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Local Fishing Report: Monday 2018-05-21


Conditions will be pretty good especially in the afternoon with winds west to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots inshore at times during the morning. Winds becoming southerly about 10 knots in the early afternoon and seas below 1 metre. Tomorrow will have great conditions with beautiful sunny weather with winds south to southwesterly about 10 knots and seas almost flat below 0.5 metres. Ben Robertson fished Double Island Point over the weekend where he landed a 28.5kg Spanish mackerel took his pilchard floater.  See details on . Sunshine and North Reef have had coral trout to 6.0kg over the weekend,also had good Spanish mackerel and yellow tail kingfish, snapper and grass sweetlip also a few cobia, quality Spanish mackerel,off Mooloolaba, Coolum and Caloundra. Out on the reefs off Double Island catches of yellowfin tuna, Spanish mackerel, pearlies, jew cobia, red emperor, scarlet sea perch, hussar and gold spot wrasse and mahi mahi.  Trout, Spanish mackerel, cod, grass sweetlip, cobia and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Flathead around Munna Pt and nice golden trevally around the sand bags. Chopper tailor, whiting a few good bream and trevally from the River mouth and lower river. A few trevally and tailor in Woods bays. Plenty of bream throughout the river Mud crabs about throughout the river.

Maroochydore: Trevally and jew to 76cm on Saturday night in the Cod Hole. Flathead around Chambers Island and Picnic Point. Bream and nice golden trevally from the river mouth. Jew taken off the rocks and dart along the beachesat Yaroomba. Still getting good mud crabs throughout the river.

Mooloolaba: 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. Muddies in the creeks.

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Frank BartosekCrabs

Old Timer and excellent crabber, Frank Bartosek has been enjoying the extended crab season this year.

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