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Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2020-02-27

Offshore: Beautiful offshore conditions today with winds west to southwesterly below 10 knots, becoming northeasterly in the early afternoon. In the evening winds tending north to northwesterly with seas Below 0.5 metres. Tomorrow will be good conditions as well with winds west to northwesterly below 10 knots, becoming south to southwesterly during the morning. In the afternoon winds tending southeasterly 10 to 15 knots and seas around 1 metre. Hall's Reef, Jew Shoal and Sunshine Reef have been producing quality Spanish mackerel, spotty mackerel and longtail tuna. Spanish mackerel from Currimundi Reef. Spotty and spanish mackerel from Coolum and around Old Women Island. The Gneerings, Caloundra 5 and 12 mile reefs have had a few solid spanish mackerel as well as keeper snapper, grass emperor, spangled emperor, tusk fish and Moses perch.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Mangrove jack 50 and 51cm in Noosa Sound and in Woods Bay area. Trevally, flathead and also the odd tailor in Woods Bays. Quality elbow slapper whiting and a few grunter throughout the lower river. Mud crabs on the move throughout the river.

Maroochydore: Tuesdays rainfall has more dirty water moving down stream so try the lower river for a few bream, grunter bream, trevally and whiting in the lower river. Quality mangrove jack around the bridge pylons, rocks bars and snaggy seas throughout the lower and middle river. Mud crabs throughout the river.

Mooloolaba: Whiting and a few good grunter bream in Mountain creek and Kawana Canals. Bream and golden trevally from the boat moorings. Mud crabs in the canals and lower river.

Caloundra: Trevally, bream and tarwhine between the bar and Coast guard Jetty. Flathead and grunter in Bells Creek. Mud crabs throughout the passage and in the creeks. Try for whiting on the banks out from Golden Beach.

Matt Planck Trevally

Matt Planck with a catch and release trevally taken on a Rapala Shadow Rap Jack Deep, Albino Shiner Lure, in store @swanboathire

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2020-02-26

Offshore: Winds will be East to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots. Winds tending south to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots inshore in the morning and offshore in the afternoon. Winds decreasing to about 10 knots in the late afternoon, with seas at 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning. Hall's Reef, Jew Shoal and Sunshine Reef have been producing quality Spanish mackerel, spotty mackerel and longtail tuna. Spanish mackerel from Currimundi Reef. Spotty and spanish mackerel from Coolum and around Old Women Island. The Gneerings, Caloundra 5 and 12 mile reefs have had a few solid spanish mackerel as well as keeper snapper, grass emperor, spangled emperor, tusk fish and Moses perch.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Mangrove jack in Noosa Sound. Trevally, flathead and a few mangrove jack in Woods Bays. Quality elbow slapper whiting and a few grunter throughout the lower river. Mud crabs on the move throughout the river.

Maroochydore: Bream, grunter bream, golden trevally and whiting in the lower river. Quality mangrove jack around the bridge pylons, rocks bars and snaggy seas throughout the lower and middle river. Mud crabs throughout the river.

Mooloolaba: Whiting and a few good grunter bream in Mountain creek and Kawana Canals. Estuary cod and bream from the Twin Bridges. Bream and golden trevally from the boat moorings. Mud crabs in the canals and lower river.

Caloundra: Trevally, bream and tarwhine between the bar and Coast guard Jetty. Flathead and grunter in Bells Creek. Mud crabs throughout the passage and in the creeks . Quality whiting on the banks out from Golden Beach.

Jake42cmjackChambersIslandBridge 

Mangrove jack have been feeding on open water under the cover of the dirty water. Jake Deans caught this 40cm+ specimen from Chambers Island Bridge over the weekend.

Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2020-02-25

Offshore: Today's conditions will be a bit choppy throughout the day with winds south to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, tending east to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots offshore and seas 1 to 1.5 metres. Tomorrow's conditions will improve throughout the morning so be ready to go, with winds east to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots tending south to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the early morning. Winds tending north to northeasterly about 10 knots in the evening and seas 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning. Mackerel and tuna have been feeding on local reefs as well as sweetlip and snapper. The Noosa Kayak Fishing Challenge was held on Saturday. Contestants fished the Hall's Reef stretch, Jew Shoal and Sunshine Reef with with Spanish mackerel, spotted mackerel, grass sweetlip, longtail tuna and cobia making up the bulk of the catch. The competition winner, was Tim Kreis with a 157cm Spaniard. www.fishingnoosa.com.au Trekka 2 skipper Mitch Bertacchini, did a five hour trip to Sunshine Reef on last Wednesday in near perfect conditions. We caught plenty of fish despite having a couple of bananas on board. Coral trout, squire, grass emperor, spangled emperor, tusk fish and Moses perch. And we fished there again on Thursday morning. The fishing was pretty consistent the whole trip catching plenty of grass emperor and few squire and tusk fish. There was plenty of surface activity on the reef pretty much the whole trip with some large tuna seen jumping clean out of the water. Spanish mackerel from Currimundi Reef. Spotty and spanish mackerel from Coolum. Caloundra The Gneerings, Caloundra 5 and 12 mile reefs have had a few solid spanish mackerel as well as keeper snapper, grass emperor, spangled emperor, tusk fish and Moses perch.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Trevally, flathead grunter bream and a few mangrove jack to 48cm in Woods Bays. Quality elbow slapper whiting with fish in the 40cm range and a few grunter throughout the lower river. Mud crabs on the move throughout the river.

Maroochydore: Plenty of bream and a few quality golden trevally on the making tide in the lower river. Whiting to 36cm in the lower river. Quality mangrove jack from the Cod Hole around the pylons. Flathead from the mouth of Eudlo Creek. Plenty of buck mud crabs throughout the river.

Mooloolaba: Whiting and a few good grunter bream in Mountain creek and Kawana Canals. Estuary cod and bream from the Twin Bridges. Bream and golden trevally from the boat moorings. Mud crabs in the canals and lower river.

Caloundra: Trevally, bream and tarwhine between the bar and Coast guard Jetty. Flathead and grunter in Bells Creek. Mud crabs throughout the passage and in the creeks . Quality whiting on the banks out from Golden Beach.

John Ian and Tom Thalanders 

(Three generations of local Sunshine Coast anglers) John, his Dad Ian and John's son Tom Thelander had a lovely day out fishing on the Maroochy River on Friday. For an over 40cm trevally, heaps of under size bream and Grunter released, keeper tarwhine, bream and whiting.

Local Fishing Report: Monday 2020-02-24

Offshore: Today's New Moon phase will have the fish on the bite well into the week, so be ready to go! Today's conditions will be a bit choppy throughout the day with winds east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, increasing to 15 to 20 knots offshore. Inshore winds tending south to southeasterly during the morning and seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore. Tomorrow's conditions will be similar with winds east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, increasing to 15 to 20 knots offshore and seas below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore. Mackerel and tuna have been feeding on local reefs as well as sweetlip and snapper. Trekka 2 skipper Mitch Bertacchini, did a five hour trip to Sunshine Reef on Wednesday in near perfect conditions. We caught plenty of fish despite having a couple of bananas on board. Coral trout, squire, grass emperor, spangled emperor, tusk fish and Moses perch. And we fished there again on Thursday morning. The fishing was pretty consistent the whole trip catching plenty of grass emperor and few squire and tusk fish. There was plenty of surface activity on the reef pretty much the whole trip with some large tuna seen jumping clean out of the water. Hall's Reefs have been producing spanish mackerel and small snapper. Spanish mackerel from Currimundi Reef. Spotty and spanish mackerel from Coolum. Caloundra The Gneerings, Caloundra 5 and 12 mile reefs have had a few solid spanish mackerel as well as keeper snapper, grass emperor, spangled emperor, tusk fish and Moses perch.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Today's New Moon phase will have the fish on the bite well into next week, so be ready to go! Trevally, flathead grunter bream and a few mangrove jack to 48cm in Woods Bays. Quality elbow slapper whiting with fish in the 40cm range and a few grunter throughout the lower river. Mud crabs on the move throughout the river.

Maroochydore: Plenty of bream and a few quality golden trevally on the making tide in the lower river. Whiting to 36cm in the lower river. Quality mangrove jack from the Cod Hole around the pylons. Flathead from the mouth of Eudlo Creek. Plenty of buck mud crabs throughout the river.

Mooloolaba: Whiting and a few good grunter bream in Mountain creek and Kawana Canals. Estuary cod and bream from the Twin Bridges. Bream and golden trevally from the boat moorings. Mud crabs in the canals and lower river.

Caloundra: Trevally, bream and tarwhine between the bar and Coast guard Jetty. Flathead and grunter in Bells Creek. Mud crabs throughout the passage and in the creeks . Quality whiting on the banks out from Golden Beach.

Finn Horton Stephens MangroveJack 

Have a look at Finn Horton-Stephens with a magnificent Mangrove jack that he caught and released over the weekend.

Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2020-02-22

Offshore: Mondays, New Moon phase will have the fish on the bite well into next week, so be ready to go! Today's conditions will become choppy throughout the day with winds southeasterly 15 to 20 knots and seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 metres during the morning Tomorrow may be better to stay in sheltered waters with annoying choppy to rough conditions with winds east to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, increasing to 20 to 25 knots offshore and seas 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore. Recently the mackerel have been feeding on local reefs as well as sweetlip and snapper. Trekka 2 skipper Mitch Bertacchini, did a five hour trip to Sunshine Reef on Wednesday in near perfect conditions. We caught plenty of fish despite having a couple of bananas on board. Coral trout, squire, grass emperor, spangled emperor, tusk fish and Moses perch. And we fished there again on Thursday morning. The fishing was pretty consistent the whole trip catching plenty of grass emperor and few squire and tusk fish. There was plenty of surface activity on the reef pretty much the whole trip with some large tuna seen jumping clean out of the water. www.fishingnoosa.com.au/bluewater.htm  Hall's Reefs have been producing spanish mackerel and small snapper. Spanish mackerel from Currimundi Reef. Spotty and spanish mackerel from Coolum. Caloundra The Gneerings, Caloundra 5 and 12 mile reefs have had a few solid spanish mackerel as well as keeper snapper, grass emperor, spangled emperor, tusk fish and Moses perch.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: New Moon phase will have the fish on the bite well into next week, so be ready to go! Trevally, flathead grunter bream and a few mangrove jack to 48cm in Woods Bays. Quality elbow slapper whiting with fish in the 40cm range and a few grunter throughout the lower river. Mud crabs on the move throughout the river.

Maroochydore: Plenty of bream and a few quality golden trevally on the making tide in the lower river. Whiting to 36cm in the lower river. Quality mangrove jack from the Cod Hole yesterday around the pylons. Flathead from the mouth of Eudlo Creek. PLenty of buck mud crabs throughout the river.

Mooloolaba: Whiting and a few good grunter bream in Mountain creek and Kawana Canals. Estuary cod and bream from the Twin Bridges. Bream and golden trevally from the boat moorings. Mud crabs in the canals and lower river.

Caloundra: Trevally, bream and tarwhine between the bar and Coast guard Jetty. Flathead and grunter in Bells Creek. Mud crabs throughout the passage and in the creeks . Quality whiting on the banks out from Golden Beach.

Brian and Kathy Dayes from Windorah 

Brian Dayes from Windorah had a great day on Tuesday in the lower Maroochy, for whiting to 36cm as well as plenty of throw back grunter and his wife Kathy's hard fighting golden trevally.

Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2020-02-20

Offshore: Today's conditions will be a bit choppy at times with winds north to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending west to southwesterly in the morning, then tending south to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the late morning. Inshore winds north of Noosa Heads reaching up to 20 knots in the afternoon and seas 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning. Tomorrow will be similar with annoying choppy conditions with winds east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots at times in the afternoon and early evening and seas below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore. Recently the mackerel have been feeding on local reefs as well as sweetlip and snapper. Cougar One skipper Nat Turner, fished on the outside of Sunshine Reef towards Chardon's on Tuesday in very good conditions. The current was running from the north bringing some nice blue water. We caught snapper, Moses perch, Maori cod, gold spot cod and venus tusk fish. We did have one bite on the floater but didn’t hookup. www.fishingnoosa.com.au/bluewater.htm Hall's Reefs have been producing spanish mackerel and small snapper. Spanish mackerel from Currimundi Reef. Spotty and spanish mackerel from Coolum. Caloundra 5 mile reef has had a few solid spanish mackerel.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Trevally, flathead grunter bream and a few mangrove jack to 48cm in Woods Bays. Quality elbow slapper whiting with fish in the 40cm range and a few grunter throughout the lower river. Mud crabs on the move throughout the river.

Maroochydore: Plenty of bream and a few quality golden trevally on the making tide in the lower river. Whiting to 36cm in the lower river. Mangrove jack from the Cod Hole and Twin Waters Canal. Flathead from the mouth of Eudlo Creek.Mud crabs throughout the river.

Mooloolaba: Whiting and a few good grunter bream in Mountain creek and Kawana Canals. Estuary cod and bream from the Twin Bridges. Bream and golden trevally from the boat moorings. Mud crabs in the canals and lower river.

Caloundra: Trevally, bream and tarwhine between the bar and Coast guard Jetty. Flathead and grunter in Bells Creek. Mud crabs throughout the passage. Quality whiting on the banks out from Golden Beach.

KathyDayesBrianGolden lower river 

Cathy and Brian Dayes from Windorah had a great day on Tuesday in the lower Maroochy, for whiting to 36cm and Cathy's fighting golden trevally.

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2020-02-19

Offshore: Today's conditions will have the winds picking up a bit in the afternoon making conditions choppy with winds north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots, increasing to 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon. Winds turning a hot north to northwesterly in the evening and seas below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening. Tomorrow will be similar with annoying choppy conditions out wide with winds northwesterly 15 to 20 knots shifting southeasterly during the late morning and afternoon and seas 1 to 1.5 metres. Recently the mackerel have been feeding on local reefs as well as sweetlip and snapper. Hall's Reefs have been producing spanish mackerel and small snapper. Spanish mackerel from Currimundi Reef. Spotty and spanish mackerel from Coolum. Caloundra 5 mile reef has had a few solid spanish mackerel.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Trevally, and a flathead released, went 86cm on a trolled diver and a few mangrove jack to 48cm in Woods Bays. Quality elbow slapper whiting with fish in the 40cm to 42cm range and a few grunter throughout the lower river. Mud crabs on the move throughout the river.

Maroochydore: Plenty of bream and a few trevally on the making tide in the lower river. Whiting throughout the lower river. Mangrove jack from the Cod Hole and Twin Waters Canal. Flathead from the mouth of Eudlo Creek.Mud crabs throughout the river.

Mooloolaba: Whiting and grunter bream in Mountain creek and Kawana Canals. Estuary cod and bream from the Twin Bridges. Bream and golden trevally from the boat moorings. Mud crabs in the canals and lower river.

Caloundra: Trevally, bream and tarwhine between the bar and Coast guard Jetty. Flathead in Bells Creek. Mud crabs throughout the passage. Quality whiting on the banks out from Golden Beach.

Rainbow escape Fishing charters Off Rainbow 

Have a look at some of the crew on a Rainbow Escape Charter off Rainbow Beach, with a nice catch of Pearl Perch taken recently.

Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2020-02-18

Offshore: Today will be a really nice day with winds east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning northeasterly during the morning, with seas around 1 metre and 1 metre of swell. Tomorrow winds will pick up a bit in the afternoon making conditions choppy with winds northerly 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon, then easing to 10 to 15 knots in the evening.and seas below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the evening. Hall's Reefs have been producing spanish mackerel and small snapper. Spanish mackerel from Currimundi Reef. Spotty and spanish mackerel from Coolum. Caloundra 5 mile reef has had a few solid spanish mackerel.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Trevally, and a flathead released, went 86cm on a trolled diver and a few mangrove jack to 48cm in Woods Bays. A few good jacks and grunter bream from the ski run. Quality elbow slapper whiting with fish in the 40cm to 42cm range throughout the lower river. Mud crabs on the move throughout the river.

Maroochydore: Mud crabs throughout the river. Trevally and giant herring on the making tide in the lower river. Bream from Twin Waters and Cotton Tree. Whiting throughout the lower river. Mangrove jack from the Cod Hole and Twin Waters Canal. Flathead from the mouth of Eudlo Creek.

Mooloolaba: Whiting and grunter bream in Mountain creek and Kawana Canals. Estuary cod and bream from the Twin Bridges. Bream and golden trevally from the boat moorings. Mud crabs in the canals and lower river.

Caloundra: Trevally, bream and tarwhine between the bar and Coast guard jetty on the last of the incoming tide. Flathead in Bells Creek. Mud crabs throughout the passage. Quality whiting on the banks out from Golden Beach.

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Have a look at Kim Maas from the Maroochy RSL Fishing Club with a couple of his quality whitong aken around Chambers Island.

Local Fishing Report: Monday 2020-02-17

Offshore: Winds will be East to southeasterly at 15 to 20 knots, easing to 10 to 15 knots in the evening, with 1-1.5m seas and 1m of swell. Hall's Reefs have been producing spanish mackerel and small snapper. Spanish mackerel from Currimundi Reef. Spotty and spanish mackerel from Coolum. Caloundra 5 mile reef has had a few solid spanish mackerel.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: A few large flathead caught and released between Woods bays and Gympie Terrace stretch. Trevally, flathead and mangrove jack in Woods Bays. A few good jacks and grunter bream from the ski run. Quality elbow slapper whiting throughout the lower river. Mud crabs on the move throughout the river.

Maroochydore: Mud crabs throughout the river. Trevally and giant herring on the making tide in the lower river. Bream from Twin Waters and Cotton Tree. Whiting throughout the lower river. Mangrove jack from the cod hole and Twin Waters Canal. Flathead from the mouth of Eudlo Creek.

Mooloolaba: Whiting and grunter bream in Mountain creek and Kawana Canals. Estuary cod and bream from the Twin Bridges. Bream and golden trevally from the boat moorings. Mud crabs in the canals and lower river.

Caloundra: Trevally, bream and tarwhine between the bar and Coast guard jetty on the last of the incoming tide. Flathead in Bells Creek. Mud crabs throughout the passage. Quality whiting on the banks out from Golden Beach.

Harry Somlyay 59cm Flathead Zerek Tango Shad Released 

Harry Somlyay with a 59cm dusky flathead that ate his Zerek Tango shad in murky water, in the middle Maroochy River and was released after a few quick photos.

Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2020-02-15

Offshore: Except for a solid swell the wind and sea conditions are okay with winds east to northeasterly about 10 knots, increasing to 10 to 15 knots inshore during the afternoon. Winds inshore variable about 10 knots during the early morning seas below 1 metre and swells southeasterly 2 to 2.5 metres, tending easterly 1.5 to 2 metres during the morning. Looking similar tomorrow with swells easing back with winds east to southeasterly about 10 knots tending east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon, then decreasing to about 10 knots during the evening., seas below 1 metre and swells easterly 1 to 1.5 metres. As conditions improve it will be worth fishing along the the dirty water line from the estuaries water meets the clean ocean waters, where the fish could be feeding. Spanish mackerel, yellowfin tuna, sweetlip and maori cod from Sunshine Reef. Hall's Reefs have been producing spotty and spanish mackerel. Spanish mackerel from Currimundi Reef. Spotty and spanish mackerel from Coolum. A few good reef fish including the odd coral trout, snapper and sweetlip along with spotty and Spanish mackerel from the Gneerings, Caloundra 5 and 12 mile. Small snapper and grass sweetlip around Brays Rock.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Trevally, flathead and mangrove jack in Woods Bays. A few good jacks and grunter bream from between the lakes and upper river system. Whiting throughout the lower river. Mud crabs on the move throughout the river.

Maroochydore: The mud crabs on the move throughout the coasts rivers, creeks and canals. Trevally, bream and a few good whiting feeding in the lower river around Chambers Island and Twin Waters. Try for mangrove jack in the structured/snaggy areas throughout the river.

Mooloolaba: Whiting and grunter bream in Mountain creek and Kawana Canals. Try for mangrove jack around the bridges and jetties of the lower river. Bream from the moorings and rock wall. Mud crabs in the canals and moving .

Caloundra: Bream and trevally in Pelican Waters. Flathead form the mouth of Bells Creek. Mud crabs throughout the passage. Quality whiting on the banks out from Golden Beach.

Jimmy Free 

Jimmy Free, Noosa River Fishing Safaris... "Brian from Sydney caught this 65cm flathead in the lower estuary on Tuesday's charter. It went for a live prawn." www.fishingnoosa.com.au/riverfishingsafaris.htm 

Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2020-02-13

Offshore: Conditions will deteriorate through the day and into the evening with winds north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots, tending variable below 10 knots inshore in the early morning. Winds turning east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day and reaching up to 20 knots offshore in the evening, seas around 1 metre but with a big swell easterly 2 to 3 metres. The BOM has a Caution posted for today stating: Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing. Looking similar tomorrow with big swells and with winds east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending southerly 15 to 20 knots during the morning, reaching up to 25 knots offshore. Winds then turning east to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the evening, with seas below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore during the morning and big swells at east to southeasterly 2 to 3 metres inshore, increasing to 2.5 to 4 metres offshore. Best to stay in sheltered waters for next few days and when conditions improve it will be worth fishing along the the dirty water line from the estuaries water meets the clean ocean waters, where the fish could be feeding. Spanish mackerel, yellowfin tuna, sweetlip and maori cod from Sunshine Reef. Hall's Reefs have been producing spotty and spanish mackerel. Spanish mackerel from Currimundi Reef. Spotty and spanish mackerel from Coolum. A few good reef fish including the odd coral trout, snapper and sweetlip along with spotty and Spanish mackerel from the Gneerings, Caloundra 5 and 12 mile. Small snapper and grass sweetlip around Brays Rock.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Mangrove jack and flathead from Tewantin. Trevally and mangrove jack in Woods Bays. A few good jacks and grunter bream from between the lakes and upper river system. Whiting throughout the lower river. Mud crabs on the move throughout the river.

Maroochydore: The mud crabs on the move throughout the coasts rivers, creeks and canals. Trevally, plenty of bream and a few good whiting feeding in the lower river around Chambers Island and Twin Waters. A few Mangrove jack in the structured/snaggy areas throughout the river.

Mooloolaba: Whiting and grunter bream in Mountain creek and Kawana Canals. Try for mangrove jack around the bridges and jetties of the lower river. Bream from the moorings and rock wall. Mud crabs in the canals and moving .

Caloundra: Bream, Mangrove jack and trevally in Pelican Waters. Flathead and bream inside the bar. Flathead form the mouth of Bells Creek. Mud crabs throughout the passage. Quality whiting on the banks out from Golden Beach.

Harry Somlyay Bream Maroochy 

Harry somlyay loves catching and releasing fighting bream, this one released in one of the creeks in the mighty Maroochy River

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2020-02-12

Offshore: Pretty good conditions today particularly early with winds northerly 10 to 15 knots turning northeasterly in the late morning and afternoon and seas are around 1 metre. Tomorrow's looking okay but could be a bit choppy with winds north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning easterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning. inshore winds tending southeasterly in the morning and seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the morning. It will be worth fishing along the line where the dirty water from the estuaries meets the clean ocean waters, where the fish could be feeding. Spanish mackerel, yellowfin tuna, sweetlip and maori cod from Sunshine Reef. Hall's Reefs have been producing spotty and spanish mackerel. Spanish mackerel from Currimundi Reef. Spotty and spanish mackerel from Coolum. A few good reef fish including the odd coral trout, snapper and sweetlip along with spotty and Spanish mackerel from the Gneerings, Caloundra 5 and 12 mile. Small snapper and grass sweetlip around Brays Rock.

The full moon Sunday is giving us some of the biggest tides of the year, this will definitely have the mud crabs on the move throughout the coasts rivers, creeks and canals.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Mangrove jack and flathead from Tewantin. Trevally and mangrove jack in Woods Bays. A few good jacks and grunter bream from between the lakes and upper river system. Whiting throughout the lower river. Mud crabs on the move throughout the river..

Maroochydore: Trevally feeding in the lower river around Twin Waters. Whiting from Chambers Island and Twin Waters in numbers. A few Mangrove jack in the structured/snaggy areas throughout the river. Grunter bream from Bli Bli. A few mud crabs throughout the system.

Mooloolaba: Whiting and grunter bream in Mountain creek and Kawana Canals. Mangrove jack around the bridges and jetties of the lower river. Bream from the moorings and rock wall. Mud crabs in the canals and moving .

Caloundra: Bream, Mangrove jack and trevally in Pelican Waters. Flathead and bream inside the bar. Flathead form the mouth of Bells Creek. Mud crabs throughout the passage. Quality whiting on the banks out from Golden Beach.

Mark Horton Stephens Bass Borumba 

Marc Horton-Stephens, caught this bass early morning on Lake Borumba with his son while fishing the lake’s sunken trees, sinking Berkley Gulp Minnow grubs and winding them up quickly. After a cracking battle, this beast was boat side and measured 48cm to the tail. Released to grow bigger!" see, www.fishingnoosa.com.au 

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