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Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2019-11-26

Offshore: Conditions will be a bit choppy today with winds, starting off as northeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning northerly 15 to 20 knots during the morning, with seas 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres by early evening. Tomorrow will maybe have okay conditions close inshore but choppy out wide, with winds north to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots shifting easterly during the afternoon and seas 1 to 2 metres. Cougar One skipper Nat Turner ran a nine hour charter to Double Island Point on Saturday. We had pretty good conditions with light northerly winds and little current run. The fishing was nothing short of exceptional. We bagged out on snapper in a few minutes while the pearl perch and goldband snapper stood out. Then on Sunday Nat went back to DIP where the day was all about the scarlet sea perch, nearly everyone on the boat landed one, along with plenty of snapper, pearl perch, jewfish and venus tusk fish. Dolphin fish, sweetlip, coral trout, snapper and venus tusk fish from Sunshine Reef. Deep End fishing charters fished the northern Banks for pig fish, venus tusk, pearl perch, slatey bream and hussar. Some good size Morwong, pan size snapper, moses perch, estuary cod, grassy sweetlip and big Cobia from Coolum Reef. Sweetlip, moses perch, spangled emperor and Venus tusk fish from Caloundra 12 mile. Spotty mackerel and small snapper form Caloundra 5 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Trevally' bream and big flathead being caught and some released in the lower river and Woods Bay areas. A few good whiting showing up from throughout the river and the frying pan. Flathead, queenfish and bream along the Tewantin stretch as well.

Maroochydore: Whiting throughout the lower river. Trevally and flathead in the Cod Hole. Several quality mangrove jack, cod and trevally in the creeks and upper river. A few mud crabs in the creeks.

Mooloolaba: Whiting from Mountain Creek area. A few good bream, plenty of nice flathead and trevally in the lower river and around the moorings. Bream and Mangrove jack in the creeks and upper river and from the Parrearra Weir.

Caloundra: Whiting and some big flathead from Golden Beach. Trevally, cod and mangrove jack in the creeks and Pelican Waters. Few sand crabs between the bar and Bells Creek.

Jeff Morwong

Local angler Jeff Vere with a Queensland Morwong, aka Blackall or Slatey Bream, taken on a local reef on Sunday.They are surprisingly okay to eat, a lot like a big bream in texture and flavour. No bones at all, so I don't know where the bad rap comes from. A spicy recipe helps add some flavour.

Local Fishing Report: Monday 2019-11-25

Offshore: Winds will be Northeasterly at 10 to 15 knots, with seas around 1m and 1m of easterly swell. Cougar one fished Double Island Point for gold band snapper, pearl perch to 65cm, cobia, venus tusk fish, moses perch and gold spot cod. Dolphin fish, sweetlip, coral trout, snapper and venus tusk fish from Sunshine Reef. Deep End fishing charters fished the northern Banks for pig fish, venus tusk, pearl perch, slatey bream and hussar. Estuary cod, grassy sweetlip and Cobia from Coolum Reef. Sweetlip, moses perch, spangled emperor and Venus tusk fish from Caloundra 12 mile. Spotty mackerel and small snapper form Caloundra 5 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Trevally, cod, flathead being caught and some released in the lower river and Woods Bay areas. A few good whiting showing up from throughout the river and the frying pan. Flathead, queenfish and bream along the Tewantin stretch as well.

Maroochydore: Whiting throughout the lower river. Trevally and big flathead in the Cod Hole. Several quality mangrove jack, cod and trevally in the creeks and upper river. A few mud crabs in the creeks.

Mooloolaba: Whiting from Mountain Creek area. A few good bream, plenty of nice flathead and trevally in the lower river and around the moorings. Flathead and trevally in Mooloolaba Canals. Bream and Mangrove jack in the creeks and upper river and from the Parrearra Weir.

Caloundra: Whiting and some big flathead from Golden Beach. Trevally, cod and mangrove jack in the creeks and Pelican Waters. Few sand crabs between the bar and Bells Creek.

Barry Foley William Saville Cod Jack 

Barry Foley and William Saville fished the upper Maroochy River for quality cod and jack on Friday night.

Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2019-11-19

Offshore: Today's conditions will be the best we have had for a while with winds forecast to be east to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots early in the morning then becoming north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon, and seas 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore south of Maroochydore later in the evening. Tomorrows conditions will also be okay with winds north to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots during the morning then tending northeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon and seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the evening. As conditions improve even more be ready to go out on local reefs! North Reefs had some quality pearl perch to 57cm, venus tusk fish, snapper and moses perch. Sunshine Reefs had catches of coral trout, squire, grass emperor, painted sweetlip and a purple rock cod or blue Maori cod. Snapper, grassy sweetlip and moses perch from Coolum Reef. Snapper, sweetlip, cobia, spangled emperor and pearl perch from Caloundra Reefs.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: A few good size feisty trevally and several catches of quality flathead being caught and some released in the lower river and Woods Bay areas. A few good whiting showing up from throughout the river and the frying pan. Flathead, queenfish and bream along the Tewantin stretch as well.

Maroochydore: Whiting throughout the lower river. The trevally and big flathead in the Cod Hole zone. Several quality mangrove jack and GT's from the upper river and Petrie and Eudlo Creeks. A few mud crabs in the creeks.

Mooloolaba: Whiting from Mountain Creek and La Balsa area. Big bream, plenty of nice flathead and trevally in the lower river and around the moorings. Flathead and trevally in Mooloolaba Canals. Bream and Mangrove jack in the creeks and upper river and from the Parrearra Weir.

Caloundra: Whiting and some big flathead from Golden Beach. Grunter bream and flathead throughout the Passage. Trevally, cod and mangrove jack in the creeks and Pelican Waters. Few mud crabs in the creeks.

TonyHopporedBoobyBird 

Sunshine Coast angler, and good mate, Tony (Hoppo) Hopkins with a quality red emperor taken while fishing the Swain Reefs aboard the M.V Booby Bird last Thursday.

Local Fishing Report: Monday 2019-11-18

Offshore: Strong Wind Warning today for Sunshine Coast Waters. Today's conditions are a bit of a mixed bag and could be okay early at times, will probably be pretty choppy and rough with winds forcast to be west to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots shifting south to southeasterly during the morning as a trough moves northwards, briefly reaching 25 to 30 knots behind the trough in the early morning and seas 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening. Tomorrows conditions will be an improvement but still choppy, with winds east to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots tending north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the day and seas to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning. As conditions improve even more be ready to go out on local reefs! North Reefs had some quality pearl perch to 57cm, venus tusk fish, snapper and moses perch. Sunshine Reefs had catches of coral trout, squire, grass emperor, painted sweetlip and a purple rock cod or blue Maori cod. Snapper, grassy sweetlip and moses perch from Coolum Reef. Snapper, sweetlip, cobia, spangled emperor and pearl perch from Caloundra Reefs.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: A few good size feisty trevally and several catches of quality flathead being caught and some released in the lower river and Woods Bay areas. A few good whiting showing up from throughout the river and the frying pan. Flathead, queenfish and bream along the Tewantin stretch as well.

Maroochydore: Whiting throughout the lower river. The trevally and big flathead in the Cod Hole zone. Several quality mangrove jack and GT's from the upper river and Petrie and Eudlo Creeks. A few mud crabs in the creeks.

Mooloolaba: Whiting from Mountain Creek and La Balsa area. Big bream, plenty of nice flathead and trevally in the lower river and around the moorings. Flathead and trevally in Mooloolaba Canals. Bream and Mangrove jack in the creeks and upper river and from the Parrearra Weir.

Caloundra: Whiting and some big flathead from Golden Beach. Grunter bream and flathead throughout the Passage. Trevally, cod and mangrove jack in the creeks and Pelican Waters. Few mud crabs in the creeks.

Ian 52cm 

Check out local angler Ian with a quality 52cm dusky flathead taken near Chambers Island.

Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2019-11-16

Offshore: Strong Wind Warning today for Sunshine Coast Waters. Today's conditions will be pretty chopped up and rough with winds north to northwesterly 20 to 25 knots turning north to northeasterly in the afternoon, then returning north to northwesterly in the evening and seas very uncomfortable particularly later in the day with 1 to 2 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon. Tomorrows conditions are similar with rough windy northerly's, north to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore before dawn. Winds tending northerly 20 to 25 knots in the afternoon and seas 1 to 2 metres. As conditions improve on Monday and again later in the week, be ready to go! North Reefs had some quality pearl perch to 57cm, venus tusk fish, snapper and moses perch. Sunshine Reefs had catches of coral trout, squire, grass emperor, painted sweetlip and a purple rock cod or blue Maori cod. Double island Point has had good pearl perch, moses perch, gold spot cod, snapper, grassy sweetlip and venus tusk. Spangled emperor, venus tuskfish and snapper from Murphy's reef. Snapper, grassy sweetlip and moses perch from Coolum Reef. Snapper, sweetlip, cobia, spangled emperor and pearl perch from Caloundra 12 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Giant and golden trevally and several catches of good quality flathead being released in the lower river and Woods Bay areas. A few good whiting showing up from throughout the river and the frying pan. Flathead, queenfish and bream along the Tewantin stretch as well.

Maroochydore: Whiting throughout the lower river. The odd tailor, trevally and big flathead in the Cod Hole zone. Several quality mangrove jack and GT's Queenfish from The upper river and Petrie and Eudlo Creeks. A few mud crabs in the creeks.

Mooloolaba: Whiting from Mountain Creek and the La Balsa sand basin. Big bream and trevally from the Kawana boat ramp. Flathead and trevally in Mooloolaba Canals. Bream and Mangrove jack in the creeks and upper river and from the Parrearra Weir.

Caloundra: Whiting and some big flathead from Golden Beach. Big grunter the lower Passage and a few flathead south of Coochin Creek. Trevally, cod and mangrove jack in the creeks and Pelican Waters. Few mud crabs in the creeks.

Ben Forganrelease Jackupper river

Check out Benny Forgan with a catch and release mangrove jack released last weekend up river past Bli Bli.

Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2019-11-14

Offshore: Strong Wind Warning Again Today for Sunshine Coast Waters. Today conditions will be will be rough as well so stay in port and fish the river systems, with winds Northwesterly 25 to 30 knots, decreasing to 20 to 25 knots during the late morning. Winds shifting southeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon and evening, reaching up to 25 knots at times as a gusty change moves northwards and seas 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 2 metres around midday. Tomorrows conditions are an improvement but will be a bit choppy for mostly of the morning with winds east to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots shifting northerly 10 to 15 knots during the evening and seas 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning. Sunshine Reefs had catches of squire, grass emperor, painted sweetlip and a purple rock cod or blue Maori cod. Double island Point has had good pearl perch, moses perch, gold spot cod, snapper, grassy sweetlip and venus tusk. Spangled emperor, venus tuskfish and small snapper from Murphy's reef. Snapper, mack tuna and moses perch from Coolum Reef. Snapper, sweetlip, cobia, spangled emperor and pearl perch from Caloundra 12 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Giant and golden trevally and good quality flathead being released in the lower river and Woods Bays. A few good whiting showing up from throughout the river and the frying pan. Flathead, queenfish and bream along the Tewantin stretch as well.

Maroochydore: Whiting throughout the lower river. The odd tailor, trevally and flathead in the Cod Hole zone. Several quality mangrove jack, GT's and Queenfish from the rock bars in the middle and upper river. A few mud crabs in the creeks.

Mooloolaba: Whiting from Mountain Creek and the La Balsa sand basin. Big bream and trevally from the Kawana boat ramp. Flathead and trevally in Mooloolaba Canals. Bream and Mangrove jack in the creeks and upper river and from the Parrearra Weir.

Caloundra: Whiting and some big flathead from Golden Beach. Big grunter the lower Passage and a few flathead south of Coochin Creek. Trevally, cod and mangrove jack in the creeks and Pelican Waters. Few mud crabs in the creeks.

john Ash with70cm Barred Grunter PumicestonePassage 

Check out John Ash with a huge 70cm barred grunter caught in the Pumistone Passage last weekend.

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2019-11-13

Offshore: Strong Wind Warning Again Today for Sunshine Coast Waters. Today conditions will be will be rough as well so stay in port and fish the river systems, with winds Northwesterly 25 to 30 knots, decreasing to 20 to 25 knots during the late morning. Winds shifting southeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon and evening, reaching up to 25 knots at times as a gusty change moves northwards and seas 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 2 metres around midday. Tomorrows conditions are an improvement but will be a bit choppy for mostly of the morning with winds east to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots shifting northerly 10 to 15 knots during the evening and seas 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning. Sunshine Reefs had catches of squire, grass emperor, painted sweetlip and a purple rock cod or blue Maori cod. Double island Point has had good pearl perch, moses perch, gold spot cod, snapper, grassy sweetlip and venus tusk. Spangled emperor, venus tuskfish and small snapper from Murphy's reef. Snapper, mack tuna and moses perch from Coolum Reef. Snapper, sweetlip, cobia, spangled emperor and pearl perch from Caloundra 12 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Giant and golden trevally and good quality flathead being released in the lower river and Woods Bays. A few good whiting showing up from throughout the river and the frying pan. Flathead, queenfish and bream along the Tewantin stretch as well.

Maroochydore: Whiting throughout the lower river. The odd tailor, trevally and flathead in the Cod Hole zone. Several quality mangrove jack, GT's and Queenfish from the rock bars in the middle and upper river. A few mud crabs in the creeks.

Mooloolaba: Whiting from Mountain Creek and the La Balsa sand basin. Big bream and trevally from the Kawana boat ramp. Flathead and trevally in Mooloolaba Canals. Bream and Mangrove jack in the creeks and upper river and from the Parrearra Weir.

Caloundra: Whiting and some big flathead from Golden Beach. Big grunter the lower Passage and a few flathead south of Coochin Creek. Trevally, cod and mangrove jack in the creeks and Pelican Waters. Few mud crabs in the creeks.

john Ash with70cm Barred Grunter PumicestonePassage 

Check out John Ash with a huge 70cm barred grunter caught in the Pumistone Passage last weekend.

Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2019-11-12

Offshore: Strong Wind Warning Today for Sunshine Coast Waters. Today conditions will be choppy early and probably rough to very rough for the rest of the day with winds north to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending northerly 20 to 25 knots in the afternoon and increasing to 25 to 30 knots during the afternoon and evening and seas 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the afternoon. Tomorrows conditions will be rough as well so stay in port and fish the river systems, with winds North to northwesterly 20 to 30 knots tending north to northeasterly 20 to 25 knots during the afternoon then tending northeast to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the evening and seas 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon or evening. Sunshine Reefs had catches of squire, grass emperor, painted sweetlip and a purple rock cod or blue Maori cod. Double island Point has had good pearl perch, moses perch, gold spot cod, snapper, grassy sweetlip and venus tusk. Spangled emperor, venus tuskfish and small snapper from Murphy's reef. Snapper, mack tuna and moses perch from Coolum Reef. Snapper, sweetlip, cobia, spangled emperor and pearl perch from Caloundra 12 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Giant and golden trevally and good quality flathead being released in the lower river and Woods Bays. A few good whiting showing up from throughout the river and the frying pan. Flathead, queenfish and bream along the Tewantin stretch as well.

Maroochydore: Whiting throughout the lower river. The odd tailor, trevally and flathead in the Cod Hole zone. Several quality mangrove jack, GT's and Queenfish from the rock bars in the middle and upper river. A few mud crabs in the creeks.

Mooloolaba: Whiting from Mountain Creek and the La Balsa sand basin. Big bream and trevally from the Kawana boat ramp. Flathead and trevally in Mooloolaba Canals. Bream and Mangrove jack in the creeks and upper river and from the Parrearra Weir.

Caloundra: Whiting and some big flathead from Golden Beach. Big grunter the lower Passage and a few flathead south of Coochin Creek. Trevally, cod and mangrove jack in the creeks and Pelican Waters. Few mud crabs in the creeks.

Michael Sizer bream 

Keen angler Michael Sizer with a couple of 28/29cm bream for his dinner, taken off the Chambers Island Bridge, yesterday using his live and fresh herring he cast netted in the area.

Local Fishing Report: Monday 2019-11-11

Offshore: Today conditions will be pretty good for most of the day with winds easterly about 10 knots tending east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots early in the morning then tending north to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the late afternoon and evening and seas below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening. Tomorrows conditions will be rough with winds northerly 15 to 25 knots increasing to 20 to 30 knots during the afternoon and seas 1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the afternoon or evening. Trekka 2 skipper Mitch Bertacchini did trip to Sunshine Reef over the weekend. Conditions were pretty good with little swell on the bar and no current. We caught squire, grass emperor, painted sweetlip and a purple rock cod or blue Maori cod. Sunshine Reef had grassy sweetlip, coral trout, snapper and tusk fish. Double island Point has had good pearl perch, moses perch, gold spot cod, snapper, grassy sweetlip and venus tusk. Spangled emperor, venus tuskfish and small snapper from Murphy's reef. Snapper, mack tuna and moses perch from Coolum Reef. Snapper, cobia, spangled emperor and pearl perch from Caloundra 12 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Giant and golden trevally and good quality flathead being released in the lower river and Woods Bays. A few good whiting showing up from throughout the river and the frying pan. Flathead, queenfish and bream some up to 34cm along the Tewantin stretch as well.

Maroochydore: Whiting throughout the lower river. The odd tailor, trevally and flathead in the Cod Hole zone. Several quality mangrove jack, GT's and Queenfish from the rock bars in the middle and upper river. A few mud crabs in the creeks.

Mooloolaba: Whiting from Mountain Creek and the La Balsa sand basin. Big bream and trevally from the Kawana boat ramp. Flathead and trevally in Mooloolaba Canals. Bream and Mangrove jack in the creeks and upper river and from the Parrearra Weir.

Caloundra: Whiting and some big flathead from Golden Beach. Big grunter the lower Passage and a few flathead south of Coochin Creek. Trevally, cod and mangrove jack in the creeks and Pelican Waters. Few mud crabs in the creeks.

Finn Horton Stephens60cmcatchRelease 

Check out Finn Horton-Stephens with a feisty giant trevally caught and released in the upper Maroochy over the weekend.

Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2019-11-09

Offshore: Strong Wind Warning for today in Sunshine Coast Waters Today conditions will be Rough for most of the day and easing back in the afternoon with winds northwesterly 20 to 25 knots, possibly reaching up to 30 knots offshore before dawn. Winds turning west to southwesterly 20 to 25 knots during the morning, tending southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon then becoming variable about 10 knots in the evening and seas 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon. Tomorrows conditions will be fantastic winds Variable about 10 knots becoming southwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the early morning, then turning northeasterly during the afternoon and seas below 1 metre. As conditions improve over the weekend particularly on Sunday, be ready to go for some good reefies! Sunshine Reef had grassy sweetlip, coral trout, snapper and tusk fish. Double island Point has had good pearl perch, moses perch, gold spot cod, snapper, grassy sweetlip and venus tusk. Spangled emperor, venus tuskfish and small snapper from Murphy's reef. Snapper, mack tuna and moses perch from Coolum Reef. Snapper, cobia, spangled emperor and pearl perch from Caloundra 12 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Giant and golden trevally and good quality flathead being released in the lower river and Woods Bays. A few good whiting showing up from throughout the river and the frying pan. Flathead, queenfish and bream some up to 34cm along the Tewantin stretch as well.

Maroochydore: Whiting throughout the lower river. The odd tailor to 50cm, trevally and flathead in the Cod Hole zone. Big flathead around the creek mouths and motorway bridge. Several quality mangrove jack, GT's and Queenfish from the rock bars in the middle and upper river. A few mud crabs in the creeks.

Mooloolaba: Whiting from Mountain Creek and the La Balsa sand basin. Big bream and trevally from the Kawana boat ramp. Flathead and trevally in Mooloolaba Canals. Bream and Mangrove jack in the creeks and upper river and from the Parrearra Weir.

Caloundra: Whiting, some big flathead and bream from Golden Beach. Big grunter the lower Passage and a few flathead south of Coochin Creek. Trevally, cod and mangrove jack in the creeks and Pelican Waters. Few mud crabs in the creeks.

jedFoleyGT 

Jed Foley was fishing with his grandfather Barry Foley up the Maroochy River where he out fished the old fellow, catching Mangrove Jack and this feisty Giant Trevally

Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2019-11-05

Offshore: Today conditions will be choppy turning Rough with winds north to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore during the morning. Winds shifting southerly 20 to 25 knots in the late afternoon and evening with seas 1 to 2 metres. Tomorrows conditions will improve in the afternoon with winds easing to southerly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore at times before dawn, then turning east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the late morning. Winds turning northeasterly in the afternoon then turning north to northwesterly in the late evening and seas 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon. Sunshine Reef had grassy sweetlip, coral trout, snapper and tusk fish. Double island Point has had good pearl perch ranging from 55cm to 65cm plus moses perch, gold spot cod, snapper, grassy sweetlip and venus tusk. Spangled emperor, venus tuskfish and small snapper from Murphy's reef. Snapper, mack tuna and moses perch from Coolum Reef. Snapper, cobia, spangled emperor and pearl perch from Caloundra 12 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Giant and golden trevally, to 56cm a few queenies and good quality flathead being released in the lower river and Woods Bays. A few good whiting showing up from throughout the river and the frying pan. Flathead, queenfish and bream some up to 34cm along the Tewantin stretch as well.

Maroochydore: Whiting throughout the lower river. Tailor to 50cm, trevally and school jew in the middle river. Big flathead around the creek mouths and motorway bridge. Mangrove jack from the rock bars in the middle and upper river. A few mud crabs in the creeks.

Mooloolaba: Whiting from Mountain Creek and the La Balsa sand basin. Big Bream and trevally from the Kawana boat ramp. Flathead and trevally in Mooloolaba Canals. Bream and Mangrove jack in the creeks and upper river and from the Parrearra Weir.

Caloundra: Whiting, some big flathead and bream from Golden Beach. Big grunter the lower Passage and a few flathead south of Coochin Creek. Trevally, cod and mangrove jack in the creeks and Pelican Waters. Few mud crabs in the creeks.

Chrissy and Chris Bell MRSLFC 

Chrissy and Chris Bell, from the Maroochy RSL Fishing Club weighing-in some top quality grunter bream from the Bongaree Club camp

Local Fishing Report: Monday 2019-11-04

Offshore: Today conditions will be choppy with north to northeasterly winds at 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots inshore south of Maroochydore at times before dawn. Winds increasing to 15 to 20 knots in the evening, with seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore south of Maroochydore later in the evening. Sunshine Reef had grassy sweetlip, coral trout, snapper and tusk fish. Double island Point has had good pearl perch ranging from 55cm to 65cm plus moses perch, gold spot cod, snapper, grassy sweetlip and venus tusk. Spangled emperor, venus tuskfish and small snapper from Murphy's reef. Snapper, mack tuna and moses perch from Coolum Reef. Snapper, cobia, spangled emperor and pearl perch from Caloundra 12 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Giant and golden trevally, to 56cm a few queenies and good quality flathead being released in the 76 to 90cm range in the lower river and Woods Bays. A few good whiting showing up from throughout the river and the frying pan. Flathead, queenfish and bream some up to 34cm along the Tewantin stretch as well.

Maroochydore: Schools of herring still in the river. Whiting in the 35 to 40cm range throughout the lower river. Tailor to 50cm, trevally and school jew in the middle river. Big flathead around the creek mouths and motorway bridge. Mangrove jack from the rock bars in the middle and upper river. A few mud crabs in the creeks.

Mooloolaba: Whiting from Mountain Creek and the La Balsa sand basin. Big Bream and trevally from the Kawana boat ramp. Flathead and trevally in Mooloolaba Canals. Bream and Mangrove jack in the creeks and upper river and from the Parrearra Weir.

Caloundra: Whiting, some big flathead and bream from Golden Beach. Big grunter and a few flathead south of Coochin Creek. Trevally, cod and mangrove jack in the creeks and Pelican Waters. Few mud crabs in the creeks.

kim maas whiting 

Kim Maas from the Maroochy RSL Fishing Club with a catch of whiting taken in the lower river.

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