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Local Fishing Report: Monday 2019-03-18

Offshore

Conditions, will be good today with a bit of northerly chop, with winds northeast to northwesterly about 10 knots becoming north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon then becoming north to northwesterly about 10 knots in the late evening with seas below 1 metre. Tomorrows conditions will be pretty good with winds northerly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots during the evening with seas below 1 metre Sunshine Reef has had good Coral trout, tusk fish, brown sweetlip, mackerel and a couple of quality cod. Mark North was pretty happy with a 6.5kg snapper which he boated at Double Island Point on Saturdary. North Reefs had pearl perch, Maori cod, venus tusk fish and snapper, moses perch, grass sweetlip and some thumper 60cm+ pearl perch. Cougar One fished Double Island Point where they caught horse scarlet sea perch or large mouth nannygai, plenty of big tusk fish, pearl perch, hussar, moses perch and sweetlip. Spanish, yellow fin tuna, plenty of cobia, and snapper off Coolum Reef. Cobia, wahoo, spotty mackerel from Caloundra 12 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Been some good bream, trevally and several quality flathead, from the river mouth, frying pan and in Woods Bays. Cod, jack and trevally in Weyba Creek. Mangrove jack and flathead between the lakes. A few mud crabs still on the move throughout the river.

Maroochydore: Trevelly, flathead to 62cm, tarpon and fighting queen fish and bream around the motorway bridge. Few good whiting and grunter in Eudlo Creek. Mangrove jack in all the creeks. Solid bream and mangrove jack in the Maroochy Waters Canal Reports of several good buck crabs throughout the river. 

Mooloolaba: Bream, trevally and cod from the boat moorings. Jacks and flathead in Mountain Creek. Jack, cod and flathead from the rocks bars in the upper river. Muddies throughout the Mooloolah River, particularly in the Kawana and Mooloolah canals.

Caloundra: With the hot and humid conditions there have been good mangrove jack, cod, bream and trevally in Pelican Waters canals and in the creeks that feed the Passage. Whiting, bream and flathead along Golden Beach flats. Bream and sweetlip from Shelly Beach. 

BenForgan 

Keen angler, Ben Forgan with a couple of solid bream caught in the canals over the weekend.

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