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Local Fishing Report: Friday 2018-06-29


Weather and conditions are looking pretty good today particularly in the morning today with winds variable about 10 knots becoming northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day with seas below 1 metre. Tomorrow and Sunday looking good as well with conditions tomorrow North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots during the morning and seas below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre offshore.Before the rough windy conditions there were good catches of big snapper on Sunshine and  North Reef as well as coral trout, Spanish mackerel, yellow tail kingfish and grass sweetlip and also a few cobia. Snapper, pearl perch, nice tusk fish and cod from local reefs out from Mooloolaba and Caloundra . Jew and sweetlip from Currimundi. has had jew, good snapper and cobia showing up. Spanish mackerel, cod, grass sweetlip, cobia and big tusk fish from the Barwon Banks. Double Island Point theirs been solid tuna, tusk fish,Maori, big grassy sweetlip and spangled emperor. pearl perch, big snapper, gold band snapper, moses perch, nannygai and trevally. There have been good catches of big cobia, and tuna, jew, quality snapper, pearlies, sweetlip, nannygai, moses perch, Maori and big estuary rock cod and still a few mackerel around the reefs East of the Wide Bay Bar.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Luderick from Sandy Cove and at the car park rocks at the river mouth and lower river. Flathead around Munna Pt, Goat and Sheep Islands. Bream and golden trevally around the sand bags. Big golden in woods bays and the canals. Chopper tailor and a few good whiting caught over the weekend as well as quality bream and trevally from the River mouth. Jew, threadfin salmon and still good mud crabs in between the lakes with a few sand crabs in the lower river.

Maroochydore: Tailor and bream in the gutters between Mudjimba and Marcoola. A few good bream to 36cm feeding in the lower river around the coffee rock. School jew in Maroochy Waters and the Bli Bli stretch. Tailor and golden trevally in the Cod Hole. Flathead and big whiting from Goat Island. A few sand crabs in the lower river and in Eudlo Creek.

Mooloolaba: Dart in the gutter between Kawana and Wurtulla. Quality bream around McKenzies Bridge, the rock walls and boat moorings. Average size grass sweetlip and big bream off the rocks at Point Cartwright. Gar in the La Balsa sand basin. Trevally and tailor in the canals and around Minyama Island. Sand crabs in Kawana Waters.

Caloundra: Big bream and the odd jew off the rocks outcrops and headland between Dicky and Shelly Beaches. Bream and flathead off the boardwalk. Tailor and bream for the NE tip of Bribie. Whiting, bream and flathead along the golden beach stretch. Some good catches of sand crabs throughout the Pumicestone Passage.

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David Schouwenburg 60cm Flathead

David Schouwenburg caught and released a 60cm flathead on a hard bodies lure in the middle Maroochy River.

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