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Local Fishing Report: Monday 2019-08-19

Offshore: Strong Wind Warning today for Sunshine Coast Waters. Rough with winds, north to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots shifting southwesterly 25 to 30 knots in the late afternoon or early evening as a gusty trough moves offshore and seas 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 2.5 metres in the late afternoon or early evening. Tomorrow will still be rough but improving in the afternoon with winds southwesterly 20 to 25 knots tending southerly 15 to 20 knots during the morning then becoming variable about 10 knots during the afternoon. Southwesterly winds may reach up to 30 knots early in the morning and seas 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the evening. Jeff Vere, took home plenty of filleted fish and a few few pan size fish on a Deep End Fishing Charter off Mooloolaba yesterday, after, they caught quality fish like these 75cm 70cm 65cm Snapper, 78cm Spangled Emperor, 3 nice sized Amberjack released to fight another day. Chardon's Reef has had for nice snapper, Maori cod and Moses perch. Sunshine Reef's also had good snapper, tusk fish, Moses perch, bonito, longtail tuna, grass emperor and school mackerel. Double Island Point has had cobia, jewfish, pearl perch, tusk fish and yellowtail kingfish. Grass sweetlip, cod and quality snapper, Maori cod, and venus tusk fish from the Gneerings and Caloundra 12 mile. Good quality snapper, grassy sweetlip, pearlies, tusk fish and cobia. pearl perch and tusk fish from the Banks.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Teewah Beach will be worth a fish for tailor, bream and whitingand at night for jew. Bream around structures at the river mouth and Dog Beach. Flathead in the Woods Bays up to 67cm and river mouth. Tewantin and Cooroibah fishing well for bream and flathead and worth a try for queen fish.

Maroochydore: Fish the beaches for jew at night and tailor, bream and whiting. There is a few quality flathead in the middle reaches of the river. Still plenty of bream around with a few in the 30 to 35cm bracket at the rivermouth and whiting in the mouth of Eudlo Creek as well as tailor and trevally from Cod Hole. Still a few mud crabs being taken throughout the river.

Mooloolaba: Worth a fish in the gutters or off Pt Cartwright for bream, jew and tailor. Still a few mud crabs in the estuaries to be potted.Bream and several dusky flathead and golden trevally from the boat moorings and canals. Cod, bream and flathead from the twin bridges.

Caloundra: Try for luderick around the Boardwalk. Bream and flathead in Coochin Creek. Whiting off the sand Banks and bream in the deeper holes and channels of the passage. Bream and trevally in Pelican Waters. Small snapper and sweetlip off the rocky headlands.

Jeff Vere with a couple of pan size reefies as well as plenty of filleted fish to take home after, they caught 75cm 70cm 65cm Snapper, 78cm Spangled Emperor, 3 nice sized Amberjack released to fight another day on a Deep End Fishing Charter off Mooloolaba yesterday.

Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2019-08-17

Offshore: Good conditions today except for perhaps a choppy afternoon sea breeze, with winds, north to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning west to northwesterly in the early morning Winds then becoming light and variable in the middle of the day with northerly sea breezes 10 to 15 knots inshore and seas around 1 metre. Also excellent conditions tomorrow with winds southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, tending east to northeasterly about 10 knots in the afternoon or evening. Inshore winds southerly below 10 knots in the early morning with seas below 1 metre. Chardon's Reef has had for nice snapper, Maori cod and Moses perch. Sunshine Reef's also had good snapper, tusk fish, Moses perch, bonito, longtail tuna, grass emperor and school mackerel. Double Island Point has had cobia, jewfish, pearl perch, tusk fish, yellowtail kingfish and ironjaw. Deep End Fishing Charters off Mooloolaba have been catching a few quality snapper to 75cm. Grass sweetlip, cod and quality snapper, Maori cod, and venus tusk fish from the Gneerings and Caloundra 12 mile. Good quality snapper, grassy sweetlip, pearlies, tusk fish and cobia. pearl perch and tusk fish from the Banks.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa:  Noosa River Fishing Safaris, report plenty of bream around structures at the river mouth and Dog Beach. Flathead on the ebb tide in the Woods Bays and river mouth. Tewantin and Cooroibah fished well for bream and flathead. several hookups on the queenfish but busted off on the light gear time and time again. Liam from Windera, Queensland caught a 65cm dusky and his better half Maree who topped him with her 67cm fish.

Maroochydore: With the cold conditions it's worth fishing along the beaches for jew, tailor, bream and whiting. There is a few quality flathead in the middle reaches of the river. Still plenty of bream around this week with a few in the 30 to 35cm bracket and some to 41cm at the rivermouth and whiting in the mouth of Eudlo Creek as well as tailor and trevally from Cod Hole. Still a few mud crabs being taken throughout the river.

Mooloolaba: Worth a fish in the gutters or off Pt Cartwright for bream, jew and tailor. Still a few mud crabs in the estuaries to be potted.Bream and several dusky flathead and golden trevally from the boat moorings and canals. Cod, bream and flathead from the twin bridges.

Caloundra: Try for luderick around the Boardwalk. Bream and flathead in Coochin Creek. Whiting off the sand Banks and bream in the deeper holes and channels of the passage. Bream and trevally in Pelican Waters. Small snapper and sweetlip off the rocky headlands.

Check out Peter Farrell from the Maroochy RSL Fishing Club, landed this magnificent yellow tail king, while fishing aboard Top Catch Charters at Caloundra Wide.

Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2019-08-08

Offshore: Choppy to Rough offshore conditions today with winds northerly 10 to 15 knots tending north to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots before dawn. Offshore winds increasing to 20 to 25 knots in the middle of the day. Inshore winds tending west to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening with seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning. Better conditions tomorrow but becoming choppy in the afternoon out wide with winds westerly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore and seas below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore. Recently the crews on Deep End Fishing Charters have been bringing home good catches of quality snapper in the 65cm range on local reefs off Mooloolaba. North Reef taking quality snapper, pearl perch, cobia, Maori cod, and venus tusk fish . Sunshine Reef, with good conditions, with plenty of reasonable size snapper, tusk fish, Moses perch, bonito, longtail tuna, grass emperor and school mackerel. Double Island Point has had cobia, jewfish, pearl perch, tusk fish, yellowtail kingfish and ironjaw. Grass sweetlip, cod and quality snapper, Maori cod, and venus tusk fish from the Gneerings and Caloundra 12 mile. Good quality snapper, grassy sweetlip, pearlies, tusk fish and cobia. pearl perch and tusk fish from the Banks.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Luderick at the rocks inside the river mouth. Teewah Beach gutters have been producing bream and tailor. Bream,flathead, and a few good whiting and plenty of trevally throughout the lower river and up around Tewantin.

Maroochydore: The odd quality flathead in the middle reaches of the river. Bream and whiting in the mouth of Eudlo Creek as well as tailor and trevally from Cod Hole. Quality bream throughout the lower river.

Mooloolaba: Worth a fish in the gutters or off Pt Cartwright for bream and tailor. Bream and several dusky flathead and golden trevally from the boat moorings and canals. Cod and flathead from the twin bridges.

Caloundra: Bream and flathead in Coochin Creek. Whiting off the sand Banks and bream in the deeper holes and channels of the passage. Bream and trevally in Pelican Waters. Small snapper and sweetlip off the rocky headlands.

Check out Camo Sullivan with his 41cm bream caught and released in the Cod Hole.

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2019-08-07

Offshore: Excellent offshore conditions today with winds variable below 10 knots. Afternoon northeasterly sea breezes 10 to 15 knots inshore and seas below 1 metre. Also good conditions early tomorrow and becoming pretty choppy in the afternoon with winds north to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots, with offshore winds increasing to 15 to 20 knots from the late afternoon, with seas below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the afternoon or evening. The crews on Deep End Fishing Charters have been bringing home good catches of quality snapper in the 65cm range on local reefs off Mooloolaba. North Reef taking quality snapper, pearl perch, cobia, Maori cod, and venus tusk fish . Sunshine Reef, with good conditions, with plenty of reasonable size snapper, tusk fish, Moses perch, bonito, longtail tuna, grass emperor and school mackerel. Double Island Point has had cobia, jewfish, pearl perch, tusk fish, yellowtail kingfish and ironjaw. Grass sweetlip, cod and quality snapper, Maori cod, and venus tusk fish from the Gneerings and Caloundra 12 mile. Good quality snapper, grassy sweetlip, pearlies, tusk fish and cobia. pearl perch and tusk fish from the Banks.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Luderick at the rocks inside the river mouth. Teewah Beach gutters have been producing bream and tailor. Bream,flathead, and a few good whiting and plenty of trevally throughout the lower river and up around Tewantin.

Maroochydore: The odd quality flathead in the middle reaches of the river. Bream and whiting in the mouth of Eudlo Creek as well as tailor and trevally from Cod Hole. Quality bream throughout the lower river. Flathead from the Creek mouths and lower river.

Mooloolaba: Worth a fish in the gutters or off Pt Cartwright for bream and tailor. Bream and several dusky flathead and golden trevally from the boat moorings and canals. Cod and flathead from the twin bridges.

Caloundra: Bream and flathead in Coochin Creek. Whiting off the sand Banks and bream in the deeper holes and channels of the passage. Bream and trevally in Pelican Waters. Small snapper and sweetlip off the rocky headlands.

Check out our old mate, Kevin Grosser from tha Maroochy RSL Fishing Club with a couple of keeper bream from the Mighty Maroochy River.

Local Fishing Report: Monday 2019-07-29

Offshore: Absolute perfect offshore conditions today with variable winds at about 10 knots. Inshore winds south to southwesterly about 10 knots in the morning, and northeasterly about 10 knots in the afternoon, seas below 0.5m and East to southeasterly swell around 1 metre. Similar beautiful offshore conditiond tomorrow with winds variable below 10 knots becoming south to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the day and seas below 1 metre. Fishing offshore Noosa fished Sunshine Reef on Saturday for moses perch, grass emperor, snapper, tusk fish, painted sweetlip and spangled emperor. Wild Thing 2 fished Double Island Point for cobia, jewfish, pearl perch, tusk fish, yellowtail kingfish and ironjaw. Deep End Fishing Charters out of Mooloolaba have had good trips to local reefs for plenty of quality snapper, grassy sweetlip, pearlies, tusk fish and cobia. Grass sweetlip, cod and qualitysnapper from the Gneerings. Good quality snapper, pearl perch and tusk fish from the Banks.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Try for luderick at the rocks inside the river mouth. Double Island Point and Teewah Beach gutters have been producing greenback tailor to 3.5kg. Bream and flathead and plenty of diamond trevally taken throughout the lower river and up around Tewantin. Good quality Golden and Diamond Trevally in Woods Bays.

Maroochydore: Several big giant trevally caught near the Cod Hole. Bream and whiting in the mouth of Eudlo Creek as well as tailor and trevally from Cod Hole. Quality bream upstream and throughout the lower river. Flathead to 78cm released from the Creek mouths and lower river.

Mooloolaba: Tailor, bream and worth a try for luderick off the rock walls. A few gar fish around the moorings on the incoming tide. Bream and several dusky flathead and golden trevally from the boat moorings and canals. Cod and flathead from the twin bridges.

Caloundra: Luderick and bream off the Boardwalk. Cod and flathead in Coochin Creek. Bream in the deeper holes and channels of the passage. School jew in the deeper holes of the passage. Bream and trevally in Pelican Waters. Small snapper and sweetlip off the rocky headlands.

Matt Planck with a nice tailor caught on a red head silver body Trollecraft Lure up near the Cod Hole.

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