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Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2018-03-13


Conditions okay early with south to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots at times. Winds tending southeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon with seas 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning, then increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon. However tomorrow  conditions will take a turn for the worst with southeasterly 20 to 30 knots turning southerly 25 to 30 knots during the evening. Winds reaching up to 34 knots offshore in the afternoon and evening depending on the movement and development of the tropical low, with seas 1.5 to 2.5 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 4 metres during the morning. CAUTION, on Wednesday afternoon and Thursday may have Dangerous surf conditions which will  hazardous for coastal activities such as rock fishing, swimming and surfing.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Still plenty of fresh dirty water runoff but worth a try for good flathead with several catch and release fish to 69cm and mangrove jack in Woods Bay and around the river mouth. Whiting on worms in the lower river. Flathead and grunter from along Tewantin stretch. Trevally, flathead and bream from the river mouth on the incoming tide. Target mud crabs throughout river.

Maroochydore: Water is full of flood waters and very dirty but fishing still okay and with plenty of mud crabs on the move. Jew and several good cod still feeding in the Cod Hole. Target the lower river system for bream, whiting and flathead. Mangrove jack around structures and snaggy areas throughout the river and in the creeks. Whiting return predominantly in the lower river

Mooloolaba: Try for jew over night in the lower river on the incoming tide. Bream around the rocks walls, pontoons and Jetties between the Mouth and Minyama Island. Cod, trevally and flathead from La Balsa Basin. Grunter bream from McKenzies Bridge area and mud crabs throughout the river.

Caloundra: Try the gutters for dart and bream and jew overnight. Whiting, flathead, bream, trevally in Currimundi Lake. Flathead, golden revally, grunter, whiting and bream between the mouth and Golden Beach. Muddies are moving throughout the passage.

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Spanish mackerel on DeepEndCharters

Have a look at a few nice Spanish Mackerel taken by the crews on board Deep End Charters off Mooloolaba recently.

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