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Heaps of fish are on the bite

Brian woodall hit the jackpot with two quality flathead out of the Maroochy River.
Brian woodall hit the jackpot with two quality flathead out of the Maroochy River. Contributed

GOTCHA: Good conditions early but becoming choppy out wide later with north-westerly 15 to 20 knots shifting southerly early in the morning with seas 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.

Winds increasing today and overnight to be choppy to rough conditions tomorrow then easing right back for good conditions for Sunday as the best day for offshore fishing over the weekend and great conditions for Monday for you to go back to work.

There have been good catches of quality red emperor, tusk fish, pearl perch and snapper from Double island Point.

North Reef has had reports of solid 75cm snapper followed by jewfish, biggest being 105cm.

There have been reports of cobia around the 80cm mark as well as moses perch, mackerel, maori cod, coral bream, pearl perch and small mouth nannygai.

With big cobia, snapper, coral trout, gold spot wrasse and sweetlip from Sunshine Reef. Tuna and mackerel have been in court in Laguna Bay with mackerel, tuna, sweetlip, tusk fish and cod from Coolum.

Snapper, hussar and tusk fish from the Hards and sweetlip and school mackerel from Raper Shoal are on the bite.

Snapper, tusk fish and sweetlip have been prevalent from Caloundra 12 mile while there are mac tuna, grass sweetlip, snapper and school mackerel from Arkwright shoal.

The reefs off Rainbow Beach and DIP have had emperor, sweetlip, pearl perch, hussar, tuskfish, nannygai, cobia and cod about 12 to 15nm east of Wide Bay Bar.

Local reports on the inshore reefs in Hervey Bay include mack tuna, queenfish, school and grey mackerel between Urangan and Woody Islands. Mack, long tail tuna and golden trevally closer to Fraser in Platypus bay. Snapper, a few coral trout, school mackerel and a few red emperor in the southern gutters.

Around the estuaries, dams and beaches, Fraser Island has seen dart, whiting, bream and a few good tailor along the surf gutters.

You can find threadfin salmon, jew, bream and jew in the Mary River near Hervey Bay as well as squid around the rock ledges and weed beds.

The winter whiting are running out form Gatekers Bay, Tinnanbar and out from Woodgate with bream, whiting, flathead and a few tailor feeding throughout the Sandy Straits.

In Rainbow Beach, tailor, bream, flathead and dart along the beaches and Inskip Point have been reported with a few flathead and bream from Carlow Point on the bite.

Golden trevally in Kauri Creek.

In the local dams and rivers, have had good bass and golden perch on trolled hard-bodied lures, live shrimp and small metal slugs.

In Noosa tailor, bream, flathead and trevally can be found from the river mouth with queenfish from the Frying Pan to the Noosa Sound.

Golden trevally, bream and flathead are on the bite from Munna Point.

There is bream throughout the lower river as well as along the Tewantin reach.

Bream, flathead, queenfish and moses perch are prevalent in Weyba Creek with luderick just starting up at the rocks at the river mouth.

In Maroochydore, there are heaps of quality bream feeding in all the Sunshine Coast River systems at the moment.

Tailor and flathead can be found from the river mouth while giant and golden trevally, tailor, jew to 80cm and barra from are in the Cod Hole.

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