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Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2019-10-08

Offshore: Conditions will be choppy to rough with winds north to northwesterly 20 to 25 knots tending north to northeasterly inshore in the afternoon. Winds easing to 15 to 20 knots in the late evening with seas 1.5 to 2.5 metres.Tomorrow will be choppy to rough with winds North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots shifting west to southwesterly and reaching up to 25 knots offshore before dawn as a trough moves offshore. Winds turning southeasterly 20 to 25 knots during the morning, easing to 15 to 20 knots in the late evening and seas 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the morning. North Reef has recently had cobia and jewfish around the bait schools, along with quality snapper, grass sweetlip, Maori cod and some big pearl perch. Theres also been schools of mahi mahi come up to the boats and although we couldn’t get a bite it’s a good sign of things to come. Also at Double Island Point theres been good snapper to about 4kg, plus amberjack, plenty of tuskies and some gold spot wrasse. Laguna Bay has had nice squire and cobia to 13kg . Cobia and grass sweetlip from Jew Shoal. North Reef had cobia, jewfish, pearl perch, Moses perch and venus tusk fish. Sunshine Reef had good snapper, tusk fish, Moses perch, bonito, longtail tuna, grass emperor and school mackerel. Cod, sweetlip, snapper and tusk fish from Coolum. Cobia, pearl perch, snapper, tusk fish and tuna from Caloundra 12 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: There's been some good bream, flathead and queenfish feeding in the lower reaches, there's also a few good trevally in Woods Bay. A few quality whiting in good numbers throughout the lower river. Flathead, queenfish and bream between the lakes. Flathead from the river mouth and frying pan.

Maroochydore: Bream and quality flathead from the river mouth. Big flathead in the middle river. Flathead, bream and trevally under the motorway bridge. Whiting throughout the lower river. Mangrove jack in the creeks and upper river. Trevally and flathead up Eudlo Creek. There have been a few good buck crabs potted up in the creeks.

Mooloolaba: Mangrove jack in the Bightwater canal. Whiting from Mountain Creek and the La Balsa sand basin. Bream, cod and trevally from the boat moorings. Cod, mangrove jack and flathead from the twin bridges. Flathead and trevally in Mooloolaba Canals.

Caloundra: Cod, jack, flathead and the odd mud crab in Coochin Creek. Big flathead between the bar and golden beach. Elbow slapper whiting throughout the northern passage. Trevally, cod and mangrove jack in Pelican Waters. Few mud crabs in the creeks that flow into the Passage.

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The Crews on Double Island Point Fishing Charters, have been getting into some quality snapper around DIP and out from the Wide Bay Bar, recently.

Local Fishing Report: Monday 2019-10-07

Offshore: Good conditions early with a change producing choppy to rough seas with the afternoon sea breeze with winds north to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots, increasing to 15 to 20 knots during the morning. Winds turning north to northeasterly in the afternoon, reaching 20 to 25 knots in the late afternoon and evening with seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning and to 2 metres in the evening. Tomorrow will be okay close inshore early then becoming choppy to rough later, with winds north to northwesterly 20 to 25 knots tending north to northeasterly inshore with afternoon sea breezes. Winds shifting southwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the evening.and seas 1 to 2 metres. Cougar One skipper Nat Turner has been running back to back seven and five hour charters the last few days on the local reefs with good results. On North Reef we’ve found cobia and jewfish around the bait schools, along with quality snapper, grass sweetlip, Maori cod and some big pearl perch. We also had a school of mahi mahi come up to the boat and although we couldn’t get a bite it’s a good sign of things to come. Also at Double Island Point on Sunday where the fish were biting all day and we managed to get our bag limit of snapper to about 4kg, plus amberjack, sams on fish, plenty of tuskies and some delicious gold spot wrasse. Laguna Bay has had nice squire and cobia to 13kg . Cobia and grass sweetlip from Jew Shoal. North Reef had cobia, jewfish, pearl perch, Moses perch and venus tusk fish. Sunshine Reef had good snapper, tusk fish, Moses perch, bonito, longtail tuna, grass emperor and school mackerel. Cod, sweetlip, snapper and tusk fish from Coolum. Pearl perch, snapper, tusk fish and tuna from Caloundra 12 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: There's been some good bream, flathead and queenfish feeding in the lower reaches, there's also a few good trevally in Woods Bay. Noosa River Fishing Safaris crew caught and released a 59cm golden trevally on this morning's charter. It went for a whole prawn bait. Quality whiting in good numbers throughout the lower river. Flathead, queenfish and bream between the lakes. Flathead from the river mouth and frying pan.

Maroochydore: On the low tide the water is a bit dirty after the rains, so be ready to go crabbing. Bream and quality flathead from the river mouth. Big flathead in the middle river. Flathead, bream and trevally under the motorway bridge. Whiting throughout the lower river. Mangrove jack in the creeks and upper river. Trevally and flathead up Eudlo Creek.

Mooloolaba: Mangrove jack in the Bightwater canal. Whiting from Mountain Creek and the La Balsa sand basin. Bream, cod and trevally from the boat moorings. Cod, mangrove jack and flathead from the twin bridges. Flathead and trevally in Mooloolaba Canals.

Caloundra: Cod, jack, flathead and the odd mud crab in Coochin Creek. Big flathead between the bar and golden beach. Elbow slapper whiting throughout the northern passage. Trevally, cod and mangrove jack in Pelican Waters. Few mud crabs in the creeks that flow into the Passage.

Scott Marsh and Callum 37cm bream 

Scott Marsh and Callum with good bream to 37cm caught in the Mighty Maroochy River, using mullet fillets.

Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2019-10-05

Offshore: Great conditions today with winds east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending east to northeasterly about 10 knots in the afternoon with seas around 1 metre. Tomorrow will have excellent conditions with winds east to northeasterly about 10 knots and seas below 1 metre. So be ready to go! Cougar One skipper Nat Turner fished North Reef where they caught some cracking Moses perch, Maori cod, grass sweetlip, tusk fish, snapper and red emperor. Also at Double Island Point on Sunday where the fish were biting all day and we managed to get our bag limit of snapper to about 4kg, plus amberjack, samson fish, plenty of tuskies and some delicious gold spot wrasse. Laguna Bay has had nice squire and cobia to 13kg . Cobia and grass sweetlip from Jew Shoal. North Reef had cobia, jewfish, pearl perch, Moses perch and venus tusk fish. Sunshine Reef had good snapper, tusk fish, Moses perch, bonito, longtail tuna, grass emperor and school mackerel. Cod, sweetlip, snapper and tusk fish from Coolum. Pearl perch, snapper, tusk fish and tuna from Caloundra 12 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: There's been some good bream, flathead and queenfish feeding in the lower reaches, there's also a few good trevally in Woods Bay' Quality whiting in good numbers throughout the lower river. Flathead, queenfish and bream between the lakes. Flathead from the river mouth and frying pan.

Maroochydore: On the low tide the water is a bit dirty after the rains, so be ready to go crabbing. Bream and quality flathead from the river mouth. Big flathead in the middle river. Flathead, bream and trevally under the motorway bridge. Whiting throughout the lower river. Mangrove jack in the creeks and upper river. Trevally and flathead up Eudlo Creek.

Mooloolaba: Mangrove jack in the Bightwater canal. Whiting from Mountain Creek and the La Balsa sand basin. Bream, cod and trevally from the boat moorings. Cod, mangrove jack and flathead from the twin bridges. Flathead and trevally in Mooloolaba Canals.

Caloundra: Cod, jack, flathead and the odd mud crab in Coochin Creek. Big flathead between the bar and golden beach. Elbow slapper whiting throughout the northern passage. Trevally, cod and mangrove jack in Pelican Waters. Few mud crabs in the creeks that flow into the Passage.

Iggie Wibisana 

Here is keen young angler Iggie Wibisana with a 27cm bream, one of the many bream caught and released from along Bradman Av, in the Maroochy River, using mullet fillets.

Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2019-10-03

Offshore: Great conditions today with winds east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending east to northeasterly about 10 knots in the afternoon with seas around 1 metre. Tomorrow will have excellent conditions with winds east to northeasterly about 10 knots and seas below 1 metre. So be ready to go! Cougar One skipper Nat Turner ran a nine hour charter to Double Island Point on Sunday where the fish were biting all day and we managed to get our bag limit of snapper to about 4kg, plus amberjack, samson fish, plenty of tuskies and some delicious gold spot wrasse. Laguna Bay has had nice squire and cobia to 13kg . Cobia and grass sweetlip from Jew Shoal. North Reef had cobia, jewfish, pearl perch, Moses perch and venus tusk fish. Sunshine Reef had good snapper, tusk fish, Moses perch, bonito, longtail tuna, grass emperor and school mackerel. Cod, sweetlip, snapper and tusk fish from Coolum. Pearl perch, snapper, tusk fish and tuna from Caloundra 12 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: There's been some good bream, flathead and queenfish feeding in the lower reaches, there's also a few good trevally in Woods Bay' Quality whiting in good numbers throughout the lower river. Flathead, queenfish and bream between the lakes. Flathead from the river mouth and frying pan.

Maroochydore: On the low tide the water is pretty dirty after the rains, so be ready to go crabbing. Bream and quality flathead from the river mouth. Big flathead in the middle river. Flathead, bream and trevally under the motorway bridge. Whiting throughout the lower river. Mangrove jack in the creeks and upper river. Trevally and flathead up Eudlo Creek.

Mooloolaba: Mangrove jack in the Bightwater canal. Whiting from Mountain Creek and the La Balsa sand basin. Bream, cod and trevally from the boat moorings. Cod, mangrove jack and flathead from the twin bridges. Flathead and trevally in Mooloolaba Canals.

Caloundra: Cod, jack, flathead and the odd mud crab in Coochin Creek. Big flathead between the bar and golden beach. Elbow slapper whiting throughout the northern passage. Trevally, cod and mangrove jack in Pelican Waters. Few mud crabs in the creeks that flow into the Passage.

Longest Flathead 50.5cm Charlie Torteou 

Here is Charlie Torteous with the Longest Flathead – 50.5cm – at last weekends, annual Take-A-Kid-Fishing day at the Caloundra Powerboat Club. It was a successful day with great weather and over 100 kids registered and participating in this popular junior angling event.

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2019-10-02

Offshore: Choppy conditions early today with winds east to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, decreasing to 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon or evening with seas 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre by early evening. Tomorrow will improve particularly by the afternoon with winds east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending east to northeasterly about 10 knots in the late afternoon and seas around 1 metre. So be ready to go for snapper, venus tusk fish and amberjack out from Rainbow Beach. Katie Whelan fished Laguna Bay early morning on Sunday for two nice squire and a cracking 13kg cobia. The cobia took a lightly weighted pilly and fought hard. Cobia and grass sweetlip from Jew Shoal. North Reef had cobia, jewfish, pearl perch, Moses perch and venus tusk fish. Sunshine Reef had good snapper, tusk fish, Moses perch, bonito, longtail tuna, grass emperor and school mackerel. Cod, sweetlip, snapper and tusk fish from Coolum. Pearl perch, snapper, tusk fish and tuna from Caloundra 12 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Noosa River Fishing Safaris released a 39cm bream and a 55cm queenie in the lower reaches, there's also a few good trevally in Woods Bay Quality whiting in good numbers throughout the lower river. Flathead, queenfish and bream between the lakes. Flathead from the river mouth and frying pan.

Maroochydore: After the storms and rainfall be ready to go crabbing. Bream and quality flathead from the river mouth. Big flathead in the middle river. Flathead, bream and trevally under the motorway bridge. Whiting throughout the lower river. Mangrove jack in the creeks and upper river. Trevally and flathead up Eudlo Creek.

Mooloolaba: Mangrove jack in the Bightwater canal. Whiting from Mountain Creek and the La Balsa sand basin. Bream, cod and trevally from the boat moorings. Cod, mangrove jack and flathead from the twin bridges. Flathead and trevally in Mooloolaba Canals.

Caloundra: Cod, jack, flathead and the odd mud crab in Coochin Creek. Big flathead between the bar and golden beach. Elbow slapper whiting throughout the northern passage. Trevally, cod and mangrove jack in Pelican Waters. Few mud crabs in the creeks that flow into the Passage.

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Robert Whiting with a 75cm Queenfish on Mundayfrom the middle reaches of the Maroochy River.

 
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