CATCH: The Maroochy RSL Fishing Club crew had a good session in the Cod Hole on Wednesday with flathead all round, (from left) Steph Kurtz, Terry Cockburn and Nick Kurtz.
CATCH: The Maroochy RSL Fishing Club crew had a good session in the Cod Hole on Wednesday with flathead all round, (from left) Steph Kurtz, Terry Cockburn and Nick Kurtz. Contributed

Strong winds so seek shelter when fishing in Cooloola this weekend

GOTCHA: There is a strong wind warning for today in Sunshine Coast waters, so stay in sheltered waters as winds will be south to southeasterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots at times and seas 2m to 2.5 metres.

Very similar conditions tomorrow with winds south to southeasterly 20 to 30 knots and seas 2m to 2.5 metres.

Sunday conditions ease back slightly with Monday afternoon and Tuesday looking good for offshore at this stage.

Welcome to the start of a good winter fishing season with some solid snapper to be taken in the coming months.

When conditions improve you can look forward to spotty mackerel and grass sweetlip from Point Cartwright.

Spotty and school mackerel from Currimundi.

Spanish mackerel and sweetlip from the gneerings.

Snapper, jew and cobia from the Mooloolaba 8 mile.

Sunshine Reef has snapper, grass sweetlip, pearl perch, moses perch, Maori cod, coral trout and venus tusk fish.

Tusk fish, hussar, large snapper and coronation trout on the Barwon Banks.

Parrot and hussar from Caloundra 12 mile.

The reefs off Rainbow Beach and Double Island Point have had emperor, sweetlip, pearl perch, hussar, tuskfish, nannygai, cobia and cod about 12 to 15nm east of Wide Bay Bar.

Hervey Bay's inshore reefs are producing snapper, bream and yellowtail king on the shallow reefs and mack tuna in Platypus Bay.

Along the estuaries, dams and beaches, there has been a few early tailor and dart feeding in the gutters at Fraser Island.

Rainbow Beach has seen chopper tailor, trevally and bream feeding off Inskip Point.

Try for dart, whiting and bream and jew overnight, as well as the odd tailor.

Tin Can Bay and the creeks feeding into the Sandy Straits are still seeing mangrove jack feeding, quality dusky flathead, bream and the odd barra.

The mud crabs are still on the move and there are a few sandies in Tin Can Bay.

In the freshwater scene, there have been quality golden perch, saratoga and bass at Bjelke-Petersen, Lake Boondooma and Borumba Dam.

Try for bass and saratoga in the upper reaches of the Mary River as well.

There's been some quality bass, yellowbelly and saratoga feeding in the local dams at Summerset, Borumba, Lake Boondooma and Lake MacDonald.

In Noosa, tailor and bream are on the bite in the gutters on North Shore and Teewah Beach.

The Woods Bay and the lower river has been good for bream, tailor, trevally and estuary cod with quality flathead being caught.

Gympie Times


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