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Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2018-03-20


It may be better to stay in port today with smaller craft as conditions will become choppy later on, with winds tending east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, increasing to 15 to 20 knots during the morning or afternoon with seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres by early evening. Tomorrows conditions will become rough throughout the day with winds southeasterly 20 to 25 knots and seas rising to 1.5 to 2.5 metres. After today, conditions are not looking any good to possibly the weekend, so get prepared to wait it out before you can chase a few tuna, mackerel, other pelagic and some good reef fish that are  feeding along the coast.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: The lower estuary is fishing well for flathead to 66cm. Whiting, trevally and jack in the lower river. A 42cm bream taken around Noosaville Boat Ramp. Flathead and grunter from along Tewantin stretch. Target mud crabs throughout river.

Maroochydore: Still a few good mud crabs throughout the river. Bream, grunter, whiting and flathead the motorway bridge and Twin Waters. Golden Trevally whiting and flathead from Cotton Tree and around Got and Channel Island.

Mooloolaba: Bream and Trevally around the rocks walls, pontoons and Jetties between the Mouth and Minyama Island. Cod, trevally and flathead from La Balsa Basin. Grunter bream from McKenzies Bridge area and mud crabs throughout the river.

Caloundra: Try for whiting, flathead and bream in Currimundi Lake. A few bigger bream from the boardwalk area. Whiting, bream, grunter and flathead between the bar and Golden Beach. Muddies in the creeks and mangrove areas throughout the passage.

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Darby Small 1kg channel island

Keen young angler Darby was pretty happy with his feisty golden trevally caught off channel Island over the weekend.

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