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Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2018-05-05

Offshore

Good conditions early morning before the change then strengthening winds making it rough in the afternoon with winds today variable about 10 knots becoming west to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the morning then shifting southeasterly 20 to 25 knots in the middle of the day and seas below 0.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday, then increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon.Tomorrow conditions will be rough so stay in sheltered waters with winds southeasterly 15 to 25 knots and seas 1.5 to 2 metres.  Spotted mackerel and long tail tuna in Laguna Bay. Spanish mackerel on all of the local reefs. Cod, grass sweetlip, cobia and tusk fish from Sunshine Reef and the Barwon Banks. Long tail tuna out from Mooloolaba, Coolum and Caloundra. Double Island Point has good tuskies, moses perch,hussar, snapper, gold spot estuary cod and Maori cod. 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. 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: Get ready its nearly time for the luderick to be on around the rocks near the river mouth. Also good whiting, tailor, flathead, a few good bream and trevally from the River mouth and lower river. A few queenfish, trevally in Woods bays. Plenty of bream throughout the river Mud crabs throughout the upper reaches of the river.

Maroochydore: Herring are schooling up again. Several good tailor yesterday, trevally and jew at night in the Cod Hole and along Oyster Bank Road, as well as a 2.5 kg mangrove jack taken near Cotton Tree over night. Flathead around Chambers Island and Picnic Point. Flathead from Picnic point. Bream and nice golden trevally from the river mouth. Still big mud crabs throughout the river.

Mooloolaba: Chopper tailor and some good size bream around the rocks walls and Jetties in the lower river. Trevally and flathead from La Balsa Basin and mangrove jack around the structures and rock walls. Mud crabs and some quality flathead in the creeks and canals.

Caloundra: Bream and grass sweetlip off the rocks at Moffat beach. Trevally, bream and the odd chopper tailor feeding throughout the passage. Whiting, bream and flathead along the golden beach stretch. Chopper tailor and grunter bream from the mouth of Coochin Creek. Muddies in the creeks.

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MattTailorOyster Bank Rd

Check out Matthew Planck with one of his nice tailor caught on lure yesterday morning, near the Cod Hole.

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