Noosa: Gold band snapper and scarlet sea perch from Double Island point. Snapper and Long tail from north reef. A 13.5kg Barra was caught in Woods Bays on a popper. They are getting good captures of elbow slapper whiting and some big flathead from the entrance to the river.
Maroochydore: Snapper, grass sweetlip, hussar and parrot from Murphy’s Reef and east of the Blinker. Good Whiting Chambers Island and the mouth. Flathead to 65cm between Eudlo Creek and Bli Bli Islands. Whiting in Maroochy Waters canal. Mud crabs in the middle and upper reaches.
Kawana: Coronation Trout, spangled emperor, red throat and parrot from the Barwon Banks. Sweetlip, squire, small tusk fish and grassy sweet lip are being caught on the close reefs. Good bream and the odd trevally off the rock wall. School jew in the lower reaches over night. Mud crabs to 1.3kg from the upper reaches.
Caloundra: Squire , grass sweetlip and tusk fish are being taken from Caloundra 5 and 9 Mile. Whiting, flathead and dart on the local beaches. Flathead and whiting from Golden Beach. School jew near Bullcock Beach. Flathead off the Boardwalk.
Matthew Planck was trolling a Worden’s Fatfish lure on the ebb tide in the middle reaches of the river when this 65cm dusky flathead smashed it and put up a good fight.