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Local Fishing Report: Monday 2018-04-23

Offshore

Winds will be southerly at 15 to 20 knots decreasing to 10 to 15 knots to the north of Noosa Heads for a period in the afternoon, with seas around  1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore north of Maroochydore.  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 with quality fish being caught along the coast and around Double Island Point. Good mackerel, few coral trout, cod, snapper and parrot at North Reef. Trout, Spanish mackerel, cod, grass sweetlip, cobia and tusk fish from Sunshine Reef and the Barwon Banks. Long tail tuna out from Mooloolaba on saturday. Out on the reefs off the Wide Bay Bar and Double Island there were some excellent 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: 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. Jew, bream and trevally in the Cod Hole. Jacks from Bli Bli reach. Flathead from Picnic point. Bream to 33cm and nice golden trevally from the river mouth. 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 Canals and local creeks that feed into the passage. Whiting, chopper tailor, bream, grunter and flathead on the flats between the bar and Golden Beach and in the creek mouths. Muddies in the creeks and mangrove areas.

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BrettSheriff

Brett Sheriff with a solid golden trevally and nice yellowfin bream taken off the bank at Cotton Tree yesterday morning on small pilchards.

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