Conditions good early today with a north to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots, increasing to 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon and seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon. So it could be okay close in and for larger boats in the afternoon but with choppy conditions out wide. Tomorrow could be fairly choppy to rough with West to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots shifting southeasterly 15 to 25 knots during the morning. Winds tending easterly 15 to 20 knots during the evening and seas 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing below 1.5 metres during the evening. A 9kg and 14kg cobia taken at Jew Shoal The crews on Wild Thing 2 fished North Reef on Thursday for squire, moses perch, teraglin jewfish, hussar and mulloway. Also at D.I for moses perch, snapper, venus tusk fish, grass sweetlip, brown hussar, pearl perch and slate bream. There have been snapper and grassy sweetlip at Murphys and Currimundi Reefs and yellowtail king at the Inner Gneerings and Mooloolaba Blinker. Snapper, tusk fish, pearl perch and cobia from the Hards. On Sunshine Reef, there’s coral trout, squire, grass sweetlip and pearl perch. Mackerel. Coral trout, sweetlip and mac tuna from Coolum Reef.
Noosa: Dart, whiting and bream along Teewah Beach. The Munna Flats has had a few elbow slapper whiting to 43cm with several in the 40cm range. The crews on Noosa River Fishing Safari caught and released an 85cm flathead in the lower estuary on Tuesday and there have been several good flathead caught throughout the river. Flathead and golden trevally in the lower river. Flathead, moses perch and Jacks in Weyba Creek. Mangrove jack and mud crabs along the Tewantin stretch.
Maroochydore: A school of hairtail feeding in the middle reaches. A few good whiting and flathead in Maroochy Waters Canal and in the Cod Hole. A few big bream overnight off Chambers Island. Quality mangrove jack in the canals and around the Northern bank near Twin Waters boat ramp. Flathead, bream and trevally in Petrie Creek. Whiting from Bli Bli, the mouth of Eudlo Creek and the lower river. Mud crabs in the deeper holes of the middle river.
Kawana: Dart and whiting along the Warana stretch. Jacks and Cod in Parrearra Channel and under the twin bridge. Bream, Gar and trevally around the boat moorings and rock walls. Flathead and whiting in the Basin.
Caloundra: Flathead in the Blue Hole and at the entrance to Coochin Creek. Whiting opposite Bells Creek and along Golden Beach. Bream and flathead from the boardwalk. Jew, mangrove jack showing up in the creeks and bigger bream at night in the deeper hole of the northern passage. Mud crabs in Coochin Creek and up the canals.
Check out Robert Whiting with 2 big Hairtail taken in the Cod Hole yesterday. He said that they kept cutting his live silver biddy bait off like a meat cleaver. Hairtail are an excellent eating fish.