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Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2018-05-24


Conditions look pretty good for today, so have a day off and get out there, as winds are forecast to strengthen for the weekend with winds today southeasterly 10 to 15 knots and seas  1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning. Tomorrow conditions will be a bit choppy may be even rough by the afternoon so check the forecast with winds southeasterly 15 to 20 knots and seas 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon With winds increasing for Saturday and Sunday as well. So may be better to stay and fish in sheltered waters and when conditions improve, late Monday and particularly on Tuesday be ready to go! So,with that in mind, Wild Thing 2 crews fished Chardons Reef early in the week where they caught moses perch, grass sweetlip, Maori cod, venus tusk fish, snapper, gold spot estuary cod and pearl perch." www.fishingnoosa.com.au/noosacharters.htm   Recently, Ben Robertson fished Double Island Point where he landed a 28.5kg Spanish mackerel on a pilchard floater. Sunshine and North Reef have had coral trout to 6.0kg, 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. Caloundra 12 Mile has had good snapper and cobia showing up. Out on the reefs off Double Island catches of snapper, 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 good 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 to 61cm and tailor in and around Woods Bay. Plenty of bream starting to feed throughout the river.

Maroochydore: Plenty of jew with lots of juveniles with some fish to 80cm and one on a live bait went 1.1m over the weekend 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 beaches at Yaroomba. Still getting good mud crabs throughout the river.

Mooloolaba: Try for jew, bream and a few tailor off Point Cartwright at dawn and dusk or overnight. 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: The luderick will be feeding soon around all the structures and bream moving along the coast and into the passage and the odd chopper tailor feeding around the bar and throughout the passage. Whiting, bream and flathead along the golden beach stretch. Still muddies in the creeks.

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Check out Dustin Pedler with some beautiful bass taken at the 3rd round of basstastics singles Borumba Dam last Sunday

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