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Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2017-12-30

Offshore

Great summer holiday conditions as we head towards next Tuesdays Full Moon, except for a spike in the northerly’s this afternoon with winds northeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning northerly 15 to 20 knots early in the morning then increasing to 20 to 25 knots in the evening and seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon. Tomorrow winds will settle back through the afternoon with northerly 20 to 25 knots tending northwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning then becoming variable about 10 knots during the afternoon and seas 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon or evening. There have been some excellent catches of Spanish Mackerel out from Noosa caught some on 70 gm Halco slice, some on traditional pillie floaters, but most went for live yakkas on stinger rigs.  Chardons and Sunshine reefs have been producing by trolling whole garfish under a squid skirt Spanish mackerel and cobia and there are also good Moses perch, tusk fish, pearl perch, hussar, sea perch, coral bream, cobia and gold spot cod. Halls Reef has had a few good spotty mackerel to 83cm.North reef had a few mackerel, cobia, moses perch, grass sweetlip, quality pearl perch, coral bream, venus tusk fish and Maori cod.  Snapper, cod venus tusk, red throat emperor and pearl perch from Caloundra 12 mile. Wahoo, venus tusk fish, pearl perch and mahi mahi from the banks. D.I.P has had catches of moses perch, venus tusk fish, Maori cod, slate bream, snapper, frypan snapper, scarlet sea perch, tuna, some thumper pearl perch and dolphin fish. Grass sweetlip and venus tusk fish from the Blinker.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Make sure you have a keen eye on the traffic this week while fishing for whiting and dart in the gutters along Teewah Beach. Good flathead, grunter bream and giant and golden trevally from the river mouth and Woods Bay. Bream and whiting in the frying pan. Flathead, jack and grunter along Tewantin stretch. Plenty of bream and moses perch in Weyba Creek. Good mud crabs throughout the river and canal systems.

Maroochydore: Mangrove jack starting to feed in the Cod Hole, upper river and in Petrie Creek. A few good whiting, and flathead from the river mouth. Bream from Bli Bli, school jew and bream from oyster bank road. Whiting from Twin Waters. School jew, bream and grunter in the Cod Hole. Mud crabs throughout the river, and up Maroochy Waters canal.

Mooloolaba: Bream, grunter and golden trevally from the boat moorings. Plenty of good whiting throughout the lower river and bream from La Balsa and basin. Whiting and grunter above the twin bridges area. Mangrove jack around the structures in the upper river. Mud crabs throughout including the lower river and canals.

Caloundra: Try for dart and trevally in the Surf at Warana. Whiting, trevally and bream in Currimundi Lake. Flathead and bream inside the bar. Jew and grunter in the deeper holes of northern passage. Big whiting feeding on the flats throughout the passage. Muddies throughout the Passage and the creeks that feed into the Passage.

Daniel Vogler Bream Cod Lower Maroochy

Daniel Vogler with a nice bream and cod taken in the lower Maroochy River over night yesterday.

Local Fishing Report: Friday 2017-12-29

Offshore

Great summer holiday conditions as we head towards next Tuesdays Full Moon, with winds today east to northeasterly about 10 knots and seas below 1 metre. Conditions are looking pretty good right through the week, and into the weekend except for a spike in the northerly’s tomorrow afternoon with winds northerly about 10 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots during the morning and seas below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon or evening. There have been some excellent catches of Spanish Mackerel up to 30kg out from Noosa caught some on 70 gm Halco slice, some on traditional pillie floaters, but most went for live yakkas on stinger rigs.  Chardons and Sunshine reefs have been producing by trolling whole garfish under a squid skirt Spanish mackerel and cobia and there are also good Moses perch, tusk fish, pearl perch, hussar, sea perch, coral bream, cobia and gold spot cod. Halls Reef has had a few good spotty mackerel to 83cm.North reef had a few mackerel, cobia, moses perch, grass sweetlip, quality pearl perch, coral bream, venus tusk fish and Maori cod.  Snapper, cod venus tusk, red throat emperor and pearl perch from Caloundra 12 mile. Wahoo, venus tusk fish, pearl perch and mahi mahi from the banks. D.I.P has had catches of moses perch, venus tusk fish, Maori cod, slate bream, snapper, frypan snapper, scarlet sea perch, tuna, some thumper pearl perch and dolphin fish. Grass sweetlip and venus tusk fish from the Blinker. There have been excellent catches of pearlies, red emperor, coral trout good snapper and plenty of mahi mahi taken around the 15 to 20nm’s east of the Wide Bay Bar.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Make sure you have a keen eye on the traffic this week while fishing for whiting and dart in the gutters along Teewah Beach. Good flathead, grunter bream and giant and golden trevally from the river mouth and Woods Bay. Bream and whiting in the frying pan. Flathead, jack and grunter along Tewantin stretch. Plenty of bream and moses perch in Weyba Creek. Good mud crabs throughout the river and canal systems.

Maroochydore: Mangrove jack starting to feed in the Cod Hole, upper river and in Petrie Creek. A few good whiting, and flathead from the river mouth. Bream from Bli Bli, school jew and bream from oyster bank road. Whiting from Twin Waters. School jew, bream and grunter in the Cod Hole. Mud crabs throughout the river, and up Maroochy Waters canal.

Mooloolaba: Bream, grunter and golden trevally from the boat moorings. Plenty of good whiting throughout the lower river and bream from La Balsa and basin. Whiting and grunter above the twin bridges area. Mangrove jack around the structures in the upper river. Mud crabs throughout including the lower river and canals.

Caloundra: Try for dart and trevally in the Surf at Warana. Whiting, trevally and bream in Currimundi Lake. Flathead and bream inside the bar. Jew and grunter in the deeper holes of northern passage. Big whiting feeding on the flats throughout the passage. Muddies throughout the Passage and the creeks that feed into the Passage.

Happy Jarvis Fiesty Jack

Happy Jarvis Henricks with a couple of feisty jack taken in the upper river yesterday.

Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2017-12-28

Offshore

Great summer holiday conditions as we head towards next Tuesdays Full Moon, with winds today east to northeasterly about 10 knots and seas below 1 metre. Conditions are looking pretty good right through the week, and into the weekend except for a spike in the northerly’s on Saturday afternoon however tomorrows winds wil;l be east to northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots during the day and seas below 1 metre, so be ready to go! There have been some excellent catches of Spanish Mackerel up to 30kg out from Noosa caught some on 70 gm Halco slice, some on traditional pillie floaters, but most went for live yakkas on stinger rigs. Chardons and Sunshine reefs have been producing by trolling whole garfish under a squid skirt Spanish mackerel and cobia and there are also good Moses perch, tusk fish, pearl perch, hussar, sea perch, coral bream, cobia and gold spot cod. Halls Reef has had a few good spotty mackerel to 83cm.North reef had a few mackerel, cobia, moses perch, grass sweetlip, quality pearl perch, coral bream, venus tusk fish and Maori cod. Snapper, cod venus tusk, red throat emperor and pearl perch from Caloundra 12 mile. Wahoo, venus tusk fish, pearl perch and mahi mahi from the banks. D.I.P has had catches of moses perch, venus tusk fish, Maori cod, slate bream, snapper, frypan snapper, scarlet sea perch, tuna, some thumper pearl perch and dolphin fish. Grass sweetlip and venus tusk fish from the Blinker. There have been excellent catches of pearlies, red emperor, coral trout good snapper and plenty of mahi mahi taken around the 15 to 20nm’s east of the Wide Bay Bar.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Make sure you have a keen eye on the traffic this week while fishing for whiting and dart in the gutters along Teewah Beach. Good flathead, grunter bream and giant and golden trevally from the river mouth and Woods Bay. Bream and whiting in the frying pan. Flathead, jack and grunter along Tewantin stretch. Plenty of bream and moses perch in Weyba Creek. Good mud crabs throughout the river and canal systems.

Maroochydore: Mangrove jack in the Cod Hole and in Petrie Creek. A few good whiting, and flathead from the river mouth. Bream from Bli Bli, school jew and bream from oyster bank road. Whiting from Twin Waters. School jew, bream and grunter in the Cod Hole. Mud crabs throughout the river, and up Maroochy Waters canal.

Mooloolaba: Bream, grunter and golden trevally from the boat moorings. Plenty of good whiting throughout the lower river and bream from La Balsa and basin. Whiting and grunter above the twin bridges area. Mangrove jack around the structures in the upper river. Mud crabs throughout including the lower river and canals.

Caloundra: Try for dart and trevally in the Surf at Warana. Whiting, trevally and bream in Currimundi Lake. Flathead and bream inside the bar. Jew and grunter in the deeper holes of northern passage. Big whiting feeding on the flats throughout the passage. Muddies throughout the Passage and the creeks that feed into the Passage.

Daniel Vogler Michael Grayson Jack Cod Hole

Daniel Vogler and Mitchell Grayson with a couple of feisty jack taken in the Cod Hole yesterday.

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2017-12-27

Offshore

Great summer holiday conditions with winds variable about 10 knots and seas below 1 metre. Conditions are looking pretty good right through the week, with tomorrows winds easterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots during the day and seas below 1 metre, so be ready to go! There have been some excellent catches of Spanish Mackerel up to 30kg out from Noosa caught some on 70 gm Halco slice, some on traditional pillie floaters, but most went for live yakkas on stinger rigs. Chardons and Sunshine reefs have been producing by trolling whole garfish under a squid skirt Spanish mackerel and cobia and there are also good Moses perch, tusk fish, pearl perch, hussar, sea perch, coral bream, cobia and gold spot cod. Halls Reef has had a few good spotty mackerel to 83cm.North reef had a few mackerel, cobia, moses perch, grass sweetlip, quality pearl perch, coral bream, venus tusk fish and Maori cod. Snapper, cod venus tusk, red throat emperor and pearl perch from Caloundra 12 mile. Wahoo, venus tusk fish, pearl perch and mahi mahi from the banks. D.I.P has had catches of moses perch, venus tusk fish, Maori cod, slate bream, snapper, frypan snapper, scarlet sea perch, tuna, some thumper pearl perch and dolphin fish. Grass sweetlip and venus tusk fish from the Blinker. There have been excellent catches of pearlies, red emperor, coral trout good snapper and plenty of mahi mahi taken around the 15 to 20nm’s east of the Wide Bay Bar.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Make sure you have a keen eye on the traffic while fishing for whiting and dart in the gutters along Teewah Beach. Good flathead, bream and giant trevally from the river mouth. Bream and whiting in the frying pan. Big flathead, GT’s and spotted grunter in Woods bays. Flathead, jack and grunter along Tewantin stretch. Plenty of bream and moses perch in Weyba Creek. Good mud crabs throughout the river and canal systems.

Maroochydore: A few good whiting, and flathead from the river mouth. Bream from Bli Bli, school jew and bream from oyster bank road. Whiting from Twin Waters. School jew, bream and grunter in the Cod Hole. Mud crabs throughout the river, and up Maroochy Waters canal.

Mooloolaba: Bream, grunter and golden trevally from the boat moorings. Plenty of good whiting throughout the lower river and bream from La Balsa and basin. Whiting and grunter above the twin bridges area. Mangrove jack around the structures in the upper river. Mud crabs throughout including the lower river and canals.

Caloundra: Try for dart and trevally in the Surf at Warana. Whiting, trevally and bream in Currimundi Lake. Flathead and bream inside the bar. Jew and grunter in the deeper holes of northern passage. Big whiting feeding on the flats throughout the passage. Muddies throughout the Passage and the creeks that feed into the Passage.

Kim Maas MRSLFC Whiting

Kim Maas from the Maroochy RSL Fishing Club with a nice catch of whiting from the lower Maroochy River

Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2017-12-26 Boxing Day

Offshore

Great Christmas and summer holiday conditions with winds for today east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending north to northeasterly during the morning then shifting southeasterly during the day with seas below 1 metre. Conditions are looking pretty good right through the week, so be ready to go! Chardons and Sunshine reefs have been producing by trolling whole garfish under a squid skirt he hooked and boated two Spanish mackerel and one cobia on Christmas eve and there are also good Moses perch, tusk fish, pearl perch, hussar, sea perch, coral bream, cobia and gold spot cod. Halls Reef has had a few good spotty mackerel to 83cm.North reef had a few mackerel, cobia, moses perch, grass sweetlip, quality pearl perch, coral bream, venus tusk fish and Maori cod.  Snapper, cod venus tusk, red throat emperor and pearl perch from Caloundra 12 mile. Wahoo, venus tusk fish, pearl perch and mahi mahi from the banks. Wild Thing 2 crews fished D.I.P where they caught moses perch, venus tusk fish, Maori cod, slate bream, snapper, frypan snapper, scarlet sea perch, skipjack tuna, some thumper pearl perch, dolphin fish and a black marlin that was hooked on the troll. Grass sweetlip and venus tusk fish from the Blinker. There have been excellent catches of pearlies, red emperor, coral trout good snapper and plenty of mahi mahi taken around the 15 to 20nm’s east of the Wide Bay Bar.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Make sure you have a keen eye on the traffic while fishing for whiting and dart in the gutters along Teewah Beach. Good flathead, bream and giant trevally from the river mouth. Bream and whiting in the frying pan. Big flathead, GT’s and spotted grunter in Woods bays. Flathead, jack and grunter along Tewantin stretch. Plenty of bream and moses perch in Weyba Creek. Good mud crabs throughout the river and canal systems.

Maroochydore: A few good whiting, cod, jew and flathead from the river mouth, particularly overnight. Bream from Bli Bli, school jew and bream from oyster bank road. Whiting from Twin Waters. School jew, bream and grunter in the Cod Hole. Mud crabs throughout the river, and up Maroochy Waters canal.

Mooloolaba: Cod, bream, grunter and golden trevally from the boat moorings. Plenty of good whiting throughout the lower river and bream from La Balsa and basin. Whiting and grunter above the twin bridges area. Mangrove jack around the structures in the upper river. Mud crabs throughout including the lower river and canals.

Caloundra: Try for dart and trevally in the Surf at Warana. Whiting, trevally and bream in Currimundi Lake. Flathead and bream inside the bar. Jew and grunter in the deeper holes of northern passage. Big whiting feeding on the flats throughout the passage. Muddies throughout the Passage and the creeks that feed into the Passage.

Paul Kelly Crab

Check out Paul Kelly, with a good mud crab taken in the Maroochy Waters Canal and already eaten yesterday for Christmas lunch.

Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2017-12-23

Offshore

Great Christmas and summer holiday conditions today and for the weekend ahead with winds for today north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots. Winds tending light west to southwesterly inshore during the early morning with seas below 1 metre. Tomorrow is looking good with winds North to northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots during the day with seas below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon or evening. Chardons and Sunshine reefs have been producing, Moses perch, tusk fish, pearl perch, hussar, sea perch, coral bream, cobia and gold spot cod. Halls Reef has had a few good spotty mackerel to 83cm.North reef had a few mackerel, cobia, moses perch, grass sweetlip, quality pearl perch, coral bream, venus tusk fish and Maori cod.  Snapper, cod venus tusk, red throat emperor and pearl perch from Caloundra 12 mile. Wahoo, venus tusk fish, pearl perch and mahi mahi from the banks. Wild Thing 2 crews fished D.I.P where they caught moses perch, venus tusk fish, Maori cod, slate bream, snapper, frypan snapper, scarlet sea perch, skipjack tuna, some thumper pearl perch, dolphin fish and a black marlin that was hooked on the troll. Grass sweetlip and venus tusk fish from the Blinker. There have been excellent catches of pearlies, red emperor, coral trout good snapper and plenty of mahi mahi taken around the 15 to 20nm’s east of the Wide Bay Bar.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Make sure you have a keen eye on the traffic while fishing for whiting and dart in the gutters along Teewah Beach. Good flathead, bream and giant trevally from the river mouth. Bream and whiting in the frying pan. Big flathead, GT’s and spotted grunter in Woods bays. Flathead, jack and grunter along Tewantin stretch. Plenty of bream and moses perch in Weyba Creek. Good mud crabs throughout the river and canal systems.

Maroochydore: A few good whiting, cod, jew, flathead and shovel nosed sharks from the river mouth, particularly overnight. Bream from Bli Bli, school jew and bream from oyster bank road. Whiting from Twin Waters. School jew, bream and grunter in the Cod Hole. Mud crabs throughout the river, and up Maroochy Waters canal.

Mooloolaba: Cod, bream, grunter and golden trevally from the boat moorings. Plenty of good whiting throughout the lower river and bream from La Balsa and basin. Whiting and grunter above the twin bridges area. Mangrove jack around the structures in the upper river. Mud crabs throughout including the lower river and canals.

Caloundra: Try for dart and trevally in the Surf at Warana. Whiting, trevally and bream in Currimundi Lake. Flathead and bream inside the bar. Jew and grunter in the deeper holes of northern passage. Big whiting feeding on the flats throughout the passage. Muddies throughout the Passage and the creeks that feed into the Passage.

Bev Clark Golden Trevally Lower Reaches Maroochy

Bev Clark from the Maroochy RSL Fishing Club took this nice golden trevally recently in the lower Maroochy River.

Extended Fishing Report: Friday 2017-12-22

The Team at Swan Boat Hire, would like to wish all the great readers of the Gympie Times, a very safe and merry Christmas and a happy New Year. We hope that Santa brings you lots of great fishing gear under the Christmas tree and that you have good tidings when you venture onto the water to go fishing. But please remember, that through the hectic holiday period you must try to be tolerant and patient with other people using our busy but beautiful waterways and boat ramps and this way we will all have a safe and good time on the water. Merry Christmas from Mark Planck

Offshore

Looking like a good Christmas weekend ahead so be ready for some fun. Today’s conditions will be good with just a bit of northerly chop with winds northeasterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots during the evening with seas below 1 metre. The weekend is looking excellent with light east to northeasterly winds around 10 knots and seas under 1 metre. Wild Thing 2 fished Chardons and Sunshine reefs where they caught Moses perch, tusk fish, pearl perch, hussar, brownline sea perch, coral bream, cobia and gold spot cod. North reef had a few mackerel, cobia, moses perch, grass sweetlip, quality pearl perch, coral bream, venus tusk fish and Maori cod. Snapper, cod venus tusk, red throat emperor and pearl perch from Caloundra 12 mile. Wahoo, venus tusk fish, pearl perch and mahi mahi from the banks. North reef has had snapper, grass sweetlip, cobia, mulloway, pearl perch and moses perch. Grass sweetlip and venus tusk fish from the Blinker. Double Island Point has had good venus tusk fish, big hussar, moses perch, gold spot wrasse, amberjack, good snapper and a couple cracker dolphin fish. There have been excellent catches of pearlies, red emperor, coral trout good snapper and plenty of mahi mahi taken around the 15 to 20nm’s east of the Wide Bay Bar.

Out from Hervey Bay: Spotty mackerel, cobia, tuna and small black marlin in Platypus Bay. A few good grassy sweetlip, blackall, cod, school mackerel and the odd good trout on the inshore reefs Still numbers of small black marlin inside Fraser this week. A Nice threadfin salmon, grunter and jacks in the lower Susan and Mary Rivers. Good quality grunter bream, flathead and whiting as well as threadfin salmon from River Heads and throughout the Great Sandy Straits. Queenfish, tailor and coral trout from Woody Island. There have been some good quality whiting and a few garfish feeding along the beaches between Urangan and Burrum Heads. Getting plenty of pencil squid, good trevally, long tail tuna, broad barred mackerel and Spanish mackerel off the Urangan Pier. Banana prawns are running in most river systems at the moment.

Estuaries and Beaches

Fraser Island:  The odd tailor still feeding along the gutters and headlands, so Indian Heads to Waddy Point will be worth targeting. There have been tailor, good tarwhine, dart, whiting, trevally, bream along the eastern beaches gutters. Plenty of good whiting and reasonable catches of flathead a trevally along the western beaches.

Rainbow Beach: Tailor, bream, mackerel and snapper off the rocks at Double Island Point. Mac tuna from the barge crossing channel. Tailor, bream, flathead and dart along the beaches and Inskip Point. Tailor from Middle rock. Flathead, dart and the odd tailor between rainbow and double Island Point. . Mangrove jack, flathead and estuary cod in Kauri Creek. Flathead on plastics and hard bodied lures from Tuan and Poona.

Local Dams and Rivers: All the local dams are producing plenty of good top quality bass, saratoga and yellowbelly at present inspit of the heavy rainfall in some of the areas. It is the closed season for wild barra, but in the lakes and impoundments the action will be on fire. Borumba Dam has bass and saratoga hitting surface lures and fly particularly at dawn and dusk in the timbers and shallow areas. Do yourself a favour and investigate the huge range of Smak Lures for use in the dams and rivers. Also check out “Southern Queensland Fishing” facebook pages for all the action locally. Quality bass and golden perch on trolled lures from the junctions and barber pole in Boondooma Dam. Good bass feeding with the deep diving lures working well along the drops offs in Lake McDonald.

Noosa: Whiting and dart in the gutters along Teewah Beach. Good flathead, bream and giant trevally from the river mouth. Bream and whiting in the frying pan. Big flathead, GT’s and spotted grunter in Woods bays. Flathead, jack and grunter along Tewantin stretch. Plenty of bream and moses perch in Weyba Creek. Good mud crabs throughout the river and canal systems.

Maroochydore: Quality whiting, cod, mangrove jack, jew, flathead and shovel nosed sharks from the river mouth, particularly overnight. Bream from Bli Bli, school jew and bream from oyster bank road. Whiting from Twin Waters. School jew, bream and grunter in the Cod Hole. Mud crabs throughout the river, and up Maroochy Waters canal.

Mooloolaba: Cod, bream, grunter and golden trevally from the boat moorings. Plenty of good whiting throughout the lower river and bream from La Balsa and basin. Whiting and grunter above the twin bridges area. Mangrove jack around the structures in the upper river. Mud crabs throughout including the lower river and canals.

Caloundra: Try for dart and trevally in the Surf at Warana. Whiting, trevally and bream in Currimundi Lake. Flathead and bream inside the bar. Jew and grunter in the deeper holes of northern passage. Big whiting feeding on the flats throughout the passage. Muddies throughout the Passage and the creeks that feed into the Passage.

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Ari Innes Crabs

My good friends boy, Ari Innes, who is a mad keen angler loves crabbing with his Dad Mitchell and Pop John Innes when they go up to Rainbow Beach fishing.

Cameron Daniel Vogler Whiting Released Cod

Cameron and Daniel Vogler had a good session over night night cleaning up with a feed of elbow slapper whiting and releasing cod and mangrove jack in the lower Maroochy River.

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Troy Allan fished the Barwon Banks this week for some quality reef fish including this good eating mahi mahi or Dolphin Fish.

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Noel Rossiter writes, we had an exellent Day On Double Island Point Fishing Charters. Thanks Heaps to skipper Greg. My mate Noel Rossiter from the “Southern Queensland Fishing” facebook pages, went out on this charter and as you can see they caught some great fish.

Local Fishing Report: Friday 2017-12-22

Offshore

Great Christmas and summer holiday conditions today and for the weekend ahead with winds for today north to northeasterly about 10 knots becoming east to northeasterly in the afternoon with seas below 1 metre. Tomorrow is looking good with winds northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon then decreasing to about 10 knots during the evening with seas below 1 metre. Chardons and Sunshine reefs have been producing.  Moses perch, tusk fish, pearl perch, hussar, sea perch, coral bream, cobia and gold spot cod. North reef had a few mackerel, cobia, moses perch, grass sweetlip, quality pearl perch, coral bream, venus tusk fish and Maori cod.  Snapper, cod venus tusk, red throat emperor and pearl perch from Caloundra 12 mile. Wahoo, venus tusk fish, pearl perch and mahi mahi from the banks. North reef has had snapper, grass sweetlip, cobia, mulloway, pearl perch and moses perch.  Grass sweetlip and venus tusk fish from the Blinker. Double Island Point has had good venus tusk fish, big hussar, moses perch, gold spot wrasse, amberjack, good snapper and a couple cracker dolphin fish. There have been excellent catches of pearlies, red emperor, coral trout good snapper and plenty of mahi mahi taken around the 15 to 20nm’s east of the Wide Bay Bar.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Whiting and dart in the gutters along Teewah Beach. Good flathead, bream and giant trevally from the river mouth. Bream and whiting in the frying pan. Big flathead, GT’s and spotted grunter in Woods bays. Flathead, jack and grunter along Tewantin stretch. Plenty of bream and moses perch in Weyba Creek. Good mud crabs throughout the river and canal systems.

Maroochydore: A few good whiting, cod, jew, flathead and shovel nosed sharks from the river mouth, particularly overnight. Bream from Bli Bli, school jew and bream from oyster bank road. Whiting from Twin Waters. School jew, bream and grunter in the Cod Hole. Mud crabs throughout the river, and up Maroochy Waters canal.

Mooloolaba: Cod, bream, grunter and golden trevally from the boat moorings. Plenty of good whiting throughout the lower river and bream from La Balsa and basin. Whiting and grunter above the twin bridges area. Mangrove jack around the structures in the upper river. Mud crabs throughout including the lower river and canals.

Caloundra: Try for dart and trevally in the Surf at Warana. Whiting, trevally and bream in Currimundi Lake. Flathead and bream inside the bar. Jew and grunter in the deeper holes of northern passage. Big whiting feeding on the flats throughout the passage. Muddies throughout the Passage and the creeks that feed into the Passage.

Kim Maas Dusky

Kim Maas from the Maroochy RSL Fishing Club with a nice dusky flathead taken in the lower Maroochy

Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2017-12-21

Offshore

Today’s winds will have a bit of northerly chop with a northerly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore south of Maroochydore early in the morning. Winds turning northeasterly in the middle of the day with seas 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning. Tomorrow is looking good with winds north to northeasterly about 10 knots becoming east to southeasterly in the late afternoon and seas below 1 metre. Wild Thing 2 fished Chardons and Sunshine reefs where they caught Moses perch, tusk fish, pearl perch, hussar, sea perch, coral bream, cobia and gold spot cod. North reef had a few mackerel, cobia, moses perch, grass sweetlip, quality pearl perch, coral bream, venus tusk fish and Maori cod.  Snapper, cod venus tusk, red throat emperor and pearl perch from Caloundra 12 mile. Wahoo, venus tusk fish, pearl perch and mahi mahi from the banks. North reef has had snapper, grass sweetlip, cobia, mulloway, pearl perch and moses perch.  Grass sweetlip and venus tusk fish from the Blinker. Double Island Point has had good venus tusk fish, big hussar, moses perch, gold spot wrasse, amberjack, good snapper and a couple cracker dolphin fish.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Whiting and dart in the gutters along Teewah Beach. Good flathead, bream and giant trevally from the river mouth. Bream and whiting in the frying pan. Big flathead, GT’s and spotted grunter in Woods bays. Flathead, jack and grunter along Tewantin stretch. Plenty of bream and moses perch in Weyba Creek. Good mud crabs throughout the river and canal systems.

Maroochydore: Quality whiting, cod, mangrove jack, jew, flathead and shovel nosed sharks from the river mouth, particularly overnight. Bream from Bli Bli, school jew and bream from oyster bank road. Whiting from Twin Waters. School jew, bream and grunter in the Cod Hole. Mud crabs throughout the river, and up Maroochy Waters canal.

Mooloolaba: Cod, bream, grunter and golden trevally from the boat moorings. Plenty of good whiting throughout the lower river and bream from La Balsa and basin. Whiting and grunter above the twin bridges area. Mangrove jack around the structures in the upper river. Mud crabs throughout including the lower river and canals.

Caloundra: Try for dart and trevally in the Surf at Warana. Whiting, trevally and bream in Currimundi Lake. Flathead and bream inside the bar. Jew and grunter in the deeper holes of northern passage. Big whiting feeding on the flats throughout the passage. Muddies throughout the Passage and the creeks that feed into the Passage.

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Good fishing Monday morning at the Barwon Banks with Troy Allan taking quality reef fish including this good eating mahi mahi or Dolphin Fish.

Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2017-12-19

Offshore

Today’s winds will be blowing north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore south of Maroochydore in the evening with choppy seas developing later on in the day with seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore south of Maroochydore by early evening. Tomorrow could be a bit choppy with winds north to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots and seas 1 to 1.5 metres. North reef had a few mackerel, cobia, moses perch, grass sweetlip, quality pearl perch, coral bream, venus tusk fish and Maori cod.  Snapper, cod venus tusk, red throat emperor and pearl perch from Caloundra 12 mile. Wahoo, venus tusk fish, pearl perch and mahi mahi from the banks. North reef has had snapper, grass sweetlip, cobia, mulloway, pearl perch and moses perch.  Grass sweetlip and venus tusk fish from the Blinker. Double Island Point has had good venus tusk fish, big hussar, moses perch, gold spot wrasse, amberjack, good snapper and a couple cracker dolphin fish.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: A few good quality tarwhine, whiting and dart in the gutters along Teewah Beach. Flathead, bream and golden trevally from the river mouth. Bream and whiting in the frying pan. Big flathead, GT’s and spotted grunter in Woods bays. Flathead, jack and grunter along Tewantin stretch. Plenty of bream and moses perch in Weyba Creek. Good mud crabs throughout the river and canal systems.

Maroochydore: Quality whiting, cod, mangrove jack, jew, flathead and shovel nosed sharks from the river mouth, particularly overnight. Bream from Bli Bli, school jew and bream from oyster bank road. Whiting from Twin Waters. School jew, bream and grunter in the Cod Hole. Mud crabs throughout the river, and up Maroochy Waters canal.

Mooloolaba: Cod, bream, grunter and golden trevally from the boat moorings. Plenty of good whiting throughout the lower river and bream from La Balsa and basin. Whiting and grunter above the twin bridges area. Mangrove jack around the structures in the upper river. Mud crabs throughout including the lower river and canals.

Caloundra: Dart and big trevally in the Surf at Warana. Whiting, trevally and bream in Currimundi Lake. Flathead and bream inside the bar. Jew and grunter in the deeper holes of northern passage. Big whiting feeding on the flats throughout the passage. Muddies throughout the Passage and the creeks that feed into the Passage.

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Have a look at Charlie Windred with her 33cm whiting and her little mate, Cooper Crossno with a good whiting they caught off Chambers Island.

Local Fishing Report: Monday 2017-12-18

Offshore

Winds will be blowing east to southeasterly  at 10 to 15 knots tending east to northeasterly below 10 knots in the evening, with seas around the 1m mark. North reef had a few mackerel, cobia, moses perch, grass sweetlip, quality pearl perch, coral bream, venus tusk fish and Maori cod.  Snapper, cod venus tusk, red throat emperor and pearl perch from Caloundra 12 mile. Wahoo, venus tusk fish, pearl perch and mahi mahi from the banks. North reef has had snapper, grass sweetlip, cobia, mulloway, pearl perch and moses perch.  Grass sweetlip and venus tusk fish from the Blinker. Wild thing 2 fished wide of Double Island Point for venus tusk fish, big hussar, moses perch, gold spot wrasse, amberjack, good snapper and a couple cracker dolphin fish. The wider grounds off NE of Rainbow Beach have had quality catches of  cobia,  red emperor, cod, tusk fish and amberjack. Pearl perch, red emperor, tuskfish, snapper, moses perch and scarlet sea perch about 15nm east of the Wide Bay Bar. Wild thing 2 fished wide of Double Island Point for venus tusk fish, big hussar, moses perch, gold spot wrasse, amberjack, good snapper and a couple cracker dolphin fish.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Today’s New Moon has the fish on the bite. A few good quality tarwhine, whiting and dart in the gutters along Teewah Beach. Big flathead, bream and golden trevally from the river mouth. Bream and whiting in the frying pan. Big flathead, GT’s, spotted grunter and barracuda in Woods bays. Flathead, jacks and grunter along Tewantin stretch. Big bream and moses perch in Weyba Creek. Good mud crabs throughout the river and canal systems.

Maroochydore: The river water is becoming very clean in the lower river on the incoming tide. Quality whiting, cod, mangrove jack, jew, flathead and shovel nosed sharks from the river mouth, particularly overnight. Bream from Bli Bli, school jew and bream from oyster bank road. Whiting from Twin Waters. School jew, bream and grunter in the Cod Hole. Mud crabs throughout the river, and up Maroochy Waters canal.

Mooloolaba: Cod, bream, grunter and golden trevally from the boat moorings. Plenty of good whiting throughout the lower river and bream from La Balsa and basin. Whiting and grunter above the twin bridges area. Mud crabs throughout including the lower river and canals.

Caloundra: Dart and big trevally in the Surf at Warana. Whiting, trevally and bream in Currimundi Lake. Flathead and bream inside the bar. Jew and grunter in the deeper holes of northern passage. Big whiting feeding on the flats throughout the passage. Muddies throughout the Passage and the creeks that feed into the Passage.

Cameron Daniel Vogler Whiting

Cameron and Daniel Vogler had a good session on Saturday night cleaning up with a feed of elbow slapper whiting and releasing cod and mangrove jack in the lower Maroochy River.

Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2017-12-16

Offshore

Looking like a good weekend ahead for fishing and fish feeding activity, particularly with the lead up to the New Moon phase on Monday the 18th. Great conditions today with winds easterly 10 to 15 knots and seas around 1 metre.  Tomorrow pretty good as well with winds Easterly 10 to 15 knots and seas around 1 metre. Now that conditions have improved get out to these local reefs for some good fishing action. North reef had a few mackerel, cobia, moses perch, grass sweetlip, quality pearl perch, coral bream, venus tusk fish and Maori cod.  Snapper, cod venus tusk, red throat emperor and pearl perch from Caloundra 12 mile. Wahoo, venus tusk fish, pearl perch and mahi mahi from the banks. North reef has had snapper, grass sweetlip, cobia, mulloway, pearl perch and moses perch.  Grass sweetlip and venus tusk fish from the Blinker. Wild thing 2 fished wide of Double Island Point for venus tusk fish, big hussar, moses perch, gold spot wrasse, amberjack, good snapper and a couple cracker dolphin fish. The wider grounds off NE of Rainbow Beach have had quality catches of  cobia,  red emperor, cod, tusk fish and amberjack. Pearl perch, red emperor, tuskfish, snapper, moses perch and scarlet sea perch about 15nm east of the Wide Bay Bar. Wild thing 2 fished wide of Double Island Point for venus tusk fish, big hussar, moses perch, gold spot wrasse, amberjack, good snapper and a couple cracker dolphin fish.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Mondays New Moon will have the fish on the bite so be ready to go. A few good quality tarwhine, whiting and dart in the gutters along Teewah Beach. Big flathead, bream and golden trevally from the river mouth. Bream and whiting in the frying pan. Big flathead, GT’s, spotted grunter and barracuda in Woods bays. Flathead, jacks and grunter along Tewantin stretch. Big bream and moses perch in Weyba Creek. Good mud crabs throughout the river and canal systems.

Maroochydore: The river water is becoming very clean in the lower river on the incoming tide. Jew,flathead and shovel nosed sharks from the river mouth particularly overnight. Bream from Bli Bli, school jew and bream from oyster bank road. Whiting from Twin Waters. School jew, bream and grunter in the Cod Hole. Mud crabs throughout the river, and up Maroochy Waters canal.

Mooloolaba: Cod, bream, grunter and golden trevally from the boat moorings. Whiting and bream from La Balsa and basin. Whiting and grunter above the twin bridges area. Mud crabs throughout including the lower river and canals.

Caloundra: Dart and big trevally in the Surf at Warana. Whiting, trevally and bream in Currimundi Lake. Flathead and bream inside the bar. Jew and grunter in the deeper holes of northern passage. Whiting on the flats throughout the passage. Muddies throughout the Passage and the creeks that feed into the Passage.

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Harry Johnston Bass

Harry Johnston with a nice Borumba Dam Bass taken on a Vortex Spinner Baits in about 2-3m of water.

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