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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.

KimMaaswhitingChambersIsland 

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 

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