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Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2015-12-02

Offshore

Good conditions early and becoming choppy with the afternoon sea breeze, as winds northerly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots south of Maroochydore in the afternoon. Seas 1 to 1.5 metres. Trekka 2 fished North Reef this morning and came back with 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. A North Reef's had pearl perch and sweetlip and Chardons Reef has had good catches of jew. Spanish mackerel, dolphin fish, big amberjack, cod and moses perch from the inside of the banks.

Estuaries

Noosa: Plenty of mangrove jack have been caught with some released throughout the river system at present. There's been some big flathead to 85cm was 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 dart along the north shore. Whiting and bream around Chambers Island. 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: Dart, bream and flathead along the beaches as well as 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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Andy Gunn Snapper Savage Squish Jig

Gunn angler, Andy Gunn fished off Mooloolaba over the weekend for top quality snapper, using a Savage squish jig.

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