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Local Fishing Report: Friday 2018-04-20

Offshore

Today will be fantastic offshore conditions, with winds east to southeasterly about 10 knots and seas below 0.5 metres. Tomorrow will be good conditions with a southeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots during the day with seas below 1 metre. Sunday's conditions are looking pretty good with southeasterly in the 10 to 15 knot range and seas around 1 metre. Double Island Point has good tuskies, moses perch, slatie bream, hussar, snapper, gold spot estuary cod and Maori cod. The Spanish are back on the menu. As predicted, tuna and Spanish mackerel are feeding on local reefs 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. Earlier this week, east of the Wide Bay Bar and Double Island there were some excellent catches of yellowfin tuna, mackerel, pearlies, jew, cobia, red emperor, scarlet sea perch, hussar and gold spot wrasse and mahi mahi.

Local Dams and Rivers

orumba Dam has has been on fire for quality bass and also some good saratoga, use jackalls along the drop offs and weed banks a go for saratoga at dusk on surface lures. Check out Southern Queensland Fishing facebook page, for more Dam Information.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Dart, bream and whiting along the beaches. Whiting and flathead, bream and trevally from the River mouth and lower river. A few queenfish, trevally in Woods bays. Mangrove jack around the structures and snaggy areas. Mud crabs throughout river.

Maroochydore: A few dart and bream in the gutters along Marcoola and Coolum Beach. Good schools of herring bait fish around Chambers island and Picnic point. Target jew, bream and trevally in the Cod Hole. Bream, whiting and several quality flathead along the Black Banks and Goat Island stretch. Still big mud crabs throughout the river

Mooloolaba: Trevally and some good size bream around the rocks walls, pontoons and Jetties in the lower river. Cod, trevally and flathead from La Balsa Basin and mangrove jack around the structures and rock walls. Mud crabs and some flathead to 61 cm in the creeks, canals and generally throughout the river.

Caloundra: Trevally, mangrove jack and cod in Pelican Waters Canal. Whiting, bream, grunter and flathead on the flats between the bar and Golden Beach and in the creek mouths. Trevally a few chopper tailor and bream in the canals and top end of passage. Muddies in the creeks and mangrove areas.

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Brett Jew Ranbow Escape

Have a look at Brett Robertson with a big jew taken this week on Rainbow Escape Charters off Double Island Pt .

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