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Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2019-12-28

Offshore: The New Moon on Thursday has the fish feeding. Today you can expect good conditions with winds easterly 10 to 15 knots with seas 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning. Tomorrow will have similar good conditions with winds easterly 10 to 15 knots and seas around 1 metre. Trekka 2 skipper Mitch Bertacchini, caught good snapper came from D.I. earlier in the week, the Spaniard from Hall's Reef on Christmas Eve. The Barwon Banks recently has had quality snapper to 92cm and good good Mahi Mahi, cobia, tusk fish, moses perch, pearl perch, Maori cod and mackerel on the reef. Local angler Dan Lever, caught two good Spanish and a spotty on Tuesday while fishing Sunshine Reef with his sister Cass and her partner Rick. All fish went for pilchard floaters. Sunshine Reef has also had big Spanish mackerel, spotty mackerel, cobia, mac tuna, big yellow fin tuna and snapper. Cougar One skipper fished North Reef for big grass sweetlip, Maori Cod, mosese perch, gold spot cod and small snapper. A 1,2 m gold spot cod caught off Murphy's reef. Spotty and spanish mackerel, cobia, sweetlip and snapper from Caloundra 12 mile reef. Spotty mackerel to 90cm from Caloundra 5 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Noosa River Fishing Safaris crew released dusky flathead 62cm and 69cm in the lower estuary. They went for small, whole pilchards. Diamond and tea leaf trevally and flathead from the current line between the river mouth and Woods Bays. Big flathead and queenfish from Tewantin Reach. A few good jacks from between the lakes. Whiting from the frying pan and Munna Point. A few quality muddies throughout the River System

Maroochydore: Try for a few tailor in the lower Maroochy River. Queenfish and flathead from Bli Bli reach. Whiting to 42cm and bream over 40cm around Chambers Island and Twin Waters. Big flathead in Eudlo Creek. Flathead and mangrove jack in the creeks. Trevally, mangrove jack, Mud crabs and flathead in Maroochy Waters canal.

Mooloolaba: Dart off the beach at Warana. Diamond and giant trevally in the Kawana Waters canals. Flathead, mangrove jack and giant trevally in the Mooloolaba canals. Bream and cod around the moorings. Mangrove jack from the Twin bridges and rocky areas of the middle river.

Caloundra: Dart off the beach at Currimundi. Whiting in Currimundi lake and mangrove jack in Currimundi Creek. Whiting and some big flathead from Golden Beach. Bream and trevally in Pelican Waters.

IsaacSmith whiting42cm 

Check out Isaac Smith with his 42cm summer whiting taken on cured worms from around Chambers Island on Boxing Day.

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