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Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2018-06-16


After the cooler weather and tomorrow and Mondays cold snap the fish should be on the bite! Today there will be good conditions as winds will be Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the late morning. Afternoon inshore northeasterly seabreezes about 10 knots and seas below 1 metre. Sunday will be okay as well particularly close inshore with winds west to southwesterly 15 to 20 knot with seas around 1 metre. Trekka 2 went to to Double Island Point on Thursday where they caught pearl perch, moses perch, grass emperor, cobia, northern bluefin tuna, gold spot cod, trout cod, Maori cod and painted sweetlip." Big snapper on Sunshine Reef on pilly floaters down the burley trail the biggest one went 82cm or 6.2kg. Local kayak angler Warren Norup, fished Sunshine Reef and got a nice winter Spanish mackerel, it went 127cm or 11kg on a trolled bonito."  Sunshine and North Reef has had coral trout, Spanish mackerel, yellow tail kingfish, snapper and grass sweetlip and also a few cobia. Snapper, pearl perch, nice tusk fish and cod from local reefs out from Mooloolaba and Caloundra . Jew and sweetlip from Currimundi. has had good snapper and cobia showing up. Spanish mackerel, cod, grass sweetlip, cobia and big tusk fish from the Barwon Banks.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Try for luderick or blackfish at the car park rocks at the river mouth and lower river. Flathead around Munna Pt and good golden trevally around the sand bags. Some big flathead to 76cm been released in the lower estuary. Chopper tailor, whiting a few quality bream and trevally from the River mouth. School jew and a jew went 91cm, threadfin salmon and still good mud crabs in between the lakes.

Maroochydore: Remember, 'The Cod Hole Fishing Comp Winter Classic' is on from the 5 - 8th July. A few good bream to 36cm feeding in the lower river. Some really nice gutters along Mudjimba and Marcoola Beach's to try for a few dart, bream and jew at night. School jew in the middle river with a few big fish taken in the Cod Hole as well as a few trevally with a 76cm diamont trevally taken on Thursday. Big flathead caught and released in the lower reaches over the weekend. A few sand crabs in the lower river.

Mooloolaba: Dart in the gutter between Kawana and Wurtulla. Average size grass sweetlip and big bream off the rocks at Point Cartwright. Gar in the lower river. Quality bream feeding around the rocks walls and Jetties in the lower river. Golden and giant trevally in the middle river and canals. Its worth trying for some sand crabs around the high tide.

Caloundra: Bream off the rocks outcrops and headland between Dicky and Shelly Beaches. 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. Some good catches of sand crabs throughout the Pumicestone Passage

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Check out Renee Sanderson with a beautiful eating size flathead measuring 67cm taken last weekend off Teewah Beach.

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