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Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2018-03-31

Offshore

Conditions: with winds today southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore in the late afternoon and evening and big sees 1.5 to 2 metres. Tomorrow conditions settle down and are fairly good but still choppy with winds easterly 15 to 20 knots and seas 1 to 1.5 metres. and . When conditions improve particularly Monday be ready to go and chase a few coral trout, cod, snapper, tusk fish and hussar from the Hards. Trout, snapper and tusk fish from the Banks. Dolphin fish, pearl perch and pig fish from Caloundra Wide. Trout, Spanish mackerel, cod, grass sweetlip, cobia and tusk fish from Sunshine Reef. Mac and long tail Tuna from Sunshine, Halls, Coolum Reef, the NW fairway beacon and the Blinker.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: When the sea settles down it will be worth chasing a few dart, whiting and jew over night in the gutters along the beaches. The lower estuary is fishing well for flathead. A few queenfish, trevally and mangrove jack from Munna Point. Trevally and flathead in Woods Bays. Flathead and grunter from along Tewantin stretch. Target mud crabs throughout river.

Maroochydore: Mangrove jack, bream and golden Trevally in the Cod Hole. Bream, whiting and flathead along the Twin Waters stretch. Golden Trevally whiting and flathead from Cotton Tree and around Goat and Channel Island. Still mud crabs throughout the river.

Mooloolaba: Todays Full Moon will have the fish on the bite through the weekend. Bream and Trevally around the rocks walls, pontoons and Jetties between the Mouth. Cale Cale and golden Trevally around Minyama Island. Cod, trevally and flathead from La Balsa Basin. Grunter bream from McKenzies Bridge area and sand and mud crabs throughout the river.

Caloundra: A few bigger bream from the boardwalk area. With the Full Moon be prepared to chase a few jew in the gutters along the beaches and in the deeper holes of the northern passage right though Easter. Golden and giant Trevally in Pelican Waters Canal. 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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Ben Corbett 1.4m Shovelnose

Ben Corbett caught his first shovel nose Wednesday at the Cod Hole on 20lb braid and prawns measured just on 1.4m.

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