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Extended Fishing Report: Friday 2018-05-18


Today conditions will be much better with winds southeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the evening. and seas around 1 metre. Tomorrow will have great conditions with beautiful sunny weather with winds variable about 10 knots and seas below 1 metre. So be ready to go, Sunshine Reef has also had good Spanish mackerel and yellow tail kingfish nice coral trout and grass sweetlip also a few cobia, quality Spanish mackerel,off Mooloolaba, Coolum and Caloundra. Out on the reefs off Double Island catches of yellowfin tuna, Spanish mackerel, pearlies, jew cobia, red emperor, scarlet sea perch, hussar and gold spot wrasse and mahi mahi. Trout, Spanish mackerel, cod, grass sweetlip, cobia and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks. Out on the reefs off the Wide Bay Bar and Double Island there were some excellent catches of tuna, Spanish mackerel, pearlies, jew, cobia, red and spangled emperor, scarlet sea perch, hussar and gold spot wrasse and a few mahi mahi.

Out and around Hervey Bay: The New Moon Phase this week has the fish on the bite. There's still plenty of good mackeral, long tail tuna, threadfin and good mud crabs to be taken.in the area and there have been some excellent catches of big golden trevally and Queenfish up to 120cm in the Bay. Alsoa few sand crabs to be taken around Burrum Heads.There have been a few good sweetlip, cod and coral trout on the local reefs from Kingfisher Bay to Moon Point. Longtail tuna and a few spotty mackerel have been taken in Platypus Bay. There have been few coral trout, grassy sweetlip, blackall, good cod, tusk fish, and mackerel on the inshore reefs. Great Sandy Strait, is still producing, Barramundi, and threadfin salmon around the mouth of the Mary River including whiting, flathead and bream throughout. Barramundi and threadfin salmon in the lower Mary and Susan River. There’s queenfish, golden trevally and giant trevally and a few barred and school mackerel around Urangan. For more information on fishing the Bay check out the Hervey Bay Fly and Sportfishing facebook page.

Estuaries and Beaches

Fraser Island: Target dart, whiting, bream, chopper tailor and jew at night along the eastern beach gutters. Caution is still required for beach travel, so best to use the bypass tracks where rocks are expose when required. On the western side of Fraser island there’s been plenty of whiting and catches of flathead and trevally, while in the creeks and the flats there’s a few good grunter bream, still schools of banana prawns and quality the muddies .

Rainbow Beach: A few good whiting, bream and dart up the beach and around Inskip Point. Target jew particularly at night and tailor in the gutters and go for flathead, dart, whiting in the gutters at Rainbow Beach, Double Island Point and Teewah Beach. Tin Can Bay is fishing well for a few chopper tailor whiting, bream, flathead, Trevally and mangrove jack in the snaggy areas in the creeks and a few good muddies.

Local Dams and Rivers: In the Dams quality saratoga and yellowbelly feeding at present. Also there has been excellent catches of Barramundi in Lake Monduran. In the local dams closer to home there have been reports of good bass and yellobelly caught on soft plastics, caught on soft plastics, on blades, tail spinners and TN's. Borumba Dam has bass and saratoga still hitting lures and fly particully on Jackall tn60 lures. Plenty of quality bass and golden perch on trolled lures from the junctions in Boondooma Dam. Check out Southern Queensland Fishing facebook page, for more Dam and other comprehensive fish catch, Information including https://www.facebook.com/MatthewMottSportsFishing live weekly Report.

Noosa: The New Moon phase should have the fish feeding right through the week with a few good bream, trevally and tailor on the bite. Flathead around Munna Pt and nice golden trevally around the sand bags. Good whiting a few good bream and trevally from the River mouth and lower river. A few trevally in Woods bays. Plenty of bream throughout the river Mud crabs about throughout the river.

Maroochydore: Trevally and jew at night in the Cod Hole. Flathead around Chambers Island and Picnic Point. Bream and nice golden trevally from the river mouth. Still getting good mud crabs throughout the river.

Mooloolaba: Good size bream around the rocks walls and Jetties in the lower river. Trevally and flathead from La Balsa Basin. Mud crabs and some quality flathead in the creeks and canals.

Caloundra: Bream and the odd chopper tailor feeding around the bar and throughout the passage. Whiting, bream and flathead along the golden beach stretch. Muddies in the creeks.

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DIP Fishing Charters Mackerel

The crews on Double Island Point Fishing Charters have been catching some quality Spanish Mackerel this week


Dallas Brenneke got into some excellent Spanish Mackerel while out on a Double Island Point Fishing Charter.

BruceJarvis Trevally

Jarvis Henricks, has outdone his Old Man Bruce, yet again, catching several feisty trevally up river.

Cod Hole Fishing comp 1

The Cod Hole Fishing Comp Winter Fishing Classic from 5 - 8 July 2018. This is a really great family classic and it is on again.

Mary River Threadfin Ky Rossiter

Have a look at this magnificent Threadfin Salmon caught by Ky Rossiter in the lower Mary River. 

Bryce a member of Hervey BayFly and Sportfishing Club ansd Facebook Page

Hervey Bay Fly and Sportfishing Bryce with a queenfish around the 120 mark caught this week in the Bay

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