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Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2018-04-04


Conditions will become rough today with southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore north of Maroochydore early in the morning and again in the evening and seas 1.5 to 2.5 metres. Tomorrow conditions will be easterly 20 to 25 knots turning southeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the day with seas 1.5 to 2 metres.  When conditions improve go for a few coral trout, cod, snapper and parrot at North Reef. Similar species have been reported at Barwon Banks.  Trout, Spanish mackerel, cod, grass sweetlip, cobia and tusk fish from Sunshine Reef. Mac and long tail from most of the closer inshore reefs.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Try for dart, whiting and flathead in the gutters along the beaches. The lower estuary is fishing well for flathead and whiting along the drop offs. A few queenfish, trevally and mangrove jack from Munna Point. Trevally and flathead in Woods Bays and Tewantin stretch. Target mud crabs throughout river.

Maroochydore: Dart and whiting inthe gutters between Twin Waters lifeguard and Pincushion. Mangrove jack, jew, bream and golden trevally in the Cod Hole. Bream, whiting and flathead along the Black Banks and Goat Island stretch, along with golden trevally at Cotton Tree. Still mud crabs throughout the river.

Mooloolaba: Bream and dart along Kawana Beach. Trevally around the rocks walls, pontoons and Jetties between the Mouth. Cale Cale and golden Trevally around Minyama Island. Cod, trevally and flathead from La Balsa Basin. Sand and mud crabs throughout the river.

Caloundra: Bream and jew in the gutters along the beaches and in the deeper holes of the northern passage. Golden and giant Trevally in Pelican Waters Canal. Whiting, bream, grunter and flathead between the bar and Golden Beach. Muddies in the creeks and mangrove areas throughout the passage.

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Kim Maas Whiting Flathead

Kim Maas Maroochydore RSL Fishing Club went fishing today and caught himself a nice 41cm Flathead and a nice 30cm Whiting

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