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Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2019-05-22

Offshore 

Good workable conditions for a change particularly closer inshore with winds southeasterly 10 to 15 knots. Lighter southerly winds inshore during the morning and seas around 1 metre. Tomorrow will have good conditions with winds east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots. Lighter southerly winds inshore during the morning and seas around 1 metre. 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 cobia and good longtails and Spanish mackerel as well as nice Red Emperor at Double Island Point last week.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Flathead, bream and dart along Northshore. Spanish mackerel, small snapper and jew of Sunshine and the Noosa NP rocks and headlands. Flathead and bream around the river mouth and queenies and trevally in the Woods Bays. Whiting from Tewantin and in lake Cooroibah and Cootharaba. Bream and trevally from the pontoons and jetties in the lower river.

Maroochydore: Tailor and trevally between the Motorway Bridge and Chambers Island feeding on the schools of herring. 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. Pilot bream will be moving into the river systems. Flathead, bream and trevally from around the boat moorings and throughout the lower river.

Caloundra; Whiting, bream, trevally and flathead along Golden Beach. A few quality flathead, bream and mud crabs in the creeks. Queenfish and trevally in Pelican Waters. Still a few mud crabs in the creeks that feed into the Passage.

Nathan Dusky Flathead Maroochy 

Nathan Tabbernal with a nice kreeper dusky flathead taken in the Maroochy River

Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2019-05-21

Offshore 

Good workable conditions for a change particularly closer inshore with winds southeasterly 10 to 15 knots. Lighter southerly winds inshore during the morning with seas around 1 metre. Tomorrow will have slightly better conditions with winds southeasterly 10 to 15 knots. Lighter southerly winds inshore during the morning and seas around 1 metre. So be ready to go for the following catches. 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 cobia and good longtails and Spanish mackerel as well as nice Red Emperor at Double Island Point last week.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Flathead, bream and dart along Northshore. Spanish mackerel, small snapper and jew of Sunshine and the Noosa NP rocks and headlands. Flathead and bream around the river mouth and queenies and trevally in the Woods Bays. Whiting from Tewantin and in lake Cooroibah and Cootharaba. Bream and trevally from the pontoons and jetties in the lower river.

Maroochydore: Tailor and trevally between the Motorway Bridge and Chambers Island feeding on the schools of herring. Several catches of flathead, whiting and bream between the river mouth and Bli Bli particularly in the mouth of Eudlo Creek.

Mooloolaba: Bream, dart and whiting in the gutters. Pilot bream will be moving in over the Full Moon, so be ready also flathead and trevally from around the boat moorings and throughout the lower river. Muddies throughout the Mooloolah River.

Caloundra; Whiting, bream, trevally and flathead along Golden Beach. A few quality flathead, bream and mud crabs in the creeks. Queenfish and trevally in Pelican Waters. Still a few mud crabs in the creeks that feed into the Passage.

MilanMilneSpanishOff RocksBirthday 

Jason Milne, from Viking Kayaks fished with his son Milan on his 14th birthday on Saturday where we we hit the rocks at Sunshine and after five casts into the session and this beauty little spanish took his Rapala X-Rap!

Local Fishing Report: Monday 2019-05-20

Offshore 

Workable conditions for a change particularly closer inshore with winds southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, turning east to southeasterly in the middle of the day. Lighter southerly winds inshore during the morning with seas Easterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore. Tomorrow will have slightly better conditions with winds southeasterly 10 to 15 knots. Lighter southerly winds inshore during the morning and seas around 1 metre. So be ready to go for the following catches. There has been a monster Spanish mackerel, taken by casting surface stickbaits over the Jew Shoal weighed in at 30.5kg. 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 to 82cm and quality pearl perch as well as snapper, gold spot cod and Moses perch. Spanish mackerel, tuna and snapper from the Blinker. There were cobia up to118cm and good longtails and Spanish mackerel as well as nice Red Emperor at Double Island Point last week.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Flathead, bream and dart along Northshore and Teewah Beach. Flathead and bream around the river mouth and queenies and trevally in the Woods Bays. Whiting from Tewantin and in lake Cooroibah and Cootharaba. Mangrove jack and plenty of bream and trevally from the pontoons and jetties in the lower river.

Maroochydore: Tailor and trevally between the Motorway Bridge and Chambers Island feeding on the schools of herring. Several catches of flathead, whiting and bream between the river mouth and Bli Bli particularly in the mouth of Eudlo Creek.

Mooloolaba: Bream, dart and whiting in the gutters. Pilot bream will be moving in over the Full Moon, so be ready also flathead and trevally from around the boat moorings and throughout the lower river. Muddies throughout the Mooloolah River.

Caloundra; Whiting, bream, trevally and flathead along Golden Beach. A few quality flathead, bream and mud crabs in the creeks. Queenfish and trevally in Pelican Waters. Still a few mud crabs in the creeks that feed into the Passage.

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Jye Clewley with this quality 'Noosa Gold' trevally caught over the weekend.

Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2019-05-18

Offshore 

The Full Moom Phase tomorrow should have a bite of fish feeding activity happening through the weekend and into next week! However ordinary and choppy to rough conditions will generall prevail, but may be workable early and close in and in the bays by the look of it with winds southeasterly 15 to 20 knots. Lighter southerly winds inshore in the early morning with seas 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre around midday, then increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon. Tomorrow similar choppy conditions with winds southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, with lighter southerly winds inshore in the early morning and seas 1 to 1.5 metres. When conditions improve be ready to go for the following catches. There has been a monster Spanish mackerel, taken by casting surface stickbaits over the Jew Shoal last Saturday, weighed in at 30.5kg. 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 to 82cm and quality pearl perch as well as snapper, gold spot cod and Moses perch. Spanish mackerel, tuna and snapper from the Blinker. There were cobia up to118cm and good longtails and Spanish mackerel as well as nice Red Emperor at Double Island Point last week.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Flathead, bream and dart along Northshore and Teewah Beach. Flathead and bream around the river mouth and queenies and trevally in the Woods Bays. Whiting from Tewantin and in lake Cooroibah and Cootharaba. School jew from the entrance to Lake Cooroibah.Mud crabs from the ski run and in Weyba Creek. Mangrove jack from the pontoons and jetties in the lower river.

Maroochydore: The Full Moom Phase this Sunday should have a bite of fish feeding activity happening through the weekend and into next week! Tailor and trevally between the Motorway Bridge and Chambers Island feeding on the schools of herring. Several catches of flathead, whiting and bream between the river mouth and Bli Bli particularly in the mouth of Eudlo Creek.

Mooloolaba: Bream, dart and whiting in the gutters. Pilot bream will be moving in over the Full Moon, so be ready also flathead and trevally from around the boat moorings and throughout the lower river. Muddies throughout the Mooloolah River.

Caloundra; Whiting, bream, trevally and flathead along Golden Beach. A few quality flathead, bream and mud crabs in the creeks. Queenfish and trevally in Pelican Waters. Still a few mud crabs in the creeks that feed into the Passage.

Keely RoseDIPBig Redemperor  

Have a look at this quality Big Red Emperor taken on board a Keely Rose Fishing Charter to Double Island Point .

Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2019-05-16

Offshore 

The Full Moom Phase this Sunday should have a bit of fish feeding activity happening through the weekend and into next week! Ordinary but may be workable conditions in the afternoon by the look of it with winds southeasterly 15 to 20 knots easing to 10 to 15 knots in the late morning. Winds reaching up to 20 knots offshore north of Noosa in the afternoon and evening with seas 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore north of Maroochydore by early evening. Tomorrows choppy conditions will have winds east to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, with seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore. Justin McNab got a monster Spaniard, casring surface stickbaits over the Jew Shoal on Saturday arvo. Weighed in at 30.5kg. First drift first cast. And his mate Callum Scott picked up a couple of nice trout around Sunshine on live yakka baits. Big longtail and mac tuna caught in close off Mooloolaba. School and spotty mackerel from Currimundi Reef and the Caloundra 5 mile. Plenty of Spanish getting around between Halls and Sunshine at the moment. North Reef had coral trout to 82cm and quality pearl perch as well as snapper, gold spot cod and Moses perch. Spanish mackerel, tuna and snapper from the Blinker. There were cobia up to118cm and goodlongtails and Spanish mackerel at Double Island Point last week.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Flathead, bream and dart along Northshore and Teewah Beach. Flathead and bream around the river mouth and queenies and trevally in the Woods Bays. Whiting from Tewantin and in lake Cooroibah and Cootharaba. School jew from the entrance to Lake Cooroibah.Mud crabs from the ski run and in Weyba Creek. Jacks from the pontoons and jetties in the lower river.

Maroochydore: The Full Moom Phase this Sunday should have a bit of fish feeding activity happening through the weekend and into next week! Tailor and trevally between the Motorway Bridge and Chambers Island feeding on the schools of herring. Several catches of flathead, whiting and bream between the river mouth and Bli Bli particularly in the mouth of Eudlo Creek.

Mooloolaba: Bream, dart and whiting in the gutters. Pilot bream will be moving in over the Full Moon, so be ready also flathead and trevally from around the boat moorings and throughout the lower river. Muddies throughout the Mooloolah River.

Caloundra; Whiting, bream, trevally and flathead along Golden Beach. A few quality flathead, bream and mud crabs in the creeks. Queenfish and trevally in Pelican Waters. Still a few mud crabs in the creeks that feed into the Passage.

Alan Webster 3 nice buck crabs in Petrie Creek

Alan Webster from the Maroochy RSL Fishing Club, hit the jackpot this week with 3 nice buck crabs in Petrie Creek. Unfortunatly an unscrupulous person had stolen one of his crab pots.

Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2019-05-14

Offshore 

Improving conditions will probably be okay today with winds easterly 10 to 15 knots and seas 1 to 1.5 metres. Tomorrow may have workable conditions early with winds easterly 10 to 15 knots turning southeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning.easterly 10 to 15 knots turning southeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon with seas 1 to 1.5 metres, When conditions improve be ready for some quality snapper, Spanish Mackerel and big longtail tuna caught off Point Cartwright recently. Plenty of Spanish getting around between Halls and Sunshine at the moment. Getting them on floating pilchards, livies and jigs. North Reef last week had coral trout to 82cm and quality pearl perch as well as snapper, gold spot cod and Moses perch. Spanish mackerel, tuna and snapper from the Blinker. Long tail tuna and sweetlip out from Caloundra. Also, Sunshine and Halls Reefs have had spanish mackerel to 11kg longtail tuna, grass emperor, painted sweetlip, tusk fish, moses perch.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Good flathead and bream around the river mouth and queenies and goldens at the Woods Bay. Dusky flathead in the lower estuary and a few good grunter bream in the upper reaches.The schools of trevally throughout the river.

Maroochydore; Big schools of herring baitfish around Chambers island at present. Try for tailor and trevally between the Motorway Bridge and Chambers Island. Several catches of flathead, bream, between the river mouth and Bli Bli particularly in the mouth of Eudlo Creek. Few good whiting in the lower river. 

Mooloolaba: Bream, dart and whiting in the gutters. Pilot bream will be moving in, flathead and trevally from around the boat moorings and throughout the lower river. Muddies throughout the Mooloolah River.

Caloundra; Try for whiting, bream, trevally and flathead along Golden Beach. A few quality flathead, bream and mud crabs in the creeks. Queenfish and trevally in Pelican Waters. Still a few mud crabs in the creeks that feed into the Passage.

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Heath Robinson with his first catch, of a hard fighting longtail tuna, close inshore off Noosa.

Local Fishing Report: Monday 2019-05-13

Offshore 

Still rough conditions today with winds southeasterly 20 to 25 knots turning easterly 15 to 20 knots in the evening and seas 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres around midday. Tomorrow may have okay conditions early with winds easterly 10 to 15 knots turning southeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon with seas 1 to 1.5 metres. When conditions improve and with the cold snap, be ready for some quality snapper, Spanish Mackerel and big longtail tuna caught off Point Cartwright recently. Plenty of Spanish getting around between Halls and Sunshine at the moment. Getting them on floating pilchards, livies and jigs. North Reef has had coral trout to 82cm which tipped the scales at 7.5kg and a quality pearl perch as well as snapper, gold spot cod and Moses perch. Spanish mackerel and snapper from the Blinker. Long tail tuna and sweetlip from Caloundra 5 mile. Also, Sunshine and Halls Reefs have had spanish mackerel to 11kg longtail tuna, grass emperor, painted sweetlip, tusk fish, moses perch.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: A few dart and tarwhine along the beaches. Good flathead and bream around the river mouth and queenies and goldens at the Woods Bay. Dusky flathead in the lower estuary and a few good grunter bream in the upper reaches.The schools of trevally throughout the river.

Maroochydore; Try for tailor and trevally between the Motorway Bridge and Chambers Island. Several catches of flathead, bream and heaps of trevelly in schools, between the river mouth and Bli Bli particularly in the mouth of Eudlo Creek. Few good whiting in the lower river on the incoming tide. 

Mooloolaba: Try for jew and big bream off Pt Cartwright. Bream, dart and whiting in the gutters. Pilot bream will be moving in, flathead and trevally from around the boat moorings and throughout the lower river. Muddies throughout the Mooloolah River.

Caloundra; Try for whiting, bream, trevally and flathead along Golden Beach. A few quality flathead, bream and mud crabs in the creeks. Queenfish and trevally in Pelican Waters. Bream and grass sweetlip from Shelly Beach.

ericfrei 65cm snapper 

Eric Frei fished off Mooloolba last Thursday for some good quality snapper to 65cm.

Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2019-05-11

Offshore 

Strong Wind Warning for today in Sunshine Coast Waters, so be prepared to stay in sheltered waters. Rough conditions particularly out wide early today with winds southwesterly 25 to 30 knots, decreasing to 20 to 25 in the late morning then turning southeasterly in the late afternoon.and seas 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.Tomorrow will have similar rough conditions with winds Southeasterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots at times during the morning. Winds increasing to 25 to 30 knots in the evening with seas 2 to 2.5 metres. When conditions improve be ready for some quality Spanish Mackerel and big longtail tuna caught off Point Cartwright recently. Plenty of Spanish getting around between Halls and Sunshine at the moment. Getting them on floating pilchards, livies and jigs. North Reef has had coral trout to 82cm which tipped the scales at 7.5kg and a quality pearl perch as well as snapper, gold spot cod and Moses perch. Spanish mackerel and snapper from the Blinker. Long tail tuna and sweetlip from Caloundra 5 mile. Also, Sunshine and Halls Reefs have had spanish mackerel to 11kg longtail tuna, grass emperor, painted sweetlip, tusk fish, moses perch. Double Island Point has had pearl perch, venus tusk fish, moses perch, snapper, gold spot cod, grass emperor, fry pan snapper and scarlet sea perch and plenty of tuna and mackerel.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Depending on the strengthening southwesterly and southeasterly winds today there have been a few good dart and tarwhine along the beaches. Good flathead and bream around the river mouth and queenies and goldens at the Woods Bay. Dusky flathead in the lower estuary and a few good grunter bream in the upper reaches.The schools of trevally throughout the river.

Maroochydore: Queenfish and quality tailer to 50cm in the Cod Hole. Several catches of Flathead, bream and heaps of trevelly in schools, between the river mouth and Bli Bli particularly in the mouth of Eudlo Creek. Few good whiting in the lower river on the incoming tide. Still good buck crabs throughout the river.

Mooloolaba: Try for jew and big bream off Pt Cartwright. Bream, dart and whiting in the gutters. Pilot bream will be moving in, flathead, cod and trevally from around the boat moorings and throughout the lower river. Muddies throughout the Mooloolah River.

Caloundra; I think the bream and tailor season has begun, so be ready to hunt!! Try for whiting, bream, trevally and flathead along Golden Beach. A few quality flathead, bream and mud crabs in the creeks. Queenfish and trevally in Pelican Waters. Bream and grass sweetlip from Shelly Beach.

Bill Conn50cmTailor 1 of 3 

Experienced angler, Bill Conn, caught 3 tailor on Thursday afternoon and several more yesterday at the Cod Hole, with this one going 50cm.

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2019-05-08

Offshore 

Fantastic almost early winter like conditions today with winds variable about 10 knots, becoming east to northeasterly inshore during the afternoon and seas below 0.5 metres. Tomorrow will have great conditions as well with northwesterly about 10 knots, shifting southwesterly early in the morning. Winds becoming variable below 10 knots in the middle of the day then northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon and seas below 1 metre. There's been a few quality Spanish Mackerel and big longtail tuna caught off Point Cartwright recently. North Reef's has Spanish and spotty mackerel, long tail tuna, coral trout,venus tusk fish, moses perch and quality snapper. Spanish mackerel, grass sweetlip, Cobia and snapper from Sunshine Reef. Spanish mackerel and snapper from the Blinker. Mac and long tail tuna from Old Women Island. Long tail tuna and sweetlip from Caloundra 5 mile. Also, Sunshine and Halls Reefs have had spanish mackerel to 11kg longtail tuna, grass emperor, painted sweetlip, tusk fish, moses perch. Double Island Point has had pearl perch, venus tusk fish, moses perch, snapper, gold spot cod, grass emperor, fry pan snapper and scarlet sea perch and plenty of tuna and mackerel.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: A few good dart along the beaches. Good flathead and bream around the river mouth and queenies and goldens at the Woods Bay. Dusky flathead to 65cm in the lower estuary and a 55cm grunter bream today at Makepeace Island.The schools of trevally throughout the river.

Maroochydore: Plenty of schools of herring. Queenfish in the Cod Hole. Several catches of Flathead, bream and trevelly between the river mouth and Bli Bli particularly in the mouth of Eudlo Creek. Few good whiting in the lower river on the incoming tide. Still good buck crabs throughout the river.

Mooloolaba: Looking like great fishing conditions right through the week. Try for jew and big bream off Pt Cartwright. Bream, dart and whiting in the gutters. Bream, flathead, cod and trevally from around the boat moorings and throughout the lower river. Muddies throughout the Mooloolah River.

Caloundra; Not long now to the bream and tailor season, so be ready! Try for whiting, bream, trevally and flathead along Golden Beach. A few quality flathead, bream and mud crabs in the creeks. Queenfish and trevally in Pelican Waters. Bream and grass sweetlip from Shelly Beach.

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Kevin Stevens caught and released a 72 and 79cm dusky flathead in the Southern Channel adjacent to Duporth Avenue.

Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2019-05-07

Offshore 

Fantastic conditions today with winds variable 10 knots becoming north to northeasterly in the middle of the day and seas below1 metre. Winds Tomorrow will have great conditions as well with northwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning north to northeasterly during the afternoon and seas below 1 metre. There's been a few quality Spanish Mackerel and big longtail tuna caught off Point Cartwright recently. North Reef's has Spanish and school mackerel, venus tusk fish, moses perch and quality snapper. Spanish mackerel, grass sweetlip, Cobia and snapper from Sunshine Reef. Spanish mackerel and snapper from the Blinker. Mac and long tail tuna from Old Women Island. Long tail tuna and sweetlip from Caloundra 5 mile. Also, Sunshine and Halls Reefs have had spanish mackerel to 11kg longtail tuna, grass emperor, painted sweetlip, tusk fish, moses perch. Double Island Point has had pearl perch, venus tusk fish, moses perch, snapper, gold spot cod, grass emperor, fry pan snapper and scarlet sea perch and plenty of tuna and mackerel.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: A few good dart along the beaches. Good flathead and bream around the river mouth and queenies and goldens at the Woods Bay. Dusky flathead to 65cm in the lower estuary and a 55cm grunter bream today at Makepeace Island.The schools of trevally throughout the river. The Tewantin area has bream and flathead as well as some good whiting outside the channel in Lake Cooroibah.

Maroochydore: Plenty of schools of herring. Queenfish in the Cod Hole.Several catches of Flathead, bream and trevelly between the river mouth and Bli Bli particularly in the mouth of Eudlo Creek. Few good whiting in the lower river on the incoming tide. Still good buck crabs throughout the river.

Mooloolaba: Looking like great fishing conditions righ through the week. Try for jew and big bream off Pt Cartwright. Bream, dart and whiting in the gutters. Bream, flathead, cod and trevally from around the boat moorings and throughout the lower river. Muddies throughout the Mooloolah River.

Caloundra: The New Moon Phase has the fish feeding, so not long to the bream and tailor season, so be ready! Try for whiting, bream, trevally and flathead along Golden Beach. Still getting mangrove jack, a few quality flathead, bream and mud crabs in the creeks. Queenfish and trevally in Pelican Waters. Bream and grass sweetlip from Shelly Beach.

Brett Robertson Spanish Mackerel
Brett Robertson on a Deep End Charter off Mooloolaba on Saturday with this quality Spanish Mackerel

Local Fishing Report: Monday 2019-05-06

Offshore 

Last nights New Moon will have the fish on the bite well into this week, so be ready to go, with winds south to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending south to southeasterly below 10 knots during the morning and early afternoon and seas below1 metre. Winds Tomorrow will have great conditions with South to southeasterly about 10 knots becoming east to northeasterly during the afternoon and evening and seas below 1 metre. There's been a few quality Spanish Mackerel and big longtail tuna caught off Point Cartwright recently. North Reef's has Spanish and school mackerel, venus tusk fish, moses perch and quality snapper. Spanish mackerel, grass sweetlip, Cobia and snapper from Sunshine Reef. Spanish mackerel and snapper from the Blinker. Mac and long tail tuna from Old Women Island. Long tail tuna and sweetlip from Caloundra 5 mile. Also, Sunshine and Halls Reefs have had spanish mackerel to 11kg longtail tuna, grass emperor, painted sweetlip, tusk fish, moses perch. Trekka 2 skipper Mitch Bertacchini fished Double Island Point on Saturday where they caught pearl perch, venus tusk fish, moses perch, snapper, gold spot cod, grass emperor, fry pan snapper and scarlet sea perch.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: A few good dart along the beaches. Good flathead and bream around the river mouth and queenies and goldens at the Woods Bay. Dusky flathead to 65cm in the lower estuary. It went for a whole whitebait. The schools of trevally throughout the river. The Tewantin area has bream and flathead as well as some good whiting outside the channel in Lake Cooroibah.

Maroochydore: Plenty of schools of herring moving through the lower river at the moment. several catches of Flathead, bream and trevelly between the river mouth and Bli Bli particularly in the mouth of Eudlo Creek. Few good whiting in the lower river on the incoming tide. Still good buck crabs throughout the river.

Mooloolaba: Try for jew and big bream off Pt Cartwright. Bream, dart and whiting in the gutters. Bream, flathead, cod and trevally from around the boat moorings and throughout the lower river. Muddies throughout the Mooloolah River.

Caloundra: The New Moon Phase will have the fish feeding, so not long to the bream and tailor season, so be ready! Try for whiting, bream, trevally and flathead along Golden Beach. Still getting mangrove jack, a few quality flathead, bream and mud crabs in the creeks. Queenfish and trevally in Pelican Waters. Bream and grass sweetlip from Shelly Beach.

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Keen young angler Charlie Porteous is pretty Happy with his 47cm dusky flathead caught at Bli Bli with his Dad.

Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2019-05-04

Offshore 

The New Moon will have the fish on the bite over the Weekend so be ready to go, over the weekend with winds north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots shifting west to southwesterly (the first southwesterly for the year) in the early afternoon and seas around 1 metre. Winds Tomorrow will have choppy conditions so keep your eye on conditions and bar crossings, but should be workable inshore early and particularly in the afternoon with southwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning south to southeasterly below 10 knots during the afternoon and seas 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon. Mondays conditions will be similar. There's been a few quality Spanish Mackerel to 17kg caught off Point Cartwright recently. The reefs off Double Island Point have been on fire for spotty and Spanish mackerel as well as long tail tuna and some nice cod. North Reef's has Spanish and school mackerel, venus tusk fish, moses perch and quality snapper. Spanish mackerel, grass sweetlip, Cobia and snapper from Sunshine Reef. Spanish mackerel and snapper from the Blinker. Mac and long tail tuna from Old Women Island. Long tail tuna and sweetlip from Caloundra 5 mile. Also, Sunshine and Halls Reefs have had spanish mackerel to 11kg longtail tuna, grass emperor, painted sweetlip, tusk fish, moses perch.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Try for flathead and bream around the river mouth and queenies and goldens at the Woods Bay. Dusky flathead to 65cm in the lower estuary. It went for a whole whitebait. The schools of trevally throughout the river. The Tewantin area has bream and flathead as well as some good whiting outside the channel in Lake Cooroibah.

Maroochydore: Kevin Stevens fished along Duporth Av for 79/72cm dusky flathead which he released. Flathead, bream and trevelly between the river mouth and Bli Bli particularly in the mouth of Eudlo Creek. Few good whiting in the lower river on the incoming tide. Still getting buck crabs throughout the river.

Mooloolaba: Bream, dart and whiting in the gutters. Bream, flathead, cod and trevally from around the boat moorings and throughout the lower river. A few dart along the beaches. Muddies throughout the Mooloolah River.

Caloundra: Sundays New Moon Phase will have the fish feeding, so not long to the bream and tailor season, so be ready! Try for whiting, bream, trevally and flathead along Golden Beach. Still getting mangrove jack, a few quality flathead, bream and mud crabs in the creeks. Queenfish and trevally in Pelican Waters. Bream and grass sweetlip from Shelly Beach.

 

Keen angler Craig, visiting from Victoria, did well around Eudlo Creek, catching and releasing several juvenile trevally and keeping a 42 and 65 cm dusky flathead. He was fishing in our Swan Boat Hire, Polycraft Cuddy Cabin Boat which is an excellent fishing boat.

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