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Local Fishing Report: Friday 2018-05-11


Unfortunately conditions will become choppy and rough later particularly out wide away from the protection of the coast with winds continuing to strengthen to a north to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots shifting southwesterly early in the morning. Winds reaching up to 25 knots at times offshore during the morning with seas 1 to 2 metres. Tomorrow conditions will be calmer close inshore but choppy and rough away from the immediate coastline, particularly out wide as winds will be west to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots and seas 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon. A 12 kg Amerjack and several sweetlip caught by our mate Ollie off Mooloolaba yesterday.  Recently on Trekka 2's charter to North  and Sunshine Reef's the crews caught grass sweetlip, Maori cod, venus tusk fish, pearl perch, nice size snapper and Moses perch. Sunshine Reef has also had  nice coral trout and grass sweetlip.  A few cobia, quality Spanish mackerel, Long tail tuna out from Sunshine Reef, off Mooloolaba, Coolum and Caloundra. Out on the reefs off Double Island catches of yellowfin tuna, Spanish mackerel, pearlies, big jew / mulloway, cobia, red emperor, scarlet sea perch, hussar and gold spot wrasse and mahi mahi.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Good whiting a few good bream to 39cms and trevally from the River mouth and lower river. A few trevally in Woods bays. Plenty of bream throughout the river Mud crabs still about in the the upper reaches of the river.

Maroochydore: Try for tailor, trevally and jew at night in the Cod Hole. Flathead around Chambers Island and Picnic Point. Bream and nice golden trevally from the river mouth. Still a few mud crabs in the upper river.

Mooloolaba: Chopper tailor and some good size bream around the rocks walls and Jetties in the lower river. Trevally and flathead from La Balsa Basin. Mud crabs and some quality flathead in the creeks and canals.

Caloundra: Bream and the odd chopper tailor feeding around the bar and throughout the passage. Whiting, bream and flathead along the golden beach stretch. Chopper tailor and grunter bream from the mouth of Coochin Creek. Muddies in the creeks.

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Jarvis Trevally 2

Have a look at super keen angler Jarvis Henricks with a couple of nice trevally taken up from the Motorway Bridge in the maroochy River

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