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Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2018-05-30

Offshore

Today's Full Moon Phase and the cold weather forecast and the official start of the Winter fishing season on Friday will have the fish feeding and on the bite. Today really good conditions early and for most of the day, but could become choppy to rough out wide away from the coast late in the afternoon and evening with winds southerly about 10 knots. Winds becoming northwesterly during the afternoon, tending north to northeasterly inshore. Winds shifting southwesterly 20 to 25 knots from the south during the evening and seas below 1 metre. Tomorrow early it should be calm close inshore but choppy to rough out wide away from the coast with winds increasing to south to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots with seas 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon or evening. So when conditions are favourable get out to Sunshine for snapper, coral trout, sweetlip, moses perch and spanish mackerel. North Reef had coral trout, Spanish mackerel, yellowtail kingfish and snapper.  Grass sweetlip,  cobia, quality Spanish mackerel off Mooloolaba. Caloundra 12 Mile has had good snapper and cobia showing up. Trout, Spanish mackerel, cod, grass sweetlip, cobia and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Flathead around Munna Pt and good golden trevally around the sand bags. Chopper tailor, whiting a few quality bream and trevally from the River mouth and lower river. Trevally, tailor and bream in Woods Bay. School jew, threadfin salmon and good mud crabs in between the lakes.

Maroochydore: Plenty of school jew in the middle river over the weekendwith a few good keeper in the deeper holes. Quality giant trevally and goldens around the Cod Hole stretch. Dart, bigger bream to 40cm, tailor and jew from both sides of the river mouth. Flathead around Chambers Island and Picnic Point. Still getting some good late season mud crabs throughout the river. Sand crabs form the lower river.

Mooloolaba: Good schools of 3 X 2 gar in the lower river. Quality bream around the rocks walls and Jetties in the lower river. Golden and diamond trevally in the middle river and canals. Mud crabs in the canals and its worth trying for some sand crabs.

Caloundra: Tailor and bream for the NE tip of Bribie. Whiting, bream and flathead along the golden beach stretch. A few nice jew in the deeper holes throughout the passage. Trevally, bream and cod in Pelican waters. Still muddies in the creeks.

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Mary Ann with a monster crab potted in the Maroochy Waters Canal system over the weekend.

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