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Local Fishing Report: Friday 2018-03-30


Strong Wind Warning for Today (Thursday) for Sunshine Coast Waters.  So expect conditions to be rough for today and fairly choppy tomorrow, so check conditions before going offshore and be prepared to stay only in sheltered waters, with winds today southeasterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots during the morning and big sees 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon and swells easterly 2 to 2.5 metres. Tomorrow on Good Friday conditions are still fairly choppy to rough with winds Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots and seas 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning and swells still up there easterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres. Conditions will improve throughout the weekend, particularly on Sunday and  Monday. When conditions improve over Easter be ready to go and chase a few coral trout, cod, snapper, tusk fish and hussar from the Hards. Trout, snapper and tusk fish from the Banks. Dolphin fish, pearl perch and pig fish from Caloundra Wide. Trout, Spanish mackerel, cod, grass sweetlip, cobia and tusk fish from Sunshine Reef. Mac and long tail Tuna from Sunshine, Halls, Coolum Reef, the NW fairway beacon and the Blinker.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: When the sea settles down more later in the weekend it will be worth chasing a few dart, whiting and jew over night in the gutters along the beaches.The lower estuary is fishing well for flathead in the 50 to 78cm range. A few queenfish, trevally and mangrove jack from Munna Point. Trevally and flathead in Woods Bays. Flathead and grunter from along Tewantin stretch. Target mud crabs throughout river.

Maroochydore: Mangrove jack, bream and golden Trevally in the cod hole. Bream, whiting and flathead along the Twin Waters stretch. Golden Trevally whiting and flathead from Cotton Tree and around Goat and Channel Island. Still mud crabs throughout the river.

Mooloolaba: Saturdays Full Moon will have the fish on the bite through the weekend. Bream and 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. Grunter bream from McKenzies Bridge area and sand and mud crabs throughout the river.

Caloundra: A few bigger bream from the boardwalk area. With Easter Saturdays Full Moon be prepared to chase a few jew in the gutters along the beaches and in the deeper holes of the northern passage right thtough Easter. 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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JohnClarkBream MRSLFC

Good on John Clark from the Maroochy RSL Fishing Club catching several bream in the lower Maroochy River.

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