Looking like a good weekend ahead for fishing with the lead up to the Full Moon on Monday, except for the possibility of more showers and rain Sunday and early next week. Good offshore conditions today with winds easterly 10 to 15 knots tending northeasterly in the morning seas around 1 metre. Tomorrow there will be similar conditions with winds North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots and seas around 1 metre. North reef had moses perch, snapper, venus tusk fish, Maori cod, gold spot cod, pearl perch and scarlet sea perch. Massouds Reef had maori cod, venus tusk fish, grass sweetlip and small mouth nannygai. Spanish mackerel, long tail tuna, grass sweetlip and venus tusk fish from the Blinker. Also amberjacks, sweetlip parrot and snapper from Murphy’s Reef. Tusk fish, snapper, pearl perch and Spanish mackerel from Caloundra 12 mile. Double Island Point has had had saddle tail sea perch, snapper, moses perch, coral trout and gold band snapper. The wider grounds off NE of Rainbow Beach have had quality catches of pearl perch, red emperor, cod, tusk fish and amberjack.
Estuaries and Beaches
Noosa: Heaps of dirty flood waters in the river system so fish the lower river and get the crab pots in throughout the river. Flathead, bream and quality grunter from the river mouth. Big flathead caught and released went 78cm, grunter, whiting and trevally in Woods bay and in Noosa Sound.Mangrove Jacks in Noosa Sound in the creeks and up river around structures and snags. Mud crabs throughout the river and canal systems.
Maroochydore: Heaps of dirty flood waters in the river system so fish the lower river and get the crab pots in throughout the river. Grunter bream feeding throughout the river system. Flathead from around Cotton Tree, the Cod Hole, Chambers Island and the creeks. Quality whiting feeding throughout the lower river. Plenty of reports of good mud crabs throughout the river.
Mooloolaba: With the dirty runoff water it is better to fish the lower river on the incoming tide. Jacks and cod from McKenzies bridge on the high tide. Trevally, cod and bream off the rock walls and La Balsa stretch. Whiting from the sand basin in the lower river. Jacks and trevally from Minyama Island. Mud crabs throughout including the lower river and canals.
Caloundra: Flathead, a few golden trevally and bream from the boardwalk. Whiting from Golden Beach and the banks throughout the northern passage. Dart, bream and flathead feeding around the bar. Grunter and flathead from Bells creek. Muddies throughout the Passage and the creeks that feed into the Passage.
Michaela Slegers with a couple of nice grunter bream yesterday near Bli Bli .