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Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2018-05-17

Offshore

Conditions still choppy with winds southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.and seas 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday. Much better conditions tomorrow with winds southeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the evening. and seas around 1 metre. So tomorrow be ready to go, Sunshine Reef has also had good Spanish mackerel and yellow tail kingfish nice coral trout and grass sweetlip.  A few cobia, quality Spanish mackerel, Long tail tuna out from Sunshine Reef, off Mooloolaba, Coolum and Caloundra. Out on the reefs off Double Island catches of yellowfin tuna, Spanish mackerel, pearlies, jew cobia, red emperor, scarlet sea perch, hussar and gold spot wrasse and mahi mahi.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: The New Moon phase should have the fish feeding right through the week with a few good bream, trevally and tailor on the bite. Flathead around Munna Pt and nice golden trevally around the sand bags. Good whiting a few good bream and trevally from the River mouth and lower river. A few trevally in Woods bays. Plenty of bream throughout the river Mud crabs about throughout the river.

Maroochydore: Trevally and jew at night in the Cod Hole. Flathead around Chambers Island and Picnic Point. Bream and nice golden trevally from the river mouth. Still getting good mud crabs throughout the river.

Mooloolaba: Good size bream around the rocks walls and Jetties in the lower river. Trevally and flathead from La Balsa Basin. Mud crabs and some quality flathead in the creeks and canals.

Caloundra: Bream and the odd chopper tailor feeding around the bar and throughout the passage. Whiting, bream and flathead along the golden beach stretch. Muddies in the creeks.

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Dave AblettKing Fish

Have a look at Dave Ablett from Tinbeerwah with his 11kg Kingfish caught at Sunshine Reef on Saturday May 12th

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