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Local Fishing Report: Friday 2015-12-04

Offshore

Strong Wind Warning again for today in Sunshine Coast Waters, so rough conditions will continue with winds Southeasterly 25 to 30 knots decreasing to 20 to 25 knots in the morning then increasing up to 30 knots at times offshore in the late afternoon and early evening. Seas will be 2 to 3 metres. Later in the weekend when conditions improve you can look forward to thr following catches, a 12kg northern bluefin or longtail tuna was taken at Big Hall's Reef this week. North Reefs had moses perch, venus tusk fish, mowong, grass sweetlip, teraglin jewfish, one snapper, sea bream, Maori cod, gold spot cod and pearl perch. There's a few good spotty and spanish mackerel showing up on local reefs. Sunshine Reef had quality cobia, coral trout and a good sweetlip. All fish were caught on either pillies or squid. The crews on Top catch Charters landed a few spotty mackerel and yellow tail king around Murphy's Reef. North Reef's had couple of nice Maori cod. Barwon Banks has had snapper, moses perch, jewfish, cobia, venus tusk fish, mowong, spangled emperor, hussar and mahi mahi.

Estuaries

Noosa: Plenty of mangrove jack have been caught with some released throughout the river system at present. There's been some big flathead caught and released in the Woods Bay. There's been plenty of good flathead, bream, whiting and trevally at the Noosa River mouth and along the Noosaville reach. In Weyba Creek there's quality flathead and a few quality sand crabs also a few mud crabs on the move with the big tides.

Maroochydore: A few good flathead, mangrove jack and jew at night in the Cod Hole. Several good catches of mangrove jack in the Cod Hole, Petrie creek and Bli Bli. Flathead and bream from the mouth of Eudlo Creek. Elbow slapper whiting to 40cm from Chambers Island and Picnic Point. Mud crab in the upper river.

Kawana: Trevally along the rock walls River mouth. Trevally, bream and gar from the boat mooring and in the Kawana canals. A few big flathead and whiting in the sand basin and trevally around Minyama Island. Trevally and flathead from Mountain Creek. Mangrove jack in the middle river and in Mountain Creek in and around the bridge pylons and snaggy banks.

Caloundra: Trevally and queenfish on the Happy Valley side of the Bar. Whiting off Golden Beach and Bells Creek mouth, flathead along the drop offs and jew in the deeper holes in the Passage, mangrove jack around the bridge pylons and rock walls and trevally in the canals.

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Luke McCombe Barwon Banks Amberjack

Luke McCombe fished the Barwon Banks recently for a nice dolphin fish on trolled gar and amberjack on knife jig.

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