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Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2018-05-09


Winds will be pretty good particularly early with variable about 10 knots becoming south to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the morning with seas below 1 metre. Okay conditions through out the morning tomorrow with winds variable about 10 knots becoming northerly 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon and seas below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the evening. While conditions are good get out and try for some spotted mackerel and long tail tuna in Laguna Bay. On Trekka 2's charter to North  and Sunshine Reef's the crews caught grass sweetlip, Maori cod, venus tusk fish, pearl perch, nice size snapper and Moses perch. Yesterday, Sunshine Reef has also had  nice coral trout and grass sweetlip.  A few cobia, quality Spanish mackerel, Long tail tuna out from Sunshine Reef, off Mooloolaba, Coolum and Caloundra. Out on the reefs off Double Island catches of yellowfin tuna, Spanish mackerel, pearlies, big jew / mulloway, cobia, red emperor, scarlet sea perch, hussar and gold spot wrasse and mahi mahi. 

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Good whiting a few good bream and trevally from the River mouth and lower river. A few trevally in Woods bays. Plenty of bream throughout the river Mud crabs still about in the the upper reaches of the river.

Maroochydore: Try for tailor, trevally and jew at night in the Cod Hole. A 2.5 kg mangrove jack taken near Cotton Tree overnight recently. Flathead around Chambers Island and Picnic Point. Bream and nice golden trevally from the river mouth. Still a few mud crabs in the upper river.

Mooloolaba: Chopper tailor and some 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: Trevally, bream and the odd chopper tailor feeding around the bar and throughout 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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JeffHining Crab

Jeff Hirning with a nice buck crab from up Petrie Creek.

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