LANDED: Brenton Mansfield caught and released this massive saratoga at Borumba Dam last week.
LANDED: Brenton Mansfield caught and released this massive saratoga at Borumba Dam last week. Contributed

The fish are well and truly on the bite in Cooloola

OFFSHORE conditions will settle right down today so be ready for a few spotty mackerel and mac tuna in close between Point Cartwright and Coolum.

There is spanish and spotty mackerel on the Gneerings and the Blinker.

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

North Reef has had maori cod, squire, frying pan snapper and some nice jewfish.

Pearl perch, amberjack, moses perch, jew, cobia and spanish and spotty mackerel are on North Reef and off Double Island Point.

There have been a few good quality red emperor, amberjack, maori cod, pearl perch and tuskfish east of Wide Bay Bar.

In the estuary scene, Fraser Island has seen dart and whiting feeding on low tide along the eastern beaches.

It's worth targeting jew and the odd big tailor that will be cruising the gutters overnight.

Try for mangrove jack, grunter bream, bream, good whiting and mud crabs in the creeks on the western side while there is flathead and whiting on the western beaches and Sandy Straits.

School mackerel can be found on the in-shore reefs with a few good spotty mackerel and tuna in Platypus Bay.

Rainbow Beach has been on fire with dart, bream and whiting along Teewah Beach.

There is mackerel feeding behind the breakers and jew feeding in the gutters overnight with good flathead, whiting, mangrove jack and a few good mud crabs in Tin Can Bay.

Further south in Noosa, dart and whiting can be found along the beaches with golden trevally between the Noosa River mouth and Tewantin, and particularly around The Sound.

There are a few nice whiting and flathead in the Frying Pan and in Woods Bay, while there have been reports of mangrove jack defending their territory in Woods Bay and between Lakes Cooroibah and Cootharaba filtering through.

Bream, estuary cod and Moses perch continue to feed in Weyba Creek with some solid mud crabs in the mid to upper reaches.

Fishing photos to sales@swanboathire.com.au.

Gympie Times


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