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Extended Fishing Report: Friday 2018-08-07


There should be some good fish feeding activity with the fish coming on the bite, as we head into Mondays New Moon Phase. Looking like a reasonable spring day today and weekend ahead with warm and mostly sunny weather with winds light to moderate! Today there northeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning northerly during the day so there will be a bit of northerly chop in the afternoon, with seas around 1 metre increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore south of Maroochydore during the evening. There have been a few good catches on North Reef of pearl perch, moses perch, pearl perch, mulloway and trag jew. Trekka 2 fished North Reef and caught pearl perch, moses perch, snapper, teraglin jewfish and mulloway. Snapper, long tail tuna, cobia, pearl perch, tusk fish from Caloundra 12 mile. Snapper, pearl perch, cobia, mulloway and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks. Snapper, grass sweetlp, moses perch and parrot from Murphy's. Snapper and good sweetlip close in off Coolum around Old Women Island. Snapper and Sweetlip around Brays Rock. Double Island Point reefs producing good quality snapper, some nice red emperor, pearl perch, moses perch, tusk fish and a number of quality cobia. Double Island Point reefs producing good quality snapper, some nice red emperor, pearl perch, moses perch, tusk fish and a number of quality cobia. The crews on Rainbow Escape Charters had some amazing catches this week taking several big knobby snapper, several big and quality amberjack and some good red emperor, out wide on local reefs. There also have been good catches of snapper, pearl perch, mulloway, moses perch and some quality gold spot cod, tusk fish, sweetlip, around the 15 and 22 nm East of Wide Bay Bar.

Out and around Hervey Bay: For the real keen fishers, there's been some quality snapper, pearlies and solid tusk fish off Breaksea Spit. There are still good snapper, sweetlip, blackall, school mackerel, cod and golden trevally on most of the inshore reefs. Good grassy sweetlip, blackall, coral trout, tuskfish, quality keeper snapper and cod have been taken off Roonies Point A few quality longtail tuna in Platypus bay. School mackerel and chopper tailor are feeding throughout the bay. Some stonker queenfish hroughout the straits and in the Burrum River at the moment. Bream, school mackerel and longtail tuna as well as a few good flathead and whiting off the Urangan Jetty. Flathead off the beaches between Burrum Heads and Urangan. A few thread fin salmon, bream and reasonable flathead in the creeks that feed into the Straits. Keep trying for whiting around Gatakers Bay and Toogoom.

Estuaries and Beaches

Fraser Island: Good dart in the low tide gutters and tailor right along the beach. September is a great month to target some of the better quality and bigger tailor and dart feeding around right along the beach and up towards Sandy Cape. Mulloway in the deeper gutters along the eastern beach, particularly overnight. A few good sand whiting, bream and good dart in the shallow gutters. 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 and flathead. You should get the crab pots read for some action as September has R in it. As a generally old timers rule, Muddies feed in any month with R in it.

Please remember the tailor run closed season applies from midday, the 1st August to midday 30th September 2018. During the closure, the taking of all fin fish is prohibited within an area from a point 400m north of Waddy Point to a point 400m south of Indian Head, and 400m out to sea from low water. For more information visit, call 13 25 23 or download the free ‘Qld Fishing’ app from Apple and Google app stores.

Rainbow Beach: Dart, and good tailor in the gutters all along the beach from Inskip Point to Double Island Point. Try for mulloway and bigger tailor have been moving through the gutters particularly at night and try tailor at dawn and dusk and go for quality flathead, in the deeper gutters, 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 good tailor whiting, plenty of good bream, big flathead and trevally.

Local Dams and Rivers: Boondooma Dam fished very well last weekend for heaos of quality bass with the schooling fish feeding close to the bottom in many areas of the main basin. Check out Southern Queensland Fishing facebook page, for more Dam and other comprehensive fish catch, Information including live weekly 1Report. Borumba Dam has had bass and saratoga caught in the shallow weed beds and around lilypads on surface walkers and purple spinnerbaits. Also worth a try on soft and hard lure in the main Basin have a go at Borumba Flat which is at the end of the basin as well as the junction of the Yabba and Kingham arms around the 10 m depths. Ice Jigs, 1/4 oz blades,spoons and tail spinners will all produce fish, wish catches to 50 cm.The deeper water in the main basin of Lake MacDonald is producing good bass The fishing will improve further as we move through spring with more good fish to be taken on 1/4oz spinnerbaits hopping blades, spoons and soft vibes. Trolling the bubble trail and casting around the 3 Way area for schooling bass works well The Switchblades have the action for good bass out of the Tiaro stretch of the Mary River so get some Smak 16 and Brolga on the troll and TT Blades.

Noosa: A few tailor, bream and dart to be taken along Teewah Beach. Jai Aughton Sunday we went out in the upper estuary and all his fish were released where he caught 8 flathead up to 64cm, 3 cod and 2 GT's including a 63cm brute and then on Monday I managed another 63cm GT and a 59cm tarpon. Big golden trevally and flathead in Woods Bays. A few mangrove jack being caught in the upper reaches.There has been plenty of whiting in the lower river.

Maroochydore: Our Pommy mate, Robert Whiting flew back in town this week to target trevally, hair tail, tarpon, tailor and flathead in the Cod Hole for the next month. Try for tailor and mulloway from the river mouth.the odd golden trevally to 60cm in the middle river. Flathead in Eudlo Creek. Mangrove jack and trevally in Petrie Creek. Quality whiting in the lower river. Mud crabs in the middle and upper river.

Mooloolaba: Trevally and bream around Minyama Island. Bream, the odd tailor and golden trevally from the boat moorings. Whiting from the flats above McKenzies Bridge. Bream and mangrove jack at night around McKenzies Bridge. Bream, grass sweetlip and tailor off the rocks at Point Cartwright.

Caloundra: Whiting and flathead from Currimundi Creek. Flathead and whiting along Golden Beach. Bream and the odd tailor from the rocky headland between Moffat and Shelly Beaches. Flathead from the skids. Worth trying the snaggy areas for mangrove jack throughout the Passage.

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Tate Keys 90cm queenfish Secret spot

Our mate, Tate Keys from Gympie caught and released this hard fighting 90 cm Queenfish in the Sandy Straits.

Ben Forgan Snapper

Ben Forgan with a nice Fathers Day snapper caught on soft out from Mooloolaba over the weekend.

Jasom Milne Spangled emperor

Jason Milne fishing on his Viking Kayak taking a quality spangled emperor just out from Mooloolaba.

Great day at Boondooma Dam today with Peter Sippel from Biggenden

Great day at Boondooma Dam today with Peter Sippel from Biggenden. I lost count of how many he caught and released. With Matthew Mott Sports Fishing

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