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Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2018-03-07


The forecast is looking very ordinary probably right through to Sunday with strong winds, big seas and swells. Today there is a Strong Wind Warning for Sunshine Coast Waters, so it certainly will be best to stay in sheltered waters with conditions becoming very rough with winds southeasterly 20 to 25 knots increasing to 25 to 30 knots in the early afternoon and seas 1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 3 metres during the afternoon. Similar conditions forecast for tomorrow, with winds southeasterly 25 to 30 knots decreasing to 20 to 25 knots by late morning with seas 2 to 3 metres. Looks like a good time to get some order into your fishing gear and be prepared to ‘Chuck a Sickie’ next week to get out and do some offshore fishing!

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Good flathead with several catch and release fish to 70cm and mangrove jack in Woods Bay. Hunter Stojczan caught and released a 55cm GT in the lower estuary on Sunday on a Storm Chug Bug surface lure. 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. With the dirty water runoff target mud crabs throughout river.

Maroochydore: Jew and cod in the Cod Hole over night. 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 predominantly in the lower river and mud crabs throughout the river.

Mooloolaba: 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: When the wind eases back 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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Check out Steve Cumming with a quality grunter bream and a nice dusky flathead, caught a couple of days ago near Eudlo Creek mouth.

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