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Local Fishing Report: Monday 2018-04-16


With the New Moon Phase today the fish will be feeding over the next few days, so be ready to go. Today, conditions will be good most of the day, but could become a bit choppy in the morning and easing back for the afternoon as winds will be northwesterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore south of Maroochydore early in the morning. Winds becoming southwest to northwesterly about 10 knots during the morning then becoming northwest to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon and seas are 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning. Tomorrow, will be the best day with conditions northwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the morning and seas around 1 metre. With the good conditions it's worth heading out to the inshore reefs to chase the schooling long tail tuna, a few mackerel and mixed bag of reef fish. 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.

Local Dams and Rivers

In the Dams quality bass, saratoga and yellowbelly feeding at present. Borumba 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: With the New Moon Phase on Monday the fish will be feeding over the next week or so. Target dart, bream and whiting along the beaches as conditions improve. Whiting throughout the lower system. Flathead, bream and trevally from the River mouth. A few queenfish, trevally in Woods bays. Mangrove jack, cod and bream from Munna Point. Good grunter bream around Goat Island. Mud crabs throughout river.

Maroochydore: Target jew, bream and trevally in the Cod Hole. Bream some up to 40cm, whiting and several quality flathead along the Black Banks and Goat Island stretch. sStill big mud crabs throughout the river particularly in the creeks.

Mooloolaba: Trevally around the rocks walls, pontoons and Jetties between the Mouth. Good fighting golden trevally around Minyama Island. 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 and bream off the Muddies in the creeks and mangrove areas throughout the passage.

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JemmaBruceJarvis Mangrove Jack Cod

Gemma, Bruce and Jarvis Henricks have been up the creek again fishing for mangrove jack and cod

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