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Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2018-05-01

Offshore

Conditions still rough but easing back towards the afternoon with winds south to southeasterly 20 to 25 knots, easing to 15 to 20 knots in the late afternoon or evening with seas 1.5 to 2.5 metres.Tomorrow conditions will ease back even further by the evening with winds southeasterly 15 to 20 knots decreasing to about 10 knots during the evening and seas  1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning. So when conditions improve particularly on Thursday and Friday when the wind drops right out be ready to go for Spotted mackerel and long tail tuna in Laguna Bay. Spanish mackerel on all of the local reefs. Cod, grass sweetlip, cobia and tusk fish from Sunshine Reef and the Barwon Banks. Long tail tuna out from Mooloolaba, Coolum and Caloundra.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Whiting and flathead, bream and trevally from the River mouth and lower river. A few queenfish, trevally in Woods bays. Mangrove jack around the structures and snaggy areas. Mud crabs throughout river.

Maroochydore: A lot of school jew, queenfish, bream and big trevally in the Cod Hole. Flathead between 30 and 50cm are in good numbers around Chambers Island. Jacks from Bli Bli reach. Flathead from Picnic point. Bream and nice golden trevally from the river mouth. Still big mud crabs throughout the river.

Mooloolaba: Trevally, queenfish and some good size bream around the rocks walls and Jetties in the lower river. Trevally and flathead from La Balsa Basin and mangrove jack around the structures and rock walls. Mud crabs and some quality flathead in the creeks and canals.

Caloundra: Bream and grass sweetlip off the rocks at Moffat beach. Trevally, jack and cod in Pelican Waters Canals and local creeks that feed into the passage. Whiting to 40cm, bream and flathead around 40-50cm along the golden beach stretch. Chopper tailor and grunter bream from the mouth of Coochin Creek. Muddies in the creeks.

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Cameron (Camo) Sullivan, with a feisty Queenfish taken from around the Motorway Bridge Pylons.

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