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Local Fishing Report: Sunday 2016-08-07

Offshore

Conditions are finally beginning to settling down however it will still be a bit choppy out there with southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, seas 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning and swells east to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 2.5 metres offshore. As usual conditions will be better tomorrow when you go back to work with winds southeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending easterly during the evening. Tomorrow would be a good day to target a few school mackerel, snapper and sweetlip off Coolum Reef. Sweetlip, pearl perch, big squid from Caloundra 12 mile. Hall's Reef has had northern bluefin tuna to 13kg. Sunshine Reef has had snapper up to 6.5kg and has had quality jew,15.5kg and 17kg. Double Island Point’s had good snapper, amberjack, pearl perch, gold spot wrasse, venus tusk fish, northern bluefin tuna and lots of quality snapper on soft plastics. North Reef, had some quality jew, grass sweetlip, Maori cod, pearl perch, moses perch, tusk fish and squire North Reef had good snapper, pearlies, lipper and trag jew. The Barwon Banks has been producing some quality snapper, amberjack, pearl perch, venus tusk fish, moses perch, cobia or black kingfish, gold spot wrasse and Maori cod. Parrot, pearl perch and plenty of snapper around the Blinker and on the Gneerings.

Estuaries

Noosa: Find a sheltered area for a fish in the estuary’s today with the windy conditions continuing, but the new moon phase will still have the fish on the bite. Flathead, bream, tailor and trevally from the river mouth. Try for luderick from around the river mouth car park rocks. There’s been tailor and trevally in the lower river and in Woods Bay. Big flathead caught and released around the back of the Sound, in the river mouth and Lake Weyba. Trevally, bream, flathead and moses perch from Tewantin.

Maroochydore: There’s tailor, jew, bream and trevally taken around the Motor Way Bridge Pylons and around the Cod Hole area and up along Oyster Bank Road.. Tailor golden and giant trevally, Tailor, bream, whiting flathead and trevally along the Twin Waters stretch. Bream to 34cm and flathead to 55cm from the back of Chambers Island. Flathead from the creek mouths.

Kawana: Golden trevally and a few GT’s in the Kawana Canals. Dart, a few tailor and bream from the gutter along Kawana Beach. Big bream and trevally around the boat moorings. Sand crabs from the sand basin, throughout the river and canals systems

Caloundra: Luderick, bream and trevally off the boardwalk. Trevally and tailor in Pelican Waters Canal. Flathead from Military Jetty. Jew in the deeper hole of the northern passage. Bream, trevally and flathead in Currimundi Lake.

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Lucas Bream Lio Tellan

Michael Bream Lio Tellan

Lio Tellan fished with his 2 sons, Lucas is the 5 year old Michael is the 3 year old and they both caught a bream in the Maroochydore river.

Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2016-08-06

Offshore

Still better to stay put in Port today until conditions settle down with southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore north of Maroochydore early in the morning, seas will be still 1.5 to 2 metres and swells up there to southeasterly below 1 metre, increasing to 2 to 3 metres offshore. When conditions improve next week you can expect, school mackerel, snapper and sweetlip off Coolum Reef. Sweetlip, pearl perch, big squid from Caloundra 12 mile. Hall's Reef has had northern bluefin tuna to 13kg. Sunshine Reef has had snapper up to 6.5kg and has had quality jew,15.5kg and 17kg. Double Island Point’s had good snapper, amberjack, pearl perch, gold spot wrasse, venus tusk fish, northern bluefin tuna and lots of quality snapper on soft plastics. North Reef, had some quality jew, grass sweetlip, Maori cod, pearl perch, moses perch, tusk fish and squire North Reef had good snapper, pearlies, lipper and trag jew. The Barwon Banks has been producing some quality snapper, amberjack, pearl perch, venus tusk fish, moses perch, cobia or black kingfish, gold spot wrasse and Maori cod. Parrot, pearl perch and plenty of snapper around the Blinker and on the Gneerings.

Estuaries

Noosa: Find a sheltered area for a fish in the estuary’s today with the windy conditions continuing, but the new moon phase will still have the fish on the bite. Flathead, bream, tailor and trevally from the river mouth. Try for luderick from around the river mouth car park rocks. There’s been tailor and trevally in the lower river and in Woods Bay. Big flathead caught and released around the back of the Sound, in the river mouth and Lake Weyba. Trevally, bream, flathead and moses perch from Tewantin.

Maroochydore: There’s tailor, jew, bream and trevally taken around the Motor Way Bridge Pylons and around the Cod Hole area and up along Oyster Bank Road.. Tailor golden and giant trevally, Tailor, bream, whiting flathead and trevally along the Twin Waters stretch. Bream to 34cm and flathead to 55cm from the back of Chambers Island. Flathead from the creek mouths.

Kawana: Golden trevally and a few GT’s in the Kawana Canals. Dart, a few tailor and bream from the gutter along Kawana Beach. Big bream and trevally around the boat moorings. Sand crabs from the sand basin, throughout the river and canals systems

Caloundra: Luderick, bream and trevally off the boardwalk. Trevally and tailor in Pelican Waters Canal. Flathead from Military Jetty. Jew in the deeper hole of the northern passage. Bream, trevally and flathead in Currimundi Lake.

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Creg Hutchinson Flathead

Greg Hutchinson enjoyed himself fishing around Picnic Point yesterday with a nice dusky Flathead that had been tagged.

Local Fishing Report: Friday 2016-08-05

Offshore

Strong Wind Warning for today in Sunshine Coast Waters, so it  might be better to stay put in Port today with south to southeasterly 20 to 30 knots and seas 2.5 to 3 metres..Also there’s a forecast of large and powerful surf conditions in the morning are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing. When conditions hopefully improve possibly next week you can expect, school mackerel, snapper and sweetlip off Coolum Reef. Sweetlip, pearl perch, big squid from Caloundra 12 mile. Hall's Reef has had northern bluefin tuna to 13kg. Sunshine Reef has had snapper up to 6.5kg and has had quality jew,15.5kg and 17kg. Double Island Point’s had good snapper, amberjack, pearl perch, gold spot wrasse, venus tusk fish, northern bluefin tuna and lots of quality snapper on soft plastics. North Reef, had some quality jew, grass sweetlip, Maori cod, pearl perch, moses perch, tusk fish and squire North Reef had good snapper, pearlies, lipper and trag jew. The Barwon Banks which has been producing some quality snapper, amberjack, pearl perch, venus tusk fish, moses perch, cobia or black kingfish, gold spot wrasse and Maori cod. Parrot, pearl perch and plenty of snapper around the Blinker and on the Gneerings.

Estuaries

Noosa: You need to find some sheltered areas for a fish in the estuary’s today with the windy conditions continuing, but the new moon phase will still have the fish on the bite. Flathead, bream, tailor and trevally from the river mouth. Luderick from Dog Beach. There’s been tailor and trevally in the lower river and in Woods Bay. Big flathead caught and released around the back of the Sound, in the river mouth and Lake Weyba. Trevally, bream, flathead and moses perch from Tewantin.

Maroochydore: There’s tailor, jew, bream and trevally taken around the Motor Way Bridge Pylons and around the Cod Hole area and up along Oyster Bank Road.. Tailor golden and giant trevally, Tailor, bream, whiting flathead and trevally along the Twin Waters stretch. Bream to 34cm and flathead to 55cm from the back of Chambers Island. Flathead from the creek mouths.

Kawana: Golden trevally and a few GT’s in the Kawana Canals. Dart, a few tailor and bream from the gutter along Kawana Beach. Big bream and trevally around the boat moorings. Sand crabs from the sand basin, throughout the river and canals systems

Caloundra: Luderick, bream and trevally off the boardwalk. Trevally and tailor in Pelican Waters Canal. Flathead from Military Jetty. Jew in the deeper hole of the northern passage. Bream, trevally and flathead in Currimundi Lake.

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Andrew Webb

Andrew Webb caught several keeper bream around Chambers Island yesterday.

Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2016-08-04

Offshore

Gale Warning for today for Sunshine Coast Waters as winds increase from west to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots, reaching up to 35 knots offshore during the day. Turning southerly 25 to 30 knots early in the morning. Seas will be 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres during the morning. Might be better to stay put in Port today with the forecast of large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing. When conditions hopefully improve over the weekend, you can expect, school mackerel, snapper and sweetlip off Coolum Reef. Sweetlip, pearl perch, big squid from Caloundra 12 mile. Hall's Reef has had northern bluefin tuna to 13kg. Sunshine Reef has had snapper up to 6.5kg and has had quality jew,15.5kg and 17kg. Double Island Point’s had good snapper, amberjack, pearl perch, gold spot wrasse, venus tusk fish, northern bluefin tuna and lots of quality snapper on soft plastics. North Reef, had some quality jew, grass sweetlip, Maori cod, pearl perch, moses perch, tusk fish and squire North Reef had good snapper, pearlies, lipper and trag jew. The Barwon Banks which has been producing some quality snapper, amberjack, pearl perch, venus tusk fish, moses perch, cobia or black kingfish, gold spot wrasse and Maori cod. Parrot, pearl perch and plenty of snapper around the Blinker and on the Gneerings.

Estuaries

Noosa: You need to find some sheltered areas for a fish in the estuary’s today with the windy conditions, but after yesterdays new moon phase the fish will be on the bite. Flathead, bream, tailor and trevally from the river mouth. Luderick from Dog Beach. There’s been tailor and trevally in the lower river and in Woods Bay. Big flathead caught and released around the back of the Sound, in the river mouth and Lake Weyba. Trevally, bream, flathead and moses perch from Tewantin.

Maroochydore: Tailor, around the Pincushion. Try for luderick from the motor way bridge pylon. There’s tailor, jew, bream and trevally taken around the Motor Way Bridge Pylons and around the Cod Hole area and up along Oyster Bank Road.. Tailor golden and giant trevally, Tailor, bream, whiting flathead and trevally along the Twin Waters stretch. Bream to 34cm and flathead to 55cm from the back of Chambers Island. Flathead from the creek mouths.

Kawana: Golden trevally and a few GT’s in the Kawana Canals. Dart, a few tailor and bream from the gutter along Kawana Beach. Big bream and trevally around the boat moorings. Sand crabs from the sand basin, throughout the river and canals systems

Caloundra: Luderick, bream and trevally off the boardwalk. Trevally and tailor in Pelican Waters Canal. Flathead from Military Jetty. Jew in the deeper hole of the northern passage. Bream, trevally and flathead in Currimundi Lake.

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DeniGuerrera1.22kgCrayfish

Check out Dani Guerrera with his delicious 1.22kg crayfish taken on a whole pilchard while fishing on the Gneering.

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2016-08-03

Offshore

Wind will be north to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning west to southwesterly early in the morning. Reaching up to 25 knots offshore south of Maroochydore, 1-1.5m seas. School mackerel, snapper and sweetlip off Coolum Reef. Sweetlip, pearl perch, big squid from Caloundra 12 mile. Hall's Reef has had northern bluefin tuna to 13kg. Sunshine Reef has had snapper up to 6.5kg and has had quality jew,15.5kg and 17kg. Double Island Point’s had good snapper, amberjack, pearl perch, gold spot wrasse, venus tusk fish, northern bluefin tuna and lots of quality snapper on soft plastics. North Reef, had some quality jew, grass sweetlip, Maori cod, pearl perch, moses perch, tusk fish and squire North Reef had good snapper, pearlies, lipper and trag jew. The Barwon Banks which has been producing some quality snapper, amberjack, pearl perch, venus tusk fish, moses perch, cobia or black kingfish, gold spot wrasse and Maori cod. Parrot, pearl perch and plenty of snapper around the Blinker and on the Gneerings.

Estuaries

Noosa: the new moon phase tonight will have the fish feeding. Flathead, bream, tailor and trevally from the river mouth. Luderick from Dog Beach. There’s been tailor and trevally in the lower river and in Woods Bay. Big flathead caught and released around the back of the Sound, in the river mouth and Lake Weyba. Trevally, bream, flathead and moses perch from Tewantin. Tailor, bream and flathead from Munna point.

Maroochydore: Luderick from the motor way bridge pylon. Several good jew, flathead, bream and trevally taken around the Motor Way Bridge Pylons. Tailor, dart and bream along the beaches and around the Pincushion. Tailor golden and giant trevally, around the Cod Hole area and up along Oyster Bank Road. Tailor, bream, whiting flathead and trevally along the Twin Waters stretch. Bream to 34cm and flathead to 55cm from the back of Chambers Island. Flathead from the creek mouths.

Kawana: Jew, bream and tailor off Point Cartwright and along the beaches and rock walls particularly at night. Golden trevally and a few GT’s in the Kawana Canals. Dart, a few tailor and bream from the gutter along Kawana Beach. Big bream and trevally around the boat moorings. Sand crabs from the sand basin, throughout the river and canals systems

Caloundra: Squid off the rocks at Moffat beach. Quality bream at night off the Tip of Bribie Island. Luderick in great numbers off the boardwalk. Trevally and tailor in Pelican Waters Canal. Flathead from Military Jetty. Jew in the deeper hole of the northern passage. Bream, trevally and flathead in Currimundi Lake.

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HelenWhitely49cmdusky flat

Helen Whitely caught this 49cm dusky flathead at the Cod Hole while out is a hire boat.

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