Scott McVey catches a nice crab.
Scott McVey catches a nice crab.

Check out this monster catch


FANTASTIC offshore conditions today, with winds east to southeasterly about 10 knots and seas below 0.5 metres.

Tomorrow, and Sunday's conditions are looking pretty good with southeasterly in the 10 to 15 knot range and seas around 1 metre.

This week, Wild Thing 2 crew fished Double Island Point and caught heaps of good tuskies, moses perch, slatie bream, hussar, snapper, gold spot estuary cod and Maori cod.

What a catch by Jake Johnson, a nice mahi-mahi.
Jake Johnson with a nice mahi-mahi.

We've been praying for the good weather, but everyone must have prayed at once.

I'm pleased to confirm the spanish mackerel are back on the menu. As predicted, tuna and spanish mackerel are on the charge.

Go for a few coral trout, cod, snapper and parrot at North Reef. Similar species have been reported at Barwon Banks.

Trout, spanish mackerel, cod, grass sweetlip, cobia and tusk fish from Sunshine Reef. Mac and long tail from most of the closer inshore reefs.

Earlier this week, east of the Wide Bay Bar and Double Island there were some excellent catches of yellowfin tuna, mackerel, pearlies, cobia, red emperor, scarlet sea perch, hussar and gold spot wrasse and mahi mahi.

Out and around Hervey Bay

LONGTAIL and mack tuna and a few mackerel as well as tiger squid have been showing between Wathumba Creek and Roonie Point.

There have been few good coral trout, grassy sweetlip, blackall, good quality cod, tusk fish, and mackerel on the inshore reefs.

Coral trout, moses perch, nannygai, tuskfish and spanish mackerel on the reefs out from Roonies.

Queenfish have been taken on the rubble patches throughout platypus bay and from six mile arch.

Great Sandy Strait, is producing, Barramundi, and threadfin salmon around the mouth of the Mary River including whiting, flathead and bream throughout.

Barramundi and threadfin salmon in the lower Mary and Susan River.

Barramundi, bream, grunter, whiting and mangrove jack in the lower Burrum River.

There's queenfish, golden trevally and giant trevally and a few barred and school mackerel around the Urangan Pier/Jetty. Banana prawns are running out from Maaroom, Boonooroo, Poona and Ungowa.

Estuaries and beaches

FRASER ISLAND: Always best to travel as close to low tide as possible and use the bypasses where possible.

Target dart, whiting, trevally and a few chopper tailor and jew at night along the eastern beach gutters.

On the western side of Fraser Island there's been plenty of whiting and catches of flathead and trevally, while in the creeks and the flats there's a few good grunter bream and quality the muddies and some solid flathead have also been reported.

RAINBOW BEACH: Try for whiting, bream, flathead and dart up around Inskip Point.

Target jew particularly at night and tailor in the gutters and go for flathead, dart, whiting in the gutters at Rainbow Beach, Double Island Point and Teewah Beach.

Tin Can Bay is fishing well for whiting, bream, flathead, trevally and mangrove jack in the snaggy areas in the creeks and a few good muddies.

Mangrove jack, barramundi, flathead, estuary cod and mud crabs in Kauri Creek. A few good flathead, bream, trevally and mackerel from the Barge Crossing.

Local dams and rivers:

IN THE dams quality bass, saratoga and yellowbelly feeding at present.

Dallas Brenneke reports on Southern Queensland Fishing's page that he had the first fishing trip for a few months, with my boys and a good mate.

Borumba turned it on, beautiful weather & red hot bite sessions. Most fish caught on soft plastics & a few caught on blades, tail spinners and TN's.

Over 50 fish caught and released many quality fish in the high 40s.

Borumba Dam has bass and saratoga still hitting lures and fly particully on Jackall tn60 lures last weekend. Plenty of quality bass and golden perch on trolled lures from the junctions in Boondooma Dam.

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Noosa: Try for dart, whiting and flathead in the gutters along the beaches. The lower estuary is fishing well for flathead and whiting along the drop offs.

A few queenfish, trevally and mangrove jack from Munna Point. Trevally and flathead in Woods Bays and Tewantin stretch. Target mud crabs throughout river.

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