Strong Wind Warning today for Sunshine Coast Waters, so there will be choppy to rough conditions with a southeasterly 20 to 30 knots. Seas 2 to 3 metres. Similar conditions tomorrow, better to stay in sheltered waters. There have however been good spottie mackerel in good numbers in Laguna Bay. There were a couple of quality jew taken at North Reef. North Reef’s got cobia, sweetlip, squire, Maori cod, grass sweetlip and venus tusk fish, as well as good spotty and Spanish mackerel. On the Barwon Banks there’s been wahoo, Spanish mackerel, good mahi mahi and some yellow fin and blue fin tuna. Murphy’s reef and the Gneerings has had mahi mahi, wahoo. Caloundra 12 mile has had spotty mackerel, snapper, parrot and sweetlip.
Noosa: In Weyba Creek there has been a number of quality flathead. A 55cm golden trevally taken from the beach near the Big Pelican at Noosaville. A few good mangrove jack being caught throughout the river. There's been plenty of good trevally, a few whiting up to 35cm using live worms and flathead to 70cm caught on soft plastics in the late afternoon at Woods Bay. Weyba Creek is producing Moses perch, estuary cod, bream, whiting and flathead all in good numbers. A few sand and mud crabs in the mid to upper reaches.
Maroochydore: A 3.3kg mangrove jack was taken off a jetty near the Maroochy River mouth. A few good mangrove jack and 35cm bream in the Maroochy Waters canal. Massive whiting around 40cm on Christmas eve in the lower river at dawn and dusk over the past few days. Flathead, bream and jacks Eudlo Creek with mangrove jack and gar in the upper reaches and through Petrie Creek. Mud crabs in the upper reaches and creeks. Sand crabs in the southern channel. Jack and trevally in Twin Waters.
Kawana: Whiting to 34cm and dart off the beaches. Whiting, golden trevally, bream and gar from the boat mooring and in the Kawana canals. Trevally along the rock walls around the river mouth. A few big flathead and whiting in the sand basin. Mangrove jack, trevally and flathead caught in Mountain Creek, in and around the bridge pylons and snaggy banks. Jacks and cod in Parrearra channel.
Caloundra: Dart and flathead along the beaches as well as trevally near the Bar. Golden Beach and the mouth of Bells Creek both producing a few good whiting, with flathead and jew in the drop offs and deeper holes around the Passage. Jacks and flathead in all the creeks particularly Coochin Creek. Trevally in the canals and mangrove jack around the bridge pylons and rock walls.
Peter Vitcunas was fishing with Jarrod Stanley near Chambers Island for this 64cm dusky flathead.