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Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2018-04-12


With the New Moon Phase on Monday the fish will be feeding over the next week or so. Conditions a bit choppy early today but looking good in the late afternoon and for tomorrow with east to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots tending north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon and evening, with seas around 1 metre. Tomorrow, Friday the 13th, will have pretty good conditions with winds northerly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the morning then becoming north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the day with seas around 1 metre. With the good conditions it's worth heading out to the inshore reefs to chase the schooling long tail tuna, a few mackerel and mixed bag of reef fish.

Local Dams and Rivers

In the Dams quality bass, saratoga and yellowbelly feeding at present. Borumba Dam has has been on fire for quality bass and also some good saratoga. Check out Southern Queensland Fishing facebook page, for more Dam Information.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: With the New Moon Phase on Monday the fish will be feeding over the next week or so. Target dart, bream and whiting along the beaches as conditions improve. sWhiting throughout the lower system. Flathead, bream and trevally from the River mouth. A few queenfish, trevally in Woods bays. Mangrove jack, cod and bream from Munna Point. Good grunter bream around Goat Island. Mud crabs throughout river.

Maroochydore: Jew, bream and trevally in the Cod Hole. Bream, whiting and flathead along the Black Banks and Goat Island stretch. Bream to 40cm and golden trevally at Cotton Tree. Still big mud crabs throughout the river particularly in the creeks.

Mooloolaba: Trevally around the rocks walls, pontoons and Jetties between the Mouth. Good fighting golden trevally around Minyama Island. 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 Canal. Whiting, bream, grunter and flathead on the flats between the bar and Golden Beach and in the creek mouths. Trevally and bream off the Muddies in the creeks and mangrove areas throughout the passage.

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Will Robins 61cm dusky Mooloolaba

Keen angler, Will Robins landed this 61 cm dusky flathead in the canals in the Mooloolah River.

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