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Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2019-05-28

Offshore 

The colder conditions will be better for fishing and hopefull bring the snapper in closer this winter season, so see if you can get out. Good conditions closer inshore and in the bays but rough early in the day out wider from the coast with winds southwesterly 15 to 25 knots decreasing to 10 to 15 knots in the morning then turning westerly during the afternoon and evening and seas 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre around midday. Tomorrow will have pretty good conditions particularly close inshore with winds west to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning northwesterly during the afternoon. Winds inshore slackening for a period during the afternoon, with possible light seabreezes with seas around 1 metre. Trekka 2 skipper Mitch Bertacchini and his crews has fished to both North and Sunshine reefs, where they caught pearl perch, some nice snapper, moses perch, venus tusk fish, monocle bream, grass emperor, painted sweetlip, chinaman fish (released), yellowfin tuna and longtail tuna. Warren Norup fished Sunshine Reef in his kayak on Saturday morning in average conditions for this 123cm Spanish mackerl trolling a slimy mackerel. There's Spanish mackerel feeding over the Jew Shoal. Big longtail and mac tuna caught in close off Mooloolaba. School and spotty mackerel from Currimundi Reef and the Caloundra 5 mile. North Reef had coral trout and quality pearl perch as well as snapper, gold spot cod and Moses perch. Spanish mackerel, tuna and snapper from the Blinker. There were snapper, sweetlip, cobia and good longtails and Spanish mackerel as well as nice Red Emperor at Double Island Point last week.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Tarwine, bream and dart along Northshore. Flathead, the odd tailor, golden trevally and bream around the river mouth and queenies and trevally in the Woods Bays. Tailor around 45ch in the Marina entrance. Whiting throughout the lower river and upstream in the lakes.

Maroochydore: The colder conditions will have the bream and tailor on the bite' so be ready to go, Tailor and big trevally yesterday between the Motorway Bridge and Chambers Island. Several catches of flathead, whiting and bream between the river mouth and Bli Bli particularly in the mouth of Eudlo Creek. Still a few crabs to be potted.

Mooloolaba: Worth fishing the headlands for jew, bream and perhaps a tuna as well as bream, dart and whiting in the gutters. Flathead, feeding in the creeks and canals, Plenty of bream, particularly at night and trevally from around the boat moorings and throughout the lower river. Still worth putting the pots in.

Caloundra; Try for whiting, bream, trevally and flathead along Golden Beach. A few quality flathead a few trevally and bream through the Passage Queenfish and trevally in Pelican Waters. Still a few mud crabs in the creeks that feed into the Passage.

Luke Opelt Black Marlin 

Luke Opelt was excited to tick off another one of his bucket lists over the weekend, when he caught his first black marlin.

Local Fishing Report: Monday 2019-05-27

Offshore 

Good conditions closer inshore and in the bays but becoming rough out away from the coast with winds northwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning southwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon. Southwesterly winds reaching up to 25 knots offshore during the afternoon and evening and seas below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore later in the evening. Tomorrow will have pretty good conditions particularly close inshore with winds Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the day then becoming west to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the evening and 1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon. Warren Norup fished Sunshine Reef in his kayak on Saturday morning in average conditions for this 123cm Spanish mackerl trolling a slimy mackerel. Sunshine Reef's also had grass sweetlip, snapper and moses perch then the pelagics like cobia, spotted mackerel, longtail tuna and Spanish Mackeral. There's Spanish mackerel feeding over the Jew Shoal. Big longtail and mac tuna caught in close off Mooloolaba. School and spotty mackerel from Currimundi Reef and the Caloundra 5 mile. North Reef had coral trout and quality pearl perch as well as snapper, gold spot cod and Moses perch. Spanish mackerel, tuna and snapper from the Blinker. There were cobia and good longtails and Spanish mackerel as well as nice Red Emperor at Double Island Point last week.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Flathead, bream and dart along Northshore. Flathead golden trevally and bream around the river mouth and queenies and trevally in the Woods Bays. Whiting throughout the lower river and upstream in the lakes.

Maroochydore: Tailor and big trevally yesterday between the Motorway Bridge and Chambers Island. Several catches of flathead, whiting and bream between the river mouth and Bli Bli particularly in the mouth of Eudlo Creek. Still a few crabs to be potted. 

Mooloolaba: Worth fishing the headlands for jew, bream and perhaps a tuna as well as bream, dart and whiting in the gutters. Flathead, feeding in the creeks and canals, Plenty of bream, particularly at night and trevally from around the boat moorings and throughout the lower river. Still worth putting the pots in. 

Caloundra; Try for whiting, bream, trevally and flathead along Golden Beach. A few quality flathead a few trevally and bream through the Passage Queenfish and trevally in Pelican Waters. Still a few mud crabs in the creeks that feed into the Passage.

Warren Norup 123cm Spanish Mackerl 

Warren Norup fished Sunshine Reef in his kayak on Saturday morning in average conditions for this 123cm Spanish mackerl trolling a slimy mackerel.

Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2019-05-25

Offshore 

Good conditions today particularly closer inshore in the bays with winds south to southeasterly about 10 knots becoming easterly below 10 knots during the evening and seas below 1 metre. Tomorrow will have excellent conditions with winds variable about 10 knots, becoming west to northwesterly in the afternoon and seas below 0.5 metres. The weekends conditions are looking fantastic for offshore waters, particularly on Sunday with light southwesterly winds forecast. So be ready to go! Wild Thing 2 skipper Nat Turner, fished Sunshine Reef on Monday. Conditions were a bit average with 15 knots of southerly wind and a few rain squalls but that didn't bother our keen crew. We started off catching grass sweetlip, snapper and moses perch then the pelagics came on the chew. We ended up catching cobia, spotted mackerel, longtail tuna and were unlucky to be bitten off mid-fight several times by what we thought were Spanish Mackeral. There's Spanish mackerel feeding over the Jew Shoal. Big longtail and mac tuna caught in close off Mooloolaba. School and spotty mackerel from Currimundi Reef and the Caloundra 5 mile. North Reef had coral trout and quality pearl perch as well as snapper, gold spot cod and Moses perch. Spanish mackerel, tuna and snapper from the Blinker. There were cobia and good longtails and Spanish mackerel as well as nice Red Emperor at Double Island Point last week.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Flathead, bream and dart along Northshore. Spanish mackerel, small snapper and jew of Sunshine and the Noosa NP rocks and headlands. Flathead golden trevally and bream around the river mouth and queenies and trevally in the Woods Bays. Whiting throughout the lower river and upstream in the lakes.

Maroochydore: Tailor and trevally between the Motorway Bridge and Chambers Island feeding on the schools of herring. Several catches of flathead, whiting and bream between the river mouth and Bli Bli particularly in the mouth of Eudlo Creek. Still a few crabs to be potted.

Mooloolaba: Worth fishing the headlands for jew, bream and perhaps a tuna as well as bream, dart and whiting in the gutters. Flathead, feeding in the creeks and canals, Plenty of bream, particularly at night and trevally from around the boat moorings and throughout the lower river. Still worth putting the pots in.

Caloundra; Try for whiting, bream, trevally and flathead along Golden Beach. A few quality flathead a few trevally and bream through the Passage Queenfish and trevally in Pelican Waters. Still a few mud crabs in the creeks that feed into the Passage.

Antonio Guidi Noosa 

Check out Antonio Guidi with his magnicent golden trevally caught this week in the beautiful Noosa River.

Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2019-05-23

Offshore 

Good workable conditions particularly closer inshore with winds east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots. Lighter southerly winds inshore during the morning and seas around 1 metre. Tomorrow will have good conditions particularly in the afternoon with winds southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, tending south to southeasterly about 10 knots in the afternoon and seas around 1 metre. The weekends conditions are looking fantastic for offshore waters, particularly on Sunday with light southwesterly winds forecast. So be ready to go! There's Spanish mackerel feeding over the Jew Shoal. Big longtail and mac tuna caught in close off Mooloolaba. School and spotty mackerel from Currimundi Reef and the Caloundra 5 mile. North Reef had coral trout and quality pearl perch as well as snapper, gold spot cod and Moses perch. Spanish mackerel, tuna and snapper from the Blinker. There were cobia and good longtails and Spanish mackerel as well as nice Red Emperor at Double Island Point last week.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Flathead, bream and dart along Northshore. Spanish mackerel, small snapper and jew of Sunshine and the Noosa NP rocks and headlands. Flathead and bream around the river mouth and queenies and trevally in the Woods Bays. Whiting throughout the lower river and upstream in the lakes. 

Maroochydore: Tailor and trevally between the Motorway Bridge and Chambers Island feeding on the schools of herring. Several catches of flathead, whiting and bream between the river mouth and Bli Bli particularly in the mouth of Eudlo Creek. Still a few crabs to be potted.

Mooloolaba: Worth fishing the headlands for jew, bream and perhaps a tuna as well as bream, dart and whiting in the gutters. Flathead, bream and trevally from around the boat moorings and throughout the lower river. 

Caloundra; Try for whiting, bream, trevally and flathead along Golden Beach. A few quality flathead a few trevally and bream through the Passage Queenfish and trevally in Pelican Waters. Still a few mud crabs in the creeks that feed into the Passage.

Kevin Grosser MRSLFC28cmbream 

Our good friend Kevin Grosser from the Maroochy RSL Fishing Club is happy that the Bream Season is here at last.

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2019-05-22

Offshore 

Good workable conditions for a change particularly closer inshore with winds southeasterly 10 to 15 knots. Lighter southerly winds inshore during the morning and seas around 1 metre. Tomorrow will have good conditions with winds east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots. Lighter southerly winds inshore during the morning and seas around 1 metre. There's Spanish mackerel feeding over the Jew Shoal. Big longtail and mac tuna caught in close off Mooloolaba. School and spotty mackerel from Currimundi Reef and the Caloundra 5 mile. North Reef had coral trout and quality pearl perch as well as snapper, gold spot cod and Moses perch. Spanish mackerel, tuna and snapper from the Blinker. There were cobia and good longtails and Spanish mackerel as well as nice Red Emperor at Double Island Point last week.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Flathead, bream and dart along Northshore. Spanish mackerel, small snapper and jew of Sunshine and the Noosa NP rocks and headlands. Flathead and bream around the river mouth and queenies and trevally in the Woods Bays. Whiting from Tewantin and in lake Cooroibah and Cootharaba. Bream and trevally from the pontoons and jetties in the lower river.

Maroochydore: Tailor and trevally between the Motorway Bridge and Chambers Island feeding on the schools of herring. Several catches of flathead, whiting and bream between the river mouth and Bli Bli particularly in the mouth of Eudlo Creek. Still a few crabs to be potted.

Mooloolaba: Worth fishing the headlands for jew, bream and perhaps a tuna as well as bream, dart and whiting in the gutters. Pilot bream will be moving into the river systems. Flathead, bream and trevally from around the boat moorings and throughout the lower river.

Caloundra; Whiting, bream, trevally and flathead along Golden Beach. A few quality flathead, bream and mud crabs in the creeks. Queenfish and trevally in Pelican Waters. Still a few mud crabs in the creeks that feed into the Passage.

Nathan Dusky Flathead Maroochy 

Nathan Tabbernal with a nice kreeper dusky flathead taken in the Maroochy River

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