Sam Drane with a travelly.
Sam Drane with a travelly. Contributed

Whiting numbers on the increase

SOLID catches of whiting are being reported on the region's water ways with some elbow slappers up to 43cm being landed.

A 2kg grunter bream or javelin fish was caught in Woods Bay as well as flat head up to 75cm mixed with Moses perch and Jacks.

Further south, herring baitfish have started to filter through with further reports of golden trevally up to 59cm on the bite.

Matthew Planck from Swan Boat Hire said flat head are taking soft plastics and as the warmer weather starts to offer more consistency, the mangrove jack will really start to show up in numbers.

However sheltered waters will be the go this weekend as the off-shore forecast looks ominous.

The same applies to the Cooloola Coast, however the Rainbow Beach Tourist Centre is reporting the Mudlo Rocks are passable two hours either side of low tide.

If you are heading out this weekend, make sure to check the forecast and for beach goers, swim between the red and yellow flags.

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