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Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2018-09-01

Offshore

Strong Wind Warning today for Sunshine Coast Waters. Conditions will have some pretty rough conditions this morning with winds northwesterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore during the morning. Winds tending westerly 15 to 20 knots during the morning then tending north to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon with seas 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon.Tomorrow will have much better conditions with winds southwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning southeasterly during the day. and seas below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the afternoon or evening  So when conditions improve and are right go to North Reef for some pearl perch, moses perch hussar, venus tusk fish and some solid grass sweetlip. There's been some quality snapper, long tail tuna, cobia, pearl perch, tusk fish from the Gneerings and Caloundra 12 mile. Snapper, grass sweetlp, moses perch and parrot from Murphy's. Keeper snapper and good sweetlip close in off Coolum around Old Women Island. Snapper and Sweetlip around Brays Rock. Double Island Point reefs producing good quality snapper, some nice red emperor, pearl perch, moses perch, tusk fish and a number of quality cobia. There's been grass sweetlip, cobia, cod, quality snapper and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: A few tailor, bream and dart to be taken along Teewah Beach. Big golden trevally and flathead in Woods Bays. There has been plenty of whiting in the lower river. Flathead up to 70cm just outside Lake Doonella. Golden trevally and queenfish around the ski run area, and also up into Lake Cooroibah.

Maroochydore: A few tailor, bream and a few trevally throughout the lower and middle reaches. Flathead in Eudlo Creek. Fathead and bream from around Goat and Channel Islands. Whiting to 43cm in the lower river on yabbie and worm on the run out tide.

Mooloolaba: Good hard fighting trevally around Minyama Island. Bream and golden trevally from the boat moorings. Bream and mangrove jack at night around McKenzies Bridge and the rock walls the Kawana Boat Ramp. Bream and tailor off the rocks at Point Cartwright.

Caloundra: Flathead and whiting along Golden Beach. Bream, tailor and grass sweetlip from the rocky headland between Moffat and Shelly Beaches. Luderick, bream, the odd tailor and flathead off the boardwalk. Some good size whiting feeding off the flats throughout the Passage.

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Jack Witek with a nice jew caught at the Cod Hole recently.

Extended Fishing Report: Friday 2018-08-31

Offshore

The beautiful Spring weather is here for weekend ahead for some great fishing.action in the dams, rivers and offshore. Lets hope all the Fathers have a great Fathers Day on Sunday

Looking like an okay morning today followed by some choppy to rough conditions later today with winds north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning northwesterly 20 to 25 knots during the afternoon. Winds increasing to 25 to 30 knots south of Noosa in the evening. Winds inshore northwesterly below 10 knots during the early morning. with seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon or evening.Tomorrow there will be better conditions as the day progresseswith winds dropping out around midday and sunday should have lighter southerly winds and good offshore conditions. So be ready to go as there have been good catches, Wild Thing 2 fished North Reef pearl perch, moses perch hussar, venus tusk fish and some solid grass sweetlip." www.fishingnoosa.com.au/noosacharters.htm. There's been some quality snapper, long tail tuna, cobia, pearl perch, tusk fish from the Gneerings and Caloundra 12 mile. Snapper, grass sweetlp, moses perch and parrot from Murphy's. Keeper snapper and good sweetlip close in off Coolum around Old Women Island. Snapper and Sweetlip around Brays Rock. Double Island Point reefs producing good quality snapper, some nice red emperor, pearl perch, moses perch, tusk fish and a number of quality cobia. There's been grass sweetlip, cobia, cod, quality snapper and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks. Pearl perch, snapper, tusk fish, sweetlip, some real good quality red emperor, mulloway, moses perch and some quality gold spot cod, around the 15 and 22 nm East of Wide Bay Bar.

Out and around Hervey Bay: Snapper, sweetlip, blackall, school mackerel, cod and golden trevally on most of the inshore reefs. Good grassy sweetlip, blackall, coral trout, tuskfish, quality keeper snapper and cod have been taken off Roonies Point, Wathumba, also on the 25 fathom reef and in the Roy Rufus Artificial Reef. A few quality longtail tuna in Platypus bay. School mackerel and chopper tailor are feeding throughout the bay, on the Burrum 8 mile and are taking metal slugs. Still a few school and Spanish mackerel from the fairway buoy, moon ledge and Six Mile Arch Cliffs.Some stonker queenfish in th Burrum River at the moment. Bream, bonito, school mackerel and tuna off the Urangan Jetty. Flathead off the beaches between Burrum Heads and Urangan. A few thread fin salmon, bream and reasonable flathead in the creeks that feed into the Straits. Keep trying for whiting around Gatakers Bay and Toogoom.

Estuaries and Beaches

Fraser Island: As we get into spring the sand whiting numbers will increase as they feed in the surf gutters and the flathead will be on the western beaches and creeks. Good dart in the low tide gutters and tailor right along the beach. September is a great month to target some of the better quality and bigger tailor and dart feeding around right along the beach and up towards Sandy Cape. Mulloway in the deeper gutters along the eastern beach, particularly overnight. Whiting, bream and good dart in the shallow 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 solid bream bream and flathead.

Please remember the tailor run closed season applies from midday, the 1st August to midday 30th September 2018. The closure is in place to protect tailor where they congregate for spawning. During the closure, the taking of all fin fish is prohibited within an area from a point 400m north of Waddy Point to a point 400m south of Indian Head, and 400m out to sea from low water. For more information check out, Queensland fishing rules including closed seasons, visit www.fisheries.qld.gov.au, call 13 25 23 or download the free ‘Qld Fishing’ app from Apple and Google app stores.

Rainbow Beach: Dart, and good tailor in the gutters all along the beach from Inskip Point to Double Island Point. Try for mulloway and bigger tailor have been moving through the gutters particularly at night and try tailor at dawn and dusk and go for quality flathead, in the deeper gutters, 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 good tailor whiting, plenty of good bream, big flathead and trevally.

Local Dams and Rivers: The deeper water in the main basin of Lake MacDonald is producing good bass The fishing will improve further as we move through spring with more good fish to be taken on 1/4oz spinnerbaits hopping blades, spoons and soft vibes. Trolling the bubble trail and casting around the 3 Way area for schooling bass works well The Switchblades have the action for good bass out of the Tiaro stretch of the Mary River so get some Smak 16 and Brolga on the troll and TT Blades. Borumba Dam has had bass and saratoga caught in the shallow weed beds and around lilypads on surface walkers and purple spinnerbaits. Also worth a try on soft and hard lure in the main Basin have a go at Borumba Flat which is at the end of the basin as well as the junction of the Yabba and Kingham arms around the 10 m depths. Ice Jigs, 1/4 oz blades,spoons and tail spinners will all produce fish, wish catches to 50 cm. Boondooma Dam has been fishing well for good saratoga and bass with the schooling fish feeding close to the bottom in many areas of the main basin. 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: A few tailor, bream and dart to be taken along Teewah Beach. Big golden trevally and flathead in Woods Bays. There has been plenty of whiting in the lower river. Flathead up to 70cm just outside Lake Doonella. Golden trevally and queenfish around the ski run area, and also up into Lake Cooroibah.

Maroochydore: Tailor, queenfish, bream and a few trevally between Chambers Island and the mouth of Eudlo Creek. Flathead in Eudlo Creek. Fathead and bream from around Goat and Channel Islands. Whiting to 43cm in the lower river on yabbie and worm on the run out tide.

Mooloolaba: Good hard fighting trevally around Minyama Island. Bream and golden trevally from the boat moorings. Bream and mangrove jack at night around McKenzies Bridge and the rock walls the Kawana Boat Ramp. Bream and tailor off the rocks at Point Cartwright.

Caloundra: Flathead and whiting along Golden Beach. Bream, tailor and grass sweetlip from the rocky headland between Moffat and Shelly Beaches. Luderick, bream, the odd tailor and flathead off the boardwalk. Trevally, queenfish and tailor in Pelican Waters Canal.

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Sam Flathead Tailor

Sam Pritchard with a nice Dusky Flathead and tailor from caught near the Cod Hole n the Maroochy River over the weekend.

Eric Frie 62cm tuskie

Eric Frei with a 62cm venus tuskfish caught out from Mooloolaba.

Jack Witek Jack Mooloolah River

Just have a look at Jack Witek with his excellent Mangrove Jack caught in the Mooloolah River over the weekend.

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Jack Witekwitha nice jew caught at the Cod Hole recently

Longtail tuna in the bay this week

Big longtails about Hervey bay the past few days has seen some crackers #heveybay #visitfraserisland #visitfrasercoast #fishingfrasercoast #longtailtuna

Aaron Holliers 4 year old daughter first Bass at 39cm lake MacDonald

Aaron Hollier with his 4 year old daughter when she catches her first Bass ever going 39cm at lake MacDonald.

Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2018-08-30

Offshore

Good conditions today with winds south to southwesterly about 10 knots becoming east to northeasterly in the afternoon with seas below 1 metre.Tomorrow will just be okay early morning ahead of some choppy to rough conditions in the afternoon and evening with north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning north to northwesterly 20 to 25 knots during the afternoon. Winds increasing to 25 to 30 knots south of Noosa in the evening. Winds inshore northwesterly below 10 knots during the early morning with seas below 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres around midday.  Wild Thing 2 fished North Reef pearl perch, moses perch hussar, venus tusk fish and some solid grass sweetlip." www.fishingnoosa.com.au/noosacharters.htm . There's been some quality snapper, long tail tuna, cobia, pearl perch, tusk fish from the Gneerings and Caloundra 12 mile. Snapper, grass sweetlp, moses perch and parrot from Murphy's. Keeper snapper and good sweetlip close in off Coolum around Old Women Island. Snapper and Sweetlip around Brays Rock. Double Island Point reefs producing good quality snapper, some nice red emperor, pearl perch, moses perch, tusk fish and a number of quality cobia. There's been grass sweetlip, cobia, cod, quality snapper and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: A few tailor, bream and dart to be taken along Teewah Beach. Big golden trevally and flathead in Woods Bays. There has been plenty of whiting in the lower river. Flathead up to 70cm just outside Lake Doonella. Golden trevally and queenfish around the ski run area, and also up into Lake Cooroibah.

Maroochydore: A few tailor, queenfish, bream and a few trevally between Chambers Island and the mouth of Eudlo Creek. Flathead in Eudlo Creek. Fathead and bream from around Goat and Channel Islands. Whiting to 43cm in the lower river on yabbie and worm on the run out tide.

Mooloolaba: Good hard fighting trevally around Minyama Island. Bream and golden trevally from the boat moorings. Bream and mangrove jack at night around McKenzies Bridge and the rock walls the Kawana Boat Ramp. Bream and tailor off the rocks at Point Cartwright.

Caloundra: Flathead and whiting along Golden Beach. Bream, tailor and grass sweetlip from the rocky headland between Moffat and Shelly Beaches. Luderick, bream, the odd tailor and flathead off the boardwalk. Trevally, queenfish and tailor in Pelican Waters Canal.

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Amber Hopkins Whiting

A nice whiting caught by Amber Hopkins, on Saturday. They got 6 that day in the Mooloolah River.

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2018-08-29

Offshore

Good conditions today with winds westerly 10 to 15 knots tending southwesterly early in the morning then becoming variable about 10 knots in the late afternoon with seas below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre offshore. Tomorrow there will be more excellent conditions with winds Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the morning and seas below 1 metre. So be ready to go  as there have been good catches, Wild Thing 2 fished North Reef on Saturday.for a catch consisting of pearl perch, moses perch hussar, venus tusk fish and some solid grass sweetlip." www.fishingnoosa.com.au/noosacharters.htm . Double Island Point reefs producing good quality snapper, pearl perch, moses perch, tusk fish and a number of quality cobia. There's been grass sweetlip, cobia, cod, quality snapper and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks. There's been some quality snapper, long tail tuna, cobia, pearl perch, tusk fish from the Gneerings and Caloundra 12 mile. Snapper, grass sweetlp, moses perch and parrot from Murphy's. Keeper snapper and good sweetlip close in off Coolum around Old Women Island. Snapper and Sweetlip around Brays Rock.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: A few tailor, bream and dart to be taken along Teewah Beach. Big golden trevally and flathead in Woods Bays. There has been plenty of whiting in the lower river. Flathead up to 70cm just outside Lake Doonella. Golden trevally and queenfish around the ski run area, and also up into Lake Cooroibah.

Maroochydore: Tailor, queenfish, bream and a few trevally between Chambers Island and the mouth of Eudlo Creek. Flathead in Eudlo Creek. Fathead and bream from around Goat and Channel Islands. Whiting to 43cm in the lower river on yabbie and worm on the run out tide.

Mooloolaba: Good hard fighting trevally around Minyama Island. Bream and golden trevally from the boat moorings. Bream and mangrove jack at night around McKenzies Bridge and the rock walls the Kawana Boat Ramp. Bream and tailor off the rocks at Point Cartwright.

Caloundra: Flathead and whiting along Golden Beach. Bream, tailor and grass sweetlip from the rocky headland between Moffat and Shelly Beaches. Luderick, bream, the odd tailor and flathead off the boardwalk. Trevally, queenfish and tailor in Pelican Waters Canal.

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sam tailor Flathead

Sam Pritchard with a nice Dusky Flathead and tailor from caught near the Cod Hole n the Maroochy River over the weekend.

Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2018-08-28

Offshore

Winds will be southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, decreasing to 10 to 15 knots during the morning then becoming east to southeasterly about 10 knots in the afternoon, with seas 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning. Tomorrow there will be great conditions with winds Variable about 10 knots and seas below 1 metre. So be ready to go  as there have been good catches, Double Island Point reefs producing pearl perch, moses perch, tusk fish and a number of quality cobia. There's been grass sweetlip, cobia, cod, quality snapper and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks. There's been some quality snapper, long tail tuna, cobia, pearl perch, tusk fish from the Gneerings and Caloundra 12 mile. Snapper, grass sweetlp, moses perch and parrot from Murphy's. Keeper snapper and good sweetlip close in off Coolum around Old Women Island. Snapper and Sweetlip around Brays Rock.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Jew, tailor, bream and dart to be taken along Teewah Beach. Big golden trevally and flathead in Woods Bays. There has been plenty of whiting opposite the Yacht Club. Flathead up to 70cm just outside Lake Doonella. Golden trevally and queenfish around the ski run area, and also up into Lake Cooroibah. Luderick in the lower river. Bream from Harbour Town.

Maroochydore: Tailor, queenfish, bream and a few trevally between Chambers Island and the mouth of Eudlo Creek. Flathead in Eudlo Creek. Fathead and bream from around Goat and Channel Islands. Whiting to 43cm in the lower river on yabbie and worm on the run out tide.

Mooloolaba: Good hard fighting trevally around Minyama Island. Bream and golden trevally from the boat moorings. Bream, mangrove jack at night and a few luderick around McKenzies Bridge and the rock walls the Kawana Boat Ramp. Bream and tailor off the rocks at Point Cartwright.

Caloundra: Flathead and whiting along Golden Beach. Bream, tailor and grass sweetlip from the rocky headland between Moffat and Shelly Beaches. Luderick, bream, the odd tailor and flathead off the boardwalk. Trevally, queenfish and tailor in Pelican Waters Canal.

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Jack Witek Jack Mooloolah River

Just have a look at Jack Witek with his excellent Mangrove Jack caught in the Mooloolah River over the weekend.

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