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Local Fishing Report: Friday 2018-04-06


Conditions today will be fairly choppy to rough so be prepared to stay in sheltered waters, with winds southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots at times and seas 1.5 to 2 metres. Tomorrow conditions are still fairly choppy with winds east to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots and seas 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1.5 metres during the afternoon or evening. Hopefully there will be some improvement by Sunday. So when conditions improve 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.

Local Dams and Rivers

In the Dams quality bass, saratoga and yellowbelly feeding at present. Borumba Dam has bass and saratoga still hitting lures and fly particularly on Jackall tn60 lures. Check out Southern Queensland Fishing facebook page, for more Dam Information.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Try for dart, whiting and flathead target areas around the now exposed coffee rock in the gutters or good deep holes 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.

Maroochydore: Dart and whiting in the gutters between Twin Waters lifeguard and Pincushion. Jew, Mangrove jack, jew, bream and golden trevally in the Cod Hole. Bream, whiting and flathead along the Black Banks and Goat Island stretch, along with golden trevally at Cotton Tree. Still big mud crabs throughout the river.

Mooloolaba: Bream and dart along Kawana Beach. Trevally around the rocks walls, pontoons and Jetties between the Mouth. Cale Cale and golden Trevally around Minyama Island. Cod, trevally and flathead from La Balsa Basin. Sand and mud crabs throughout the river.

Caloundra: Bream and jew in the gutters along the beaches and in the deeper holes of the northern passage. Golden and giant Trevally in Pelican Waters Canal. Whiting, bream, grunter and flathead between the bar and Golden Beach. Muddies in the creeks and mangrove areas throughout the passage.

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Sherrin Spencer with a huge 42cm elbow slapper whiting taken near the Cod Hole.

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