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Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2018-05-03


At last, conditions are easing back with today's winds south to southeasterly about 10 knots, tending easterly during the morning with seas below 1 metre. Tomorrow conditions will ease right back even further and be perfect for going offshore with winds variable about 10 knots and seas below 0.5 metres. So as the wind drops right out be ready to go for Spotted mackerel and long tail tuna in Laguna Bay. Spanish mackerel on all of the local reefs. Snapper, cod, grass sweetlip, cobia and tusk fish from Sunshine Reef and the Barwon Banks. Long tail tuna out from Mooloolaba, Coolum and Caloundra.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Whiting and flathead, a few good bream and trevally from the River mouth and lower river. A few queenfish, trevally in Woods bays. Plenty of bream throughout the riverMud crabs throughout the upper reaches of the river.

Maroochydore: Try for jew, queenfish, bream and trevally in the Cod Hole. Flathead around Chambers Island and Picnic Point. Flathead from Picnic point. Bream and nice golden trevally from the river mouth. Still big mud crabs throughout the river.

Mooloolaba: Trevally, queenfish and some good size bream around the rocks walls and Jetties in the lower river. Trevally and flathead from La Balsa Basin and mangrove jack around the structures and rock walls. Mud crabs and some quality flathead in the creeks and canals.

Caloundra: Bream and grass sweetlip off the rocks at Moffat beach. Trevally and cod in Pelican Waters Canals and local creeks that feed into 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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Check out Chrissie Bell from the Maroochy RSL Fishing Club with her nice golden trevally taken on her kayak in the lower Maroochy River.

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