Daniel and Cameron Vogler caught a haul of whiting in the Maroochy River.
Daniel and Cameron Vogler caught a haul of whiting in the Maroochy River. Contributed

Pearlies and snapper biting

SOME favourable offshore conditions over the Christmas period have seen plenty of pearlies, snapper, tuskfish and trag jew about 15nm east of the Wide Bay Bar.

Double Island Point has been solid for the bigger boats with squire, pearl perch, amberjack, jewfish, mahi mahi, slate bream, maori cod, hussar, brown line sea perch, grass sweetlip, venus tusk fish and teraglin jew all being caught.

There have been reports of northern bluefin or longtail tuna in Laguna Bay and Big Hall's as well as pearl perch, tuskfish, maori cod and spanish mackerel on Sunshine Reef.

If you are on the hunt for spanish and spotty mackerel, look no further than Jew Shoal, while there's pearl perch, estuary cod and large mouth nannygai on Massouds Reef and snapper, pearl perch, Moses perch and spanish mackerel on North Reef.

We have also had reports of spanish and spotty mackerel between the Inner Gneerings and Raper Shoalas as well as spanish mackerel off Point Cartwright and on the Gneering Shoals and Coolum Reef while snapper and mahi mahi are featuring at the Hards.

On the estuary scene Fraser Island had some seaweed along the beaches, however there's a few good dart, whiting and tailor being caught in the clear spots.

Noosa waterways are still seeing the odd big tailor with reasonable dart, bream and tarwhine along Teewah Beach as well as along Rainbow Beach.

Anglers can try for dart, bream and whiting along the southern beach to Coolum while a 72cm flathead was caught and released in Weyba Creek on a Noosa River Fishing Safari.

A 3kg golden trevally was caught recently in the lower estuary just before the top of the tide.

In Woods Bay, plenty of mangrove Jack have been caught with some released throughout the river system while mud crabs can be found in the mid to upper reaches.

Gympie Times


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