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Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2018-06-02

Now it's Winter, so get ready for some fantastic winter fishing, this season. You can expect a few months of quality catches of bream, luderick ready to feed, schools of mullet, tailor and jew along the coast, with snapper moving closer in shore and squid on the menu.

Offshore

Today okay conditions particularly close inshore and later in the afternoon with winds south to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots, tending west to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the evening. Winds decreasing to 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon and possibly tending east to northeasterly inshore. and seas 1 to 2 metres. Tomorrow close inshore will be okay but further out away from the direct coastline will be choppy to rough out wide with winds southwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning southerly 15 to 25 knots during the morning with seas below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore, combined with a 2 to 3 metre swell. Wild Thing 2 crews fished Double Island Point on Wednesday, where they caught heaps of hussar and big tuskies but we also caught longtail tuna, rosie jobfish, moses perch, coral bream and ornate cod. Check out www.fishingnoosa.com.au/noosacharters.htm Sunshine and North Reef have had coral trout to 6.0kg, also a 19kg Spanish mackerel, taken by slow trolling and drifting, on a deep trolled slimy mackerel and yellow tail kingfish, snapper and grass sweetlip and also a few cobia. Local reefs have had snapper, pearl perch, nice tusk fish, cod, tuna and Spanish mackerel,off Mooloolaba, Coolum and Caloundra. Caloundra 12 Mile has had good snapper and cobia showing up. Out on the reefs off Double Island catches of snapper, yellowfin tuna, Spanish mackerel, pearlies, jew cobia, red emperor, scarlet sea perch, hussar and gold spot wrasse. Trout, Spanish mackerel, cod, grass sweetlip, cobia and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Flathead around Munna Pt and good golden trevally around the sand bags. Chopper tailor, whiting a few quality bream and trevally from the River mouth and lower river. School jew, threadfin salmon and good mud crabs in between the lakes.

Maroochydore: Plenty of school jew in the middle river with a few big fish taken in the Cod Hole. Dart, bigger bream to 40cm, tailor and jew from both sides of the river mouth. Still getting some good late season mud crabs throughout the river. Sand crabs form the lower river.

Mooloolaba: Schools of 3 X 2 gar (sometimes referred to poor mans whiting, because of their flavour) in the lower river. Quality bream feeding around the rocks walls and Jetties in the lower river. Golden and diamond trevally in the middle river and canals. Its worth trying for some sand crabs.

Caloundra: Tailor and bream for the NE tip of Bribie. Whiting, bream and flathead along the golden beach stretch. A few nice jew in the deeper holes throughout the passage. Trevally, bream and cod in Pelican waters. Still muddies in the creeks.

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SamGuymer Flathead

Have a look at young fellow Sam Gymer with one of his undersize dusky flathead that he caught and released using a Trollcraft Pelagic #4 lure.

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