around Hervey Bay

Platypus Bay has of longtail tuna moving through, as well as golden trevally, queenfish, school and spotted mackerel along with the odd scarlet perch. Fishing the reefs at night has been effective on scarlets but the sharks continue to be a problem. There have been few good coral trout, grassy sweetlip, blackall, tusk fish, queenfish, big trevally and mackerel on the inshore and shallow reefs in the Bay. In the Great Sandy Strait, Barramundi, and threadfin salmon have been the main targets, while working the mid-reaches has been best along with around the mouth of the Mary River including whiting, flathead and bream throughout. Try soft vibes and trolled hardbody lures for good results. Barramundi and banana prawns before the flood waters and threadfin salmon in the lower Mary and Susan River. Barramundi, grunter and Mangrove Jack in the Burrum River. Golden Trevally and school mackerel on the Burrum 8 mile Around the Picnics and Little Woody Islands there’s queenfish, golden trevally and giant Trevally and the Urangan Pier, giant trevally have been taken out the end and have been a challenge to land as usual.

Estuaries and Beaches

Fraser Island:  There is a fair amount of erosion around the rocky outcrops, best to try and travel closer to low tide as possible. Target tarwhine, dart, whiting and trevally along the eastern beach gutters. 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 the mud crabs and flathead have also been reported.

Rainbow Beach: Tarwhine, bream, flathead and dart along the beaches and Inskip Point. Flathead, dart and whiting in the gutters at Rainbow Beach, Double Island Point and Teewah Beach. Tin Can Bay is fishing well for whiting, bream, flathead, Trevally and mangrove jack in the snaggy areas in the creeks and a few good muddies. 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: In the Dams you will have to exercise extra care when boating in the dirty water and watch for submerged trees and structures and floating Debris. Downstream of overflowing spillways will likely to be hazardous with swift flowing waters, debris and rapids. With that in mind there have been good catches prior to the heavy rains with good quality bass, saratoga and yellowbelly feeding at present. Borumba Dam has bass and quality fighting saratoga hitting surface lures and fly. Plenty of quality bass and golden perch on trolled lures from the junctions in Boondooma Dam. Please have a look at the flyer for Monduran Dams Sponsor a Barra social weekend from April 6th to the 8th and book now for a fun weekend!

Noosa: Good flathead with several catch and release fish to 70cm and mangrove jack in Woods Bay. Hunter Stojczan caught and released a 55cm GT in the lower estuary on Sunday on a Storm Chug Bug surface lure. Whiting on worms in the lower river. Flathead and grunter from along Tewantin stretch. Trevally, flathead and bream from the river mouth on the incoming tide. With the dirty water runoff target mud crabs throughout river.

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

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

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

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SteveCummingBigGrunterFlatheadSaturday3.3.18

Check out Steve Cumming with a quality grunter bream and a nice dusky flathead, caught a couple of days ago near Eudlo Creek mouth.

GemmaBruceJarvisCodJew

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

GemmaJarvisCrabs

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

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Jake JohnsonMahiMahi

Gun Angler Jake Johnson fishing off the Sunny coast prior to the crook weather and caught this whopper ,Mahi mahi or Dolphin fish

Rainbow Escape Charters Nannygai Scarlet sea Perch

Rainbow Escape Charters is at it again with a few quality Scarlet Sea-Perch or Large-mouthed Nannygai last Saturday off Rainbow Beach.

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