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Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2018-03-21


Best to stay in port today with a Strong Wind Warning for today in Sunshine Coast Waters, with winds southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, increasing to 20 to 25 knots in the afternoon. Winds reaching up to 30 knots offshore in the late afternoon and evening, with seas 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning. Tomorrows conditions will also be rough with winds southeasterly 20 to 25 knots and seas rising to 1.5 to 2.5 metres. Conditions are not looking any good until 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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Have a look at these quality Whiting taken home by Josh Gooding from the lower Maroochy River.

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