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Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2018-03-24


Conditions easing back through the day but still remain choppy with winds easterly 15 to 20 knots, seas 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon and swells easterly 2 metres. Tomorrows conditions will ease back much further with winds easterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots during the evening and seas around 1 metre and still a solid swell decreasing in the afternoon. So Sunday and Monday be ready to chase a few tuna, mackerel, other pelagic and some good reef fish that are feeding along the coast, like spotty and Spanish mackerel and tuna and long tail tuna from the Blinker. Cobia, tuna, snapper and grass sweetlip from Caloundra 12 mile. There were  good catches of quality coral trout along with a few grass sweetlip, cod and a Spanish mackerel on Sunshine Reef.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: The lower estuary is fishing well for flathead in the 50 to 66cm range. Whiting, a few golden trevally and jack to 55cm in the lower river. This week a 42cm bream taken around Noosaville Boat Ramp. Flathead and grunter from along Tewantin stretch. Target mud crabs throughout river.

Maroochydore: Still a few good mud crabs throughout the river. Target mangrove jack in the upper river system around snaggy areas particularly in and Petrie Creek. Bream, grunter, whiting and flathead the motorway bridge and Twin Waters. Golden Trevally whiting and flathead from Cotton Tree and around Goat and Channel Island.

Mooloolaba: Bream and Trevally around the rocks walls, pontoons and Jetties between the Mouth and Minyama Island. Cod, trevally and flathead from La Balsa Basin. Grunter bream from McKenzies Bridge area and mud crabs throughout the river.

Caloundra: Try for whiting, flathead and bream in Currimundi Lake. A few bigger bream from the boardwalk area. 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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Alexander Milne

Have a look at Alexander Milne caught and release this beautiful dusky flathead at his favourite fishing spot near Picnic Point in the Maroochy River.

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