Strong Wind Warning for today in Sunshine Coast Waters. So expect conditions to be very rough for next few days so check conditions before going offshore and be prepared to stay only in sheltered waters, with winds southeasterly 15 to 20 knots increasing to 20 to 25 knots early in the morning. Winds reaching up to 30 knots during the day with seas 1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning. Tomorrow will be similar with winds forecast to be southeasterly 20 to 25 knots. and seas and swells still up there around 1.5 to 2.5 metres. When conditions improve over Easter be ready to go and chase a few coral trout, cod, snapper, tusk fish and hussar from the Hards. Trout, snapper and tusk fish from the Banks. Dolphin fish, pearl perch and pig fish from Caloundra Wide. Trout, Spanish mackerel, cod, grass sweetlip, cobia and tusk fish from Sunshine Reef. Mac and long tail Tuna from Sunshine, Halls, Coolum Reef, the NW fairway beacon and the Blinker.
Estuaries and Beaches
Noosa: The lower estuary is fishing well for flathead in the 50 to 78cm range. A few queenfish, trevally and mangrove jack from Munna Point. Trevally and flathead in Woods Bays. Flathead and grunter from along Tewantin stretch. Target mud crabs throughout river.
Maroochydore: Still a few good mud crabs throughout the river. Mangrove jack, bream and golden Trevally in the cod hole. Bream, whiting and flathead along the Twin Waters stretch. Golden Trevally whiting and flathead from Cotton Tree and around Goat and Channel Island.
Mooloolaba: Bream and Trevally around the rocks walls, pontoons and Jetties between the Mouth. Cale Cale and golden Trevally around Minyama Island. Cod, trevally and flathead from La Balsa Basin. Grunter bream from McKenzies Bridge area and sand and mud crabs throughout the river.
Caloundra: A few bigger bream from the boardwalk area. With Easter Saturdays Full Moon be prepared to chase a few jew in the gutters along the beaches and in the deeper holes of the northern passage right thtough Easter. Golden and giant Trevally in Pelican Waters Canal. Whiting, bream, grunter and flathead between the bar and Golden Beach. Muddies in the creeks and mangrove areas throughout the passage.
David Schouwenburg, was working hard body lures when I hooked up a nice 57cm dusky flathead in upper reaches of Maroochy river.