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Extended Fishing Report: Friday 2018-07-27


The lead up to Saturdays Full Moon and into next week will have the fish on the bite. Good conditions particularly earlyas winds will be north to northeasterly winds about 10 knots, tending northwesterly below 10 knots inshore during the morning. Winds becoming northerly 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon with seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres inshore by early evening.Tomorrow winds will be good with a north to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming west to northwesterly below 10 knots during the morning then becoming north to northeasterly during the day. and right through the weekend conditions will be excellent with warm and sunny weather combined with light north to north westerly winds and seas below a metre, so be ready to go for it. This week, Wild Thing 2 crews fished D.I.P on Tuesday for a good feed of tusk fish, hussar, longtail tuna, big eye tuna, pearl perch, snapper and a nice Spanish mackerel." www.fishingnoosa.com.au/noosacharters.htm Sunshine Reef has had snapper, tusk fish and quality coral trout. North Reef has had snapper, moses perch, coral bream, teraglin jewfish, pearl perch and a cracker Maori cod. There's been good catches of snapper on Sunshine Reef as well as coral trout, Spanish mackerel, yellow tail kingfish and grass sweetlip and also a few cobia. Snapper and tusk fish from Caloundra 12 mile. Snapper and sweetlip from Currimundi. has had jew, good snapper and cobia showing up. Grass sweetlip, cobia, cod, quality snapper and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks. Snapper, cod, moses perch, spotty mackerel from Caloundra 12 mile. snapper and sweetlip from Currimundi. Big snapper, cod, grass sweetlip, cobia and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks. The crews in the Rainbow Beach Family Fishing Classic weighed in some top quality reef fish and pelagics, like solid cobia, a huge Spanish Mackerel, great knobby snapper, monster jew, big Red Emperor, quality pearl perch, sweetlip, and nice tusk fish.There have been solid Red Emperor , snapper, quality pearl perch, sweetlip, amberjack, cod, big and quality mulloway, yellowfin tuna taken by the crews on a Rainbow Escape Charters North of Double Island Point and East of the Wide Bay Bar. The crew aboard Double Island Point Fishing Charters solid cobia, snapper, coral trout, yellow fin tuna, sweetlip ,pearl perch, tusk fish north of the Wide Bay Bar.

Out and around Hervey Bay: Snapper off Rooneys, in the Southern Gutters and from the 25 fathom hole. School and spanish mackerel from the fairway buoy, moon ledge and Six Mile Arch Cliffs. A few good size mulloway around the deeper ledges along the western side of Fraser Island and also feeding around rocky out crops, jetties and rock wall throughout the bay. Chopper tailor throughout the Burrum River and from River Heads. Bigger bream from the rocky outcrops and bars around River heads and a few thread fin salmon, grunter bream and reasonable flathead in the creeks that feed into the Straits. Squid are scattered throughout the Great Sandy Straits. The winter whiting are on so try around Gatakers Bay, Toogoom and around the Woody Islands. Bream, mulloway, squid school and grey mackerel off Urangan Jetty.

Estuaries and Beaches

Fraser Island: Some good bigger tailor from the Maheno area and around Cathedrals and up to Indian Head. Mulloway from Indian Head and feeding in the deeper gutters along the eastern beach, particularly overnight. Whiting in the shallow gutters. You still need to be cautious travelling around the rocky outcrops along the Eastern Beach. 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 solid bream bream, flathead still the odd mud crab and the promise of a few sand crabs on offer.

Rainbow Beach: Rainbow Beach Family Fishing Classic and Expo finishes Sunday and what a resounding success it has been so far with some excellent weather and great catches. There were some great catches of good flathead, big bream and tailor form the beaches and in the bay. Good jew have been moving through the gutters particularly at night and try for chopper tailor at dawn and dusk and go for flathead, dart, whiting in the gutters through the day at Rainbow Beach, Double Island Point and Teewah Beach. A few good whiting, bream and dart up the beach and around Inskip Point. Tin Can Bay is fishing well for a few chopper tailor whiting, plenty of good bream, flathead, sand crabs and trevally.

Local Dams and Rivers: The Switchblades have the action for good bass out of the Tiaro stretch of the Mary River so get some 1/4 or 1/2 oz TT blades. Borumba Dam has had bass and saratoga taken on soft and hard lure around the edges of the timbered arms. Bass and golden perch on trolled lures from the junctions and on cast lures around the weed beds 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: Quality tailor and good dart along Teewah Beach. Luderick and bream at the river mouth and lower river. A 69cm golden trevally caught in the lower estuary on Tuesday's Noosa River Fishing Safari. Jew at night and flathead around Munna Pt and around the Islands. Trevally along the Tewantin Reach. Good tailor, jew at night and a few whiting in the lower river.

Maroochydore: The lead up to Saturdays Full Moon and into next week will have the fish on the bite. Plenty of good bream, the odd flathead, dart and and catches tailor from the river mouth and around the Pincushion. A few big, several good tailor to 60cm, and golden trevally in the Cod Hole. Quality bream from the motorway bridge pylons. Jew over 1m and mangrove jack at night from the Bli Bli stretch. Flathead, tailor and good bream from around Goat and Channel Islands.

Mooloolaba: A few quality tailor along Kawana and Wurtulla Beach at dawn and dusk over the past few days. A few good tailor and golden trevally in the lower river. Quality bream around McKenzies Bridge, the rock walls and the Kawana Boat Ramp. Average size grass sweetlip and big bream off the rocks at Point Cartwright. Gar in the La Balsa sand basin. Sand crabs in Kawana Waters.

Caloundra: Big bream and grass sweetlip off Moffat Head. Bream and tailor from Shelly Beach. Luderick, bream, golden trevally and flathead off the boardwalk. Bream, flathead and whiting along Golden beach. Trevally, cod, tailor and bream in Pelican Waters Canal.

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The Crews on Rainbow Escape Charters fished the reefs off Double Island with a nice Red Emperor taken last weekend.

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Ben Clow with a solid 90cm mulloway caught on live herring in the Maroochy River over the weekend

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Some of the crews from the Rainbow Beach Family Fishing Classic weighing in some quality reef fish like these Red Emperor and snapper from local waters.

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The crews from the Rainbow Beach Family Fishing Classic weighing in some quality reef fish like this monster Cobia or black kingfish

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Massive jew weighed in by one of the crew at Rainbow Beach Family Fishing Classic.

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Dave Arthur from Rainbow Escape Charters weighing in a quality snapper and Red at the Classic

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