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Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2018-06-21

Offshore

Conditions will be a bit choppy still today with winds southeasterly 15 to 20 knots and seas 1 to 1.5 metres. Similar conditions tomorrow with winds south to southeasterly 15 to 20 knot and seas 1 to 1.5 metres. The weekend will be great weather but is looking okay but with choppy southerly to south easterly conditions in the 10 to 20 knot range. Local kayak angler Warren Norup, has fished Sunshine Reef again this week separate occasions for three quality Spanish mackerel, in the 11kg to 132cm /14.2kg size range on a trolled bonito. Big snapper on Sunshine and  North Reef on pilly floaters down the burley trail the biggest one went 82cm as well as coral trout, Spanish mackerel, yellow tail kingfish 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 jew, good snapper and cobia showing up. Spanish mackerel, cod, grass sweetlip, cobia and big tusk fish from the Barwon Banks. Double Island Point theirs tusk fish,Maori cod, a rare Blue Maori Cod, big grassy sweetlip and spangled emperor. pearl perch, big snapper, gold band snapper, moses perch, nannygai and trevally. There have been good catches of jew, quality snapper, pearlies, sweetlip, nannygai, moses perch, Maori and big estuary rock cod and still a few mackerel around the 22nm reefs East of the Wide Bay Bar.

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 and a few good whiting caught over the weekend as well as 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. Several quality flathead and big whiting to 40cm caught 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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Warren Norup Spanish Mackerel Sunshine Reef

Local kayak angler Warren Norup, has fished Sunshine Reef again this week on separate occasions for three quality Spanish mackerel, in the 11kg to 132cm /14.2kg size range on a trolled bonito.

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