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Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2018-07-05

Offshore

Improving conditions today, but still pretty choppy outside with winds easterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore during the morning. Winds turning northeasterly in the early afternoon with seas 1 to 1.5 metres. . Tomorrow will be similar early but have better conditions throughout the day with northeasterly 15 to 20 knots turning northerly 10 to 15 knots during the morning and seas 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning. Trekka 2 did a charter to North Reef recently where they caught moses perch, hussar, Maori cod, pearl perch grass sweetlip and cobia. There's been good catches of snapper including big knobbies to 7kg on Sunshine and  North Reef 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, big cobia and big tusk fish from the Barwon Banks. Wild Thing 2 fished Double Island Point on Sunday landing a cobia before the first rod was baited then we also caught longtail tuna, moses perch, big tusk fish, grassie sweet lip, coral bream, amberjack and an awesome feed of big snapper.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Luderick at the river mouth and lower river. Jew at night and flathead around Munna Pt, Goat and Sheep Islands. Diamond and golden trevally along the Tewantin Reach. Golden trevally in woods bays and the canals. Chopper tailor and a few whiting in the lower river. Quality bream and trevally from the River mouth.

Maroochydore: A few tailor, dart and bream in the gutters between Mudjimba and Marcoola. Mud crabs from Chambers Island and the cod hole over night. diamond, golden and giant trevally in the lower river. A few good bream to 36cm feeding in the lower river. Jew at night from the river mouth. Flathead throughout the river. Whiting to 40cm in the lower river.

Mooloolaba: Tailor, Cale Cale, diamond and golden trevally in the lower river. Quality bream around McKenzies Bridge, the rock walls and the Kawana Boat Ramp. Average size grass sweetlip and big bream off the rocks at Point Cartwright. Gar in the La Balsa sand basin. Sand crabs in Kawana Waters.

Caloundra: Big bream and good jew off the rocks outcrops and headland between Dicky and Shelly Beaches. Luderick, bream and flathead off the boardwalk. Grass sweetlip and bream around the sea grass beads south of Golden beach. Whiting, bream and flathead along the golden beach stretch. Some good catches of sand crabs throughout the Pumicestone Passage.

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EdZahnKai Ljubicic

Ed Ljubicic and his grand kids Kai and Zahn pulled their crab pot in off Chambers Island yesterday morning and were happy to find this nice sized buck mud crab inside.

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