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Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2019-06-04

Offshore 

The Winter fishing season is here and the colder conditions combined with the New Moon Phase will be great for fishing and bring the snapper in closer for the winter season. Strong Wind Warning for late today in Sunshine Coast Waters, okay conditions in the bays and close inshore behind the breakers, but take care on the bars as the westerly winds may have any swell standing straight up with winds west to southwesterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching 25 to 30 knots at times offshore and seas 1.5 to 2.5 metres.

Tomorrow's winds will be south to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots tending south to southeasterly 20 to 25 knots during the day and seas 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres offshore and watch the swells out wide at southerly 1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning. Yak angler, Dave Tunnington was trolling a whole slimy mackerel bait behind his kayak on Sunshine Reef last Thursday where he landed 27kg Spanish mackerel. Keen local angler, Nathan Greig took home a monster snapper, off Mooloolaba at one of his favourite reefs on Saturday. Jet ski anglers, Rob Grace and Mike Duncan picked up a 9.8kg longtail tuna and a 10kg Spanish mackerel while trolling whole garfish baits around the Hall's Reef stretch on Sunday. North Reef has also had good snapper, sweetlip, Moses perch, cobia, tusk fish and gold band snapper. Warren Norup also fished Sunshine Reef in his kayak recently for a 123cm Spanish mackerl trolling a slimy mackerel. Big longtail and mac tuna caught in close off Mooloolaba. A few good cobia, snapper sweetlip, school and spotty mackerel from Currimundi Reef and the Caloundra 5 and 9 mile reefs. Spanish mackerel, tuna and snapper from the Blinker.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Teewah on the Noosa North Shore has had flathead, tailor and a few good bream and whiting. Flathead, the odd tailor, 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: The colder conditions have the bream and tailor on the bite, so be ready to go, Tailor and trevally yesterday between the Motorway Bridge and Chambers Island. Several catches of flathead, whiting and bream between the river mouth and Bli Bli.

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.

Caloundra; Whiting, bream, trevally and flathead along Golden Beach. Try around structures, rocks and jetties at night for the better quality bream. A few flathead, 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.

Nathan Greig 

Keen Maroochydore angler and Lifeguard, Nathan Greig with his monster snapper taken off Mooloolaba at one of his favourite reefs on Saturday.

Local Fishing Report: Monday 2019-06-03

Offshore 

The winter fishing season is here and the colder conditions combined with todays New Moon Phase will be better for fishing and bring the snapper in closer for the winter season. Strong Wind Warning for late today in Sunshine Coast Waters.Good conditions this morning, then becoming choppy to rough later in the afternoon ans evening with wind south to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending west to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots early in the morning then becoming southwesterly 20 to 30 knots in the late evening and seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore during the afternoon.

Tomorrow's winds will be southwesterly 20 to 30 knots and seas 1.5 to 2.5 metres. Yak angler Dave Tunnington was trolling a whole slimy mackerel bait behind his kayak on Sunshine Reef on Thursday when landed a 161cm, 27kg Spanish mackerel. Theres been some 85cm ripper snapper feeding off Mooloolaba over night. Wild Thing 2 skipper Nat Turner fished in close on North Reef on Thursday’s. Conditions were nearly perfect with the westerly wind however a little chilly early, where they caught a good variety of fish including snapper, sweetlip, Moses perch, cobia, tusk fish and gold band snapper. Warren Norup also fished Sunshine Reef in his kayak recently for a 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. A few good cobia, snapper sweetlip, school and spotty mackerel from Currimundi Reef and the Caloundra 5 and 9 mile reefs. 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 off Double Island.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Teewah on the Noosa North Shore has had flathead, tailor to 55cm and a few good bream and whiting. Flathead, the odd tailor, golden trevally and bream around the river mouth and queenies and trevally in the Woods Bays. Tailor around 45cm in the Marina entrance. Whiting throughout the lower river and upstream in the lakes.

Maroochydore: The colder conditions have the bream and tailor on the bite, particulary with the New Moon today, so be ready to go, Tailor and trevally yesterday between the Motorway Bridge and Chambers Island. Several catches of flathead, whiting and bream between the river mouth and Bli Bli.

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.

Caloundra; Try for whiting, bream, trevally and flathead along Golden Beach. Try around structures, rocks and jetties at night for the better quality bream over the New Moon Phase. 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.

chrissy Bell RRSLFCCairnsFingerMark 

Check out Chrissy Bell, from the Maroochy RSL Fishing Club, with some quality Fingermark Bream or Moses Perch from her recent fishing adventure in Cairns NQ.

Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2019-06-01

Offshore 

The winter fishing season is here and the colder conditions combined with this weeks New Moon will be better for fishing and hopefull bring the snapper in closer this winter season, so see if you can get out. Conditions becoming choppy, with wind southerly 15 to 20 knots turning southeasterly in the late afternoon and seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon. Tomorrow will be the better day, so be ready with winds south to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, decreasing to below 10 knots in the afternoon and then turning southwesterly in the evening. Offshore winds southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots at times in the early morning, becoming east to northeasterly below 10 knots in the evening and seas 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning. Yak angler Dave Tunnington was trolling a whole slimy mackerel bait behind his kayak on Sunshine Reef on Thursday when landed a 161cm, 27kg Spanish mackerel. Eric Frei took home this 85cm ripper snapper off Mooloolaba over night caught on a slimy mackerel bait. North Reef has had pearl perch, some nice snapper, moses perch, venus tusk fish, grass emperor, painted sweetlip, 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. A few good cobia, snapper sweetlip, school and spotty mackerel from Currimundi Reef and the Caloundra 5 and 9 mile reefs. 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 off Double Island.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Teewah on the Noosa North Shore has had flathead, tailor to 55cm and a few good bream and whiting. Flathead, the odd tailor, golden trevally and bream around the river mouth and queenies and trevally in the Woods Bays. Tailor around 45cm 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, particulary with the New Moon on Monday, so be ready to go, Tailor and trevally yesterday between the Motorway Bridge and Chambers Island. Several catches of flathead, whiting and bream between the river mouth and Bli Bli.

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.

Caloundra; Try for whiting, bream, trevally and flathead along Golden Beach. Try around structures, rocks and jetties at night for the better quality bream over the New Moon Phase. 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.

Max Kelly 

Max Kelly with a solid long tail tuna taken off the rocks in the Noosa NP.

Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2019-05-30

Offshore 

The winter fishing season is here and 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 particularly closer inshore for pretty well most of the day but becoming pretty chopy out wide in the evening, with winds west to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots, tending southwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the evening, and reaching up to 25 knots at times and seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres in the evening. Tomorrow will good as the morning progresses exceelent close inshore and bays with winds Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning southerly 10 to 15 knots during the morning and seas 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning. Eric Frei took home this 85cm ripper snapper off Mooloolaba on Saturday night caught on a slimy mackerel bait. 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. A few good cobia, snapper sweetlip, school and spotty mackerel from Currimundi Reef and the Caloundra 5 and 9 mile reefs. 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: Teewah on the Noosa North Shore has had flathead to 52cm, tailor to 55cm and a few good bream and whiting. 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.

Aaron Roberts Cobia caught at 9 mile today on mullet. Size was 120cm and 128cm 

Check out Aaron Roberts with a couple of nice cobia 120cm and 128cm, taken at Caloundra 9 mile on mullet over the weekend.

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2019-05-29

Offshore 

The winter fishing season is here and 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 choppy out wider from the coast with winds westerly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore during the morning and seas 1 to 1.5 metres. Tomorrow will have similar conditions particularly close inshore with winds westerly 10 to 15 knots turning southwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning and seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.. Eric Frei took home this 85cm ripper snapper off Mooloolaba on Saturday night caught on a slimy mackerel bait. 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: Teewah on the Noosa North Shore has had flathead to 52cm, tailor to 55cm and a few good bream and whiting. 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.

Eric Frei Snapper Mooloolaba silmy mackerel

Eric Frei took home this 85cm ripper snapper off Mooloolaba on Saturday night caught on a slimy mackerel bait.

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