Danny Brookes caught and released this mangrove jack.
Danny Brookes caught and released this mangrove jack. Contributed

Good idea to stay close to the shore today

TOMORROW will probably be a good day to stay in close or in port, with choppy to rough conditions offshore with winds northwesterly 15 to 25 knots shifting southeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon.

We can expect seas up to 2m.

Spanish mackerel, snapper, hussar, tuskfish, nannygai, moses perch and mahi mahi can be found about 22nm east of the Wide Bay Bar.

There's good quality giant trevally and spanish mackerel feeding off Double Island Point.

There's a few mackerel at Hall's Reef; a 12kg spaniard went for a pilchard floater.

A random 60cm (and very healthy) flathead and a 30cm flounder as well as a grassy sweetlip about 3kg has been reported.

In the bay off Mooloolaba, close in there have been catches of bonito and spotty mackerel.

Spotty and spanish mackerel on Coolum Reef, the Gneering Shoals and Currimundi Wide.

A few wahoo near the Mooloolaba Blinker and small black marlin on the reefs about 14nm east of Mooloolaba.

Tuskfish, snapper, sweetlip and coral trout can be found at dusk on Murphy's Reef and the Inner Gneerings and school mackerel around the Northwest fairway buoy.

Trekka 2 fished halfway to The Banks and took a good bag of snapper, pearlies, tuskies, moses perch, maori cod, rosy jobfish, a few small dollys and a very lost rainbow runner.

Fraser Island has seen dart along the eastern beaches as well as jew and the odd big tailer cruising the gutters overnight.

Mangrove jack, grunter bream, bream and good whiting in the creeks on the western side.

Flathead and whiting on the western beaches and Sandy Straits.

There is school mackerel on the inshore reefs, a few good spotty mackerel and tuna in Platypus Bay.

Rainbow Beach has seen dart, bream and whiting along Teewah Beach with mackerel feeding behind the breakers and jew feeding in the gutters overnight.

Reports of good flathead, whiting and mangrove jack in Tin Can Bay have also filtered through.

In Noosa there's plenty of reasonable catches of bream, flathead, trevally and whiting at the Noosa River mouth to be had.

A few nice grunter bream and the odd big whiting along the Tewantin reach and in Lake Cooroibah have also surfaced.

Mangrove jack are feeding throughout the river system and a couple of 50cm jacks up around Tewantin and between the lakes have been landed.

Bream, estuary cod and moses perch in Weyba Creek are on the bite with mud crabs in the mid to upper reaches.

Maroochydore is seeing good schools of herring bait fish and a few squid in the lower river.

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- Mark Planck

Gympie Times


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