NICE: Dian Sorry took this nice 34cm bream which was landed near Chambers Island using an unweighted prawn.
NICE: Dian Sorry took this nice 34cm bream which was landed near Chambers Island using an unweighted prawn. Contributed

New moon has water on the move and perch on the bite around Cooloola

GOTCHA: The New Moon Phase this week has the fish feeding, but continue to take good care on coastal bars with the king tides as there will be a lot of water on the move.

Wild Thing 2 fished D.I.P on Monday in pretty ordinary conditions and got squire, moses perch, coral bream, mahi mahi or dolphin fish and a cracker scarlet sea perch.

Try for catches of long tail tuna to between Mooloolaba and Coolum with a few good tuna at Halls Reef. Cougar One fished Sunshine Reef and found a heap of long tail tuna busting up.

We caught a few and then moved onto the reef catching tusk fish, pearl perch and sweetlip. We then moved in closer and found a big patch of large Maori cod.

There's been a few solid Spanish mackerel up towards Double Island.

Spanish and spotty mackerel on the Gneerings and the Blinker.

Grass sweetlip from the Gneerings and grass sweetlip, pearl perch, cod, snapper and tusk fish from Caloundra 12 mile as well as big mackerel from Arkwright Shoal and north reef.

At Sunshine Reef there's a few quality Spanish mackerel as well as cobia and sweetlip.

Fraser Island has seen dart and whiting in the low tide gutters and school mackerel off the beach at the Cape. Try for jew and bream over night in the gutters.

A few longtail tuna in Platypus Bay, school mackerel on the inshore reefs as well as trevally on the flats in the Sandy Straits and threadfin salmon and barramundi in the Mary and Susan Rivers.

Rainbow Beach has had reports of dart, tarwhine and whiting in the gutters.

Try for jew, the odd tailor, bream and trevally along the beaches at Tin Can Bay and the creeks feeding into the Sandy Straits are ideal for quality mangrove jack, big flathead, bream and the odd barra. Definitely worth putting the crab pots in for a few mud and sand crabs.

In freshwater outlets there are quality bass in the upper reaches of the Mary River with both bass and saratoga feeding in the local dams at Borumba and Lake MacDonald.

In Noosa there are diamond and giant trevally in the lower estuary with the biggest going 59cm.

A 53cm mangrove jack was taken over night and a few quality flathead have been caught and released.

You can find nice whiting and flathead in the Frying Pan and in Woods Bay and sand crabs are feeding in Weyba Creek along with bream, tarwhine, flathead and mangrove jacks at night.

Squid are also out and about in the lower reaches with good mud crabs throughout the river system.

Further south in Maroochydore you can find some quality flathead and trevally in the river systems following the baitfish.

There are still sand crabs in the lower river and the Maroochydore water canals with whiting from Twin Waters, Picnic Point and Cotton Tree.

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