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The Weekly Fishing Feature will be updated by THURSDAY along with the top fish photos of the week.

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Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2018-10-09

Offshore

Good conditions in the morning with winds variable below 10 knots becoming north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon then tending northerly in the evening with seas below 1 metre. Tomorrow will be okay in the morning but turning choppy to rough in the afternoon with winds North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots shifting south to southeasterly 20 to 25 knots during the afternoon. North Reef had venus tusk fish, maori cod, cobia, snapper and big pearl perch. There have been some good coronation trout, snapper, tuskfish and pearl perch for those who ventured as far as Sandy Cape. Cougar One fished Sunshine Reef where they caught snapper, pearl perch, grass sweetlip and coral trout. Sweetlip, school mackerel and  tusk fish from the Gneerings. Snapper, pearl perch, tusk fish and cobia from the Hards. Double Island Point has had good snapper, red emperor, large cod, a few trout, pearl perch, moses perch,and tusk fish. Snapper, Maori cod, moses perch, cobia, scarlet sea perch from Double Island.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Whiting from Dog Beach and in the frying pan. Flathead and trevally along Gympie Terrace. Bream, flathead and a few goldens at the woods. A few good catches of Jacks in between the lakes. Worth putting the Crab pots in.

Maroochydore: Bream, trevally, flathead and the odd tailor between Chambers Island and the mouth of Eudlo Creek. Mangrove jack in the Creeks and middle river. Quality whiting and few bream in the lower river. Mud crabs in the middle river.

Mooloolaba: Bream and dart in the wash at Kawana Beach. Bream from the boat moorings. Whiting and flathead from La Balsa Sand basin. Mangrove jack from the Twin Bridges. Trevally, cod and jack from the canals. Tailor and bream off the rock walls.

Caloundra: Whiting off the beach at Currimundi. Jacks in Currimundi Creek. Whiting to 39.8 cm bream, tailor, golden trevally and flathead from Golden Beach. Flathead on trolled hard bodied lures and plastics between Bells and Coochin Creeks. Cod and bream in Pelican Waters Canal.

Caloundra Powerboat Fishing Club - Take A Kid Fishing Day - Sunday 7 October.

TAKF Gemma Sarah Kleis

Gemma Kleis with a 42.5cm Tailor and sister Sarah Kleis with a 57cm Golden Trevally. These are some of the results of our annual Take A Kid Fishing day which was held yesterday. All the fish were caught in the Pumicestone Passage at Golden Beach.

Local Fishing Report: Monday 2018-10-08

Offshore

Winds will be south to southeasterly at about 10 knots becoming east to southeasterly in the afternoon, with seas below 1m and Easterly swell below 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.  North Reef had venus tusk fish, maori cod, cobia, snapper and big pearl perch. There have been some good coronation trout, snapper, tuskfish and pearl perch for those who ventured as far as Sandy Cape. Cougar One fished Sunshine Reef where they caught snapper, pearl perch, grass sweetlip and coral trout. Sweetlip, school mackerel and  tusk fish from the Gneerings. Snapper, pearl perch, tusk fish and cobia from the Hards. Double Island Point has had good snapper, red emperor, large cod, a few trout, pearl perch, moses perch,and tusk fish. Snapper, Maori cod, moses perch, cobia, scarlet sea perch from Double Island.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Whiting from Dog Beach and in the frying pan. Flathead and trevally along Gympie Terrace. Bream, flathead and a few goldens at the woods. A few good catches of Jacks in between the lakes. Worth putting the Crab pots in.

Maroochydore: Bream, queenfish, trevally, flathead and tailor between Chambers Island and the mouth of Eudlo Creek. Mangrove jack in the Creeks and middle river. Quality whiting and few bream in the lower river. Flathead from Picnic Point and Cotton Tree. Mud crabs in the middle river.

Mooloolaba: Bream and dart in the wash at Kawana Beach. Bream from the boat moorings. Whiting and flathead from La Balsa Sand basin. Mangrove jack from the Twin Bridges. Trevally, cod and jack from the canals. Tailor and bream off the rock walls.

Caloundra: Whiting off the beach at Currimundi. Jacks in Currimundi Creek. Whiting, bream and flathead from Golden Beach. Flathead on trolled hard bodied lures and plastics between Bells and Coochin Creeks. Cod and bream in Pelican Waters Canal.

JarrydApeltkingfishMooloolaba

Jarred Apelt was fishing off Mooloolaba using a Zman Coconut Ice Glow Jerk ShadZ soft plastic to hook his first ever yellow tail kingfish.

Local Fishing Report: Friday 2018-10-05

Offshore

Today's conditions will be good for offshore fishing right through into the weekend with winds north to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming north to northeasterly in the middle of the day and seas below 1 metre. Tomorrow is looking great as well with winds North to northeasterly about 10 knots becoming east to southeasterly during the morning.and seas below 1 metre.There have been some good catches recently when conditions were workable. North Reef venus tusk fish, moses perch, snapper and this cracking nannygai. There have been some good corination trout, snapper,tuskfish and pearl perch for those who ventured as far as Sandy Cape. Cougar One fished Sunshine Reef where they caught snapper, pearl perch, grass sweetlip and coral trout." www.fishingnoosa.com.au/bluewater.htm . Snapper, long tail tuna, tusk fish from the Gneerings. Snapper, pearl perch, cobia, jew and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks. Double Island Point has had good snapper, red emperor, large cod, a few trout, pearl perch, moses perch,and tusk fish.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: At present there have been several good catches of flathead throughout the river and golden trevally in the lower river.Bream flathead and a few goldens at the woods. Noosaville has had good whiting and flathead with the bream around the structures. A few good catches of Jacks between the lakes. Worth putting the Crab pots in.

Maroochydore: Some big bream, few queenfish, trevally yesterday smashing the bait fish and plenty of good flathead around the the Cod Hole, Picnic Point and upstream to Bli Bli. Mangrove jack in the Creeks and middle river. Quality whiting and few bream between Chambers and Channel Island.

Mooloolaba: Bream and golden trevally from the boat moorings. Whiting from La Balsa and Sand basin and above McKenzies Bridge. Mangrove jack from the middle river. Try for bream, tailor and jew at night off the rocks at Point Cartwright.

Caloundra: When the wind settles try for whiting, bream and a few good flathead in the gutters along the beaches. Whiting and bream from Golden Beach. There have been plenty of good catches of quality flathead throughout the passage and in the creeks and along the skids. Mangrove jack and mud crabs feeding in the creeks.

Bill Conntrevally

Yes, Bill Conn is having a ball, catching and releasing more big trevally between the Cod Cole and Chambers Island.

Extended Fishing Report: Friday 2018-10-05

Offshore

Today's conditions will be good with winds Variable about 10 knots becoming northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the day and seas below 1 metre.. Tomorrow is looking pretty good with very light west to southerly winds and seas also Sunday will be workable with winds southeasterly 10 to 15 knot, so be ready to go.There have been some good catches recently when conditions were workable. North Reef venus tusk fish, moses perch, snapper and this cracking nannygai. There have been some good corination trout, snapper,tuskfish and pearl perch for those who ventured as far as Sandy Cape. Cougar One fished Sunshine Reef where they caught snapper, pearl perch, grass sweetlip and coral trout." www.fishingnoosa.com.au/bluewater.htm . Snapper, long tail tuna, tusk fish from the Gneerings. Snapper, pearl perch, cobia, jew and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks. Double Island Point has had good snapper, red emperor, large cod, a few trout, pearl perch, moses perch,and tusk fish. There have been good coral trout red emperor, snapper, pearl perch, hussar, tuskfish, sweetlip and a few trevally, feeding around the 20nm reefs, East of the Wide Bay Bar

Out and around Hervey Bay: School mackerel in good numbers around throughout the straits and bay around reefs and beacons. Mangrove jack and flathead from the western creeks of Fraser Island. The tributaries of the Burrum river are producing GT's, tarpon, jacks and queenfish. A few threadfin salmon, jacks and barramundi are starting to starting to show up in the Susan, Burrum and Mary Rivers and throughout the Sandy Straits. A few queenfish feeding throughout the Straits. Bream, school mackerel, bonito, flathead and whiting off and around the Urangan Jetty. Flathead in the channel out from Urangan Pier and around the creek and river entrances. Bigger spanish mackerel and long tail tuna throughout eh middle bay and platypus bay ragion. A few small black marlin are showing up on the flats off Roonies and throughout Platypus Bay.

Estuaries and Beaches

Fraser Island: Dart and tailor in gutters right along the beach. Jew, a few bigger spanish mackerel and a few greenback tailor in the deeper gutters along the eastern beach, at dawn and dusk. A few good sand 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. Get the crab pots in and try for some mud crabs in the creeks.

Rainbow Beach: Dart, and good tailor in the gutters all along the beach from Inskip Point to Double Island Point. Try for jew and bigger tailor in the gutters particularly at night. There have been a few quality flathead, dart and bigger sand whiting in the gutters through the day at Rainbow Beach, Double Island Point and along Teewah Beach. A few good whiting, bream and dart up the beach and around Inskip Point. A few good mangrove jack showing up in the creeks in Tin Can Bay, there's also still a few tailor, whiting, bream,a nd plenty of good quality flathead and good size fighting golden and giant trevally.

Local Dams and Rivers: Quality bass and golden perch at Boondooma Dam, with the best bite in the mornings around the timbered arms or in the deep water in the middle stretch. Bjelke Dam has has good numbers of schooling bass between the boat ramps. 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. Borumba Dam has had saratoga feeding around the shallow edges of the dam as well as bass in the shallow weed beds and around lilypads. Also some good schooling bass in main Basin. Lake MacDonald is producing good schooling bass in the deep areas like bass bay and the botanical gardens .

Noosa: At present there have been several good catches of flathead throughout the river and golden trevally in the lower river. Noosaville has had good whiting and flathead with the bream around the structures. A few good catches of Jacks between the lakes. Worth putting the Crab pots in.

Maroochydore: Some big bream, few queenfish, trevally smashing the bait fish and plenty of good flathead around the the Cod Hole, Picnic Point and upstream to Bli Bli. Mangrove jack in the Creeks and middle river. Quality whiting and few bream between Chambers and Channel Island.

Mooloolaba: Bream and golden trevally from the boat moorings. Whiting from La Balsa and Sand basin and above McKenzies Bridge. Mangrove jack from the middle river. Try for bream, tailor and jew at night off the rocks at Point Cartwright.

Caloundra: When the wind settles try for whiting, bream and a few good flathead in the gutters along the beaches. Whiting and bream from Golden Beach. There have been plenty of good catches of quality flathead throughout the passage and in the creeks and along the skids. Mangrove jack and mud crabs feeding in the creeks.

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Bill Conn 80cmQueenfish Bill Conntrevally

Have a look at Bill Conn with an 80 cm queenfish from the Cod Hole and the next day a nice big trevall released unharmed.

Trekka 2 North Reef

Trekka 2 crews fished North Reef where they caught, venus tusk fish, moses perch, snapper and this cracking nannygai." www.fishingnoosa.com.au/fishingoffshorenoosa.htm

Jarvis Trevally released Upper Reaches

Jarvis Henricks is at it again with a nice trevally caught and released in the upper reaches of the Maroochy River.

Jew Ben Forgan

Ben Forgan with an 80 cm jew taken in his secret location on the Sunshine coast

Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2018-10-04

Offshore

Today's conditions will be good for offshore fishing right through into the weekend with winds north to northeasterly below 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon. Lighter westerly winds inshore in the early morning and seas below 1 metre. Tomorrow is looking great as well with winds Variable about 10 knots becoming northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the day and seas below 1 metre.There have been some good catches recently when conditions were workable. North Reef venus tusk fish, moses perch, snapper and this cracking nannygai. There have been some good corination trout, snapper,tuskfish and pearl perch for those who ventured as far as Sandy Cape. Cougar One fished Sunshine Reef where they caught snapper, pearl perch, grass sweetlip and coral trout." www.fishingnoosa.com.au/bluewater.htm . Snapper, long tail tuna, tusk fish from the Gneerings. Snapper, pearl perch, cobia, jew and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks. Double Island Point has had good snapper, red emperor, large cod, a few trout, pearl perch, moses perch,and tusk fish. There have been good coral trout red emperor, snapper, pearl perch, hussar, tuskfish, sweetlip and a few  trevally, feeding around the 20nm reefs, East of the Wide Bay Bar

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: At present there have been several good catches of flathead throughout the river and golden trevally in the lower river. Noosaville has had good whiting and flathead with the bream around the structures. A few good catches of Jacks between the lakes. Worth putting the Crab pots in.

Maroochydore: Some big bream, few queenfish, trevally yesterday smashing the bait fish and plenty of good flathead around the the Cod Hole, Picnic Point and upstream to Bli Bli. Mangrove jack in the Creeks and middle river. Quality whiting and few bream between Chambers and Channel Island.

Mooloolaba: Bream and golden trevally from the boat moorings. Whiting from La Balsa and Sand basin and above McKenzies Bridge. Mangrove jack from the middle river. Try for bream, tailor and jew at night off the rocks at Point Cartwright.

Caloundra: When the wind settles try for whiting, bream and a few good flathead in the gutters along the beaches. Whiting and bream from Golden Beach. There have been plenty of good catches of quality flathead throughout the passage and in the creeks and along the skids. Mangrove jack and mud crabs feeding in the creeks.

Jew Ben Forgan

Ben Forgan with an 80 cm jew taken in his secret location on the Sunshine coast.

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