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Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2019-09-03

Offshore: Good conditions with maybe choppy out wide offshore with winds West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending southerly 10 to 15 knots during the morning, then east to southeasterly in the early afternoon. Winds becoming variable below 10 knots in the evening with seas 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre around midday. Conditions tomorrow will be fantastic with winds west to southwesterly about 10 knots becoming east to southeasterly during the day then becoming northerly during the late evening and seas below 1 metre. Double Island Points had good snapper, pearlies and cobia as well as quality scarlet sea perch. Cougar One skipper Nat Turner fished North Reef on Sunday where they caught quality Maori cod, snapper, Moses perch and Venus tusk fish. 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. Grass sweetlip and snapper snapper from Old Women Island. Snapper, Maori cod, and venus tusk fish from the Gneerings. Pearl perch, snapper, tusk fish from 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: Bream around structures at the river mouth. Trevally and queenfish in Woods Bays. Big flathead opposite Gympie Terrace this week. Tewantin stretrch and Lake Cooroibah are fishing well for bream, flathead, school jew, trevally and queenfish. Joe Tomic caught and released a 116cm jew south of Coolum on Saturday night.

Maroochydore: Try for a few whiting on the incoming ride around ths sand banks in the lower river. Flathead in the middle reaches of the river. Still good bream at the river mouth and in the south channel. Whiting and flathead in the mouth of Eudlo Creek. iant Trevally from the middle 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: 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. Get ready to pot a few muddie in September.

joe Tomic 

Joe Tomic caught this 116cm jewfish south of Coolum on Saturday night. It went for a well cast and retrieved Super Strike Bottle Plug lure and was successfully released after a couple of quick pix.

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