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Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2018-04-19

Offshore

Today could still be choppy at times with winds southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching 15 to 20 knots offshore early in the morning. Winds decreasing to about 10 knots in the late evening and seas 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning. Tomorrow there will be fantastic offshore conditions, with winds east to southeasterly about 10 knots and seas below 0.5 metres. Saturday and Sunday's conditions are looking pretty good with southeasterly in the 10 to 15 knot range and seas around 1 metre. This week, Wild Thing 2 crew fished Double Island Point and caught heaps of good tuskies, moses perch, slatie bream, hussar, snapper, gold spot estuary cod and Maori cod." Chicko Vella, Davo's Tackle World, we’ve been praying for the good weather, but everyone must have prayed at once. I'm pleased to confirm the Spanish are back on the menu. As predicted, tuna and Spanish mackerel are on the charge. Go for a few coral trout, cod, snapper and parrot at North Reef. Similar species have been reported at Barwon Banks. Trout, Spanish mackerel, cod, grass sweetlip, cobia and tusk fish from Sunshine Reef. Mac and long tail from most of the closer inshore reefs. Earlier this week, east of the Wide Bay Bar and Double Island there were some excellent catches of yellowfin tuna, mackerel, pearlies, cobia, red emperor, scarlet sea perch, hussar and gold spot wrasse and mahi mahi.

Local Dams and Rivers

Borumba Dam has has been on fire for quality bass and also some good saratoga, use jackalls along the drop offs and weed banks a go for saratoga at dusk on surface lures. Check out Southern Queensland Fishing facebook page, for more Dam Information.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Great conditions for dart, bream and whiting along the beaches. Whiting and flathead, bream and trevally from the River mouth and lower river. A few queenfish, trevally in Woods bays. Mangrove jack around the structures and snaggy areas. Good grunter, bream and quality dusky flathead around Sheep and Goat Islands. Mud crabs throughout river.

Maroochydore: A few dart and bream with some good deep gutters with some coffee rock along Marcoola and Coolum Beach. Good schools of herring bait fish around Chambers island and Picnic point. Target jew, bream and trevally in the Cod Hole. Bream, whiting and several quality flathead along the Black Banks and Goat Island stretch. Still big mud crabs throughout the river particularly in the creeks.

Mooloolaba: Trevally and some good size bream around the rocks walls, pontoons and Jetties in the lower river. Good fighting golden trevally around Minyama Island. Cod, trevally and flathead from La Balsa Basin and mangrove jack around the structures and rock walls. Mud crabs and some flathead to 61 cm in the creeks, canals and generally throughout the river.

Caloundra: Trevally, mangrove jack and cod in Pelican Waters Canal. Whiting, bream, grunter and flathead on the flats between the bar and Golden Beach and in the creek mouths. Trevally a few chopper tailor and bream in the canals and top end of passage. Muddies in the creeks and mangrove areas throughout the passage.

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Check out Lachlan Craike with a hard fighting 52cm golden Trevally taken in the lower river on Sunday.

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2018-04-18

Offshore

Today, conditions will be good most of the day, but could become a bit choppy at times as winds will be south to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending east to southeasterly during the day and seas 1 to 1.5 metres. Tomorrow, will be real good conditions with a east to southeasterly about 10 knots and seas below 1 metre. Wild Thing 2 crew fished Double Island Point and caught heaps of good tuskies, moses perch, slatie bream, hussar, snapper, gold spot estuary cod and Maori cod." www.fishingnoosa.com.au/noosacharters.htm Chicko Vella, Davo's Tackle World, we’ve been praying for the good weather, but everyone must have prayed at once. I'm pleased to confirm the Spanish are back on the menu. As predicted, tuna and Spanish mackerel are on the charge. www.fishingnoosa.com.au/davos.htm . Go for a few coral trout, cod, snapper and parrot at North Reef. Similar species have been reported at Barwon Banks. Trout, Spanish mackerel, cod, grass sweetlip, cobia and tusk fish from Sunshine Reef. Mac and long tail from most of the closer inshore reefs.

Local Dams and Rivers

Borumba Dam has has been on fire for quality bass and also some good saratoga, use jackalls along the drop offs and weed banks a go for saratoga at dusk on surface lures. Check out Southern Queensland Fishing facebook page, for more Dam Information.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Great conditions for dart, bream and whiting along the beaches. Whiting and flathead, bream and trevally from the River mouth and lower river. A few queenfish, trevally in Woods bays. Mangrove jack around the structures and snaggy areas. Good grunter, bream and quality dusky flathead around Sheep and Goat Islands. Mud crabs throughout river.

Maroochydore: A few dart and bream with some good deep gutters with some coffee rock along Marcoola and Coolum Beach. Good schools of herring bait fish around Chambers island and Picnic point. Target jew, bream and trevally in the Cod Hole. Bream, whiting and several quality flathead along the Black Banks and Goat Island stretch. Still big mud crabs throughout the river particularly in the creeks.

Mooloolaba: Trevally and some good size bream around the rocks walls, pontoons and Jetties in the lower river. Good fighting golden trevally around Minyama Island. Cod, trevally and flathead from La Balsa Basin and mangrove jack around the structures and rock walls. Mud crabs and some flathead to 61 cm in the creeks, canals and generally throughout the river.

Caloundra: Trevally, mangrove jack and cod in Pelican Waters Canal. Whiting, bream, grunter and flathead on the flats between the bar and Golden Beach and in the creek mouths. Trevally a few chopper tailor and bream in the canals and top end of passage Muddies in the creeks and mangrove areas throughout the passage.

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Scott McVey with his huge buck mud crab taken in his secret location in the a Sunny Coast creek!

Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2018-04-17

Offshore

Today, conditions will be good most of the day, but could become a bit choppy at times as winds will be west to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots, becoming variable about 10 knots in the late morning ahead of a southeasterly change 10 to 15 knots extending from the south in the afternoon and evening. Winds reaching up to 20 knots south of Maroochydore in the early morning and during the evening and seas are around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres later in the evening. Tomorrow, will be real good conditions with a southerly 10 to 15 knots turning east to southeasterly below 10 knots during the afternoon and seas around 1 metre. With the good conditions it's worth heading out to the inshore reefs to chase the schooling long tail tuna, a few mackerel and mixed bag of reef fish. Go for a few coral trout, cod, snapper and parrot at North Reef. Similar species have been reported at Barwon Banks. Trout, Spanish mackerel, cod, grass sweetlip, cobia and tusk fish from Sunshine Reef. Mac and long tail from most of the closer inshore reefs.

Local Dams and Rivers

In the Dams quality bass, saratoga and yellowbelly feeding at present. Borumba Dam has has been on fire for quality bass and also some good saratoga, use jackalls along the drop offs and weed banks a go for saratoga at dusk on surface lures. Check out Southern Queensland Fishing facebook page, for more Dam Information.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Great conditions for dart, bream and whiting along the beaches as conditions improve. Whiting and flathead, bream and trevally from the River mouth and lower river. A few queenfish, trevally in Woods bays. Mangrove jack around the structures and snaggy areas, throughout the river. Good grunter bream and quality dusky flathead around Sheep and Goat Islands. Mud crabs throughout river.

Maroochydore: A few dart along the Northshore beach and Marcoola and Coolum Beach. good schools of herring bait fish around Chambers island and Picnic point yesterday. Target jew, bream and trevally in the Cod Hole. Bream some up to 40cm, whiting and several quality flathead along the Black Banks and Goat Island stretch. Still big mud crabs throughout the river particularly in the creeks.

Mooloolaba: Trevally and some good size bream around the rocks walls, pontoons and Jetties in the lower river. Good fighting golden trevally around Minyama Island. Cod, trevally and flathead from La Balsa Basin and mangrove jack around the structures and rock walls. Mud crabs and some flathead to 61 cm in the creeks, canals and generally throughout the river.

Caloundra: Trevally, mangrove jack and cod in Pelican Waters Canal. Whiting, bream, grunter and flathead on the flats between the bar and Golden Beach and in the creek mouths. Trevally a few chopper tailor and bream in the canals and top end of passage Muddies in the creeks and mangrove areas throughout the passage.

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Have a look at Zade Lavi with his monster bream going a whopping 45 cm, taken around Birtinya over the weekend.

Local Fishing Report: Monday 2018-04-16

Offshore

With the New Moon Phase today the fish will be feeding over the next few days, so be ready to go. Today, conditions will be good most of the day, but could become a bit choppy in the morning and easing back for the afternoon as winds will be northwesterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore south of Maroochydore early in the morning. Winds becoming southwest to northwesterly about 10 knots during the morning then becoming northwest to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon and seas are 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning. Tomorrow, will be the best day with conditions northwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the morning and seas around 1 metre. With the good conditions it's worth heading out to the inshore reefs to chase the schooling long tail tuna, a few mackerel and mixed bag of reef fish. Go for a few coral trout, cod, snapper and parrot at North Reef. Similar species have been reported at Barwon Banks. Trout, Spanish mackerel, cod, grass sweetlip, cobia and tusk fish from Sunshine Reef. Mac and long tail from most of the closer inshore reefs.

Local Dams and Rivers

In the Dams quality bass, saratoga and yellowbelly feeding at present. Borumba Dam has has been on fire for quality bass and also some good saratoga, use jackalls along the drop offs and weed banks a go for saratoga at dusk on surface lures. Check out Southern Queensland Fishing facebook page, for more Dam Information.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: With the New Moon Phase on Monday the fish will be feeding over the next week or so. Target dart, bream and whiting along the beaches as conditions improve. Whiting throughout the lower system. Flathead, bream and trevally from the River mouth. A few queenfish, trevally in Woods bays. Mangrove jack, cod and bream from Munna Point. Good grunter bream around Goat Island. Mud crabs throughout river.

Maroochydore: Target jew, bream and trevally in the Cod Hole. Bream some up to 40cm, whiting and several quality flathead along the Black Banks and Goat Island stretch. sStill big mud crabs throughout the river particularly in the creeks.

Mooloolaba: Trevally around the rocks walls, pontoons and Jetties between the Mouth. Good fighting golden trevally around Minyama Island. Cod, trevally and flathead from La Balsa Basin and mangrove jack around the structures and rock walls. Mud crabs and some flathead to 61 cm in the creeks, canals and generally throughout the river.

Caloundra: Trevally, mangrove jack and cod in Pelican Waters Canal. Whiting, bream, grunter and flathead on the flats between the bar and Golden Beach and in the creek mouths. Trevally and bream off the Muddies in the creeks and mangrove areas throughout the passage.

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Gemma, Bruce and Jarvis Henricks have been up the creek again fishing for mangrove jack and cod

Extended Fishing Report: Friday 2018-04-12

Offshore

With the New Moon Phase on Monday the fish will be feeding over the next week or so. Well, conditions for today, 'Friday the 13th', will have pretty good conditions with winds northerly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the morning then becoming north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the day with seas around 1 metre. Conditions will be good all weekend except for a bit of northerly chop on Saturday, however Sunday will be the best day with a forecast to have lighter southerly winds and seas to 1 metre and similar on Monday, so be prepared to take a sickie. With the good conditions it's worth heading out to the inshore reefs to chase the schooling long tail tuna, a few mackerel and mixed bag of reef fish. Go for a few coral trout, cod, snapper and parrot at North Reef. Similar species have been reported at Barwon Banks. Trout, Spanish mackerel, cod, grass sweetlip, cobia and tusk fish from Sunshine Reef. Mac and long tail from most of the closer inshore reefs. From east of the Wide Bay Bar and Double Island you can expect some excellent catches of big cod, yellowfin tuna, mackerel, pearlies, red emperor, scarlet sea perch, hussar and gold spot wrasse and mahi mahi. Some excellent quality Blue Parrot been caught in the southern end of Sandy Straits, check out Southern Queensland Fishing facebook page, for some awesome photos and reports on these fish.

Out and around Hervey Bay

With the New Moon Phase on Monday the fish will be feeding over the next week or so. Longtail and mack tuna and a few mackerel have been showing up Coongul Creek and between Wathumba Creek and Roonie Point. Sweetlip, nannygui, cod and blackall off Moon Pt. There have been few good coral trout, grassy sweetlip, blackall, good quality cod, tusk fish, and mackerel on the inshore reefs. Coral trout, moses perch, nannygai, tuskfish and spanish mackerel on the reefs out from Roonies. Queenfish, trevally and sweetlip on jigs and vibes out from kingfisher Bay Resort. Great Sandy Strait, is producing, Barramundi, and threadfin salmon around the mouth of the Mary River including whiting, flathead and bream throughout. Barramundi and threadfin salmon in the lower Mary and Susan River. Barramundi, bream, grunter, whiting and Mangrove Jack in the lower Burrum River. There’s queenfish, golden trevally and giant trevally and a few barred and school mackerel around the Urangan Pier/Jetty. Banana prawns are running out from Maaroom and Ungowa. For more information on fishing the Bay check out the Hervey Bay Fly and Sportfishing facebook page.

Estuaries and Beaches

Fraser Island:  Always best to travel closer to low tide as possible. There's still of erosion, particularly around the rocky outcrops like Poyungan and Yidney Rocks, so use the Bypass Tracks. Target dart, whiting, trevally and chopper tailor along the eastern beach gutters. On the western side of Fraser island there’s been plenty of whiting and catches of flathead and trevally, while in the creeks and the flats there’s a few good grunter bream and quality the muddies and some solid flathead have also been reported.

Rainbow Beach: Take extra care and travel closer to low tide particularly around Mudlo rocks travel on low tide. Try for whiting, bream, flathead and dart up around Inskip Point where there is more shelter. Over the New moon target jew and tailor in the gutters at night and go for flathead, dart, whiting in the gutters at Rainbow Beach, Double Island Point and Teewah Beach. Tin Can Bay is fishing well for whiting, bream, flathead, Trevally and mangrove jack in the snaggy areas in the creeks and a few good muddies. Mangrove jack, barramundi, flathead, estuary cod and mud crabs in Kauri Creek. A few good flathead, bream, trevally and mackerel from the Barge Crossing.

Local Dams and Rivers: In the Dams quality bass, saratoga and yellowbelly feeding at present. Borumba Dam has bass and saratoga still hitting lures and fly particully on Jackall tn60 lures last weekend. Plenty of quality bass and golden perch on trolled lures from the junctions in Boondooma Dam. Check out Southern Queensland Fishing facebook page, for more Dam Information including Matthew Mott Sports Fishing live weekly Report.

Noosa: Whiting throughout the lower system. Flathead, bream and trevally from the River mouth. A few queenfish, trevally in Woods bays. Mangrove jack, cod and bream from Munna Point. Good grunter bream around Goat Island. Mud crabs throughout river.

Maroochydore: Jew, bream and trevally in the Cod Hole. Bream, whiting and flathead along the Black Banks and Goat Island stretch. Bream to 40cm and golden trevally at Cotton Tree. Still big mud crabs throughout the river particularly in the creeks.

Mooloolaba: Trevally around the rocks walls, pontoons and Jetties between the Mouth. Good fighting golden trevally around Minyama Island. Cod, trevally and flathead from La Balsa Basin and mangrove jack around the structures and rock walls. Mud crabs in the creeks, canals and throughout the river.

Caloundra: Trevally, mangrove jack and cod in Pelican Waters Canal. Whiting, bream, grunter and flathead on the flats between the bar and Golden Beach and in the creek mouths. Trevally and bream off the Muddies in the creeks and mangrove areas throughout the passage.

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Noel Rossi

Noel Rossi fished Sandy Straits in the to get out of the windy conditions, aboard Double Island Fishing Charters for these huge Blue Parrot.

Ryan Spoor Baffle Creek Mud Crabs
Ryan Spoor went on an adventure to Baffle creek and was rewarded with some colossal mud crabs.

Hayden Neal Borumba
Hayden Neal had a fantastic fish at Borumba Dam for some quality Bass.

Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2018-04-12

Offshore

With the New Moon Phase on Monday the fish will be feeding over the next week or so. Conditions a bit choppy early today but looking good in the late afternoon and for tomorrow with east to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots tending north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon and evening, with seas around 1 metre. Tomorrow, Friday the 13th, will have pretty good conditions with winds northerly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the morning then becoming north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the day with seas around 1 metre. With the good conditions it's worth heading out to the inshore reefs to chase the schooling long tail tuna, a few mackerel and mixed bag of reef fish.

Local Dams and Rivers

In the Dams quality bass, saratoga and yellowbelly feeding at present. Borumba Dam has has been on fire for quality bass and also some good saratoga. Check out Southern Queensland Fishing facebook page, for more Dam Information.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: With the New Moon Phase on Monday the fish will be feeding over the next week or so. Target dart, bream and whiting along the beaches as conditions improve. sWhiting throughout the lower system. Flathead, bream and trevally from the River mouth. A few queenfish, trevally in Woods bays. Mangrove jack, cod and bream from Munna Point. Good grunter bream around Goat Island. Mud crabs throughout river.

Maroochydore: Jew, bream and trevally in the Cod Hole. Bream, whiting and flathead along the Black Banks and Goat Island stretch. Bream to 40cm and golden trevally at Cotton Tree. Still big mud crabs throughout the river particularly in the creeks.

Mooloolaba: Trevally around the rocks walls, pontoons and Jetties between the Mouth. Good fighting golden trevally around Minyama Island. Cod, trevally and flathead from La Balsa Basin and mangrove jack around the structures and rock walls. Mud crabs and some flathead to 61 cm in the creeks, canals and generally throughout the river.

Caloundra: Trevally, mangrove jack and cod in Pelican Waters Canal. Whiting, bream, grunter and flathead on the flats between the bar and Golden Beach and in the creek mouths. Trevally and bream off the Muddies in the creeks and mangrove areas throughout the passage.

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Will Robins 61cm dusky Mooloolaba

Keen angler, Will Robins landed this 61 cm dusky flathead in the canals in the Mooloolah River.

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2018-04-11

Offshore

Conditions a bit choppy today but looking good for tomorrow with southeasterly 15 to 20 knots turning easterly in the evening, with seas 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning. Tomorrow will have good conditions with winds east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending north to northeasterly during the afternoon with seas around 1 metre. With good conditions early today it's worth heading out to the inshore reefs to chase the schooling long tail tuna and mixed bag of reef fish.

Local Dams and Rivers

In the Dams quality bass, saratoga and yellowbelly feeding at present. Borumba Dam has bass and saratoga still hitting lures and fly particularly. Check out Southern Queensland Fishing facebook page, for more Dam Information.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Whiting throughout the lower system. Flathead, bream and trevally from the River mouth. A few queenfish, trevally in Woods bays. Mangrove jack, cod and bream from Munna Point. Good grunter bream around Goat Island. Mud crabs throughout river.

Maroochydore: Jew, bream and trevally in the Cod Hole. Bream, whiting and flathead along the Black Banks and Goat Island stretch. Bream to 40cm and golden trevally at Cotton Tree. Still big mud crabs throughout the river particularly in the creeks.

Mooloolaba: Trevally around the rocks walls, pontoons and Jetties between the Mouth. Good fighting golden trevally around Minyama Island. Cod, trevally and flathead from La Balsa Basin and mangrove jack around the structures and rock walls. Mud crabs in the creeks, canals and throughout the river.

Caloundra: Trevally, mangrove jack and cod in Pelican Waters Canal. Whiting, bream, grunter and flathead on the flats between the bar and Golden Beach and in the creek mouths. Trevally and bream off the Muddies in the creeks and mangrove areas throughout the passage.

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Noel Rossi

Noel Rossi fished Sandy Straits in the to get out of the windy conditions, aboard Double Island Fishing Charters for these huge Blue Parrot.

Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2018-04-10

Offshore

Lighter winds early with increasing winds and seas in the afternoon with southeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots in the early afternoon and reaching 20 to 25 knots at times offshore, with seas starting below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres by early evening. Tomorrow winds will be southeasterly 15 to 20 knots turning easterly during the afternoon with seas 1 to 2 metres. With good conditions early today it's worth heading out to the inshore reefs to chase the schooling long tail tuna and mixed bag of reef fish.

Local Dams and Rivers

In the Dams quality bass, saratoga and yellowbelly feeding at present. Borumba Dam has bass and saratoga still hitting lures and fly particularly. Check out Southern Queensland Fishing facebook page, for more Dam Information.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Whiting throughout the lower system. Flathead, bream and trevally from the River mouth. A few queenfish, trevally in Woods bays. Mangrove jack, cod and bream from Munna Point. Good grunter bream around Goat Island. Mud crabs throughout river.

Maroochydore: Jew, bream and trevally in the Cod Hole. Bream, whiting and flathead along the Black Banks and Goat Island stretch. Bream to 40cm and golden trevally at Cotton Tree. Still big mud crabs throughout the river particularly in the creeks.

Mooloolaba: Trevally around the rocks walls, pontoons and Jetties between the Mouth. Good fighting golden trevally around Minyama Island. Cod, trevally and flathead from La Balsa Basin and mangrove jack around the structures and rock walls. Mud crabs in the creeks, canals and throughout the river.

Caloundra: Trevally, mangrove jack and cod in Pelican Waters Canal. Whiting, bream, grunter and flathead on the flats between the bar and Golden Beach and in the creek mouths. Trevally and bream off the Muddies in the creeks and mangrove areas throughout the passage.

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Six year old Olive Parsey was very happy with her quality flathead taken on second cast of prawn bait, off Chambers Island .

Local Fishing Report: Monday 2018-04-09

Offshore

Winds will be southeasterly at 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the morning, with seas around 1m and easterly swell around 1m inshore increasing to 1.5m in offshore waters. With easing conditions today it's worth heaping out to the inshore reefs to chase the schooling long tail tuna and mixed bag of reef fish.

Local Dams and Rivers

In the Dams quality bass, saratoga and yellowbelly feeding at present. Borumba Dam has bass and saratoga still hitting lures and fly particularly. Check out Southern Queensland Fishing facebook page, for more Dam Information.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Whiting throughout the lower system. Flathead, bream and trevally from the River mouth. A few queenfish, trevally in Woods bays. Mangrove jack, cod and bream from Munna Point. Mud crabs throughout river.

Maroochydore: Jew, bream and trevally in the Cod Hole. Bream, whiting and flathead along the Black Banks and Goat Island stretch. Bream to 40cm and golden trevally at Cotton Tree. Still big mud crabs throughout the river particularly in the creeks.

Mooloolaba: Trevally around the rocks walls, pontoons and Jetties between the Mouth. Good fighting golden trevally around Minyama Island. Cod, trevally and flathead from La Balsa Basin. Few sand and mud crabs throughout the river.

Caloundra: Trevally and cod in Pelican Waters Canal. Whiting, bream, grunter and flathead on the flats between the bar and Golden Beach. Trevally and bream off the Muddies in the creeks and mangrove areas throughout the passage.

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Daniel Vogler does it again with a 40cm yellow fin bream from the lower river.

Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2018-04-07

Offshore

Conditions today will be fairly choppy to rough so be prepared to stay in sheltered waters, with winds east to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore north of Maroochydore during the morning and seas 1.5 to 2 metres. Tomorrow conditions are still fairly choppy with winds southeasterly 15 to 20 knots and seas 1 to 1.5 metres. Hopefully there will be more improvement by Monday and Tuesday. So when conditions improve go for a few coral trout, cod, snapper and parrot at North Reef. Similar species have been reported at Barwon Banks. Trout, Spanish mackerel, cod, grass sweetlip, cobia and tusk fish from Sunshine Reef. Mac and long tail from most of the closer inshore reefs.

Local Dams and Rivers

In the Dams quality bass, saratoga and yellowbelly feeding at present. Borumba Dam has bass and saratoga still hitting lures and fly particularly on Jackall tn60 lures. Check out Southern Queensland Fishing facebook page, for more Dam Information.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Try for dart, whiting and flathead target areas around the now exposed coffee rock in the gutters or good deep holes along the beaches. The lower estuary is fishing well for flathead and whiting along the drop offs. A few queenfish, trevally and mangrove jack from Munna Point. Trevally and flathead in Woods Bays and Tewantin stretch. Target mud crabs throughout river.

Maroochydore: Dart and whiting in the gutters between Twin Waters lifeguard and Pincushion. Jew, Mangrove jack, jew, bream and golden trevally in the Cod Hole. Bream, whiting and flathead along the Black Banks and Goat Island stretch, along with golden trevally at Cotton Tree. Still big mud crabs throughout the river particularly in the creeks.

Mooloolaba: Bream and dart along Kawana Beach. Trevally around the rocks walls, pontoons and Jetties between the Mouth. Good fighting golden trevally around Minyama Island. Cod, trevally and flathead from La Balsa Basin. Few sand and mud crabs throughout the river.

Caloundra: Bream and jew in the gutters along the beaches and in the deeper holes of the northern passage. Golden and giant Trevally in Pelican Waters Canal. Whiting, bream, grunter and flathead between the bar and Golden Beach. Muddies in the creeks and mangrove areas throughout the passage.

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Daniel Vogler Buck Mud Crab Petrie

Check out Daniel Vogler with a huge buck mud crab taken up Petrie Creek.

Local Fishing Report: Friday 2018-04-06

Offshore

Conditions today will be fairly choppy to rough so be prepared to stay in sheltered waters, with winds southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots at times and seas 1.5 to 2 metres. Tomorrow conditions are still fairly choppy with winds east to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots and seas 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1.5 metres during the afternoon or evening. Hopefully there will be some improvement by Sunday. So when conditions improve go for a few coral trout, cod, snapper and parrot at North Reef. Similar species have been reported at Barwon Banks. Trout, Spanish mackerel, cod, grass sweetlip, cobia and tusk fish from Sunshine Reef. Mac and long tail from most of the closer inshore reefs.

Local Dams and Rivers

In the Dams quality bass, saratoga and yellowbelly feeding at present. Borumba Dam has bass and saratoga still hitting lures and fly particularly on Jackall tn60 lures. Check out Southern Queensland Fishing facebook page, for more Dam Information.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Try for dart, whiting and flathead target areas around the now exposed coffee rock in the gutters or good deep holes along the beaches. The lower estuary is fishing well for flathead and whiting along the drop offs. A few queenfish, trevally and mangrove jack from Munna Point. Trevally and flathead in Woods Bays and Tewantin stretch. Target mud crabs throughout river.

Maroochydore: Dart and whiting in the gutters between Twin Waters lifeguard and Pincushion. Jew, Mangrove jack, jew, bream and golden trevally in the Cod Hole. Bream, whiting and flathead along the Black Banks and Goat Island stretch, along with golden trevally at Cotton Tree. Still big mud crabs throughout the river.

Mooloolaba: Bream and dart along Kawana Beach. Trevally around the rocks walls, pontoons and Jetties between the Mouth. Cale Cale and golden Trevally around Minyama Island. Cod, trevally and flathead from La Balsa Basin. Sand and mud crabs throughout the river.

Caloundra: Bream and jew in the gutters along the beaches and in the deeper holes of the northern passage. Golden and giant Trevally in Pelican Waters Canal. Whiting, bream, grunter and flathead between the bar and Golden Beach. Muddies in the creeks and mangrove areas throughout the passage.

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SherrinSpencer

Sherrin Spencer with a huge 42cm elbow slapper whiting taken near the Cod Hole.

Extended Fishing Report: Friday 2018-04-06

Offshore

Conditions today will be fairly choppy, so check conditions before going offshore and be prepared to stay in sheltered waters, with winds southeasterly 15 to 20 knots and seas 1.5 to 2 metres. Tomorrow conditions are still fairly choppy with winds southeasterly 15 to 20 knots and seas 1.5 to 2 metres. There will be some more improvement on Sunday. So when conditions improve go for a few coral trout, cod, snapper and parrot at North Reef. Similar species have been reported at Barwon Banks. Trout, Spanish mackerel, cod, grass sweetlip, cobia and tusk fish from Sunshine Reef. Mac and long tail from most of the closer inshore reefs. From east of the Wide Bay Bar and Double Island you can expect some excellent catches of big cod, yellowfin tuna, mackerel, pearlies, red emperor, scarlet sea perch, hussar and gold spot wrasse and mahi mahi.

Out and around Hervey Bay

Longtail and mack tuna and a few mackerel have been showing up Coongul Creek and between Wathumba Creek and Roonie Point. There have been few good coral trout, grassy sweetlip, blackall, good quality cod, tusk fish, and mackerel on the inshore reefs. Coral trout, moses perch, nannygai, tuskfish and spanish mackerel on the reefs out from Roonies. Queenfish have been taken on the rubble patches throughout platypus bay and from six mile arch. Great Sandy Strait, is producing, Barramundi, and threadfin salmon around the mouth of the Mary River including whiting, flathead and bream throughout. Barramundi and threadfin salmon in the lower Mary and Susan River. Barramundi, bream, grunter, whiting and Mangrove Jack in the lower Burrum River. There’s queenfish, golden trevally and giant trevally and a few barred and school mackerel around the Urangan Pier/Jetty. Banana prawns are running out from Maaroom and Ungowa. For more information on fishing the Bay check out the Hervey Bay Fly and Sportfishing facebook page.

Estuaries and Beaches

Fraser Island:  Always best to travel closer to low tide as possible. There's heaps of erosion after the big seas and tides, particularly around the rocky outcrops like Poyungan and Yidney Rocks has made beach access impassable, so use the Bypass Tracks. Target dart, whiting, trevally and a few chopper tailor along the eastern beach gutters. On the western side of Fraser island there’s been plenty of whiting and catches of flathead and trevally, while in the creeks and the flats there’s a few good grunter bream and quality the muddies and some solid flathead have also been reported.

Rainbow Beach: There has been a lot of erosion on the beaches so take extra care and travel closer to low tide and probably best to give Mudlo rocks a miss unless on dead low tide untill the seas and swells ease back. Try for whiting, bream, flathead and dart up around Inskip Point where there is more shelter. When the wind and swell eases target jew in the gutters at night and go for flathead, dart, whiting in the gutters at Rainbow Beach, Double Island Point and Teewah Beach. Tin Can Bay is fishing well for whiting, bream, flathead, Trevally and mangrove jack in the snaggy areas in the creeks and a few good muddies. Mangrove jack, barramundi, flathead, estuary cod and mud crabs in Kauri Creek. A few good flathead, bream, trevally and mackerel from the Barge Crossing.

Local Dams and Rivers: In the Dams quality bass, saratoga and yellowbelly feeding at present. Borumba Dam has bass and saratoga still hitting lures and fly particully on Jackall tn60 lures last weekend. Plenty of quality bass and golden perch on trolled lures from the junctions in Boondooma Dam. Check out Southern Queensland Fishing facebook page, for more Dam Information including https://www.facebook.com/MatthewMottSportsFishing live weekly Report.

Noosa: Try for dart, whiting and flathead in the gutters along the beaches. The lower estuary is fishing well for flathead and whiting along the drop offs. A few queenfish, trevally and mangrove jack from Munna Point. Trevally and flathead in Woods Bays and Tewantin stretch. Target mud crabs throughout river.

Maroochydore: Dart and whiting in the gutters between Twin Waters lifeguard and Pincushion. Jew, Mangrove jack, jew, bream and golden trevally in the Cod Hole. Bream, whiting and flathead along the Black Banks and Goat Island stretch, along with golden trevally at Cotton Tree. Still mud crabs throughout the river.

Mooloolaba: Bream and dart along Kawana Beach. Trevally around the rocks walls, pontoons and Jetties between the Mouth. Cale Cale and golden Trevally around Minyama Island. Cod, trevally and flathead from La Balsa Basin. Sand and mud crabs throughout the river.

Caloundra: Bream and jew in the gutters along the beaches and in the deeper holes of the northern passage. Golden and giant Trevally in Pelican Waters Canal. Whiting, bream, grunter and flathead between the bar and Golden Beach. Muddies in the creeks and mangrove areas throughout the passage.

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Deni Mariathi l78cm jew

Deni Mariathi landed this 78cm jew with the support of Bruce, Brad and Geoff at the Cod Hole on Easter Sunday/April Fools Day, on there last prawn bait cast, on a light rod and line combo for the day around 4.30 pm.

Trevally Jack Javis Cod Hole

Jarvis Henricks is at it again – an early Easter Sunday catch of trevally and mangrove jack at the Cod Hole.

Kim Maas Whiting Flathead

Kim Maas Maroochydore RSL Fishing Club went fishing today and caught himself a nice 41cm Flathead and a nice 30cm Whiting

Alana Price Borumba

Alana Price with here person best 47cm Borumba Dam Bass taken on jackall tn60 last weekend. Check Southern Queensland Fishing Facebook page for more Dam information.

Peter BateyBotrumba Bass

Peter Batey a great afternoon sesson at his favourite Dam (Borumba) last weekend with Alana and Jayah with heaps of bass caught on 1/4 oz blades and jackall tn60's.

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