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Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2018-04-21

Offshore

Today will be fantastic offshore conditions, with winds southeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the morning and seas b elow 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre during the morning. Tomorrow will be good conditions particularly early with a south to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots with seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres inshore during the morning. 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. Mack and long tail tuna from most of the closer inshore reefs. 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. Good schools of herring bait fish in lower river. jew, bream and trevally in the Cod Hole. Bream, whiting and several quality flathead in the lower river. 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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Mary Anne big crab

Mary-Anne using her crab holding gadget and her partner Mick are still potting some quality buck crabs in the upper Maroochy River.

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