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Local Fishing Report: Thursday 10/2/2011

LOCAL FISHING REPORT Thursday February 10, 2011

Noosa: Spanish mackerel and coral trout from Jew Shoal and Sunshine Reef. Jacks, tailor, trevally and threadfin salmon in the river mouth.  Bream on plastics in the canals. Flathead and a few whiting from the mouth and Weyba creek. Trevally, good numbers of mangrove jack and jew fish on the high tide in Woods Bay. Mud crabs from the Tewantin stretch and in Weyba creek.

Maroochydore: Snapper to 3.3kg and red throat emperor from Old Women Island and the Inner Gneerings. A 41cm bream was taken in the Southern Channel. Good numbers of bream and flathead in Maroochy waters canals on the incoming tide.. Flathead and bream throughout the lower reaches.  Mud crabs from above Bli Bli bridge. Whiting in the mouth.

Kawana: Spaniards on Murphy’s reef. Snapper, cobia, spangled emperor, pearl perch and coral trout from Caloundra 12 mile. Cobia from the Gneerings and Currimundi reef. Dart and trevally out from Kawana Surf Club. Flathead, bream, tarwhine and whiting along the beach. Bream and trevally on the high tide around the boat moorings and along La Balsa park.

Caloundra: Sweetlip from the rocks at Caloundra point. Grunter bream have been feeding along the weed banks throughout the passage. Queenfish and the occasional trevally from the Boardwalk. Trevally, mangrove jack and bream in the canals. School jew at the entrance to Bells Creek on the turn of the tide.

 

 

Tait Zischke was fishing with whitebait in the southern channel of Maroochy River when he hook this 41cm (900g) bream.

Fishing Feature: Tides have turned 10/2/2011

TIDES HAVE TURNED!

Finally the waters are back to a beautiful crystal clear state, just what the angling doctor ordered! Baitfish are a sure sign that the rivers and estuaries are a happy, healthy consistency of salt water and freshwater. The past week has seen schools of herring and mullet moving up the deeper channels on a high tide, with hungry predators not too far behind. With reports and photos as proof, it looks like the water and temperatures are just right for flathead, mangrove jack and even tailor in the estuaries.

 

By following the bait, most anglers are making a meal out of their catches on both high tide and as the sun sets in the creeks up river. On the falling tide and in the shallows, plenty of good size whiting are to be had. Best to head to Frying Pan in Noosa, Channel and Chambers Island in Maroochydore, along the sand flats opposite La Balsa in Mooloolaba/Kawana and just about anywhere there is exposed sand in the Pumicestone Passage right up to Caloundra Bar. Flathead have been lurking in all the abovementioned spots also!

 

As the beautiful clean water in the rivers, turns and heads back to sea, as do the baitfish. With schools surging towards the Noosa, Maroochy, Kawana and Caloundra Bar’s, hungry predators are on the prowl- which is great news for mackerel fans.

 

Post Christmas with all the brown, freshwater in the rivers, the baitfish schools were on the move around the close reefs and bays along the coastline which attracted the attention of schools of long tail tuna, mac tuna, spotty and spanish mackerel.

 

With some fairly light winds forecast over the weekend it means that a few boats will be able to have a fish offshore.  Spanish mackerel follow the bait schools of bonito, frigate mac tuna, slimy mackerel, big yakka and tailor. They readily take trolled baits and big lures. Some days lures work better and other days troll baits, so it always pays to try your luck with both.

 

A lure that is always a sure-fire hit with mackerel is the Berkeley Frenzy Mungo. These deep diving minnows are about the same size as a big slimy mackerel and have a great tight action when trolled. They come in a variety of good mackerel colours and will be a sure winner this season, so why not give them a try.

 

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Michael Lucio was fishing in Mountain Creek over the weekend when he caught this 3kg mangrove jack.

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Tyler Stanfield was fishing in the Maroochy River Cod Hole with live yabbies when he hook this elbow slapper whiting.

 

 

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 9/2/2011

LOCAL FISHING REPORT Wednesday February 9, 2011

 

 

Noosa: Jacks from Noosa sound. Bream on plastics in the canals. Flathead and a few whiting from the mouth and Weyba creek. Trevally, good numbers of mangrove jack and jew fish on the high tide in Woods Bay. Mud crabs from the Tewantin stretch and in Weyba creek.

Maroochydore: Snapper to 3.3kg and red throat emperor from Old Women Island and the Inner Gneerings. Good numbers of bream and flathead in Maroochy waters canals on the incoming tide.. Flathead and bream throughout the lower reaches.  Mud crabs from above Bli Bli bridge.

Kawana: Spaniards on Murphy’s reef. Snapper, cobia, spangled emperor, pearl perch and coral trout from Caloundra 12 mile. Flathead, bream, tarwhine and whiting along the beach. Bream and trevally on the high tide around the boat moorings and along La Balsa park.

Caloundra: Sweetlip from the rocks at Caloundra point. Grunter bream have been feeding along the weed banks throughout the passage. Queenfish and the occasional trevally from the Boardwalk. Trevally, mangrove jack and bream in the canals. School jew at the entrance to Bells Creek on the turn of the tide.

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Trevor Westerman caught this huge 43cm bream from Mudjimba beach, just after sunrise.

 

Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 8/2/2011

LOCAL FISHING REPORT Tuesday February 8, 2011

 

Noosa: Jacks from Noosa sound. Bream up to 800g on plastics in the canals. Flathead from the mouth and Weyba creek. Trevally, good numbers of mangrove jack and jew fish to 80cm on the high tide in Woods Bay. Mud crabs from the Tewantin stretch and in Weyba creek.

Maroochydore: Snapper to 3.3kg and red throat emperor from Old Women Island. Mack tuna between Mooloolaba and Mudjimba. Grunter bream from Eudlo creek. Whiting from the mouth of the canals. Flathead and bream throughout the lower reaches.  Mud crabs from above Bli Bli bridge.

Kawana: Spaniards on Murphy’s reef. Snapper to 5.8kg, cobia, spangled emperor to 4.8kg, pearl perch and coral trout from Caloundra 12 mile. Flathead, bream, tarwhine and whiting along the beach. Bream and trevally on the high tide in the lower river.

Caloundra: Sweetlip from the rocks at Caloundra point. Grunter bream have been feeding along the weed banks throughout the passage. Queenfish from the Boardwalk. Trevally, mangrove jack and bream in the canals. School jew at the entrance to Bells Creek.

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Michael, Brad and Josh all managed to catch a few bream between 26 and 29cm from Chambers Island on high tide.

 

 

Local Fishing Report: Monday 7/2/2011

LOCAL FISHING REPORT Monday February 7, 2011

 

Noosa: Spanish mackerel and snapper from Sunshine reef. Bream and flathead on the making tide near the Noosaville stretch. Trevally, good numbers of mangrove jack and jew fish to 80cm on the high tide in Woods Bay. Mud crabs from the Tewantin stretch and in Weyba creek.

Maroochydore: Snapper to 3.3kg and red throat emperor from Old Women Island. Mack tuna between Mooloolaba and Mudjimba. Flathead, Cale Cale and morwong in the Cod Hole. Flathead and bream throughout the lower reaches.  Mud crabs from above Bli Bli bridge.

Kawana: Snapper to 5.8kg, cobia and spangled emperor to 4.8kg from Caloundra 12 mile. Flathead, bream, tarwhine and whiting along the beach. Bream and trevally on the high tide in the lower river.

Caloundra: Queenfish from the Boardwalk. Trevally, mangrove jack and bream in the canals. School jew at the entrance to Bells Creek. Mud crabs and grunter bream south of Coochin Creek.

 

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Natalie is on holiday from Sans Souci and had some luck aboard Anglers Advantage chasing flathead in the Maroochy River - www.anglersadvantage.com.au

 

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