Looking like a mixed bag of conditions which could be choppy to rough particularly out wide with north to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore south of Maroochydore early in the morning. Winds shifting southeasterly in the middle of the day with seas 1 to 2 metres. Might be better to stay in sheltered waters today and tomorrow! Winds hopefully easing back late on Wednesday.There has however been good catches recently with a 9kg and 14kg cobia taken at Jew Shoal and North Reef’s had snapper, 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 39 to 40cm range. 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: Flathead around 45cm in Petrie Creek and golden trevally to 59 from around Chambers Island. A few big bream overnight off Chambers Island. Mangrove jack in the creeks and upper reaches of the river. 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 in the low tide gutters along the beach. Golden trevally on floated pillies along the rock walls at the Mooloolah River mouth. Jack, flathead and Cod in Parrearra Channel and under the twin bridge. Bream, Gar and trevally around the boat moorings. Flathead and whiting in the Basin, sand crabs in the lower reaches.
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.
Bev Clark from the Maroochy RSL Fishing Club, weighed in this feisty 59cm golden trevally yesterday, taken off Chambers Island.