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Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2019-02-19

Offshore

Pretty good conditions except for the big swells so take extra care as winds will be blowing southeasterly 10 to 15 knots with seas around 1 metre.and 2m of easterly swell. So caution, as there will be large and powerful surf conditions in the evening are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing. Tomorrow will have choppy conditions and a decent swell , so it may be better to stay in more sheltersd waters with winds southeasterly 15 to 20 knots., seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon and swells still easterly 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 metres during the evening. Yellow fin tuna, and spotty mackerel from Sunshine Reef. Spotty mackerel from Halls Reef. Cobia, sweetlip and tuna and some quality spanish mackerel from North Reef. Spotty mackerel from the NW fairway beacon. Spotty mackerel off Coolum Reef. Cobia, sweetlip and spotty mackerel from the Gneerings. Dolphin Fish from the caloundra 12 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Trevally, whiting and flathead from the river mouth. Mangrove jack and the odd jew between the lakes and in the canals. Trevally and flathead from the Tewantin ski run. Mud crabs throughout but mainly in the upper river system.

Maroochydore: There have been a few good whiting around Goat and Channel island taken on yabby's, worm or small surface poppers. Flathead and bream from the river mouth. Bream and trevally at the Cod Hole. Cod and Mangrove Jack from the rock bars in the middle river. Mud crabs in the creeks and middle river. 

Mooloolaba: Bream, grunter and trevally from the moorings. Jacks and flathead in Mountain Creek an around McKenzies Bridge. Cod, mangrove jack and and muddies from the middle and upper Mooloolah River.

Caloundra: Sand crabs in in the deeper channels and sea grass beds of the northern passage and for mud crabs there as well as in the creeks. Flathead and whiting from Golden Beach and the entrance to Bell's Creek. Mangrove jack and trevally in Pelican Waters.

 Jack Clow with a cracker Mary River cod he caught and released

Jack Clow with a Mary River cod that he caught and released safely. The Mary River Cod is a 'No Take' and listed as an endangered species in Queensland except for a few listed impoundments, so check the Fisheries Queensland Facebook or Web Site for precise details.

Local Fishing Report: Monday 2019-02-18

Offshore

Winds will be blowing 10-15 knots from the southeast, with 1-1.5m seas and 2m of easterly swell. Yellow fin tuna, and spotty mackerel from Sunshine Reef. Spotty mackerel from Halls Reef. Cobia, sweetlip and tuna and some quality spanish mackerel from North Reef. Spotty mackerel from the NW fairway beacon. Spotty mackerel off Coolum Reef. Cobia, sweetlip and spotty mackerel from the Gneerings. Dolphin Fish from the caloundra 12 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Trevally, whiting and flathead from the river mouth. Mangrove jack and the odd jew between the lakes and in the canals. Trevally and flathead from the Tewantin ski run. Mud crabs throughout but mainly in the upper river system.

Maroochydore: There have been a few good whiting up to 42cm in the lower river around Goat and Channel island taken on yabby's, worm or small surface poppers. Flathead and bream from the river mouth. Bream and trevally at the Cod Hole. Cod and Mangrove Jack from the rock bars in the middle river. Mud crabs in the creeks and middle river. 

Mooloolaba: Bream, grunter and trevally from the moorings. Jacks and flathead in Mountain Creek an around McKenzies Bridge. Cod, mangrove jack and and muddies from the middle and upper Mooloolah River.

Caloundra: Sand crabs in in the deeper channels and sea grass beds of the northern passage and for mud crabs there as well as in the creeks. Flathead and whiting from Golden Beach and the entrance to Bell's Creek. Mangrove jack and trevally in Pelican Waters.

 Mary Anne Crab

Mary Ann did well yesterday morning in the middle Maroochy River with a solid buck mud crab for her efforts.

Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2019-02-15

Offshore

Still a Strong Wind Warning for today in Sunshine Coast Waters, so be prepared to stay in Port with winds southeasterly 25 to 30 knots decreasing to 20 to 25 knots before dawn and rough seas 2 to 2.5 metres. Tomorrows conditions are easing back a bit with moderate to strong winds and rough to choppy seas, with winds southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots at times offshore and seas 1.5 to 2 metres. The windy conditions look sticking around through this week, and possibly increasing further later in the week. But, for something to look forward too, before the winds there's been some good catches of yellow fin tuna, and spotty mackerel from Sunshine Reef. Spotty mackerel from Halls Reef. Cobia, sweetlip and tuna and some quality spanish mackerel from North Reef. Spotty mackerel from the NW fairway beacon. Spotty mackerel, yellow fin tuna, cobia, and sweetlip off Coolum Reef. Cobia, sweetlip, wahoo, spotty mackerel from Caloundra 12 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Trevally, whiting and flathead in the lower river. Mangrove jack and the odd jew between the lakes and in the canals. Bream and flathead along Gympie Terrace and up around Tewantin , a few trevally, estuary cod,bream, grunter and dusky flathead. Plenty of mud crabs throughout but mainly in the upper river system.

Maroochydore: There have been a few good whiting up to 42cm in the lower river around Goat and Channel island taken on yabby's, worm or small surface lures lie poppers. Flathead and bream from the river mouth. Bream and trevally at the Cod Hole. Small spotted grunter, flathead and the odd chopper tailor from Bli Bli. Cod and Mangrove Jack from the rock bars in the middle river. Mud crabs in the middle river.

Mooloolaba: Bream, grunter and trevally from the moorings. Jacks and flathead in Mountain Creek an around McKenzies Bridge. Cod, mangrove jack and and muddies from the middle and upper Mooloolah River.

Caloundra: Try for sand crabs in in the deeper channels and sea grass beds of the northern passage and for mud crabs there as well as in the creeks. Flathead and whiting from Golden Beach and the entrance to Bell's Creek. Mangrove jack and trevally in Pelican Waters.

Peter Batey with a nice Saratoga caught on a Bass Jig made by Nambours Simon Carters Sharp Lake Boondoomba Point Jigheadsjpg 

Peter Batey with a nice Saratoga caught and released at Lake Boondoomba, on a Bass Jig made by Nambours Simon Carters Sharp, Point Jigheads.

Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2019-02-13

Offshore

Calmer conditions early ahead of a gusty change today, with a Strong Wind Warning for today in Sunshine Coast Waters with winds north to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots, tending east to northeasterly below 10 knots offshore during the morning. A gusty southerly change 20 to 25 knots will move north along the coast during the morning, reaching Bribie Island mid-morning and extending north to Noosa Heads by midday. Winds throughout then becoming southeasterly 20 to 25 knots in the afternoon, reaching up to 30 knots at times inshore south of Noosa Head and seas 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres around midday. Tomorrows conditions are looking similar with strong winds and big seas, so be prepared to stay in Port with winds Southeasterly 20 to 25 knots. Wind speeds reaching up to 30 knots at times in the afternoon and evening and seas 1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the afternoon or evening. The windy conditions look sticking around into the middle of next week, but for something to look forward too, before the winds there's been some good catches of yellow fin tuna, and spotty mackerel from Sunshine Reef. Spotty mackerel from Halls Reef. Cobia, sweetlip and tuna and some quality spanish mackerel from North Reef. Spotty mackerel from the NW fairway beacon. Spotty mackerel, yellow fin tuna, cobia, and sweetlip off Coolum Reef. Cobia, sweetlip, wahoo, spotty mackerel from Caloundra 12 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Trevally, whiting and flathead in the lower river. Mangrove jack between the lakes and in the canals. Bream and flathead along Gympie Terrace. Plenty of mud crabs throughout but mainly in the upper river system.

Maroochydore: Flathead and bream from the river mouth. Bream and trevally at the Cod Hole. Small spotted grunter, flathead and the odd chopper tailor from Bli Bli. Cod and Mangrove Jack from the rock bars in the middle river. Mud crabs in the middle river.

Mooloolaba: Bream, grunter and trevally from the moorings. Jacks and flathead in Mountain Creek an around McKenzies Bridge. Cod, mangrove jack and and muddies from the middle and upper Mooloolah River.

Caloundra: Try for sand crabs in in the deeper channels and sea grass beds of the northern passage and for mud crabs there as well as in the creeks. Flathead and whiting from Golden Beach and the entrance to Bell's Creek. Jacks and trevally in Pelican Waters.

 LukeOpeltYFTuna Off Mbar

Have a look at Luke Opelt, with a hard fighting Yellow fin tuna caught and released close in off the Sunshine Coast last weekend.

Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2019-02-12

Offshore

Good conditions early ahead of increasing and most likely pretty choppy sea breeze later in the day, with winds northeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending north to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the day and seas below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon. While tomorrows conditions will be choppy as well with winds northerly 15 to 20 knots and seas 1 to 1.5 metres. There's been some good catches over the weekend of yellow fin tuna, and spotty mackerel from Sunshine Reef. Spotty mackerel from Halls Reef. Cobia, sweetlip and tuna and some quality spanish mackerel from North Reef. Spotty mackerel from the NW fairway beacon. Spotty mackerel, yellow fin tuna, cobia, and sweetlip off Coolum Reef. Cobia, sweetlip, wahoo, spotty mackerel from Caloundra 12 mile. Red emperor, snapper, pearl perch, tusk fish, cobia and black marlin from the banks. Double Island Point had tusk fish, moses perch, snapper and pearl perch and dolphin fish, www.fishingnoosa.com.au/noosacharters.htm.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Trevally, whiting and flathead in Woods Bays. Whiting in the frying pan. Mangrove jack between the lakes and in the canals. Bream, flathead and tarwhine along Gympie Terrace. Plenty of mud crabs throughout but mainly in the upper river system.

Maroochydore: Flathead and bream from the river mouth. Bream and trevally at the Cod Hole. Small spotted grunter to 42cm, flathead and jew from Bli Bli. Cod and jack from the rock bars in the middle river. Mud crabs in the middle river. 

Mooloolaba: Bream, grunter and trevally from the moorings. Trevally from La Balsa park. Jacks and flathead in Mountain Creek. Target jacks, flathead and trevally, from McKenzies Bridge. Cod, mangrove jack and and muddies from the upper Mooloolah. 

Caloundra: Whiting and bream from Currimunid Lake. Sand crabs in in the deeper channels and sea grass beds of the northern passage. Flathead and whiting from Golden Beach and the entrance to Bell's Creek. Jacks and trevally in Pelican Waters.

Brett Deep EndCharters

Keen angler, Brett Robertson took home this 78cm, 9kg red emperor while fishing on the Barwon Banks on a Deep End Charter over the weekend.

Local Fishing Report: Monday 2019-02-11

Offshore

Winds will be blowing southeasterly's at 15 to 20 knots decreasing to 10 to 15 knots before dawn and turning east to northeasterly during the afternoon and evening, with seas decreasing to 1m during the morning. Yellow fin tuna, and spotty mackerel from Sunshine Reef. Spotty mackerel from Halls Reef. Cobia, sweetlip and tuna and some quality spanish mackerel from North Reef. Spotty mackerel from the NW fairway beacon. Spotty mackerel, yellow fin tuna, cobia, and sweetlip off Coolum Reef. Cobia, sweetlip, wahoo, spotty mackerel from Caloundra 12 mile. Perl perch, tusk fish, cobia and black marlin from the banks. Double Island Point had tusk fish, moses perch, snapper and pearl perch and dolphin fish, www.fishingnoosa.com.au/noosacharters.htm.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Trevally, whiting and flathead in Woods Bays. Whiting in the frying pan. Mangrove jack between the lakes and in the canals. Bream, flathead and tarwhine along Gympie Terrace. Plenty of mud crabs throughout but mainly in the upper river system.

Maroochydore: Flathead and bream from the river mouth. The odd tailor, bream and trevally at the Cod Hole. Small spotted grunter to 42cm, flathead and jew from Bli Bli. Cod and jack from the rock bars in the middle river. Mud crabs in the middle river. 

Mooloolaba: Bream, grunter and trevally from the moorings. Trevally from La Balsa park. Jacks and flathead in Mountain Creek. Target jacks, flathead and trevally, from McKenzies Bridge. Cod, mangrove jack and and muddies from the upper Mooloolah.

Caloundra: Whiting and bream from Currimunid Lake. Sand crabs in in the deeper channels and sea grass beds of the northern passage. Flathead and whiting from Golden Beach and the entrance to Bell's Creek. Jacks and trevally in Pelican Waters.

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Brett Sheriff had a good start to his morning yesterday fishing from the river mouth with small pilchards for this 59cm clean dusky flathead.

Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2019-02-09

Offshore

Pretty choppy to rough conditions again today, so better in sheltered waters, with winds east to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots and seas 1.5 metres. Similar conditions tomorrow with winds easterly 15 to 20 knots and seas 1 to 1.5 metres. So when conditions hopefully improve on Saturday for the weekend and into Tuesday be ready to go for some of the recent catches of Yellow fin tuna, and spanish mackerel from Sunshine Reef. Cobia, sweetlip and tuna and some quality spanish mackerel from North Reef. Spanish, yellow fin tuna, cobia, and snapper off Coolum Reef. Cobia, wahoo, spotty mackerel from Caloundra 12 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Target trevally, grunter and flathead in Woods Bays. Whiting from the frying pan and Woods Bays. Mangrove jack between the lakes and in the canals. Bream, flathead and tarwhine along Gympie Terrace. Penty of mud crabs throughout but mainly in the upper river system.

Maroochydore: The odd tailor, bream and trevally at the Cod Hole. Spotted grunter to 42cm, flathead and jew from Bli Bli. Cod and jack from the rock bars in the middle river. Still plenty of mud crabs as one local has kept 7 keepers (only 4 pots) in the last week and returned heaps of undersize crabs ans several large female crabs. 

Mooloolaba: Bream, grunter and trevally from the moorings. Trevally from La Balsa park. Jacks and flathead in Mountain Creek. Target jacks, flathead and trevally, from McKenzies Bridge. Cod, mangrove jack and and muddies from the upper Mooloolah.

Caloundra: A few bream, whiting and dart from along the beaches. Sand crabs in in the deeper channels and sea grass beds of the northern passage. Flathead, mangrove jack and mud crabs in Creeks. Jacks and trevally in Pelican Waters. Mud crabs in the creeks.

Shaun Doyle Elbow slapper
Check out local whiting angler, Shaun Doyle with a nice elbow slapper whiting with several in his catch in the 25 to 28cm range, taken in the lower river.

Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2019-02-07

Offshore

Pretty choppy to rough conditions again today, so better in sheltered waters, with winds east to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots and seas 1.5 metres. Similar conditions tomorrow with winds easterly 15 to 20 knots and seas 1 to 1.5 metres. So when conditions hopefully improve on Saturday for the weekend and into Tuesday be ready to go for some of the recent catches of Yellow fin tuna, and spanish mackerel from Sunshine Reef. Cobia, sweetlip and tuna and some quality spanish mackerel from North Reef. Spanish, yellow fin tuna, cobia, and snapper off Coolum Reef. Cobia, wahoo, spotty mackerel from Caloundra 12 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: This weeks new moon phase and associated big tides has the fish feeding. Target trevally, grunter and flathead in Woods Bays. Whiting from the frying pan and Woods Bays. Mangrove jack between the lakes and in the canals. Bream, flathead and tarwhine along Gympie Terrace. A few mud crabs in the upper river system.

Maroochydore: The odd tailor, bream and trevally at the Cod Hole. Spotted grunter, flathead and jew from Bli Bli. Cod and jack from the rock bars in the middle river. Still plenty of Muddies but mostly females and under size bucks with the occasional keeper, until there is more rainfall. 

Mooloolaba: Bream and trevally from the moorings. Trevally from La Balsa park. Jacks and flathead in Mountain Creek. Target jacks, flathead and trevally, from McKenzies Bridge. Cod, mangrove jack and and muddies from the upper Mooloolah. 

Caloundra: A few bream, whiting and dart from along the beaches. Sand crabs in in the deeper channels and sea grass beds of the northern passage. Flathead, mangrove jack and mud crabs in Creeks. Jacks and trevally in Pelican Waters. Mud crabs in the creeks.

Yandina Fishing Club at Borumba Dam. Levi Ryder with a 46cm Bass
Levi Ryder with a 46cm Bass out with skipper Ron Craine with the Yandina Fishing Club at Borumba Dam.

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2019-02-06

Offshore

Pretty choppy to rough conditions today so better in sheltered waters, with winds east to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots and seas 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore north of Maroochydore during the afternoon. Similar rough conditions tomorrow with winds easterly 15 to 20 knots and seas 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore. So when conditions improve considerable Saturdayfor the weekend and into Monday be ready to go for some of the recent catches of Yellow fin tuna, and spanish mackerel from Sunshine Reef. Cobia, sweetlip and tuna and some quality spanish mackerel from North Reef. Spanish, yellow fin tuna, cobia, and snapper off Coolum Reef. Cobia, wahoo, spotty mackerel from Caloundra 12 mile. Maori cod, moses perch, snapper, pearl perch and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks. Gold band snapper, nannygai, snapper, tusk fish, Moses perch, frying pan snapper, cobia, grass emperor, painted sweetlip and gold spot wrasse from Double Island Point.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Yesterdays new moon and big tides will have the fish feeding. Target trevally, grunter and flathead in Woods Bays. Whiting from the frying pan and Woods Bays. Mangrove jack between the lakes and in the canals. Bream, flathead and tarwhine along Gympie Terrace. A few mud crabs in the upper river system.

Maroochydore: A few tailor at the Cod Hole as well as Golden trevally, giant herring and jew. Spotted grunter, flathead and jew from Bli Bli. Cod and jack from the rock bars in the middle river. Still plenty of Muddies but mostly females and under size bucks with the occasional keeper, until there is more rainfall. 

Mooloolaba: Bream and trevally from the moorings. Trevally from La Balsa park. Jacks and flathead in Mountain Creek. Target jacks, flathead and trevally, from McKenzies Bridge. Cod, mangrove jack and and muddies from the upper Mooloolah. 

Caloundra: A few bream, whiting and dart from along the beaches. Sand crabs in in the deeper channels and sea grass beds of the northern passage. Flathead, mangrove jack and mud crabs in Creeks. Jacks and trevally in Pelican Waters. Mud crabs in the creeks.

Chrissy Bell with spotted Grunter up to 42cm

Chrissy Bell from the Maroochy RSL Fishing Club weighed in a couple of quality Spotted grunter bream to 42 cm.

Local Fishing Report: Monday 2019-02-04

Offshore

Winds will be blowing East to southeasterly at 10 to 15 knots, with 1m seas and 1-1.5m of swell. Spotty mackerel, cobia and Maori Cod from Currimundi wide. Spanaish and spotty mackerel and a few cobia in Luguna Bay. Yellow fin tuna, and spanish mackerel from Sunshine Reef. Cobia, wahoo, spotty mackerel from Caloundra 12 mile. Solid Cobia, sweetlip and tuna and some quality spanish mackerel from North Reef. Spanish, yellow fin tuna, cobia, and snapper off Coolum Reef.  Maori cod, moses perch, snapper, pearl perch and  tusk fish from the Barwon Banks. Gold band snapper, nannygai, snapper, tusk fish, Moses perch, frying pan snapper, cobia, grass emperor, painted sweetlip and gold spot wrasse from Double Island Point (www.fishingnoosa.com.au/fishingoffshorenoosa.htm).

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Trevally and flathead in Woods Bays. Whiting from the frying pan and Woods Bays. Mangrove jack between the lakes and in the canals. Bream, flathead and tarwhine along Gympie Terrace. Bream and grunter bream from the ferry crossing.

Maroochydore: Golden trevally, giant herring and jew from the Cod Hole. Grunter, flathead and jew from Bli Bli. Cod and jack from the rock bars in the middle river. Flathead and tarwhine from the river mouth. Whiting throughout the lower reaches. 

Mooloolaba: Bream and trevally from the moorings. Trevally from La Balsa park. Jacks and flathead in Mountain Creek. Target jacks, flathead and trevally, from McKenzies Bridge. Cod, mangrove jack and and muddies from the upper Mooloolah.

Caloundra: A few bream, whiting and dart from along the beaches. Sand crabs in in the deeper channels and sea grass beds of the northern passage. Flathead, mangrove jack and mud crabs in Creeks. Jacks and trevally in Pelican Waters.

Deep End Charters Cobia Barwon Banks 

The crew aboard Deep End Charters caught several good cobia on a recent trip to the Barwon Banks.

Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2019-02-02

Offshore

Choppy conditions today with winds east to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots and seas 1 to 1.5 metres. Tomorrows conditions will be a slight improvement but still will have choppy seas probably around the 15 knot mark through the morning with winds easterly 10 to 15 knots and seas 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon. Spotty mackerel, cobia and Maori Cod from Currimundi wide. Spanaish and spotty mackerel and a few cobia in Luguna Bay as well as sweetlip, red emperor, yellowtail kingfish and gold spot cod from Sunshine Reef. Cobia, wahoo, spotty mackerel from Caloundra 12 mile. Solid Cobia, sweetlip and tuna and some quality spanish mackerel from North Reef. Been several good catches Spanish, spotty mackerel, cobia, and snapper out from Point Arkwright and around Old Women Island. Cobia spotty mackerel and tuna and grass sweetlip from Coolum. North of the Barwon Banks a 16.5kg red emperor was taken on a mullet fillet, along with a 6kg gold spot cod, Maori cod, a snapper, morwong, pearl perch and a few tusk fish.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: The lower river is producing quality GT's, golden trevally, some reasonable bream, grunter and flathead. A few catches of reasonable whiting throughout the river at present. A few good catches of mangrove jack in the creeks, canals and around the bridge structures and up between the lakes.

Maroochydore: Giant and golden trevally, estuary cod and bream in the Cod Hole. Few quality Mangrove Jack to 50 cm and big GT's in the upper estuary. Flathead from the creek mouths. Mud Crabs where potted in the upper reaches. 

Mooloolaba: Bream and trevally from the moorings. Trevally from La Balsa park. Jacks and flathead in Mountain Creek. Target jacks, flathead and trevally, from McKenzies Bridge. Cod, mangrove jack and and muddies from the upper Mooloolah. 

Caloundra: A few bream, whiting and dart from along the beaches. Sand crabs in in the deeper channels and sea grass beds of the northern passage. Flathead, mangrove jack and mud crabs in Creeks. Jacks, cod and queenfish in Pelican Waters.

Brento nice Cobia 

Brenton Mansfield with a fighting cobia, caught and released off Mooloolaba.

Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2019-01-31

Offshore

Good conditions today with winds easterly 10 to 15 knots with seas below 1 metre. Tomorrows conditions will be pretty good most of the day with winds east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the day and reaching up to 20 knots at times during the evening and seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore south of Maroochydore during the afternoon or evening. Spotty mackerel, cobia and Maori Cod from Currimundi wide. Spanaish and spotty mackerel and a few cobia in Luguna Bay as well as sweetlip, red emperor, yellowtail kingfish and gold spot cod from Sunshine Reef. Cobia, wahoo, spotty mackerel from Caloundra 12 mile. Solid Cobia, sweetlip and tuna and some quality spanish mackerel from North Reef. Been several good catches Spanish, spotty mackerel, cobia, and snapper out from Point Arkwright and around Old Women Island. Cobia spotty mackerel and tuna and grass sweetlip from Coolum. North of the Barwon Banks over the weekend a 91cm, 16.5kg red emperor on a mullet fillet, along with a 6kg gold spot cod, Maori cod, a snapper, morwong, pearl perch and a few tusk fish.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: The lower river is producing quality GT's, golden trevally, some reasonable bream, grunter and flathead. A few catches of reasonable whiting throughout the river at present. A few good catches of mangrove jack in the creeks, canals and around the bridge structures and up between the lakes.

Maroochydore: Giant and golden trevally, estuary cod and bream in the Cod Hole. Few quality Mangrove Jack to 50 cm in the upper estuary. Flathead from the creek mouths. Mud Crabs where potted in the upper reaches. 

Mooloolaba: Bream and trevally from the moorings. Trevally from La Balsa park. Jacks and flathead in Mountain Creek. Target jacks, flathead and trevally, from McKenzies Bridge. Cod, mangrove jack and and muddies from the upper Mooloolah. 

Caloundra: A few bream, whiting and dart from along the beaches. Sand crabs in in the deeper channels and sea grass beds of the northern passage. Flathead, mangrove jack and mud crabs in Creeks. Jacks, cod and queenfish in Pelican Waters. 

Bailey Watt 2 nice bass

Super keen angler, Bailey Watt has been catching and releasing some quality bass in Lake Mac Donald.

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