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Local Fishing Report: Monday 2018-05-14


Conditions out wide will be a bit choppy to rough  particularly in the late afternoon with a southerly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots at times offshore. Winds increasing to 15 to 20 knots during the late afternoon or evening and reaching up to 25 knots offshore with seas about 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres by early evening. Tomorrow conditions look good, but choppy away from the immediate coastline with a southerly 15 to 20 knots turning southeasterly during the evening and seas  1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore.  A 12 kg Amerjack and several sweetlip caught by our mate Ollie off Mooloolaba.   Wild Thing 2 fished D.I. on Friday  caught moses perch, good size pearlies, gold spot cod, school mackerel, some nice snapper and a nice little red emperor." www.fishingnoosa.com.au/noosacharters.htm  Sunshine Reef has also had  nice coral trout and grass sweetlip.  A few cobia, quality Spanish mackerel, Long tail tuna out from Sunshine Reef, off Mooloolaba, Coolum and Caloundra. Out on the reefs off Double Island catches of yellowfin tuna, Spanish mackerel, pearlies, big jew / mulloway, cobia, red emperor, scarlet sea perch, hussar and gold spot wrasse and mahi mahi.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Flathead to 64cm around Munna Pt over the weekend. Good whiting a few good bream to 39cms 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: A few big prawns schooling up around the Cod Hole yesterday. Try for tailor, trevally and jew at night in the Cod Hole. Flathead to 59cm yesterday around Chambers Island and Picnic Point. Bream and nice golden trevally from the river mouth. After the rain there are heaps of mud crabs throughout the river.

Mooloolaba: Chopper tailor and some 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. Chopper tailor and grunter bream from the mouth of Coochin Creek. Muddies in the creeks.

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Still plenty of muddies about with Mary Ann with a nice Buck Crab from the Maroochy Waters Canal.

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