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Local Fishing Report: Sunday 2014-12-14

Offshore

Winds will reach up to 20 knots offshore early in the morning and swing from southerly to southeasterly in the late afternoon. Seas will decrease to 1 metre during the morning and the 1.5 to 2 metre southeasterly swell will decrease by half a metre during the afternoon. The chance of rain is greatly reduced and we should be in for a mostly sunny afternoon. Conditions should further ease tomorrow, so getting offshore is looking possible again.

Estuaries

Noosa: Chopper tailor and whiting along the northern beaches. Plenty of bream, flathead and trevally throughout the river, in places like the river mouth, Noosa Sound, Weyba Creek, Noosaville and Tewantin. Sand whiting on the banks in the lower reaches of the river. Try for mangrove jack along the Tewantin and Noosaville stretches and there should be some muddies and sandies moving around.

Maroochydore: There's still plenty of trevally in the river, particularly around the bridges. Bream and flathead in the Cod Hole and Petrie Creek. A few whiting on the banks between Chambers and Goat Island. Mud crabs in the creeks and upper reaches of the river.

Kawana: Mud crabs throughout the river. Sand crabs towards the river mouth. Bream around the moorings and along La Balsa Park. Have a go for mangrove jack in Mountain Creek and around McKenzies Bridge.

Caloundra: Grunter bream off the boardwalk, around Military Jetty and in the canals. Flathead around the coastguard jetty. Sand whiting on the banks near the Power Boat Club. Sand and mud crabs throughout the passage.

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Hugh Ciereszko with a chopper tailor to 40cm caught at Bullock Point, Rainbow Beach.

Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2014-12-13

Offshore

Most offshore charters were cancelled yesterday due to strong winds and rain. Keen anglers stuck to the protected parts of the rivers and creeks to cast a line. Today we should see the wind ease slightly to 20-25 knots south to southeasterly and swell decrease to 1.5-2.5 metres. Large and powerful surf conditions are expected, so bar crossings and rock fishing could possibly be hazardous.

Estuaries

Noosa: Flathead, bream and trevally at the river mouth. Whiting on the banks in the lower reaches of the river. Flathead and bream in the Tewantin area. Flathead, bream, moses perch and estuary cod in Weyba Creek and Noosa Sound. Mangrove jack amongst the mangroves at Noosaville and Tewantin.

Maroochydore: Trevally to 48cm from around the motorway bridge pylons. Bream caught off the bank upstream from the Cod Hole boat ramp. Plenty of mud crabs and big, sweet sand crabs upriver from the canals, but particularly around the creek mouths. Flathead taken in the Cod Hole and Petrie Creek.

Kawana: Mangrove jack in Lake Kawana, Mountain Creek and the McKenzies Bridge area. Bream at night around the boat moorings and mud crabs in the canal system.

Caloundra: Golden trevally inside the bar. Whiting on the banks across from the Power Boat Club. Flathead on pilchards near the coastguard jetty. Trevally and whiting in Currimundi Lake. Grunter bream along the boardwalk and around Military Jetty. Sand crabs throughout the Pumicestone Passge.

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Mark Planck Sand Whiting Inskip Point

Mark Planck with a sand whiting caught along a weedy stretch of beach at Inskip Point.

Local Fishing Report: Friday 2014-12-12

Offshore

A strong wind warning for today with wind strength reaching up to 30 knots Southeasterly.. Seas are 2-3m and swell is 1.5m to 2m early in the day.  With the strong wind and large swell, it’s suggested that anglers rethink offshore trips today.

Estuaries

Noosa: Bream, trevally, mangrove jack and flathead at the Noosa River mouth. Bream, moses perch and flathead along the Tewantin stretch. Mangrove jack and trevally in Woods Bays. Sand whiting in the Frying Pan and between Lake Cootharaba and Cooroibah.

Maroochydore: Trevally, tailor, flathead released to 90cm in the Cod hole. Trevally and school jew from Godfrey's Road and Twin Waters weir area. Bream, moses perch and sand whiting off Picnic Point and Chambers Island. Mud crabs in the deeper channel of the middle and upper reaches.

Kawana: Mangrove jacks in Lake Kawana, Mountain Creek and McKenzies Bridge area. Bigger bream at night around the moorings. Whiting from La Balsa sand basin and Mountain Creek. Muddies on the move in the canal system.

Caloundra: Dart and whiting along the beaches and bream at dawn and dusk at Moffat Beach. Good trevally and whiting in Currimundi Lake. Flathead, bream and golden trevally around the Boardwalk. A few sand and mud crabs throughout Pumicestone Passage and in the creeks.

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Max Madden Bream Maroochy

Max Madden, 6yrs old from Brisbane with his first fish; a catch and release bream (helped from Dad) in the Maroochy River.

Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2014-12-11

Offshore

Winds are Northerly 15 to 25 knots shifting south to southeasterly in the middle of the day. Winds reaching up to 30 knots during the afternoon and evening. Seas are increasing to 2-3m in the afternoon with swell increasing to 1-1.5m by evening.

Estuaries

Noosa: Bream, trevally, mangrove jack and flathead at the Noosa River mouth. Bream and flathead along the Tewantin reach and flathead at Noosaville. Jack and big eyed trevally in Woods Bays. Good quality whiting up in the Frying Pan and opposite Munna Point and in the entrance to Lake Cooroibah. Mangrove jack in between the lakes from the Noosaville reach to Lake Cootharaba.

Maroochydore: Mangrove jack in Petrie Creek, from Bli Bli and the islands. Trevally, tailor to 60cm, flathead released to 90cm in the cod hole. Trevally and school jew from Godfrey's Road and Twin Waters. Whiting and bream from Chambers Island. Mud crabs in the deeper channel of the middle and upper reaches. Sand crabs in the lower reaches.

Kawana: Mangrove jacks in Lake Kawana, Mountain Creek and McKenzies Bridge area. Bigger bream at night around the moorings. Whiting from La Balsa sand basin and Mountain Creek. Muddies on the move in the canal system.

Caloundra: Dart and whiting along the beaches and bream at dawn and dusk at Moffat Beach. Good trevally and whiting in Currimundi Lake. Flathead, bream and golden trevally around the Boardwalk. Whiting and trevally opposite the Power Boat Club and at Bells Creek mouth and tarpon around Pelican Waters Bridge. A few sand and mud crabs throughout Pumicestone Passage and in the creeks.

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Neil Gordon 66cm Dusky

Neil Gordon with a 66cm dusky flathead taken on a pilchard from Bli Bli.

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2014-12-10

Offshore

Winds are northerly about 10 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots in the early afternoon. Winds reaching up to 25 knots offshore in the late evening. Seas are increasing to 1-2m in the afternoon with 1m of easterly swell. There have been a few good Spanish and spotty mackerel between Coolum and Pt Cartwright. Also mulloway and Spanish mackerel and tusk fish on North Reef. Spanish and spotty Mackeral on Sunshine Reef and out from the national park. Snapper, sweetlip, maori cod and tusk fish have been taken from the Gneerings. School and spotty mackerel from Raper Shoal, the 5 mile, off Kings Beach.

Estuaries

Noosa: Bream, trevally, mangrove jack and flathead at the Noosa River mouth. Bream and flathead along the Tewantin reach and flathead at Noosaville. Jack and big eyed trevally in Woods Bays. Good quality whiting up in the Frying Pan and opposite Munna Point and in the entrance to Lake Cooroibah. Mangrove jack in between the lakes from the Noosaville reach to Lake Cootharaba.

Maroochydore: Mangrove jack in Petrie Creek, from Bli Bli and the islands. Trevally, tailor to 60cm, flathead released to 90cm in the cod hole. Trevally and school jew from Godfrey's Road and Twin Waters. Plenty of whiting on hawk and atomic poppers in the middle river. Mud crabs in the deeper channel of the middle and upper reaches and the odd one in the canals.

Kawana: Mangrove jacks in Lake Kawana, Mountain Creek and McKenzies Bridge area. Bigger bream at night around the moorings. Whiting from La Balsa sand basin and Mountain Creek. Muddies on the move in the canal system.

Caloundra: Dart and whiting along the beaches and bream at dawn and dusk at Moffat Beach. Good trevally and whiting in Currimundi Lake. Flathead, bream and golden trevally around the Boardwalk. Whiting and trevally opposite the Power Boat Club and at Bells Creek mouth and tarpon around Pelican Waters Bridge. A few sand and mud crabs throughout Pumicestone Passage and in the creeks.

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48cm jack lake kawana

Trent from Top Catch Charters took some time off from work to chase jacks in Lake Kawana and landed a 48cm specimen.

 

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